Kapi-Mana News : July 23rd 2013
26 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 23, 2013 NEWS Tawa to Pukerua Bay Villa Real Estate Ltd --- Licensed REAA 2008 MREINZ ® OPEN HOMES 28 JULY 2013 TAWA Deadline Sale 54 Beauchamp Street - 3 brms, fantastic location 1.00 - 1.30pm Deadline Sale Unit 5/42 Main Road - 2 brms Redwood Village 2.00 - 2.30pm BEO $439,000 26a Olivia Crescent - Brand new, 3 brms 2.00 - 2.40pm TITAHI BAY Deadline Sale 27 Lambley Road - 2 brms, 1930's cottage 1.00 - 1.30pm PORIRUA Deadline Sale 1a Bedford Street - 2 brms townhouse 12.00 - 12.30pm 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 Deadline Sale 38 Omapere Street - 3 brms, big garaging, nice design 2.00 - 2.40pm PLIMMERTON Deadline Sale 2 Sunflower Close - 3 brms plus study, single level 12.00 - 12.40pm 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 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 The big one: Are you ready? By SANDRA ANDREWS Storm warning: The storm last month was a reminder of how quickly Mother Nature can upset our normal daily routines. CITIZENS' ADVICE ' After the Christchurch earthqua- kes, many of us set up emergency kits, at home, under our desk at work, or in a backpack in the car. We are prepared at home. Well, I thought we were -- we have installed a tank for water, have food in the pantry, a gas cooker, torch and a radio. Then the big storm hit last month. Power was cut, but we were OK. We were ready, able to keep warm and have a hot drink until the power came back on and every- thing returned to normal. But other problems were revealed. The phone was an issue -- we could not make a call or receive any because our phone is con- nected to the power supply. So, on to my list of things to buy was an old-fashioned phone'', one that plugs directly into the tele- phone jack and does not require power. We have a cell phone, which would have been OK if we had topped it up and been able to recharge it overnight. Another problem was getting the car out of the garage (electric garage opener) and not knowing where to disengage the door and open it. I decided I could catch a bus to work, except I had no cash and hadn't seen a bus pass the house all morning. I ended up taking a taxi after ensuring it would accept eftpos (lucky I had money in the bank, otherwise that would have been another issue). So, more things for my to-do list -- put a small amount of cash aside, just in case, and find out how to work the garage door when the power is out. At the Citizens Advice Bureau on the Friday after the storm, we received questions about problems like those I faced. We all need to be more prepared for such events. The biggest lesson from the inquiries was that not everyone has battery radios. They are needed to keep up with what's happening and where or who to ring if assistance is needed. There are websites available to advise us about how to be pre- pared -- getthru.govt.nz for busi- nesses and also civildefence. govt.nz. We can also provide you with some good information at the Citizens Advice Bureau. We're at Pember House, level 2, 16 Hagley Street, Porirua, and are open Monday till Friday, 9am till 4.30pm, and till until 7pm on Thursdays. Phone us on 04 237 8846 or 0800 367 222, email us on email@example.com or visit our website cab.org.nz. Our service is free and confidential.
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