Kapi-Mana News : April 30th 2013
17 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 30, 2013 NEWS Tawa Station and Melville Street Park and Ride opens Monday 20 May 2013 We've removed the existing station building. We're building a new shelter, resurfacing both platforms, and carrying out maintenance work to the overbridge. Trains will not stop at Tawa Station while this construction work is being done. ALTERNATIVE SERVICES: Temporary car park • Until Friday 17 May 2013, temporary car parking is available in the marked areas of Tawa Junction in Surrey St on weekdays (except public holidays). Shuttle bus • The shuttle bus will also continue to run from the Tawa Junction temporary car park to Takapu Road Station between 6am-9am and 3.30pm-6pm on weekdays (except public holidays). Public bus service • Existing Mana bus services Route 210 Titahi Bay and Route 211 Porirua travel along Main Road, Tawa. Walk • Redwood Station is the closest to Tawa Station and is approximately 1km or a 10 minute walk. For more information visit www.metlink.org.nz or call 0800 801 700. @metlinkwgtn Tranz Metro -- part of the Metlink network 5339566AA 5308802AA Are you new to New Zealand? If so, you are invited to a free seminar 'Staying Safe and Warm in Winter ' Presented by Sustainability Trust and Accident Compensation Corporation Topic include • Warmth, including government subsidies for insulation • Dampness and condensation including the importance of ventilation. • Tips to keep power bills low • Staying safe inside the home Helen Smith Community Room 6.00pm to 7.30pm, Thursday 9th May 2013 To register for a place please contact the Settlement Support co-ordinator on 237 3578 or email email@example.com Get winter warmth advice Settlement Support Porirua is run- ning an evening seminar for newcomers to New Zealand -- and the wider public -- about staying safe and warm in winter. Sustainability Trust adviser Renee Rushton, and community injury pre- vention consultant from ACC, Petelo Alosio, will present the information. I will talk about what your heat- ing options are including heat pumps, electric portable heaters, and why unflued gas heaters are not good. I will also cover passive heat- ing such as opening curtains in the morning, closing them when the sun goes down, and the use of door draught stoppers to keep heat in,'' said Ms Rushton. There is a lot you can do to help yourself, like accessing Wellington Curtain Bank for free curtains. It is important to understand the import- ance of ventilating to reduce mould and to reduce the effects of dampness and condensation.'' Ms Rushton will also talk about the government subsidies for insu- lation. Mr Petelo, meanwhile, will cover how to prevent falls in and around the home. The seminar is on May 9 in the Helen Smith Community Room at Pataka, from 6pm till 7.30pm. Light refreshments will be provided from 5.30pm. For more information or to register contact Annette Woods on 237 3578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Survey prizes drawn Survey winners: Abbe Holmes, Richard Taurima and Paula Sinclair with daughter Amelia. Photo supplied Sharing their views on Titahi Bay proved to be time well spent for four residents. Their names were randomly selected from a pool of more than 300 people who filled in a survey about Titahi Bay. The community is updating its 2006 Village Plan, which sets out what residents value about the area and how it might be improved. The work is done in partnership with Porirua City Council's Village Planning Pro- gramme. To gauge what residents like and dislike about the area, surveys were sent out to every home in Titahi Bay and residents were encouraged to share their views. Richard Taurima was the sur- vey winner, taking home a bas- ket of Lavage products donated by Lavage Handcrafted Soap Boutique, while North City Shopping Centre vouchers and Whittaker's products were also won. The results of the Titahi Bay survey are being analysed and will be used to develop a new draft village plan that will go back out to the community for comment. The process is being led by a group of local volunteers, sup- ported by the council. The 2006 Titahi Bay Village Plan has led to projects such as the completed beach walkway and landscaping, and an earlier upgrade of the Whitehouse Rd shopping centre.
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