Kapi-Mana News : July 16th 2013
32 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 16, 2013 Tawa to Pukerua Bay Villa Real Estate Ltd --- Licensed REAA 2008 MREINZ ® VILLA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Tawa to Pukerua Bay - Local since 1992 www.villarentals.co.nz • We all live and work in the local area • We know the rental market • Please call us for an appraisal and rental advice 237 3419 L to R: Anne, Michele, Lynette, Erin, Madeleine INVEST NOW! BEO $179,000 Gerard McKenna 236 8818 021 0820 9091 VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT www.remax.co.nz/52061 9 King Crescent Porirua • Approx 832m2 secton • Solid 1950's home • 3 bedrooms • Currently tenanted • Handy locaton • Maintenance required OPEN HOMES 21 JULY 2013 TAWA $455,000 60 Peterhouse Street - new 4 brm, 2 bathroom home 12.00 - 12.40pm Deadline Sale 47 St Johns Terrace - 4 brms, 2 toilets, garaging needs work 2.00 - 2.40pm TITAHI BAY Deadline Sale 3/63 Main Road - 3 brm townhouse 1.00 - 1.30pm By Negotiation 11 Arene Grove - 3 brms, views 2.00 - 2.40pm $250,000 11 Te Puke Street - 2 brms, good size section 2.00 - 2.30pm PORIRUA $247,000 206 Warspite Avenue - 3 brms, carport, nicely presented 12.00 - 12.40pm Deadline Sale 91 Driver Crescent - super spacious home, 4 brms, 3 living areas 12.00 - 12.40pm ASCOT PARK BEO $290,000 65 Beaumaris Crescent - 3 brms, modernised throughout 1.00 - 1.40pm WHITBY $459,000 43a Seagull Place - brand new stylish 3 brm home 12.00 - 12.30pm BEO $470,000 34 Joseph Banks Drive - 4 brms, 3 bathrooms 1.00 - 1.30pm Deadline Sale 38 Omapere Street - 3 brms, big garaging, nice design 1.00 - 1.40pm CAMBORNE By Negotiation 12 Bodmin Terrace - 3 brms plus study, handy location 2.00 - 2.30pm PLIMMERTON Deadline Sale 2 Sunflower Close - 3 brms plus study, single level 12.00 - 12.40pm PUKERUA BAY By Negotiation 62 Sea Vista Drive - 4 brms, 2 living areas, double garage 1.00 - 1.40pm Villa Real Estate Ltd --- Licensed REAA 2008 MREINZ ® The importance of children reading PAREN TALK NT T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T ELEANOR CATER David Hill, this year's win- ner of the New Zealand Post Junior Fiction Award, offered some important advice recently. Writing in the New Zealand Herald, he said: Kids who read stay out of jail. Reading gives them words. Words give them the ability to express and clarify themselves to others. How many young guys end up in strife because they don't have the vocab to explain what they're doing, and so they move from inco- herence to frustration to viol- ence?'' It's a thought-provoking point, and well made. But I think reading goes further than giving us words and the ability to articulate a point of view. Yes, it shapes speech and language development, but read- ing together also increases our bond with our children -- it's a great excuse for closeness -- and it enables children to escape into someone else's life and see the world through their eyes. It teaches understanding and, most importantly, it teaches empathy. I doubt that any child could read Charlotte's Web without empathising with Wilbur when he loses his very dear friend Char- lotte, who had saved his life. Similarly, could any child read The Diary of Anne Frank, The Sil- ver Sword or The Boy in the Stri- ped Pyjamas without developing a keen sense of the injustices and atrocities caused by war? So read with your kids -- it will influence who they become. Start early, with repetitive texts and rhyming ditties. Even small toddlers who don't yet fully understand the words will enjoy the rhythmic delights of books such as The Wonky Donkey and Hairy Maclary from Donald- son's Dairy, as well as traditional tales and nursery rhymes. If you make it a habit and make it a part of everyday life, your chil- dren will develop a love of reading for themselves. It's great to see Alan Duff's Books in Homes sponsoring sev- eral Porirua schools, providing free books to children three times a year. Encourage your kids to make good use of your local library, helping to set them up for a life- time of reading pleasure. Their world, and their person, will expand and develop in countless ways. Several other Porirua schools are still looking for sponsors for Books in Homes. Check them out at booksinhomes.org.nz. Bad day on motorway By TALIA CARLISLE Collision: A scene from the northbound accident. Photo: TALIA CARLISLE Two separate four-car crashes held up traffic in both directions on the Johnsonville to Porirua motorway on Thursday morning. The first four-car nose-to-tail crash took place in the southbound lane between Tawa and Chur- ton Park at 7.05am, acting senior sergeant James McKay said. The second four-car nose-to-tail crash hap- pened on the northbound lane between Tawa and Porirua, one kilometre south of the Porirua turn- off.Both accidents caused delays during the busy morning peak-hour traffic, but no-one was injured, Mr McKay said.
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