Kapi-Mana News : February 26th 2013
12 KAPI-MANA NEWS, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 NEWS Watering Restrictions When can you water? You can only use a single garden sprinkler, irrigation system or unattended hose between 6am-8am and 7pm-9pm on the following days only, depending on where you live: Watering days Even-numbered street addresses (ie, 2, 4, 6 etc) Odd-numbered street addresses (ie, 1, 3, 5 etc) Lower Hutt Porirua Wellington Even-numbered days of the month only (ie, 2nd, 4th, 6th etc) Odd-numbered days of the month only (ie, 1st, 3rd, 5th etc) Upper Hutt Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays only Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only These watering times apply to properties on town water supply. Unless new restrictions are advised, they apply permanently in Upper Hutt and Wellington, and during Daylight Saving in Lower Hutt and Porirua (ends 7 April 2013). If these restrictions are not enough to ensure that we have plenty of water for essential uses throughout summer, extra restrictions may be needed. For more about water restrictions contact your local city council: • upperhuttcity.com/water • pcc.govt.nz • huttcity.govt.nz/water • wellington.govt.nz/services/watersupply Find water-saving tips at gw.govt.nz/water This notice is issued pursuant to: clause 8.3 of the Hutt City Council Water Supply Bylaw 2010; the Porirua City General Bylaw 1991, part 17 Water Supply, clause 17.10; section 9.6.3 of the Upper Hutt City Council Water Supply Bylaw 2008; the Wellington City Council Consolidated Bylaw 2012 Part 8: Water Services, Section 6.1 HOW WE'RE DOING Getting Low OK Ver y Low Good Extreme Easy Key Self Service Laundromat WASH TWO MINK BLANKETS, DUVETS, OR WOOLRESTS FOR ONLY $10! LEVIN 327 Oxford Street Ph 06 368 5461 PORIRUA Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Ph 237 0630 Fast Dryers Washers Mink Blankets Duvets Bedding Sports Gear Domestic Laundry Dry clothes in only 20 minutes Save time & electricity and Taita, Stokes Valley, Wainuiomata 14 x Dryers from $4 for 20 mins 9 x Washers - from $4 ALSO AT THESE LOCATIONS Upper Hutt 528 0515 Newtown 389 7926 Lower Hutt 569 5792 Levin 06 368 5461 Competitive anglers wish wind away By KRIS DANDO Big catch: Bruce Odams with his 7.7kg snapper, enough to win him the top prize for largest snapper at last year's competition. Photo supplied The annual Plimmerton Fishing Competition takes place this weekend, with organisers hoping the winds stay away and the snapper are biting. Last year s competition was marred by high winds, meaning the Saturday was written off. This time around the forecast is settled and hundreds of boaties are expected to take part in one of the region s busiest days on the water. It s the biggest event of the year for us, people come from all over to take part, one of the organisers Jon Mayne says. Despite times being tough for spon- sors, a number have still given gener- ously, Mr Mayne says. The top prize, for biggest snapper caught on a rod or line, is a nine-night cruise for two around the South Pacific, sponsored by Harvey World Travel. Hunting & Fishing have donated rods, reels, and lifejackets for prizes, with New Zealand Sea Adventures sponsoring the diving section. There will be plenty of spot prizes over all three days. Money raised through entries and the fish auction will go towards the club s sailing academy and planned upgrades to the building. The auction takes place on Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 4pm. It s the freshest fish you can buy, probably the most reasonable rates for snapper, Mr Mayne says. A map of the fishing area, regis- tration forms and prize list is available from www.plimmertonboatingclub. org.nz. It costs $100 for a family of four, $50 for an adult and $25 for those under 16 taking part and Mr Mayne says it is open to everyone. There will be breakfast and dinner available from the club and live enter- tainment on Saturday night. A skip- pers briefing will take place on Saturday morning from 7.30am. Art of the artist's eye Old school: Photographer Derek Paterson says ''sometimes the best camera is the one in your hand'' and that light and composition are more vital than the latest technology. By KRIS DANDO Derek Paterson has old technology but a modern eye for landscapes. The Plimmerton resident, well- known in the Porirua community for his organisation of Porirua Grand Traverse until a few years ago, turned his eye to photography about 15 years ago. He says he loves waiting for the magic time before dawn and just prior to dusk, when the light makes for stunning shots. His photography is old school using film with a 25-year-old Linhot Technorama, bought in Germany. You can achieve fantastic photos on any sort of camera, I think people get too hung up on technology. What is important is investing time and research, getting the right time of day. I ve taken a month to get one photo before. The former journalist and pub- lisher is joining artists Fleur Ruth, Maggie Hazlewood and Alan Hodgetts in an exhibition that kicks off this week in the Bottle Creek Gallery. I have had solo exhibitions in Chile, where my wife and I have been for four years, but this is the first time here. I m thrilled, Pataka is such an amazing gallery and I m sure we [four artists] will complement each other. I would love people to have an emotional reaction to my photo- graphs, that s what it s about -- get- ting that response and connection. The four artists will be in the gal- lery on March 3 to discuss their work. The exhibition runs until March 17.
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