Kapi-Mana News : July 16th 2013
4 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 16, 2013 NEWS Delivered to 25,324 homes and businesses between Tawa and Pukerua Bay every Tuesday. 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 5463144AA Manager: Richard Gordon email@example.com Editor: Joseph Romanos firstname.lastname@example.org For News: Kris Dando email@example.com Andrea O'Neil firstname.lastname@example.org Imagine a Five Star Home In Four Easy Steps INSULATION * HEATING * VENTILATION * LIGHTING To discover how your beautiful home can be healthy too, call the friendly team at CozyCool for a free consultation. www.cozycool.co.nz Call now 0800 26 99 26 Have your Fujitsu heatpump installed by CozyCool before 31st July 2013 and go into the DRAW TO WIN a Suzuki Swift GLX 4756096AX Here's a Quick Check List For New Dentures: • Are your teeth over ten years old? • Has chewing power declined? • Have you lost sight of your teeth? • Are your dentures difficult to clean? • Are your teeth loose or uncomfortable? If yes is the answer to any of these questions new dentures may be the answer. 1 Martin Street, Porirua FREE FIRST APPOINTMENT: Advice with no obligation. An appearance that you'll be happy with is guaranteed. Quality materials and the best ser vice. Our Team: Craig, Charlotte, Darren and James Craig Metcalfe and the team are now in Paraparaumu Denture Care Services Ltd Call for appointments on 237 8271 Also in Levin Call 0508 336 887 for Levin appointments email@example.com 5278704AA Travelling the earth to see the stars By ANDREA O'NEIL Stars in their eyes: Astronomer Gordon Hudson will accompany students Darina Khun and Connor Hale to Greece next week for an astronomy competition. Photo: ANDREA O'NEIL Gazing away from planet Earth has allowed a Tawa student to see plenty of the globe. Tawa College student Connor Hale, 17, attended an astronaut training camp in Alabama, United States, last year, and will next week fly to Greece for the ultimate in college stargazing, the Inter- national Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. Forming New Zealand's first Olympiad team are Connor, Wel- lington East Girls' College student Darina Khun, 18, and Onslow Col- lege students Daniel Yska, 17, and Navadhi Delpachitra, 17. All four are regulars at the Wel- lington Astronomical Society, and Connor and Darina already know each other from space camp in Alabama. The Olympiad will bring together teams of up to five young people for an intense, 10-day round of tests, examinations and challenges relating to the heavens. This year's Olympiad, the sev- enth, will be held three hours from Athens in Volos. Thirty-six countries will partici- pate, but Greece and Eastern European nations were the ones to beat, said Gordon Hudson, presi- dent of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand. Mr Hudson will accompany the New Zealand team to Greece and coach them before each day's chal- lenges. Olympiad participants are required to analyse reams of data, do practical observation of the sky, and solve problems as a group. Calculating the amount of light emitted by a star might be required, or measuring how quickly a heavenly body is mov- ing. Testing can last five hours at a time. They have very grilling examinations. It's certainly no holiday for these guys. It's an intense competition,'' said Chris Monigatti, Con- nor's physics teacher and head of Tawa College's astronomy club. It's pretty heavy maths and number crunching.'' The teens have been meeting twice a week for theory lessons and to pore over previous Olympiad questions. Swotting up on the northern hemisphere sky is essential, alth- ough Connor and Darina are fam- iliar with northern constellations from their time in the United States. Darina was most looking for- ward to the practical challenges and getting her hands on some hi- spec refractor telescopes. Even if it's hard, you get to observe the night sky,'' she said. Neither Darina nor Connor had been to Europe before, so both were hoping to fit in some sight- seeing among the sweating over star charts. To fundraise for their air fares, the Olympiad teens have organised special planetarium shows at Carter Observatory on Friday, July 19, 7pm and 8pm. Tickets $20 on the door or from Chris Monigatti, 021 890 0222. Or support the team at pledgeme.co.nz, search ''Olympiad for stars''.
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