Kapi-Mana News : July 23rd 2013
5 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 23, 2013 NEWS PORIRUA YUMMY HAWKEÕS BAY GRANNY SMITH APPLES 70CKG Parumoana Street, Porirua. Phone: 04 238 0601. Open 6am - 11pm, 7 days. Prices and promotion valid 22/07/13 - 28/07/13 or while stocks last. We reserve the right to limit stock. Strictly no trade supplied. LOOSE CHANGE WEEK! WESTIES SINGLE PIES WATTIEÕS FROZEN SNACK MEALS PAMS CHIPS 150G QUALITY FRESH LAMB SHOULDER CHOPS 80CEACH BRING THE KIDS (AND THEIR POCKET MONEY) 80CEACH $2.50 EACH CHEF CAT FOOD RANGE 690 - 700G $1.50 EACH $7.88 KG For 24 hour assistance Telephone 04 298-5168 Graham John Andrew Diane Kapiti Coast Funeral Home 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu 2884679AA Election likely to bring new faces By KRIS DANDO Not standing: Rob Rangi is the only city councillor so far to confirm he won't be standing. There could be as many as four new faces around the Porirua City Council table after the upcoming local body elections. Kapi-Mana News asked the sit- ting councillors whether they would be returning and all except Sue Dow, Wayne Poutoa, deputy mayor Liz Kelly and Rob Rangi confirmed they hoped to. Mr Rangi is now living in Upper Hutt, and said he might stand for the council there. Ms Dow said she was unde- cided. Nominations close on August 16 and she said she would make a decision in the coming weeks. Ms Kelly said she had changed her mind several times about whether to seek re-election and that it was still too early to make a decision. Her clashes with mayor Nick Leggett and other col- leagues this term had led to a ret- hink about whether she wished to be involved in local politics. I'm not ruling anything in or out at the moment,'' she said. I'm concentrating on doing my job as deputy mayor to the best of my ability. When the time is right, I'll make some decisions.'' Ms Kelly would not be drawn on strong rumours that she would be standing in the Eastern ward, rat- her than Western. Mr Poutoa said he needed to weigh up his civic duties with a desire to spend more time with his family. Mayor Nick Leggett made it clear some time ago he would seek another term and faces at least two challengers -- Yvonne Carroll and Brian Collins. Councillor Ken Douglas said he decided only last week to put his name in for a Western ward seat after getting a clean bill of health following back surgery. He and Ana Coffey would be favoured to retain their Western ward seats, but could face strong challenges from former councillor Henry Smith and Ms Kelly. Porirua City Council will be reduced from 13 to 10 councillors this election, with each of the three wards losing one seat. The voting system is single transferable vote, in which voters rank candidates. The election will be carried out by postal vote, with forms sent out in September. The mayor and councillors will be declared by the council's chief executive on October 12. You should have been sent an enrolment pack to ensure you are correctly enrolled. If you have not received one or if you have just turned 18 or recently moved house, go to elections.org.nz for details. Porirua City Council will be hosting an information evening for prospective mayoral and coun- cil candidates in the theatrette at Te Rauparaha Arena on July 28 from 7pm. Kapi-Mana News will be running our regular Councillor Report in next week's edition. A panel of eight people from various sectors of the community will assess the performances of the mayor and councillors over the past three years. Titahi Bay going digital There are only about 10 weeks left until television in Titahi Bay goes digital. Television around New Zealand is going digital in stages, with Hawke's Bay and the West Coast having made the move last Sept- ember and the rest of the South Island in April. When Titahi Bay goes digital, everyone there who wants to watch TV will need to have Freeview, Sky or Igloo. To go digital, most people will need a set-top box or TV with Freeview built-in, plus a UHF aerial or a satellite dish and a sat- ellite set-top box. The equipment you need depends on where you live and the signal available. For information, talk to a Going Digital representative in Titahi Bay on 0800 838 800. Holiday Lego competition Toyworld Porirua in Paru- moana St is planning for a morning of Lego fun on Wednesday, July 24. An in-store Lego-building competition will run from 10am till 12.30pm. There will be spot prizes, girls' and boys' prizes, a master prize and Lego deals.
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