Kapi-Mana News : April 16th 2013
6 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 16, 2013 NEWS Green Kiwifruit 48ckilo supplying fresh produce for the city Most of our vegetables are grown on our farm in Levin and are picked fresh for your satisfaction • Wholesale Sales Welcome • From Wednesday 17th April 2013 while stocks last 2 Parumoana Street (next to Pete's Emporium) Phone: 04 237 5288 OPEN 7 DAYS Mon - Fri 9am-6.30pm Sat 8am-6pm Sun 10am- 5pm MANY MORE SPECIALS INSTORE Visit our Facebook page City Green Fruit & Vegetables and go into our monthly draw to win a box of fruit $1.48 kilo Royal Star Plums 5166317AE 5301003AA Need help with your Home Computing? Come to our Open Day Wednesday 24 April 2013, 9:30am to 12:30pm Room 2, Ngati Toa School, Piko St., Titahi Bay Come and Meet our tutors and see how we can help you. Come and Share a cup of tea or coffee with us. We offer courses and workshops (starting 13 May) Cannot come to the Open Day or want to know more? Phone Laurie 234 7517 Prepared and tutored by Seniors, for Seniors (50+) • For beginners • Assisting with your writing • Storing information • Using the Internet • Emailing your friends • Digital Cameras • Genealogy • And much more. Applications close Friday 26 April 2013. 14 Wall Place, Porirua City www.wallplacepanelbeaters.co.nz • Insurance work • Private work • Chassis straightening • Fleet work • Custom & modification work 5277214AA IN BRIEF Names needed for Civic Award Residents, groups and organisations in Porirua are invited by the city council to make Civic Award nominations. The criteria for nominations is listed in the nomination form which is available to download from Porirua City Council's website: www.pcc.govt.nz/Your-Council/Council-and- Community/Civic-Awards Entries close at 4pm, May 2. Community grants approved The Mana Community Grants Foundation has approved grants totalling $338,000. Chairman John Burke said grants were allocated to 48 local community organisations for projects ranging from $300 to $50,000 in value. ''While it is rewarding for trustees to hear time and time again that many community organisations could not continue to exist without our grants, on another level this knowledge does at times weigh heavily on us,'' said Mr Burke. The grants were presented at the Ledge Tavern on March 25. Maori voters must choose If you're Maori and didn't get an electoral option pack in the mail recently, you need to enrol and choose whether you want to vote on a Maori electoral roll or a General electoral roll. People may not have received the pack if their address details were out of date, had not indicated they were of Maori descent when first enrolled, or are not on the roll at all. Freetext your name and address to 3676, go to www.elections.org.nz, visit any Post Shop or call 0800 36 76 56. People can also check and update their details at www.elections.org.nz. Skatepark news By KRIS DANDO The Whitby skatepark may still be upgraded rather than relocated after designs were too large for the alternate site. As part of the New World development next to Adventure Park, Foodstuffs agreed to pay for the cost of a new skatepark. The desired location, after consultation with skateboarders, was to be further north on Discovery Dr, opposite the entrance to Samuel Marsden Collegiate. Kapi-Mana News understands, however, that the most recent design does not fit the space, and rather than scale down the design, Foodstuffs may prefer to upgrade the present skatepark. Porirua City Council, which has to approve the final design and the relevant consents, will meet Foodstuffs representatives at the end of April to discuss the situation. Council leisure assets and services manager Karyn Stillwell says if an upgrade happens, the council will not allow it to impinge on the Adven- ture Park sports fields. We have to protect the green space we have there and our meeting with [Foodstuffs] will make this clear. At the end of the day the ball is in their court and it s up to them to come up with some- thing appropriate. Porirua City councillor Anita Baker lives and works in Whitby and now prefers upgrading the present facility, due to potential problems with boy racers and anti-social activity after dark. I think it s better to stay put, that will suit the [nearby] retirement village and residents. New award thinks outside the art box Boatshed beauty: Stuart Nicol, from Paremata, with the landscape he will enter for the inaugural Friends of Pataka Art Award. By KRIS DANDO A Friends of Pataka Arts Award is being launched, replacing its Box Art event as a fundraiser for an artist-in-residence programme. The Friends group has hosted the Box Art competition and exhibition since 2010 but has decided on a new impetus to encouraging artists to get creative. The award is open to artists who work, live or study in Porirua and the entries must have been completed in the past year. Co-organiser Carolyn Wallace says it is open to all art forms, from painting, print, collage, photography and textiles, to pottery, glass and sculpture. Entries will be displayed at Pataka from May 31 to June 30. The gallery will also provide the judges, with artist Jill Trevelyan making the final choice on who most deserves the $1000 first prize, and $750 for the runner-up. There will be a $500 viewers choice prize, and all art will be for sale. We want people to aim high to enter this competition, Ms Wallace says. It s the first year, so we have no idea what we ll get, but I personally think it s going to be very successful. There could be a queue to get into the awards. Stuart Nicol will be entering an oil painting of the Paremata boatsheds. He says the competition will be a great spur for emerging and established artists. I think people will want to stretch themselves a bit. The thrill of being accepted to exhibit, being up for the award, and selling, makes it worthwhile. Ms Wallace says Pataka has been a fantastic supporter of the Friends endeavours , as have sponsors Tommy s, the Helen Smith Family Award and Art Frames. Registrations close on May 13. Entry forms are available from Pataka or at: www.pataka.org.nz.
April 9th 2013
April 23rd 2013