Kapi-Mana News : January 29th 2013
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PORIRUA SHOPPING CENTRE (Opposite Countdown), PORIRUA PH: 238 2563 5054611AC Park pests risk fine By ANDREA O'NEIL People illegally parking in the disabled car park at Cannons Creek shops risk a $150 fine and deny disabled people access to the village. The abuse of the single park is a real problem, says Creek resident Matthew Cummings. He frequently sees cars parked there without displaying a disability badge. He has complained to Porirua City Council many times but the problem persists, he says. I approach them all the time. The council said they re doing their best but it isn t good enough. Mr Cummings wants to see cars clamped when illegally parked in the disabled spot. According to the council, the best way to stop the illegal parking is for residents to report incidents to them. Council officers patrol the area once a week, but will increase patrols if complaints are received, says Jim Sutton, the council s environmental standards manager. There have been no complaints in the last three months, and there were just nine in 2012, the latest in July, Mr Sutton says. We don t hear about it a lot. The fine for illegally parking on disabled parks is $150, one of the highest council parking fines, Mr Sutton says. We have a low-tolerance policy. Zonta makes a difference KEY FACTS Founded in 1919 in the United States Headquarters are in Chicago Affiliated with the United Nations Has 1200 clubs in 64 countries There are 28 clubs in New Zealand, with about 700 members Operates at local, national and international levels, with $4.9 million allocated to projects from 2012-14 Envisions women's rights as human rights and wants to eradicate violence against women Visit www.zonta.org.nz Fun times: Members of He Huarahi Tamariki enjoy Christmas lunch with members of Mana Zonta. Photo supplied By KRIS DANDO The Zonta Club of Mana may be small, but they think big when it comes to fundraising. Last year the club raised and donated over $13,500 to people and organisations in Porirua and Tawa, including scholarships to Whitireia Com- munity Polytech students, Women s Refuge, teenage mothers school He Huarahi Tamariki and House of Grace. Money is raised through Christmas wrapping at North City Shopping Centre and social events they sell tickets to.One activity that stuck in past president Barbara Thompson s mind was provid- ing magazine subscriptions for women in pre-release units at Arohata Prison, from Women s Day to NZ Gardener and North & South. One of the women told me that it s great to have the magazines because they can check out the latest fashions for when they are released, and read about the issues that people are talking about. In 2010, they gave rising dis- cus and shot put star Leesa Lealaisalanoa $1300 to go towards travel costs as she left for the junior world track and field champs in Canada. At last year s Relay for Life in Porirua, a group of the teenage mums joined them for a period of the relay, as a way of saying thanks for their sup- port. Part of their fundraising also goes towards national and international Zonta projects. Although Zonta has branches worldwide and over 30,000 members, they tend to fly under the radar locally. Their mission is to advance the status of women through ser- vice and advocacy -- in Mana, the 26 members, which will shortly climb to 30, meet once a month at the Plimmerton Boating Club to socialise and discuss projects. They are working and retired women and range in age from their 30s to late 70s, Ms Thompson says. We [the Mana branch] go from Tawa to Otaki and we re always looking for new members, local people who want to contribute to their community and help women. We have a lot of fun and there is a real mix in our mem- bership, we re very inclusive and always welcome anyone interested. There are teachers, busi- ness managers, medical pro- fessionals and all the skills we bring compliment each other. Despite the economic downturn, Ms Thompson says Porirua is thriving and there will always be a strong spirit of community support here. Like a lot of groups, we make a commitment and we strive very hard to hit the mark. We have great contacts out there but we do things our- selves, it s our labour and Zonta is proud of what we re achieving.
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