Kapi-Mana News : April 9th 2013
10 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 9, 2013 NEWS/OPINION Aimee Andrews Bachelor of Nursing Rebecca Pateman Bachelor of Information Technology Penelope Wilde Bachelor of Nursing Mirian Karoua Bachelor of Nursing (Paci c) Litiana Uluiburotu Bachelor of Nursing (Paci c) Lonise Aitogi Bachelor of Nursing (Paci c) Louise Katene Bachelor of Nursing (Māori) Rose Pusa Nimarota Bachelor of Nursing (Paci c) Emma Millanta Bachelor of Nursing Uputaua Matagi Bachelor of Nursing Amanda Reichenbach-Sisk Bachelor of Social Work Kaitlyn Thomson Bachelor of Nursing Suzanne Reichenbach-Sisk Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) Caleb Lomaloma Bachelor of Information Technology Luano Du y Viliamu Bachelor of Applied Business Studies Laura Robertson Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) Peri Te Wao Bachelor of Nursing (Māori) Trisha Wee Bachelor of Nursing Tifaimoana Iosefo Bachelor of Nursing (Paci c) Jahleen Tauakume Certi cate in Professional Cookery Jill Sim Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) Raola Sayer Bachelor of Social Work Sharna Welham Bachelor of Nursing Linda Soukbandith Bachelor of Nursing Rexmond Pelman Certi cate in Automotive Engineering Willie Ropati Certi cate in Automotive Engineering Tyler James Certi cate in Electrical Engineering Joshua Calvert Certi cate in Professional Cookery Zsairon La ulu Diploma in Outdoor Adventure Zachary Warmouth Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) Tagimoana Toloa Bachelor of Information Technology Ebony Sushames Bachelor of Applied Arts (Performing Arts) Kristy Faanunu New Zealand Diploma in Business Kolo Manatua Certi cate in Automotive Engineering Joedyle Magadia Certi cate in Electrical Engineering Caleb Krishnan Certi cate in Electrical Engineering Wiremu Nuku Certi cate in Carpentry Daniel Curran Certi cate in Electrical Engineering Brett Sullivan Certi cate in Electrical Engineering Sarah-Jane Thorpe Bachelor of Nursing Anaru Rima Bachelor of Nursing Māori Louise Katene Bachelor of Nursing Māori Todd Williamson Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) Richard Anderson Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing Jennifer Roberts Bachelor of Social Work Douglas Cavenagh Certi cate in Automotive Engineering (Advanced) Leeza Moananu Bachelor of Nursing (Paci c) Leigh Kellet Bachelor of Social Work Susan Fitzgerald Bachelor of Social Work Tangimoana Te Moananui Certi cate in Foundation Health Science The Whitireia Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors for 2013: Altrusa and Zonta Clubs of Mana, Canon New Zealand Limited, Commercial Property Specialists Limited, Compass Health, The Dale Family, Ford Sumner Lawyers, Gaze Commercial, Kāpiti Coast District Council, The Kirk-Burnnand Family, Mana Community Grants Foundation, New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (Wellington) Incorporated, Porirua City Council, The Sheppard Family, The Simpson Family, Wellington Ostomy Association. The Whitireia Foundation is pleased to have awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships for 2013. To nd out more about the Foundation, visit www.whitireiafoundation.com CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2013 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS WNZ13_FD LETTERS EKERS' WEEK Themselves to blame Editor, What's with those objectors to the extensions to the Whitby Rest Home? That facility has been there for at least 20 years along with the vacant land. If the objectors never did due diligence on their properties then they have no one to blame but themselves. As for attempting to interfere in the design process, I believe that its best left to those who know what they are doing, and I am sure that BUPA is not going to compromise on anything that is of benefit to the residents. STEVE HAMMOND, Paraparaumu Process skewed Editor, The Wellington Regional Council Have your say' on local government reform seems loaded to get the result they want. Having spent 20 minutes taking time to give considered answers and give explanatory answers where asked, the survey site refuses to accept my submission. This because I will not give answers to three of the more juvenile and disingenuous questions. This is the rejection message I get while trying to engage in the democratic process: Sorry form was not saved due to these errors. 1. How important is it to you to have effective leadership for the region? is required 5. How important is it to you for services to be delivered as efficiently as possible? is required 19. Do you believe the Wairarapa should be included or not included in a regional council for the region? is required. Can the Kapi-Mana News put the question to the WRC as to why people who do not want amalgamation need to answer any questions about the form of amalgamation (e.g. Q19) they prefer, before their opposition to this power grab is to be registered? How many others like me are not having their opposition to the proposals accepted? No wonder the pro super-city advocates are getting the answers they want. KEVIN WATSON, Karehana Bay. Abortion is violence Editor, Dr Gill Greer, former director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, told the Zonta Club of Mana on March 10 (KMN, March 26) that statistics indicate there is an unrelenting global pandemic of violence against females''. Of course she's not referring to the global pandemic of violence against both females and males unborn which she fully supports, and much of which she presided over in her Planned Parenthood role. According to WHO, around 40 to 50 million children are brutally killed before they're born (though it's unlikely WHO thinks they were brutally killed', just aborted or terminated) which equates to around 125,000 per day -- around 10,000,000 already so far this year. And Dr Greer has the gall to shed crocodile tears over violence against women. It seems perfectly logical that if it's OK to be violent against females unborn, then it should be OK to be violent against females born, so what's the problem? Not only is she a hypocrite but illogical to boot. RENTON MACLACHLAN, Porirua East. (Letter abridged) Programme creates water confidence Making a splash: KiwiSport instructors Theresa Stebbing, left, and Melissa Brosnahan teach Porirua East School juniors to swim. Photo: SUPPLIED Porirua East School students have made a big splash, completing an annual three-week swim- ming programme at the local pool. The children learned swimming and water- safety skills, swimming from 5 to 200 metres, using lifejackets and help- ing someone in trouble in the water. Paige Bourke, 10, has just finished her third year in the programme and loved every minute. I think it's actually really fun and it's good for me to learn to swim.'' Her instructors are really cool, she said. They're good, they're fair and they push you so you know how to swim better.'' Principal Irene Unasa said the programme is important to the school. It is very much worth the effort when we see the enjoyment and gains in swimming skills and confi- dence of the children.'' All the children at the school, aged 5 to 10, go through the programme which is part-funded by KiwiSport. KiwiSport co-ordinator Antonia Comeskey said the pupils are graded at the beginning and end of the programme and a lot improve quite rapidly''. The children love swim- ming and have fun doing it, Miss Comeskey said. They are always smil- ing. Even if they are cry- ing to start with, they always leave smiling.'' The recently added water-safety part of the programme had been well received, she said.
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