Kapi-Mana News : July 16th 2013
2 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 16, 2013 NEWS Congratulations to the Recipients of the May General Grants Round where over $300,000 was distributed to 38 organisations Next General Funding Round Closes on 30 August 2013 www.mcgf.co.nz 04 233 6230 email@example.com 5494994AA Your local Nissan Specialist Rental Cars Available 45 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua Ph 237 9690 www.northcitymotors.co.nz SUSPENSION BATTERIES EXHAUSTS TUNES WOFS CAM BELTS SERVICING BRAKES TYRES LUBES 5292848AH 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 Easy Key Self Service Laundromat WASH TWO MINK BLANKETS, DUVETS, OR WOOLRESTS FOR ONLY $10! LEVIN 327 Oxford Street Ph 06 368 5461 PORIRUA Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Ph 237 0630 Fast Dryers Washers Mink Blankets Duvets Bedding Sports Gear Domestic Laundry Dry clothes in only 20 minutes Save time & electricity and Taita, Stokes Valley, Wainuiomata 14 x Dryers from $4 for 20 mins 9 x Washers - from $4 ALSO AT THESE LOCATIONS Upper Hutt 528 0515 Newtown 389 7926 Lower Hutt 569 5792 Levin 06 368 5461 SUBARU SPECIALIST NORTH CITY AUTOMOTIVE • WoF • Service • repairS 10B Wall Place, Porirua • 232 0271 2308970AA Romanos settles into editor's role Joseph Romanos Joseph Romanos is the new editor of Kapi-Mana News. He takes over from the long-serving Matt Dallas, who has headed north to become deputy editor of the Manawatu Standard. Matt signed off his time as Kapi-Mana News editor in spectacular fashion when the newspaper won the Canon award for Community Newspaper of the Year. Joseph is an experienced journalist, having worked previously for The Evening Post, The Dominion, The Listener magazine, and in Australia and England. He is also a prolific author, having written 45 books on a variety of subjects, mainly sport. He currently writes a weekly sports column for Kapi-Mana News. To take up his position with Kapi-Mana News, he has relinquished his role as The Dominion Post metro chief reporter. Besides his responsibility with Kapi-Mana News, Joseph will continue to edit its sister news- paper, The Wellingtonian. Kapi-Mana News also has a new reporter. Kris Dando and Andrea O'Neil will continue to provide readers will high-quality news stories. The paper's reporting ranks have been strengthened by the addition of Talia Carlisle, formerly of the Kapiti Observer. Passing over the baton Attacking sexual violence: Long-time self-defence in schools teacher Jan Beth, right, is handing over her beloved job to Porirua woman Taniya Smith. Photo: ANDREA O'NEIL By ANDREA O'NEIL After 10 years of empowering girls in Porirua schools, self-defence teacher Jan Beth is passing the baton to local woman Taniya Smith. Ms Beth has taught thousands of Pori- rua primary and intermediate-age girls kicks, blocks, punches and voice techniques to ward off potential attack- ers. She also emphasises self-esteem and pride in her charges. Girls are clever and brave and strong,'' Ms Beth said. They leave so much more confident, walking tall and proud about who they are.'' Dozens of local schools have hosted Ms Beth's two-day course, from Tawa and Bishop Viard intermediates in the south to Tairangi School in Waitangirua. Ms Beth also teaches as far afield as Taranaki, Horowhenua and Wairarapa, reaching 10,000 girls a year. It's been awesome. It's been really good,'' Ms Beth said of her decade in teaching. We're making a difference to our young women, which is great.'' Her only disappointment was that girls were still taught more about stranger danger than the much more common threat from family and friends, Ms Beth said. It's more likely to be somebody they know. It's pretty scary,'' she said. Let's keep it in perspective: most peo- ple are good out there. But we do have to trust our feelings.'' Ms Beth is moving to sunnier climes in the Bay of Plenty this spring. She will continue to lead self-defence classes there. Whitby woman Taniya Smith will take over from Ms Beth in September. Ms Smith has come from an education role at Women's Refuge and is keen to get her teeth into her new position. I wanted to be able to help young girls who, if they were ever in [danger] them- selves, have the tips and techniques to deal with it, rather than just freeze,'' she said. We want to essentially eliminate child sexual abuse and violence.'' IN BRIEF On September 29, television in Porirua and Tawa will go digital, meaning analogue TVs will need a set-top box to receive a signal, or an upgrade to a digital TV will be required. More: goingdigital.co.nz or call 0800 838 800.
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