Kapi-Mana News : June 25th 2013
4 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 25, 2013 NEWS 5454989AA Porirua City Council ratepayers are reminded that the current rating year 2012/2013 closes on 30 June 2013 and that an additional penalty of 10% will be added to rates that remain unpaid from previous years. In order to avoid incurring penalties you should clear rates owing as at 30 June 2013. Automatic payments will also need to be adjusted to clear rates owing as at 30 June 2013. If you think that you are going to have difficulties paying any or all of your rates owing, please contact our Credit Controller on 04 237 1530 before 30 June 2013 so that payment options can be considered. To minimise the risk of future penalties, the Council recommends payment of rate instalments by Direct Debit. Direct Debit payments can be arranged on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or instalment basis. The bank authority forms are available at our Administration Building, Cobham Court, Porirua City and the Councils website www.pcc.govt.nz. You can make payments via the internet, or at our Administration Office situated in Cobham Court, Porirua City, or by posting a cheque to PO Box 50218, Porirua City, 5240 or at any New Zealand PostShop or their agents; simply present your latest bar coded rates invoice to pay by cash, cheque or eftpos. Gary Simpson CHIEF EXECUTIVE REMINDER TO PAY OUTSTANDING RATES BY 30 JUNE 2013 Delivered to 25,324 homes and businesses between Tawa and Pukerua Bay every Tuesday. 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By ANDREA O'NEIL Bottle shops should be restricted to Porirua's CBD, be kept away from schools, and should ideally shut by 8pm or 9pm, residents told policy- makers last month. Porirua City Council launched a website, inspireporirua.co.nz, in May to gather opinion on the city's alcohol issues ahead of writing its first Local Alcohol Policy. Keeping bottle shops away from schools gained plenty of support, with 26 submitters agreeing students should not be able to see a bottle shop from their school gate. A further 14 people said students shouldn't have to walk past a bottle shop on their way to or from school. The biggest issue to me is the sub- tle message that our children get. That is that excessive alcohol con- sumption is normal and it's what adults do,'' one submitter said. Seven people said location was irrelevant as long as liquor shops shut when students were arriving at or leaving school, while eight said schools shouldn't influence an off- licence's location. Licensed premises are an import- ant part of our social lives,'' one resi- dent said, adding cheap alcohol in supermarkets was as much a prob- lem as off-licences. Inspire's topics gained hundreds of views and dozens of comments online, and opinions will be analysed by council policy analysts and coun- cillors in coming months. A postal survey of 1000 residents this month will also feed into the Local Alcohol Policy, which is expected to be fin- ished by March 2014. Many submitters said bottle shops should be restricted to central Pori- rua. I think all bottle shops should be sent to the Porirua CBD -- where the drunks and under-agers can be bet- ter monitored by the police,'' a resi- dent commented. Others disputed that location would effect harmful drinking. It is not the store that creates the problems, it is the 5 per cent of the public and they are always going to get more when they want it.'' Different suburbs have different alcohol problems and attitudes, and should be allowed flexibility in any future policy, several submitters said. I would be horrified if alcohol could no longer be sold in Pukerua Bay because of problem areas else- where in Porirua,'' one wrote. More: pcc.govt.nz, search ''LAP''. Students turn their passion into song By NATASHA THYNE Singing along: Whitireia music students Chad Va, Ihaka Tukapua, Roimata Neilson and Rose Hanify warm up their vocal chords for the new Te Reo Maori Week song. Hearing your voice on national radio would be thrilling to some, but for Whitireia music students it was the message behind the song they were excited to share. Six students got the chance to mix their passion for music and culture as part of a collaboration with the Maori Language Com- mission last week. Recording a song to be used as a nationwide tune for Te Reo Maori week, the students were involved as backing vocalists, a guitarist and bassist. Second-year student and backup vocalist Roimata Neilson says the message behind the song Arohatia to Reo -- Love your language has a strong place in her heart. The song will feature in the national campaign for the week, which runs from July 1. Ms Neilson says music and Maori language have always played a big part in her life and it was good to get back to her first language during the record- ing session. Fellow student and backing vocalist Chad Va says although he is Samoan, the character between the two cultures is very similar. We both take languages very seriously. The important thing is making sure the message of the song gets across.'' Gareth Seymour from the Maori Language Commission says the collaboration with the polytech came around very quickly. He says it is the first time a national song campaign has been made for Te Reo Maori week and it will be widely played across the country. The song was written and performed by 18-year-old New Zealand's Got Talent contestant Tawaroa Kawana, who hopes it will encourage more people to learn Te Reo. He aimed the song at those who couldn't speak Maori using simple words to help them learn and grow the language.
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