Kapi-Mana News : February 19th 2013
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Turn left at Palmers Garden Centre on SH1 & head straight up Ulric St on to Northpoint, we are on your right. Factory Shop and Online Amazing savings on beautiful handcrafted soaps, bath & body treats Our factory shop also has incredibly priced giftware, hats & more -- nothing over $20! Limited time only Saturday 23nd Feb -- Sunday 3rd March We ekdays 11am -- 5.00pm Weekends 10am -- 3.00pm Online - all the time! IN BRIEF Moana Court turnover The management of the Moana Court flats has officially been placed in the hands of Wellington City Council. Porirua City Council decided to adopt WCC's social housing service policy last week, effectively turning over the 26 units to the other council. Rents will be set at 70 per cent of market rate, or 35 per cent of residents' incomes, whichever is lower, and this will be reviewed annually. PCC will be liable for maintenance -- $350,000 has been set aside for the next 10 years -- and a tenancy management fee of $20,000. Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett said the council's desire to see Moana Court kept as social housing has been achieved, WCC had the right expertise to manage the units and there had been positive buy-in from the tenants. Sewerage funds boosted An additional $276,000 has been added to the budget for the Pauatahanui sewerage scheme. The budget increases from $1.351 million to $1.627m, with $80,000 brought forward into this financial year for design. Pauatahanui property owners will bear 50 per cent of the total cost for the scheme, spread over 25 years, with construction likely to start at the end of this year.It will involve the replacement of existing septic tanks with a storage tank and a pipe connecting the property to the main sewer line. New booze policy Porirua will have a Local Alcohol Policy by next year. When the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Bill passes into law, each community will have the opportunity to develop an LAP, which will provide a framework to decide on issues such as location and operating hours of licensed premises. Each 'village' within Porirua could likely have its own tailored LAP. Skatepark plans soon By KRIS DANDO Skateboarders in Whitby should have a clearer indication of what their new skatepark will look like in the next fortnight. Foodstuffs property manager Mark Lash says he received draft designs in November and wants to move the process quite quickly along . The company will build a 3400-square-metre New World next to Adventure Park, requiring the present skatepark to be moved or modified. The preferred site for the new skatepark is 700 square metres of reserve land further north on Dis- covery Dr and a new facility could cost $150,000. Mr Lash says talks with Whitby skateboarders has been positive and they hope to release a final design in the next two weeks. We hope to tender midway through this year [for construction of the New World] and look to start building later this year, to possibly open mid-2014. Foodstuffs will own the balance of the site and it is quite early to be talking about other devel- opments around the supermarket, he said. The supermarket, skatepark, other public facilities, the mall redevelopment and Transmission Gully will be on the agenda for Whitby Resident Association's AGM this Thursday night. Mr Lash will be present to talk about the New World. The meeting starts at 7pm and will be held in the Whitby Lakes Retirement Village, Newhaven Way, off Discovery Dr. Impish mog in the dog box By MATTHEW DALLAS Who me? Feline felon Maxwell has been grounded following a month-long crime spree. Pilfering paws shame owners It was the purr-fect crime. Well, almost. For a month Maxwell, a supposedly run-of-the-mill moggy, has run amok in Tirowhanga Rd, Paremata, invading nearby homes and leaving his owners, the Janes family, a little red-faced. The proverbial cat burglar, one-year- old Maxwell has been pilfering up to six items each night from houses in the neighbourhood, from shoes and blankets to a child s wetsuit and a pair of pyjamas. He might have got away with it too -- there being no witnesses, no prints, and no apparent motivation beyond a kitten s pluck -- were it not for a pussycat s pride. Max paraded his loot in and around the Janes front door and, upon return from each of his raids, would offer a haughty meow for all the family to hear. It s lucky we have a good relationship with the whole street, owner Helen Janes said, I was able to send them all an email explaining what s been happen- ing. My husband and I wake up every morning to see what gifts he has left strewn down the hallway and out the door. We have to put the lost, or should I say stolen, property out on our driveway for the neighbours to collect. It s assumed Maxwell has targeted houses with cat doors and open windows, but how the diminutive feline managed to drag a large blanket -- removed from a neighbour s couch -- out one cat-flap, down the street and through another, has Ms Janes scratching her head. And nobody knows why Maxwell sud- denly turned to a life of crime. Too many Slinky Malinki books perhaps? I Googled it, it does happen, but it s not that common. Ms Janes said on one occasion Maxwell took the sheets from a neighbour s wash- ing pile and pushed them against a door, trapping the occupant inside a room. She had to knock on the door for her husband to let her through. One inconvenient act of thievery meant a perplexed customs officer had to go to work without part of her uniform, a large vest Maxwell had taken a fancy to. Alas, the nightly adventures ended last Thur- sday, when the family put Maxwell on lockdown. We re going to shut the cat door tonight. It s getting a bit embarrassing, Ms Janes said.
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