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KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 30, 2013
Dedicated to the Porirua community
Dave Wilson has committed his
time and energy to developing
the Ole Soccer Academy, along
with its synthetic turf. The Acad-
emy coaches help 10-12yr olds
in Porirua Schools. They have
U13 & U16 teams training at the
Four Porirua residents were
recently recognised for their
outstanding voluntary service to
the Porirua community.
The Civic Awards recognise
volunteers who have given their
time to community, recreation,
youth, aged, welfare, cultural
and educational services.
Rihia Kenny, awarded for her
contribution to cultural servic-
es, has been actively involved
with the community of Taka-
puwahia and the wider Porirua
area for most of her life.
She is the principle kaikaranga
of Ngati Toa, which means she
is often one of the frst to arrive
and the last to leave tribal and
community events. Rihia is a
long-serving member of Ngati
Toa's Kaumatua Council, and for
over 50 years she has given her
time freely to facilitate and teach
programmes to the youth of
Ngati Toa and the Porirua area.
a member of the Guardians of
Pauatahanui Inlet and Chairper-
son in 2003. Under John's lead-
ership the Guardians have been
the major organisation gathering
and co-ordinating community
awareness and involvement in
the environmental protection of
Professor John Wells
Professor John Wells has had a
long-term love affair with Pauata-
hanui Inlet, and as a member of
the School of Biological Sciences
at Victoria University, he became
involved in marine ecology re-
search in the Inlet. After moving
to Whitby in 1999, he became
The recent series of earth-
quakes remind us to ask our-
selves again: Am I prepared?
Many people think that there's
a Civil Defence Army that will
come to our aid after a disaster
but this is not true.
The emergency services will be
heavily strained and they won't
be able to respond to everyone.
We could be on our own for at
least three days, possibly more.
So the best source of aid will
be our local community and the
actions we've taken to prepare
before an event.
The It's Easy -- Get Prepared
booklet will help you under-
stand some of these risks, and
guide you through some easy
steps to better prepare yourself
for an emergency. Call the
Council on 237 5089 and we
will send you a copy, or you can
download one from our website
www.pcc.govt.nz -- search "It's
Remember, the better prepared
you are, the safer and more
comfortable you, your family
and your friends will be after a
academy three times a week.
The premier league has 24
youth working towards their
NCEA qualifcations. They do not
play soccer unless they meet the
education standards. The edu-
cation component is a require-
ment to achieve in the Academy.
Christine Stanley has long been
involved in voluntary work in the
Pauatahanui community. She
was a co-founder and committee
member of Pauatahanui Early
Education Society, New Zea-
land's frst multi-purpose pre-
school incorporating a crèche,
kindergarten and playgroup.
Christine continued her volun-
tary work as Chair and Treasurer
of the Pauatahanui Residents
Association. She was a Trustee
and voluntary phone counsellor
for the Wellington Sexual Abuse
Help Foundation and a co-found-
er and Chair of the Guardians of
Mayor Nick Leggett presented the Civic Awards to Rihia Kenny, Dave Wilson, John Wells at a ceremony at Pataka
with Local MP Kris Faafoi in attendance. Christine Stanley received her award at a later date.
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Porirua City Council is working
with Wellington City Council to
take advantage of its Quake-
check Home Assessment Ser-
vice for Porirua homeowners.
For a $160 fee, you can have
your home quakechecked by
a registered Master Builder or
The service will enable you to
assess how safe your home
would be in a signifcant
earthquake and advise any
QUAKE INFO FOR HOME OWNERS
actions necessary to make
The assessor will also pro-
vide an estimate of the cost
to fx any problems and how
soon work should be done
to improve the safety of
If you want to book a quake-
check You can book online
quake or phone 499 4444.
risks is a
natural part of
We can't prevent
we can reduce
"The Council fully supports the
move," says Roading Manager
Geoff Marshall. "As well as
making the road safer, it will
make life easier for people
to cross SH 1 which will give
them a better living experience
in that neck of the woods."
NZTA will also be installing a
"Please No Engine Brakes"
sign later in the year, as
requested by the Pukerua Bay
The speed zone at the northern
end of Pukerua Bay changed
last week from 70 km/hour to
50km/hour following safety
concerns on this stretch of road.
Pukerua Bay has had 43 ac-
cidents over the past fve years
--- three of them fatal.
The Transport Agency installed
new signs on Sunday 21 July,
with the 50km/hour limit en-
forced from Monday 22 July.
Going digital is the change from the old analogue TV
signal to digital TV which offers better pictures and sound,
more channels and new features.
Porirua City and the Lower North Island will go digital on
29 September 2013. To be able to keep watching TV after
that, you will need Freeview or Sky. All you need is a UHF
aerial or satellite dish and set-top box to go with it.
The Government is offering a Targeted Assistance Package
to people who have a TV but do not yet have Freeview, Sky or
TelstraClear and: are over 75 or with a community services
card, or receive a Veteran's Pension or Invalids Beneft.
See www.goingdigital.co.nz or call 0800 838 800.
YOUR TELEVISION IS GOING DIGITAL
IN PUKERUA BAY
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