Kapi-Mana News : April 23rd 2013
6 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 23, 2013 NEWS RHM Two exceptional Kapiti lifestyles. Which one will you choose? Call Chrissie on Call Sue on Spencer Russell Drive, o Rimu Road, Paraparaumu Henley Way, o Guildford Drive, Paraparaumu COASTAL VILLAS Saturday th and Sunday th April, am to pm KAPITI VILLAGE OPEN WEEKEND Coastal Villas. Standard se ing apartments. If you measure good retirement living by the freedom you have, Coastal Villas is your yardstick. For starters you will be an easy stroll from Coastlands Shopping Centre. Then along with our villas and serviced apartments, you can now choose from the Kapiti Coast's newest retirement apartments. All have been recently finished and all are packed with mod cons. Kapiti Village. Space like you've never seen. The locals will tell you that Kapiti Village is Paraparaumu's best kept secret. As soon as you drive in you will know why. The wide open spaces (all hectares), the forest, walking tracks and vege gardens are a playground for our lucky residents. The icing on the cake? A vibrant community where everyone is made to feel welcome. Kapiti VILLAGE Coastal Villas www.metlifecare.co.nz Ph 238 2555 1d Mungavin Ave Porirua www.littleindia.co. LUNCH FROM $7.90 (lunch size, includes basmati rice and tandoori naan) • Monday-Friday 11.30am-2pm • Dinner 7 Days From 5pm • Food cooked to order • Table service • Eat fresh e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e, , , , , , , , nn n n n n n n nz z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z We have been awarded Best Indian Restaurant and Takeaway in Wellington 2012 5292663AA For all Enquries or Bookings Phone - Shelene 04-237-4748 or 027-453-3831 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Like us on Facebook Hours: Mon 9-5pm Tues-Thurs 9am-9pm Late nights Fri 9-5pm • Sat 9-5pm All Aches & Pains Deep Tissue Sport Massage Sports Injuries Relieve Stress Pregnancy Relaxation PORIRUA SPORTS MASSAGE Gift Vouchers Available 5171096AA Students taste diversity Serving up: Cung Hram and Samuel Hlawnching were among the students serving the food at Brandon Intermediate last week. By KRIS DANDO From cheese rolls to fried rice to empanaditas -- Brandon School pupils had a lunch to remember last week. To wrap up a term-long module on culture and ident- ity, the students and their parents helped prepare enough food to feed an army on April 17. Principal Nicki Sturgeon says with 13 different ethnic groups represented at Bran- don, it was important students knew where their peers came from. We only have these guys for a short period of time, so we need to get to know who they are, where they or their parents have come from. That strengthens their own identity and that of their classmates and teachers. Thai, Colombian, Pacific, European, Burmese and Vietnamese specialties were on the menu, with Scottish shortbread to top it all off. School student Samuel Hlawnching said the curry was one of the nicest dishes he tried, while the Thai spring rolls and Southland cheese rolls were rated highly by most students. Erica Cortez, originally from Colombia, said the empanaditas -- bread or pastry stuffed with beef or vegetables, baked or fried -- were not easy to make but she was happy to share the dish with her Kiwi classmates. Students who spoke with Kapi-Mana News hoped the event would be held again and said they would be encourag- ing parents to try different ethnic dishes at home. Unit on track Work begun: Turning the first sod for a $4.9 million dialysis unit at Kenepuru Hospital on April 15 were Porirua mayor Nick Leggett, Capital & Coast District Health Board chairwoman Virginia Hope, and Kapiti Mayor Jenny Rowan. By ANDREA O'NEIL The first sod was turned on a new $4.9 million kidney dialysis unit at Kenepuru Hospital last week. When the 24-bed building is complete in Febru- ary 2014, it will replace the nine-bed dialysis unit on the third floor of central Porirua s BNZ tower, which treats patients from Porirua, Kapiti, Wellington and the Hutt Valley. Dialysis involves patients blood being flushed through a machine mimicking a healthy kidney. It is needed several times a week until patients get a kidney transplant, which can take years. The Kenepuru unit will not only increase patient capacity, it will be more easily accessible to patients from around the region, said Virginia Hope, board chairwoman of Capital and Coast District Health Board. Parking is time-restricted near the BNZ tower, a problem for dialysis patients whose treatment can take six hours, Ms Hope said. The Kenepuru building will cover an existing car park, but more parking will be created for patients. Kenepuru was chosen for the unit in part because of Porirua s high incidence of diabetes, a contributing factor to kidney failure, Ms Hope said. Another dialysis unit is planned for the Hutt Valley in coming years, she said.
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