Kapi-Mana News : April 23rd 2013
2 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 23, 2013 NEWS Delivered to 25,324 homes and businesses between Tawa and Pukerua Bay every Tuesday. Manager: Richard Gordon email@example.com Editor: Matthew Dallas firstname.lastname@example.org For News: Kris Dando email@example.com Andrea O'Neil firstname.lastname@example.org 5062735AA Findusat: www.kapimananews.co.nz www.facebook.com/kapimananews ph: (04) 2378118 fax: (04) 2378552 Ground Floor, 14 Hartham Place North, PO BOX 50012, Porirua City 5240 For Advertising: Senior Consultant Kylie Wihapi email@example.com Consultant Jessica Collins firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Support Angeline Humphreys email@example.com Classified Advertising Jeanette Pettit firstname.lastname@example.org Why Pay More 4 Less? Get a 140 Litre Wheelbin for $4.90 weekly* Or a 240 Litre Wheelibin for $6.75 weekly* Another Company that allows you to pay weekly!!! 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It is the first time the war dead from Porirua and Tawa have been acknowledged together -- each RSA has tra- ditionally held its own honour roll. Porirua RSA president Roger Kingsford was inspired by a Field of Remembrance display in 2009 in Takapuna, with 5000 crosses commemorating New Zealanders killed in WWI battles Passchendaele and Ypres. The Takapuna memorial cap- tured the public imagination, with many descendants decorating the crosses with photos, candles and details of the fallen. Mr Kingsford hopes the public will create similarly personalised memorials at the local crosses. That s what our aim is. It s their history as well, he says. Residents will recognise some familiar Porirua basin names on the roll: Sievers, Earp, Katene, Mexted and two Barbers. The WWI dead number 17, with eight men killed in WWII, and two each in the Boer and Vietnam wars. The crosses are an elegant way of describing the scale of Porirua s losses, especially in WWI, Mr Kingsford says. I think on that day when they see the crosses, it ll hit home, he says. Porirua RSA vice-president John Hannan spent many hours doing historical research for the project. Getting their ranks and regimental numbers took a bit of time, he says. Mr Hannan hopes to have a cross for every fallen soldier by next year, the 100th anniversary of WWI. The crosses cost $1600 and were partially funded by Stu- art Wheeler of Wheeler s Guard- ian Funeral Home. Lest we forget Anzac Day services in Porirua and Tawa: City centre: Civic Service 9am at the Peace Mem- orial in Te Rauparaha Park. Wet weather location under the Can- opies. Porirua East: Dawn ser- vice 6am at Porirua RSA, McKillop St. Titahi Bay: Dawn service 6.20am, assemble at Titahi Bay Con- venience Store, corner of Main Rd and Dimock St. Civic service 10.15am, assemble at Titahi Bay RSA on Main Rd for a march to Whitehouse Rd cenotaph. Takapuwahia: 10.30am at Takapuwahia Marae. Tawa: 9.30am, assemble at New World car park in Oxford St for march to Tawa RSA hall. Whitby: 10.30am at St Mary s Church, by Whitby shop- ping centre on Discovery Dr. Pauatahanui: Memorial service 10am at St Alban s Church, Paekakariki Hill Rd. Followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial. Pukerua Bay: 11am at Pukerua Bay school hall, Rawhiti Rd. Fol- lowed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Whenua Tapu cemetery at noon. War veterans invited for free dining on Anzac Day Three Wellington restaurants are inviting returned servicemen and women to a complimentary meal on ANZAC Day. Wellington restaurants Monsoon Poon, Boulcott Street Bistro and Osteria del Toro are honouring all returned servicemen and women by inviting them to dine for free. There are many New Zealanders who have served our country and deserve our recognition and we d like to thank them, said Monsoon Poon owner and president of the Wellington branch of the Restaurant Association of New Zealand, Mike Egan. After seeing a similar concept in the United states, and talking to Monsoon Poon customers, Mr Egan brought the tribute to New Zealand in 2012. Many restaurants throughout the United States honour their service men and women in a similar style with Veterans Dine for Free . It has proven to be a well-respected event, with a great response, he said. A few of our guests [at Monsoon Poon] were once stationed at the New Zealand Army base in Singa- pore and love South East Asian food, so I thought we d invite them to dine as an acknowledgement of their ser- vice. Last year, we had a number of returned servicemen and women enjoy the offer and I hope that this will become an annual event on res- taurant calendars throughout New Zealand. Monsoon Poon and Osteria del Toro are open for 5pm dinner this ANZAC Day, April 25. Boulcott Street Bistro is open from 5.30pm.
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