Kapi-Mana News : February 19th 2013
15 KAPI-MANA NEWS, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 FAMILY RHM5920 OPEN WEEKEND Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th February 10am to 4pm KAPITI VILLAGE 1 Henley Way, off Guildford Drive, Paraparaumu Call Sue on 04 296 1797 COASTAL VILLAS Spencer Russell Drive, off Rimu Road, Paraparaumu Call Chrissie on 04 296 6319 Make the most of life on the coast. Coastal Villas Kapiti Village Two bedroom villas from $240,000. Highly impressive and highly affordable, our selection of two bedroom villas offer a lifestyle of total freedom along with all the benefits of being in a safe and supportive community. The village also boasts a stunning 18 hectare setting, complete with its own forest, lakes, beautiful walkways and communal vegetable gardens. In other words it is perfect for relaxed living. Coastal Villas is all about easy living. Located at the very heart of Paraparaumu, local amenities are just a short walk away, and the village boasts flat grounds, allowing easy access to the leisure centre and other facilities. You can choose from villa, brand new independent apartments or serviced apartment options, and when extra help is needed our warm and experienced staff are available 24/7. Summer fun for the family TODDLER IN TOW KELLY ETEVENEAUX Coolness: The marine gardens' many sprinklers and fountains will keep the kids happily chilled out. EAT OUT: No.6 Licensed Cafe ´ in Raumati Highchairs: Yes, just ask if you can't see one available Changing facilities: Yes, in the bathroom Fluffies:$2, it comes with a marshmallow and chocolate fish Kids menu: Yes, a range of foods and drinks just for the kids No.6 Licensed Cafe ´ has seating indoors and out to cater for the sun and shade seekers. There are ceiling fans to keep the place cool which was just what we needed when we visited. There is cabinet food and a range of meals available from the menu for lunch. My pick off the kids' menu would be the Kids' Platter. It has a sandwich, raisins, fresh fruit and marshmallow kebab and a chocolate fish for $8.50. We found the cafe ´tobea relaxing, child-friendly place to grab a bite. Pleasure zone: The marine gardens is a beautiful spot, offering slippery fun and plenty of room for picnics. Quickly becoming the place to take the kids in summer, the Rau- mati Marine Gardens is an amaz- ing park with plenty to entertain the family. Surrounded by beautiful shade trees, the playground is spread out but easily visible from all ang- les so you can keep an eye on the children while they play. There are multiple slides, climbing fram- es, things that spin and more. The main attraction of the park has got to be the giant splash pad with its many sprinklers and fountains spraying water over the rubber ground cover. It puts the backyard sprinkler of my child- hood to shame. On the day we visited the park, the splash-pad was packed with tog-clad children, playing under the spray to cool off. On Sundays, between 1pm- 4pm, the Kapiti Miniature Rail- way and Model Engineering Society runs a variety of trains on their double loop track for the public to ride on for a small fee. There are steam, internal combus- tion and electric locomotives to keep even the most train-savvy children and adults entertained -- move aside Thomas the Tank Engine. The railway is also avail- able for private bookings, ideal for a train themed party. Make sure you check their Facebook page before heading up to ride the trains to ensure they are running. The Marine Gardens is handily positioned in between the beach and the Raumati shops so you can get your sandcastle and coffee fixes too. There is plenty of space for everyone to set up their picnic spot or you can pop over the road and escape the heat in one of the local eateries. For more information on child friendly cafes, activities and services see toddlerintow.co.nz. Pregnant women sought Registered dietitian Celine Evans is in need of pregnant women wil- ling to take part in a study looking at iodine in pregnancy. A Masters thesis candidate at Otago University's Department of Human Nutrition, Ms Evans says the study involves a 15-minute appointment and a questionnaire. If you are interested, call 0800 080 053 or email: kwips @otago.ac.nz.
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