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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

New centre for police A large number of jobs will be created as New Zealand Police create a new non-emergency communications and digital centre in Paraparaumu. Police Commissioner Mike Bush said police had signed a lease for the new building in Ihakara St and recruitment to fill the new roles would begin shortly. “We’re aiming to have 50 new staff prior to Christmas, and 120 in Paraparaumu by the end of next year. “This is an exciting opportunity for people to join police in a vital role.

We’re aiming to have 50 new staff prior to Christmas, and 120 in Paraparaumu by the end of next year.

Mike Bush Police Commissioner

“These communicators will be the first point of contact for many members of the public, and they will play an important role in building the public’s trust and confidence in police.”

It was anticipated the Paraparaumu site would open in late this year when the fit-out and recruitment processes are complete. “We aspire to be the world’s

safest country and have the trust and confidence of all,” Mr Bush said. “To achieve this, our commitment to service must be central to everything we do. “So this year we’re setting ourselves up to transform the way we provide our service to the public. “This is all in addition to building our frontline because we know the public still want to engage face-to-face with local police in their community.” “The new roles in Paraparaumu have been established as part of wider work to improve the way New

Zealand Police provides its service to the public. “We are increasing our overall resources, and changing the way we work to provide a better service to those contacting police in both emergency and non-emergency situations. “The new non-emergency communications and digital centre increases our capacity to meet demand and is a key step as we prepare for the introduction of one non-emergency number for the whole country, as well as expand our online crime reporting services.”

Book details life of dance legend David Haxton A book chronicling the career of New Zealand dance legend Sir Jon Trimmer, from Paekākāriki, is being released. Over the course of a few years Roger Booth has written Why Dance? in conjunction with Sir Jon. The book idea had been in the pipeline for many years, especially after Roger got to know Sir Jon while working for the Qualifications Authority. “I was the development officer responsible for the visual and performing arts, and Jon was on the dance panel.” After Roger wrote a book about actor Bruno Lawrence, he started writing a book about surviving in the arts featuring Sir Jon, Malvina Major, Ginette McDonald and Dick Frizzell but the book didn’t eventuate as life got too busy. But when Sir Jon celebrated 50 years in the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Roger said to him “it has to be a book on you”. The first part of Why Dance?

SIR Jon Trimmer (left) and Roger Booth. PHOTO / KAP110618SPLJON

I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Sir Jon Trimmer follows Sir Jon’s journey through the fledgling years of New Zealand Ballet, his training in London’s Royal Ballet School, international performing with Sadler’s Wells, Australian Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet, performances alongside Dame Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, not to mention his, as well as wife Lady Jacqui Trimmer’s, long association with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. And in the second part Sir Jon gives various tips to dancers of all ages, while the last chapter features some comment from one of Sir Jon’s mentors, Russell Kerr, who lives in Christchurch. “He writes about Sir Jon in a way we couldn’t do,” Roger said. Sir Jon, who lives in

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Pam’s compassion honoured Margaret Irvine The life and compassionate works of Pamela (Pam) Watson were honoured at her funeral held on May 31 in the Catholic Church in Waikanae. Pauline McGlinchey of Our Lady of Kapiti Parish described Pam as “a lady who lived out the gospel in her service to the homeless and those on the margins of society”. “A lady of courage, faith and compassion, she could be very stubborn and although her own health was failing she was all about the needs of others.” Dr Brian Hooper, retired minister of the Baptist Church, spoke of his long association with Pam as an honour and a privilege. Recounting her family background, he said she had been born Pamela June Schultz to Augustus and Neva Schultz. She grew up in Ohura in the King Country with her two older sisters, Rhoda, now deceased, and Gloria. Pam’s first job was as a cook’s assistant at Braemar Birthing Hospital in Hamilton where she also took on nurse aide duties. She was encouraged to move to Wellington for nursing training. She did not complete her training, instead moving to a career as a telephonist at the Inland Revenue Department. On September 16, 1966 Pam married Andrew Watson; she was 26 and he was 57. Andrew owned a house in

PAM Watson.

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Pam put a mattress beside his bed and tended to his every need until he passed away. Dr Brian Hooper

Matai Rd and there they began their life’s work together taking in folk who needed a home. When Andrew died Pam took a mortgage over a house in Rimu Rd and soon all bedrooms were filled with those who needed a place to stay. Dr Hooper said Pam kept many of her boarders on their appropriate medication. She took them to appointments with doctors and

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dentists. “But the one I remember was of an elderly Chinese man who couldn’t speak English. “As he lay in bed with a terminal illness, Pam put a mattress beside his bed and tended to his every need until he passed away.” Pam’s stubborn streak was often exhibited and she was known to have run-ins with authorities. She was also known for her eccentric driving habits and was ticketed on occasion for her slow and inconsiderate driving. Father Michael McCabe, officiating priest, commented on the wide spectrum of people who were represented. There were organisations and individuals who had encountered Pam including representatives from Kāpiti Coast District Council, police, health care professionals and pharmacists as well as representatives of various churches. Former work colleagues from the Inland Revenue Department were also present. Father McCabe had a special welcome for members of “Pam’s family” from the Matai Rd house. Pam has been buried alongside her husband Andrew in Whenua Tapu cemetery. ■ Pamela June Watson — June 2, 1940 to May 25, 2018 ■ Kapiti mayor K Gurunathan writes about Pam in his weekly column on page six.

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A husband and wife were among six people caught for alleged drink driving at a single alcohol checkpoint in Paraparaumu in an hour and a half. The wife, aged 55, arrived at the checkpoint on Mazengarb Rd on Thursday night to pick up her 54-yearold husband after he allegedly blew above the legal limit. She was breath tested and allegedly found to have an even higher breath alcohol reading than her husband. The woman’s licence has been suspended for 28 days. A disqualified driver was also arrested and their vehicle was ordered off the road until a Warrant of Fitness was obtained.

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Three awards from two plays Rosalie Willis A group of 11 students who attended the National Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival from Paraparaumu College have come away with three awards from their two performances. Winning the ‘most original choice of play award’ and the ‘speak the speech award’ for their performance of Henry VI Part 3, the play was directed by Year 12 student Kent Edward Norris. “Not many people do Henry VI plays,” Kent said. “They’re quite long with quite a lot of historical information that people nowadays shy away from. “There’s also a lot of stage combat and physical fighting which in a modern field people also shy away from. “But we like that, we enjoyed doing the murder scene — it was pretty horrible but a pretty nice little scene to do.” The ‘speak the speech award’ is a prestigious award given to the piece the judges consider the closest representation of how William Shakespeare instructed actors to behave on stage. One thing the group tried to do which was obviously seen by the judges giving the group this award was sticking to tradition without giving the plot or characters any twists. The third award for the group was the assessor’s award for ‘rhythms of the play’ directed by Kent’s mother Lee Norris. Explaining this award Kent

I guess the judges thought it was the best scene from the festival that did those ups and downs and changes in the mood well.

Kent Edward Norris

PARAPARAUMU College students with their awards at the National Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. PHOTO: KAP070618SPLPLAY

said, “We had the best ups and downs with the emotions, there was a nice rhythm to it, we went from happy to sad and then this happened, and the mood changed. “I guess the judges thought it was the best scene from the festival that did those ups and downs and changes in the mood

well,” Kent said. Performing in front of a hundreds of people at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington, the experience was very nerve-wracking for the group which had a mix of experienced students like Kent, who went to the national festival last year, but also had students

performing Shakespeare for the first time, such as Eva Weld. “It was very exciting and new but also really challenging getting into it because it’s like a different language,” she said. “I haven’t even watched much Shakespeare before so there was lots to learn.” At the festival the judges give

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Community rallies to find Poppy David Haxton A Wellington couple have thanked many people in the Kāpiti community for helping in the successful search for their lost whippet dog. On Monday last week Helen Cairney and husband Alan Bailey, from Hataitai, dropped their 10-month-old purebred whippet Poppy at an address in Raumati Rd, Raumati Beach, and then drove to New Plymouth for a mini break. But when they got to New Plymouth and checked into their accommodation they got a call from the person looking after Poppy saying the dog had jumped a high fence and couldn’t be found. So they drove all the way back to Raumati Beach, arriving mid evening, and started a search, which would last until mid Thursday afternoon when Poppy would finally be reunited with her family. The search included lots of door knocking, looking around private addresses, public areas, handing out flyers, social media awareness and reading about how to find a lost dog. About 20 people, on and off, were involved in the search including a woman called Nadya who devoted two days, and Fi Leith, who had seen the dog earlier, and took a day off work. Some of the many others who helped search were Elaine Taylor, Emma Spicer, Toni Fleming and Vanessa Kenny. As the search stretched out, and despite a few sightings, Helen feared Poppy could die, if she wasn’t dead already, because the weather was bitterly cold. “We were almost hypothermic ourselves and we had jackets on.” The break came about noon on Thursday when a man in Raumati Rd contacted them saying “your wee girl has just run off from my garden”. The search, in pouring rain, now concentrated on an area of wetlands behind properties in

ALAN Bailey and Helen Cairney with their dogs Poppy and Jack. Conifer Court. Alan and the couple’s other whippet called Jack spotted Poppy in a wooded area of the wetlands but she wouldn’t come to them, probably because she was still in a state of fear. Alan and Jack sat quietly on a bridge nearby while Poppy would come out of the wooded area, growl at them, and go back into the woods. But slowly Poppy got closer to them, and when Alan and Jack retreated back to the car, Poppy ran into Alan’s arms. “Everyone was crying,” Helen said. She had high praise for everyone involved and who kept their spirits up. “We are just awed by how people helped us. “We can’t believe how lucky we are that people were so wonderful. “It’s a very special

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community and I’m not sure other communities would have rallied around as amazingly.” Poppy had lost some weight but other than that was “pretty much unscathed” from the ordeal.

Helen and Alan’s tips to find your lost pet

POPPY, left, and Jack. PHOTO / KAP110618SPLDOGS

Day One: ■ Quickly put the word out through social media that your pet is missing with as much detail as possible. Start with Facebook lost and found, local community group pages, Neighbourly, Lost Pet Finder, and the local radio station. Ask friends to share your post with anyone who is in the area. The public is much more likely to come across your pet than you are. They need to know how to recognise it and how to let you know.

■ Search the area where your pet went missing. Don’t assume they will come when called as they often immediately go into survival mode and avoid contact — even with you. ■ Go door to door in the nearby properties. Your pet may go to or be in their yard or house. Day two: ■ Make a search plan that starts close by their escape, and works outwards. ■ Search at dawn and dusk daily. Your pet is most likely to move during these times. Search sheds, under houses etc as your pet may be hiding. ■ Distribute letterbox and lamppost fliers that include contact details. ■ Visit local vets, the pound and SPCA, in person. ■ Update the social media details, and continue to do this daily, so people know where you’re focussing your search and where your pet has been spotted. Try to respond to every comment. Ask for specific help if you want people to search a particular area. People will volunteer to help, so take advantage of that by suggesting areas to search or distribute fliers. ■ If your pet has visited a spot, leave an item of your clothing or a toy so they know you are around. Day three onwards ■ Don’t give up. It took several days to find Poppy and we were lucky. It often takes longer. ■ Keep updating the community via social media. ■ Continue door to door contact and garden searches asking residents to keep looking daily. ■ Retrace your original search area, but slowly extend it with fliers and posters. ■ Accept help. We didn’t find Poppy — someone else did. If you locate your pet, don’t let lots of people then search the area. It will frighten them away. Try to stay calm and simply hang out. Even walk away from them. They may follow, or ask the animal control officers to set a live trap in the area.

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The panel managing the Government’s Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry has agreed to hold an extra hearing in Kāpiti. “I would like to thank panel chair Professor Ron Patterson for responding to an appeal from my office to hold a hearing locally to hear the voices of Kāpiti residents,” mayor K Gurunathan said. Details as to when and where will be confirmed soon. It’s expected to be late July or early August. “On behalf of local public health advocates I had written to them in February with a registration of interest to participate in the inquiry. “Followed by a reminder in May after the panel overlooked Kāpiti’s inclusion.” In apologising for the oversight Professor Patterson said, “In planning how to most effectively and equitably engage with communities throughout New Zealand, and hear as many different voices as possible within the tight timeframe of the inquiry, we decided to hold Meet the Panel forums in each of the 20 district health board region’s. “Unfortunately, it proved

On behalf of local public health advocates I had written to them in February with a registration of interest to participate in the inquiry.

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impossible to hold these sessions in all areas. “The meeting nearest to Kāpiti was held in Porirua on May 17.” Mr Gurunathan said, “I thank Professor Patterson for responding so positively and identifying a gap in their nationwide programme of targeted forums and the offer for the panel to hold a special session in Kāpiti in response to the concerns raised by Kāpiti.”


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Students get a taste of coffee trade David Haxton A Paraparaumu based company is playing a big part in helping young people get involved in the coffee making industry. Dark Horse Roastery, in Sheffield St, is going the extra mile for students from Kāpiti, Paraparaumu and Otaki colleges who have been doing the Zeal barista Gateway training course. The course starts in the colleges, with tuition in a coffee cart, but now, after discussion about improving the model, involves training in the roastery too. “Dark Horse Roastery owners Rachael and Matthew Payne offered up their space for workshops, one on one mentoring and work placement which has absolutely transformed the experiences young people are having through this opportunity,” course co-ordinator Sophie Molloy said. “Running a workshop that is all about coffee growth and production, inside a functioning roastery, offers context to the learning and a greater chance

that knowledge will stick. “The workshop is followed by two weeks of one on one training in the coffee cart, with seasoned barista and trained youth worker Andrew Boothby, then six weeks work placement in the roastery. “In the new model, young people are able to work at their own pace, in a context where they are both nurtured and challenged.” Sophie said the purpose of the barista course was “to train, equip and empower young people with valuable work experience and skills, with the ultimate goal of bridging the gap between valued work experience and first time employment”. “In today’s climate, youth unemployment rates are extremely high, as are the number of young people struggling with their mental health. “At Zeal we believe that these two factors are related and that every human being, young or old, needs at least one space in which they are not only competent, but have quality skills and knowledge to contribute. “Our central belief that every young person has a unique and

ZOE McNamara (front) and Georgia Pincott at Dark Horse Roastery. PHOTO / DAVID HAXTON / KAP070618DHCOFFEE

I was quite apprehensive having students making coffee during service but it has gone really well.

Matthew Payne Dark Horse Roastery

creative spark, drives us to provide opportunities for that spark to be ignited, strengthened and validated.” Matthew said, “I was quite apprehensive having students

making coffee during service but it has gone really well. “It’s under strict supervision and people coming in have really appreciated it because the students are getting a chance to learn in context, they’re in good hands and will be good coffee makers at the end of it.” He said the roastery taught students everything from green bean to finished product. “We feel blessed to be able to offer it because there’s nothing you can do, in this context, without spending a lot of money. One of the courses in Australia, which goes from roasting through to making shots, is $3500 a day, which is ridiculous. “For us it’s a bit of a road test to see what works and what doesn’t as well as getting this place on the map.”

Two 17-year-old Kāpiti College students, Georgia Pincott and Zoe McNamara, were busy at the roastery when the newspaper visited. “It’s been really helpful and has given me a good insight into the process of making coffee, including the different varieties and textures, and the environment in the roastery is really lovely,” Georgia said. “It’s really cool and a good work experience,” noted Zoe. Zeal Kapiti manager David Orchard said Zeal ran other hands-on courses including live sound, event management, and photography, which will be starting soon. “They’re a way of giving young people a whole bunch of NCEA credits for their academic year but also a taste of an industry.”

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Getting your Ducks in a Row I was having a chat with a property owner recently whose friend had managed his property while he and his family spent a year overseas. Charlie had just returned and discovered a long list of problems with the property. The house had been let fully furnished - that’s where the problems began. When one or two items of whiteware appeared to have failed, they had to be replaced – at Charlie’s cost. There was no thought given to any “as is” clause in the tenancy agreement in respect of any of the appliances. When the family returned from overseas the tenancy ended and Charlie eventually moved back into his home. Then he found many of the chattels missing which he had left for the tenants’ use. Linen, cutlery, pots and pans, appliances – there was no accounting for what was still in the house and what was missing. In addition, some apparent intentional damage was done by tenants. The gardens, too… they had suffered from total neglect. The real problem, however, was the total absence of any record of what chattels were left for tenants and what condition the property was in. As a result, there was nothing to compare against when the tenancy ended.

Pam cared for outcasts from the welfare state Notes from a

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K Gurunathan

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Pam Watson died on May 25. She was a polarising Kāpiti personality. There was that unkempt appearance. And the two or three equally unkempt men who followed her around like little children. A reminder of something out of the world of Charles Dickens and the social alienation caused by the industrial revolution. And yes, there was the reaction from the soap-scented well dressed bourgeoisie. You could understand the businesses who made it clear she can buy their food but she, and her gaggle of odorous dependants, were not allowed to eat within the premises. You can also understand the frustration of the long string of drivers caught behind Pam’s rubbish-packed old car crawling along SH1. The police told me that she held the national record for the number of speeding tickets — all for driving well below the speed limit! She was frequently accused of preying upon the homeless and mentally sick and syphoning off their welfare benefits. She was not a registered social accommodation provider but her two Paraparaumu properties housed a number of the homeless and mentally challenged. What is not acceptable is the cruel treatment inflicted upon her by sections of our community. Stones and food

What If? There is no substitute for asking yourself “What If” before you go. What if the house was damaged? What if things went missing? Any competent landlord will have a detailed list and photos recording a property’s condition before letting. This provides the baseline for comparison once a tenancy is over. Charlie is kicking himself now, acknowledging that he should have employed a professional property manager!

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What is not acceptable is the cruel treatment inflicted upon her by sections of our community. thrown at her. She was spat at and verbally abused. A boulder was thrown through her car window. A swastika painted across her fence. In 2010 someone posted a Facebook hate page with 337 supporters dedicated to encouraging the harassment of Pam and her dependants. If truth is a kaleidoscope, Pam has an inheritance to a share in that. Under this negative public perception of her is a tender loving reality that sheltered a number of the outcasts of society. We don’t know the life journeys made by them. The machine we call orderly society had spat them out as broken minds and souls. Minds and souls that took shelter under her wing. Until today I don’t know what it was about Pam but these outcasts were drawn to her. Her two properties, where she housed them, were not compliant for social housing accommodation. In 2006, one was closed down by council because it was deemed dangerous. Public donations were used to clean up and sort the mess. In 2014, the other property caught fire and, according to the fire service, the five made homeless could have perished. Social welfare officers had, a number of

times, taken some of of her ‘clients’ and rehoused them only to have them run back to Pam. In her own fashion she looked after them, managing their finances and medication. You can rationalise this by saying it’s a form of codependency. Whatever the benchmark of civilised existence you use, the fact remains she was at the core of a community bubble she had created. For dropouts from the welfare state . . . yes even the welfare state has dropouts. And her gaggle of co-dependents chose to live in that bubble. Is this telling us that for some a system of care, constructed by welfare state bureaucrats, may not have the human warmth and sense of community needed by those with damaged minds and broken souls? But this strangely sad indictment of our society took a turn when in later years Pam’s own properties were taken over by some of her clients who booted her out. She would, with at least two of her loyal dependants end up sleeping in the car. She was known to use the Aquatic Centre to shower. The last time I saw her nicely cleaned up was when, some years ago, she was temporarily housed at a rest home after an operation to remove an infected toe. Sadly, I was not able to attend her funeral service because of a council meeting. Had I attended, and if I was asked to say a few words I would have chosen one of my favourites from the Good Book: “Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone.” And there were those who had not only thrown stones but a boulder through her home — her car. Pam Watson died on May 25. With her would have gone that bubble she had created.


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Talented teen picked for Pinnacle Rosalie Willis Rising singer-songwriter Peyton Morete, 15, of Raumati Beach has been selected for the national Pinnacle Programme. The Pinnacle Programme is a unique mentoring programme for passionate teens between 15-18 years old from around New Zealand who are high achieving youth in one or more fields. Peyton has been chosen for her musicianship but she also excels in other areas in the arts, sports and academically. Her accomplishments so far include winning the SmokefreeRockquest regionals for three years in a row, winning the Champions of Kāpiti songwriting competition, runner-up in the Hook Line and Sing-a-long national songwriting competition and performing at Gladstonebury Festival. “I was really excited and so honoured to have been chosen for this programme,” Peyton said. “I felt very proud too as it recognises teenagers who are passionate about something and who are out there achieving in their chosen field.” With 120 applicants from around New Zealand Peyton was one of eight chosen for the programme. The programme is run by former Silver Fern Bernice Mene and Hyundai New Zealand with the selected youth attending an induction day in March. “The Auckland induction day was an amazing day and we had

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Local lifesavers win awards The Paekākāriki Surf Life Saving Club has taken home most of the awards at the annual Capital Coast Surf Life Saving regional awards of excellence. It was presented with four of the local awards, including lifeguard of the year and coach of the year. More than 10 awards were presented to surf lifeguards and club members for their efforts over the 2017-18 patrol season. Clubs from right around the region took home awards including Paekākāriki, Titahi Bay, Lyall Bay, Levin-Waitarere, Maranui and Riversdale Surf Life Saving Clubs. The lifeguard of the year award was presented to Amy Spiekerman from Paekākāriki who took home the honour for “spearheading the patrols for Paekākāriki Surf Lifeguards” along with providing guidance and support to junior members. She was described as a positive role-model for young lifeguards joining Paekākāriki who goes above and beyond to keep people safe on the beach while training new surf lifeguards. Paekākāriki also took out instructor of the year which went to Ben Flynn, coach of the year to David Jones, surf official of the year to Natasha Perkins, service awards to David Jones, Natasha Perkins and Rackley Nolan, distinguished service award to Lynette Imrie and life member award to Brent Harvey all from the Paekākāriki club. “It was a very successful afternoon for us. “Everyone did exceptionally

AWARD winners, from left, David Jones, Natasha Perkins, Amy Spikerman and Brent Harvey. PHOTO: KAP110618SPLAWARDS

well,” said Paekākāriki chairman and award winner Brent Harvey. “It was a fantastic achievement for our club and all its members, we are already training for next year.” However, the prestigious volunteer of the year award went to Mike Taylor from Riversdale in Wairarapa for his dedication to surf lifesaving over the past year. He is the chief IRB examiner, lifeguard award examiner, VHF radio instructor/assessor, and part of the year-round call-out squad, who drives from the Wairarapa to the Kāpiti Coast every month to participate in the local lifesaving committee. Mike is also committed to education and last year delivered 18 beach education programmes to young people in Riversdale, along with running education sessions at local

schools. SLSNZ central region lifesaving manager Netta Cagney said it was the perfect opportunity to thank all the lifeguards and club members for their work throughout year. “All our members have worked so hard over the past 12 months so it’s great to recognise those who have undoubtedly made a difference in their communities. “The beaches are so much safer because of their work and we’re thankful for that.” Awards of Excellence Capital Coast Winners U19 Lifeguard of Year Chloe Crowe, Titahi Bay Lifeguard of the Year Amy Spiekerman, Paekākāriki Instructor of the Year Ben Flynn, Paekākāriki Sportsperson of Year

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Matariki art market for Ōtaki Matariki is just around the corner, and to celebrate the New Year, Kāpiti Coast District Council in partnership with Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti is hosting an all-day familycentred ART Market at Ngā Purapura in Ōtaki this Sunday 10am to 3pm. Mayor K Gurunathan said the day’s focus is cultural sharing, education, and fun. Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti will be launching and blessing its annual Māori maramataka (calendar) at the event, and copies will be on sale for $10. The maramataka covers July 1 to June 30 and includes information for fishing and planting by the moon cycles. For those looking to learn more about the community, a Waahi Tapu bus tour will offer a hands-on tour of many spots of cultural and historical relevance to local iwi, Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki. Entry to the ART Market is free, however Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti will collect non-perishable food items as a donation at the door. All food collected will go to local organisations along the Kāpiti Coast, supporting families in need. ■ For more information on this Matariki event and others happening in the district this year, go to www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/ Our-District/Tangata-Whenua/ Matariki

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Stallholders hit Once upon a time a person could wonder down to a market and sell a few homemade goodies at ease, but not anymore. After a split vote at their May 18 meeting, mayor Gurunathan used his casting vote to introduce a new charging regime which will severely hit some local market stallholders. To comply with the new structure, many stallholders will be charged around $750 per year and will have to follow a new complicated process of compliance. For bigger stallholders this will not be a problem, but for the smaller home-based sellers who produce food from their kitchens this could be their death knell. As some sort of appeasement, at the same meeting, councillors moved to consider a specific fund for the remission of market food stall fees. If taken up, such a move would create more work for staff and further costs for ratepayers. I urge councillors to come up with a more practical way of supporting local markets and upholding the ability of citizens to buy and sell locally made food. GUY BURNS PARAPARAUMU RAUMATI COMMUNITY BOARD DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

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Waikanae-based earthmoving contractor Goodman’s are being used for all earthworks. There’s about 120 people working hard on the project and local resources are being utilised. Rock is being used from the Ōtaki River, and stones are being extracted from the Te Horo plains and being used to make tilt slabs. I enjoyed meeting Jimmy from England who is working on the bridge piles. I was pleased to see the new rail bridge is wide enough for double tracking and the platform at the Ōtaki Station is being extended. It makes sense while the contractors are on the job to future-proof

this asset. The community engagement from the project has seen local school students visiting the project for valuable work experience, while Ōtaki College digital nedia students have been capturing videos and imagery. We all await the decision on the Peka Peka interchange which we can expect in a few months. It makes sense to have a full interchange at Peka Peka. Here’s hoping it’s funded and built. The decision on the preferred route for the Ōtaki to Levin route should be announced in late August and the community looks forward to some certainty. I know many of you are patiently waiting. These Expressways contracted under National are transforming our region. They create economic growth, and reduce accidents and congestion. This roading investment in Horowhenua is needed now.

Opposition leader Simon Bridges caused a stir when he dropped in to shake hands with the community at the Waikanae Bowling Club. MP Nathan Guy introduced him warmly to some 250 listeners, then Bridges took the floor with a chatty account of his Baptist upbringing, his legal career, his marriage, family and his roles in politics. He invited questions. Are we stuck with MMP? How do you plan to counter the Jacinda effect? How high will petrol prices rise? One gentleman asked what were Bridges’ views on assisted dying and the decriminalisation of abortion? Bridges unequivocally declared himself a “social conservative”, hinting that he would support neither in a conscience vote. After the meeting I managed to catch up with Bridges as he escaped through a sidedoor on his way to his next meeting. I asked him to reconsider, to support the End of Life Choice bill given that even the very best of palliative care is insufficient in some cases. I used Lecretia Seales as my example: she was in excellent home-based palliative care but suffered greatly at her end. Bridges was obdurate. He said he will vote against the End of Life Choice bill at second reading. ANN DAVID WAIKANAE

What do they fear? I read with some dismay the letter of Rev David Bahler protesting that Stand chose to buy property in his neighbourhood. My dismay is the attitude that, a recognised childcare agency that works with children with a complex range of needs is considered

unworthy. What is it about unwell children that the Reverend and his unnamed neighbours fear? Is it purely financial, that caring for children will affect their property values? Is it pure snobbery, that sick children aren’t worthy to be in their presence? I wondered, as Rev Bahler is obviously a man of faith, that there was a Christian doctrine that forbade mixing sick children with healthy and somewhat wealthier adults? I concluded it couldn’t be that because the founder of Christianity taught that the care of children was of the highest priority. In fact he threatened those who reject children with a millstone tied around their neck and being chucked in the ocean. So, as I offered Rev Bahler last time he wrote complaining about having urchins despoiling his pristine acres, I will gladly swap my home for his. This would have two positive outcomes, the first I enjoy living in a neighbourhood that includes children, and secondly, it may avoid Rev Bahler worrying about millstones. And as a footnote, I wondered if the Rev Bahler and his neighbours are proud of the fact (stated in his letter) that the court action has cost Stand a considerable amount of money, thus seriously affecting their work with children in need. Actually, on reflection, can I rescind my offer of a house swap. I don’t think I want to live in a neighbourhood that celebrates inflicting financial stress on an organisation whose purpose is to care for children. GRAEME JOYES (REV. RETIRED) [abridged] WAIKANAE

Statement not accurate The recent column ‘article’ by MP Nathan Guy was unsurprising in advertising the party leader’s meetings around the district. I was disappointed however to read about the current Government ‘not backing the Horowhenua expressway’. This is inaccurate and a misrepresentation of the situation. Nathan should know better than to make it up. PHILIP GRIMMETT [ABRIDGED] MANAKAU

Fluoridation bill A New Zealand fertiliser manufacturer is facing a large fine after a toxic gas cloud of fluoride and sulphur from its factory wafted over a group of workers and two truck drivers last year. Why is this significant? Well, these industries normally have a cap on the chimneys and use a water spray to collect the fluoride. The fluoride gas is then turned into an acid, which is then sold to our councils to put in our drinking water because some people believe it is good for teeth. A bill is awaiting a second reading in Parliament that will remove the responsibility for water fluoridation from local authorities and give it to district health boards. Under this proposed legislation the reverse is true because if a local council refuses to

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Car conversion Reg Fowles raises a legally interesting but by no means unique query as to why taking a vehicle to one’s own use is not considered theft. The legal position of what is theft (or stealing) is governed by the Crimes Act 1961 and defined in section 219 which incidentally has withstood the test of time since a similar definition existed in the old Crimes Act 1908. Amongst other things but essentially in order for there to be a theft of a vehicle (or anything else for that matter) there must be an “intent to deprive the owner permanently” of the thing or in the extended definition “intentionally” damaging it so it cannot be returned in the condition it was when “taken” and having an accident doesn’t count. It therefore becomes very difficult to prove a “theft” in the case of where a car is simply taken for a “joyride”, etc, with no original intent to deprive the owner of it permanently by changing the number plates or repainting same or stealing to sell, etc, and that is why it reverts to a “conversion”. STEVE ANDERTON PARAPARAUMU

Are you up to help? In reply to Jim Simons’ June 6 ‘Up for What?’ Are you up for helping the Waikanae Estuary Care Group at the nursery or weeding the plants in the estuary or help planting? Are you up for lobbying DoC to control the rabbit numbers? Are you up for lobbying DoC for better signage to inform people that dogs must be on leads while in the Scientific Reserve? Are you up for challenging DoC’s decision to allow section owners to garden on scientific reserve land using plants that are not eco sourced? Are you up for lobbying the minister of conservation to resource funds for putting the boundary fence on the correct boundary of the scientific reserve so that section owners are not able to garden on the scientific reserve? Are you up for putting in a submission to KCDC on the problem of vehicles on the inner Estuary disturbing bird life and nesting birds? During the white baiting season I have counted over 40 vehicles on the estuary. Are you up for getting involved with caring for the Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve and helping to enhance it? More importantly is the community up for getting involved with this very special place? CLAIRE JONES WAIKANAE


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Mums create new indoor market Rosalie Willis Two busy mums and businesswomen are adding another string to their bow, creating a quarterly indoor market for Kāpiti creatives to showcase their products. For the last few months Rachel Killen and Nicola van Rooijen have been organising Kāpiti’s first indoor market to be held in Kāpiti College’s sports hall. Rachel is the business change manager for an investment company in the city and has experience in managing projects of all sizes. She owns a small hand-craft business called Wee Squiddlies. Nicola runs two businesses from home with an enthusiasm for sustainability, reflected by both her businesses. Charlie & Flo’s gives preloved clothing another adventure, and Just Bring Baby aims to make your travels easier by renting what you need rather than buying it. As small business owners both women are passionate about providing an event where small artisan business owners

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can showcase their products and customers can get up close and personal with the products and people that created them. “We both run small businesses from home which we’ve looked to expand by attending some of the local weekend markets but unfortunately we’ve been thwarted by the weather,” Nicola said. “We’ve had blown away gazebos impaled on the construction fence behind our pitch and our stock flying all over the place and getting

RACHEL Killen and Nicola van Rooijen with some of their products they will be showcasing at Kāpiti’s first indoor market. PHOTO: STARK IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY / KAP110618SPLMARKET soaked,” she said. “We know we’re not the only locals who run a small business but have no way of showcasing our products and services, no way of allowing customers to see, feel and hear about in person what great things we have on offer.” Not wanting to brave the weather any more, Nicola and Rachel decided to set up the indoor markets so they could display their own businesses and products and help others in the same boat, ‘bringing

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Access to arts centre A Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre access agreement between Kāpiti College and Kāpiti Coast District Council has been affirmed by college representatives and mayor K Gurunathan. The agreement, signed on Monday, provides for a number of days each year when the centre will be available for community use, while still allowing for it to function as a college facility. “This project provides an opportunity for council to get behind a project to make it a hub for the community’s performing artists,” Mr Gurunathan said.

“The college came to us with strong support from our choirs, orchestras and dance organisations who all said they needed a facility like this, and we were convinced that this would truly be a community asset.” The college had plans for a school facility, and applied to council for extra funding to make the facility fit for purpose for wider community use. “It’s fantastic that the college and community will be able to share this incredible facility into the future,” Kāpiti College Board of Trustees chairwoman Cas Carter said.

“The college has a track record of opening its gates to the community with the gymnasium, kitchen, grounds and other facilities being used extensively by local organisations and businesses.” The college is still busy fundraising its share, with a Kiwi Legends in Concert event planned for late June, seat sponsorship and Givealittle campaigns.

K Gurunathan and Cas Carter sign a Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre access agreement. PHOTO / KAP110618SPLSIGN

Creative events get $20,500 in funding Fourteen creative Kāpiti groups and individuals will benefit from the first of this year’s Creative Communities Scheme funding grants through Creative NZ. Just over $20,500 has been awarded by Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Grants Allocation Committee on the recommendations of council’s Creative Communities Committee, which includes community, iwi and youth representatives. Councillor Mark Benton, acting chairman of the Grants Allocation Committee, said the Creative New Zealand funds are population-based, with a small council top-up. There will be a second grant process later in 2018 with applications closing on July 11.

About the scheme Creative New Zealand set the criteria, and provide the standard application form and guide. The three main funding criteria are: Broad community involvement — the project will create opportunities for our local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities. Diversity — the project will support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of our local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity. Young people — the project will enable and encourage young people (under 18 years) to engage with and actively participate in the arts. More information on the grant criteria and how to apply is on the council’s website.

The successful grant applicants and their projects for this round of the 2017/2018

financial year are: Fernando Figueroa Pereira for a music and cultural educational campaign for preschool and junior classes, Connected Media Charitable Trust for a one-day filmmaking workshop for young people, Ōtaki Pottery Club for clay workshops for 8 to 18-year-olds, Jazz Shed Music Programme for people of all ages, Hohepa Quentin Te Aroha Thompson for Ngā Tangata to create a collection of art murals (including whakatauki) in Ōtaki, Mahara Gallery Trust for a mid-winter Matariki celebration, workshops led by local artists for Kapanui school children for Matariki textile collages, Toro Pikopiko Puppets for rock-art puppet show and

rock-art puppetry workshops, Kāpiti Music Festival 2018 — Jazz in the Gardens, House of Sound Music Academy Bright Lights music competition for 8 to 18-year-olds, Mary Catherine Gow for the Mulled Wine classical music concerts in Paekākāriki, Kāpiti Youth Orchestra workshop weekend at Kāpiti College, Kāpiti Coast Photographic Society for the Photographer’s Eye two-yearly exhibition, Katrina Louise Burney for The Bird People documentary about local guardians of Kāpiti Coast’s birds, Ann Chapman and Penny Gaylor for Heroines, Hussies and High High Flyers Theatrical Event — a new play by Renée celebrating 125 years of Women’s Suffrage.


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Kapiti Properties Ltd MREINZ Licenced under the REAA 2008

64 Gray Avenue, Paraparaumu Beach BEO $599,000 | Deadline Closes 4pm Thursday 21/06/18 at Tommy's, 116 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu 4

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DREAM FAMILY HOME, GREAT LOCATION! Built in the late 1960's with an extensive addition in 2007 is this classic weatherboard home with so much to offer. The light filled open plan living is at the heart of this exceptional family home with ample room for relaxation & socialising. The living opens to a large west facing deck for great summer entertaining. A second living area allows separation for the family & opens to the private back yard with plenty of room for the children to play with the added bonus of a workshop/studio. Also featuring 4 double bedrooms (master with ensuite & walk in robe) family bathroom, spacious modern kitchen, separate laundry & plenty of storage throughout. The home sits well for all day sun all year round & is surrounded by landscaped gardens planted with numerous fruit trees, grapefruit, apricot, lime, feijoa to name but a few! Carport plus plenty of off street parking complete the picture. Located just across from Paraparaumu Beach primary school & within walking distance of Paraparaumu college, beach, shops and cafes. Keen golfers will be delighted with Paraparaumu Beach golf course nearby also. It is with great pleasure that we offer this truly very special family home for sale & recommend you view without delay! (LIM available). Tonia Kingi P 04 904 4216 M 021 108 4500 E tonia@tommyskapiti.co.nz

REF: K3749

Open Home - Sun 11.45 - 12.15pm

44 Manawa Avenue, Raumati Beach BEO $599,000 | Deadline Closes 2pm Tuesday 19/06/18 at Tommy's, 116 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu 3

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See The Potential Owner says 'Sell Fast' so the price is rock bottom. Come and see this Solid 1970's home with 3 brms and 2 wcs as well as a huge rumpus area. The tree filled private backyard gives you a chance to relax, as the kids play in the rumpus area or 4th bedroom. Yes it needs a bit of love, but with the close proximity to Shops and zoned for Raumati Beach School and Kapiti College, this might be just what your growing family is looking for. Don't miss this great opportunity, contact me today!

Lynda Price P 04 9044215 M 027 6854848 E lynda@tommyskapiti.co.nz

REF: K3747

Kapiti

116 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu | P 04 904 5560

Kapiti Properties Ltd MREINZ Licenced under the REAA 2008

Open Home - Sun 3.30 - 4.30pm

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Kapiti's Premier Real Estate Agency 5/378-382 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach BEO $145,000 | Deadline Closes 4pm Thursday 28/06/18 at Tommy's, 116 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu

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ALL DAY SUN & VIEWS

BIG..BOLD..FAMILY HOME

Facing north, this one bedroom apartment has panoramic views over the Paraparaumu Beach golf course to the hills behind Waikanae right around to Kapiti Island. Open plan living plus the deck ensures an uninhibited outlook capturing all day sun to enjoy relaxed living. Residing in The Links means you are just an easy walk to the beach, shops & cafes, the now famous Saturday market & of course next door to the Paraparaumu Beach Golf course. Add to this living in a secure environment, a good sized separate storage room, use of The Links covered pool, sauna, tennis court, games room & 2 carparks.

Positioned in a sought after location that enjoys views over the Paraparaumu Beach Golf Course and the Tararua Ranges, this quality home is waiting for a new owner. The design offers excellent living space with two spacious living areas, an office and a large separate dining area. There is seamless indoor-outdoor living, with a large private courtyard that provides ample space to entertain family and friends in style, plus private decks from the upstairs bedrooms.Enjoy all day sun and good privacy from the surrounding homes. An ideal home for a larger family.

Bruce Sutherland P 04 904 4201 M 027 230 1044 E bruce@tommyskapiti.co.nz

Brent Longstaff P 04 904 4212 M 027 5633 808 E brent@tommyskapiti.co.nz

View - By Appointment

Open Home - Sun 11.30 - 12.00pm

72 Ruapehu Street, Paraparaumu

30 Donovan Road, Paraparaumu Beach Buyer Enquiry From $389,000

BEO $539,000 | Deadline Closes 3pm Wednesday 27/06/18 at Tommy's, 116 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu

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GREAT FAMILY HOME WITH SUPER SIZE GARAGE/WORKHOP

Great First Home or Single parent!!

Whether you are a trades person or simply an enthusiastic DIY home handymen looking for a super-size garage, this property is sure to fit your brief. Located near the heart of Paraparaumu's main centre, this sturdy 1960s weatherboard/mix home has a floor area of 217sqm offering the buyer 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan living/dining, and an 11 mtr x 6 mtr garage and work-space. This space has the potential to be multi-purpose, and could suit a multitude of trade's people who see merit in working part time from their home base.

Price Now reduced to reflect Vendor pressure. Has bought elsewhere and needs to sell. Nestled at the heart of Paraparaumu is this well maintained, easy care 60's home sitting on a cross lease section with leafy surrounds and a fenced / gated lawn area for you to enjoy all day sun, or admire the yard from your covered deck. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, garage and covered parking, and a cosy, open plan, well executed kitchen and living area with plenty of natural light. Its a fantastic opportunity if you're a first home buyer or investor.

David Pollock P 04 9044207 M 027 4501342 E david@tommyskapiti.co.nz

Open Home - Sun 1.00 - 1.45pm

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116 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu | P 04 904 5560

Paul Scrimshaw P 04 9045560 M 0275866697 E paul@tommyskapiti.co.nz

Open Home - Sun 12.00 - 12.30pm

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Character Cottage close to Beach

A Sunny Family Haven

Perfectly positioned on very small cross lease section at end of private driveway located just a short stroll to popular Paraparaumu Beach shops, clubs & beach. This fantastic two bedroom cottage has been tastefully renovated inside & offers a choice of two outdoor deck & entertaining areas. New carpets & beautifully appointed bathroom. Additional features include separate single garage, garden shed & newly installed heat/cooling pump.

DEMAND EXCEEDS SUPPLY. Why not talk to me about Selling your Home. Call Jill 04 904 4211 today for a FREE Market Appraisal. Your enquiry will be dealt with, in the strictest of confidence.

Chris Packer P 04 904 4200 M 027 577 8874 E chris@tommyskapiti.co.nz

Jill Lampitt P 04 904 4211 M 027 2477 769 E jill@tommyskapiti.co.nz

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Bretta Jarden David Pollock Lynda Price Terry Smith

Bruce Sutherland Jill Lampitt Paul Scrimshaw Tonia Kingi

This weeks Open Homes. For more detail on any property visit www.tommy.co.nz(Quick Search- Reference number)

Sunday 17th June 2018 KAPITI (PAEKAKARIKI - OTAKI) 11:00 - 11:30

39 Manu Grove, Waikanae

By Negotiation

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337A Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $435,000

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47 Golf Road, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $885,000

REF: K3742

11:45 - 12:15

64 Gray Avenue, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $599,000

REF: K3749

11:45 - 12:15

9 Consort Close, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $739,000

REF: K3738

12:00 - 12:30

30 Donovan Road, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $389,000

REF: K3732

12:00 - 12:30

9 St Vincent Way, Waikanae

BEO $749,000

REF: K3644

12:30 - 1:00

1 Sydney Crescent, Raumati South

BEO $615,000

REF: K3739

Why not talk to me about Selling your Home.

12:30 - 1:00

17 Sunshine Ave, Paraparaumu

BEO $369,000

REF: K3709

12:45 - 1:15

12D Redwood Close, Paraparaumu

By Negotiation

REF: K3690

Call Jill 04 904 4211 today for a FREE Market Appraisal.

1:00 - 1:45

72 Ruapehu Street, Paraparaumu

BEO $539,000

REF: K3748

1:30 - 2:00

6 Springhaven Lane, Paraparaumu

BEO $599,000

REF: K3693

1:30 - 2:00

1 Park Road, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $525,000

REF: K3729

2:00 - 2:30

4 Kakapo Court, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $869,000

REF: K3682

2:00 - 3:00

12 Park Avenue, Waikanae

BEO $410,000

REF: K3711

2:30 - 3:00

29 Emerald Glen, Paekakariki

BEO $1,300,000

REF: K3721

3:30 - 4:30

44 Manawa Avenue, Raumati Beach

BEO $599,000

REF: K3747

REF: K3734 Sunny, Central, Private DEMAND EXCEEDS SUPPLY.

Your enquiry will be dealt with, in the strictest of confidence.

Jill Lampitt P 04 904 4211 M 027 2477 769 E jill@tommyskapiti.co.nz

View - By Appointment

Kapiti

116 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu | P 04 904 5560

All welcome, see you there. Kapiti Properties Ltd MREINZ Licenced under the REAA 2008

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45A Makarini Street, Paraparaumu

6 Jane Street, Waikanae Beach

$456,000

By Negotiation

Quality, location and immense user-friendly convenience combine in a wellpresented townhouse waiting for action from downsizers, first time buyers and investors alike. Offering the ease of lock & leave living and family home comfort with 3 bedrooms, modern kitchen and open plan living with great flow to a private patio and quick-care compact lawns. Set well back from the road on a quiet rear section with single-garage.

Thrive in your downsize or come alive with your first family home or weekender only a few minutes walk from Waikanae Beach. Combining low-maintenance exteriors with contemporary light-filled interiors, the home comes to market in prime condition where you can move-in and enjoy immediately. Open plan dining & lounge foster warm intimacy while 3 bedrooms benefit from handy access to a modernised bathroom.

Viewing: Sunday 11:00 - 11:30am tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale Ref: TPWK4121

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45 Wellington Road, Paekakariki Deadline Private Treaty

NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED!! Kick open the door and step into affordable first homeowner in a character-stacked stucco needing some hard yakka to bring it back to its former glory. With 3 bedrooms and multiple living, one of which extending to a sunny patio, the home is ideal for a couple with DIY skills and some free weekends looking for a love-nest in which to invest. It would also make a great project home for a young building apprentice who can get in some flatties to help with the mortgage while advancing the make-over. A full-sized tiered 1,318sqm section would respond superbly to landscaping with additional opportunities to enhance the home's outdoor living facilities. Needs renewing but definitely worth viewing so contact Liam today! Deadline closes 28th June (not selling prior).

Viewing: Sunday 12:00 - 12:30pm tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale Ref: TPWK4220

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Real Estate Consultant M 0276 842 030 E liam.martin@tallpoppy.co.nz

199a Te Moana Road, Waikanae By Negotiation

VIBRANT, VERSATILE & EN VOGUE An extravaganza of light and space find union in 200 sqm of easy living with organic flow between indoor and outdoor spaces in a handy Waikanae location. Clad in contemporary low-care Linea with boxed, doubleglazed windows, the recently built home offers on-point styling further enhanced by a neutral interior palette and bamboo flooring. Expectations of the most insistent chef are exceeded in a highend kitchen featuring premium appliances with interconnecting dining and family room fostering natural hostguest interaction. Set on a freehold 553sqm section behind fenced and electric gated entry, with location favoured by proximity to local essentials, motorway and beach. RV: $850,000.

Viewing: By appointment tallpoppy.co.nz/homes-for-sale Ref: TPWK4194

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SPACE, COMFORT & CONVENIENCE! Free-up your lifestyle with spacious dimensions and flowing interaction between indoor and outdoor living combining in an exceptionally comfortable blend of easy living and socialising. Built to last in time-proven brick & tile the home comes to market in peak condition securely set well-back from the road at the end of a private cul-de-sac. Viewing a must as rear section positioning prevents appreciation from a casual drive-by.

The smarter way to sell real estate is taking root in Kapiti. Call Jenny to talk fairer fees.

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MICHAEL Houstoun at the Waikanae Music Society’s Fazioli piano. PHOTO / KAP080618SPLMICHAEL

Top NZ performers for 40th anniversary Waikanae Music Society is pulling out all stops this year for its 40th anniversary season and their next concert on Sunday, June 24 will be a not-to-be-missed occasion. Brim packed with some of New Zealand’s finest classical performers, this concert features the country’s greatest pianist Michael Houstoun and acclaimed violinist Wilma Smith — founder of the New Zealand String Quartet, long-time Concertmaster of the NZSO and more recently Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony

Orchestra. From the acclaimed New Zealand String Quartet come violist Gillian Ansell and violinist Monique Lapins. To complete this impressive line-up is Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck, until recently the popular principal cellist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. All of these musicians have a long experience of performing together, and so they will be having a wonderful time gathering to play two of the most beautiful piano quintets of the Romantic period, by Dvořák and

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Dohnányi. An interlude between the two grand quintets will be Puccini’s miniature for string quartet, called Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums). The concert, in the Waikanae Memorial Hall, is at 2.30pm. Door sales will be available, or tickets can be bought from Waikanae New World, Moby Dickens Books in Paraparaumu Beach, or from the Kapiti i-site in Paraparaumu. ■ Inquiries on 04 905 6070, 04 293 4025 or visit www.waikanae music.org.nz


Friendship Group Waikanae Baptist Church - 286 Te Moana Road, Waikanae Thursday June 14th. Mid-year Luncheon, with a different time: 12.30 to 2.30pm. Fundraiser Garage Sale - Saturday 16th June. 8am-noon at the June Oakley Guide Centre Te Kupe Rd Paraparaumu Beach. Raising funds for the Area Camp. Bargains and more! Ulysses Club. Club - for motorcyclists 40 and older. Saturday Jun 16. Coffee morning and social gathering, ride to Fielding afterwards. 10.00am Hyde Park, Te Horo. We will be the biggest group there. Phone 027 4844255 or email UlyssesKapiti@gmail.com. Kapiti WEA - presents Psychology of Active Aging by international expert Helen Gaeta on Saturday 16 June at Presbyterian Hall, Ngaio Rd, Waikanae 10 am to 3 pm. Cost $50 (discount for members). A chance to hear about research and discuss developments in keeping your brain active. Age Concern Fundraiser - Wellington Male Voice Choir Kapiti Playhouse Ruahine Street Sunday 17th June 2.30 pm. Tickets $20 available from Coastlands Mall Information Desk. Kapiti Coast U3A Kaleidoscope - Monday 18 June 9.45am John Barrett, The History and Future of Kapiti Island 10.50am Di Buchan, The History of Otaki Children's Homes. Venue: The Social Centre Parkwood Retirement Village end of Sylvan Avenue, Waikanae. Matariki - celebrations at the libraries: watch the wonders of the sky in Starlab. Otaki Library Monday 18 June 4-5pm. Paraparaumu Library Tuesday 19 June 4-5pm. Please register through the libraries’ website: https:Kapiti.spydus.co.nz/events Public Talk + Transmission Meditation Tuesday, 19 June “Is Humanity going through a spiritual crisis” what are possible solutions? 7pm – 9pm Ko-whai Room, Te Newhanga Kapiti Community Centre 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu free entry. Contact (04) 976 34 91 Local Library Happenings - Tuesday, June 19. Men’s Book Group - meets at Waikanae Library on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information please email Tony.cuttriss@kapiticoast.govt.nz10.30-11.30am. Waikanae Library Thursday, June 21. Tea & Tales Join us for morning tea and share an hour of stories from our collection. 10.30-11.45am Waikanae Library. Coastmasters Toastmasters - all welcome. Tuesday fortnightly - 19th June & 3rd July, 7.30pm. Te Newhanga Kapiti Community Centre. For enquiries please phone 0800 800 660. Citizens Advice Bureau Kapiti New Migrants Lunch - and Community Services Information Session on Saturday 23 June, 11.00am to 1.00pm, Kapiti Community Centre, Ngahina St, Paraparaumu. Free entry and lunch provided no need to book just turn up on the day. Phone 298 4944 kapiti@cab.org.nz Coast Community Crafty Bear Craft Group meets 1st and third Tuesday of every month. Next meeting 19th June. Time 2pm – 3.45pm 57 Hinemoa street Paraparaumu. Entry by gold coin donation. The Emona Piano Quintet with Michael Houstoun - New Zealand’s favourite pianist Michael Houstoun, with violinists Wilma Smith, Monique Lapins, violist Gillian Ansell and cellist Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck will present a concert of Romantic piano quintets by Dvorak and Dohnanyi, also a quartet by Puccini. 2.30pm Sunday 24 June. Waikanae Memorial Hall. Enquiries 04 905 6070 or visit www.waikanaemusic.org.nz Respiratory Support Group Kapiti meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1-30pm to 2-30pm or so, in the Kapiti Community Centre. 15 Ngahina St, Paraparaumu. If you have a breathing problem we may be able to help. Come and join us for some fun and laughter. Phone Jill 04-2970573 for more info. All event details must be received by 5pm on the Friday before the next edition of the paper. Email to pat.cumming@kapitinews.co.nz Also listen to Newstalk ZB for community notices.

Tina Cross provides her talent for Legends show Well-known New Zealand singer Tina Cross is one the performers taking part in the Kiwi Legends in Concert fundraiser. The concert, at the Southward Theatre on June 30 is raising funds for the Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre which is being built now. Cross was looking forward to performing again with her friend Ray Woolf as well as Dennis Marsh, Paul Ubana Jones, Sam Manzanza and Andrew London who she hadn’t performed with. “We have such a depth of talent in New Zealand both established and up and coming and it is not often that veteran artists like ourselves get the chance to share the stage together these days, and for such a great cause. “It’s important to remember too, that we entertainers had support in our early days and being able to pay it forward by supporting Kāpiti College, Paraparaumu College as well as the Kāpiti community, is something that I consider a privilege. “I attended Penrose High School, now One Tree Hill College, in Auckland in the 1970s and I was very much into music productions as well as being a member of the school band. “It would have been incredible to have state of the art rehearsal/training spaces and performance theatres both large and intimate, as will be provided by the Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre. “This is truly a great example for the rest New Zealand to up the performing arts game in their communities.” She said the performing arts centre would be worth every cent. “To also house Coastlands Theatre, a state-of-the-art drama/music performance venue with great acoustics and lighting is every performers dream. “A 400-plus theatre is perfect — not too big, not too small and of course there will be an intimate performance space which will take about 100 people. “Add to this rehearsal spaces, teaching classrooms, offices and cafes, I would say that Kāpiti College will be a thriving environment and that community performing arts opportunities will double. “This performing arts centre is brilliant not only for the students of both Kāpiti and Paraparaumu Colleges but

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This is truly a great example for the rest New Zealand to up the performing arts game in their communities. Tina Cross also other schools/theatre groups/bands and in fact anyone who is after a great experience. “I’m thinking of suggesting to The Lady Killers that we hire the space for a performance when the facility is up and running.” She was also looking forward to connecting with Roger Booth “not only for this concert but also because I will be doing my thing for the Kapiti Kids Motivational Trust that week also”. “It will be a big week on the coast. “Roger is one of best advocates I know for youth motivation and performing arts in all forms. He’s a top bloke.” Cross already has some of her song list

for the concert sorted. “I will definitely perform two of my originals, both written to help raise awareness of family violence and child abuse. “As a Women’s Refuge ambassador and a kaitiaki waiata for Shine, I wholeheartedly support their work throughout New Zealand. “I quite fancy playing ukulele. In fact I have four ukes , a well kept secret. “I will try and travel at least two ukes for the show. “I have a number of songs that are well known that I think the audience will appreciate but I won’t make my mind as to which extra three songs I will sing until the week of the performance. “I find that I get a feel for the what the audience would like to hear a week or so out from the show.” Cross was looking forward to playing at the museum’s theatre for the first time. “My husband Wayne is a mad car fanatic and I may have to talk him in to flying down to see the car museum which I have heard is one of the best in the country, and to see the show of course.” ■ Tickets to the Kiwi Legends in Concert go to www.eventfinda.co.nz

Comedy show helps playcentre A comedy night, to raise funds for the Paekakariki Playcentre, takes place in the St Peter’s hall on June 23 from 7.30pm. Live Laughs for

Paekakariki Playcentre features stand up comedy from 2017 Billy T Award nominees Li’i Alaimoana and Patch Lambert, Sera Devcich, as seen on 7 Days,

Club Vista

Club Vista What's On This Week • Wednesday The Cube 7.15pm, Quiz 7.45pm • Thursday

Members draw 7pm

• Friday

Jokers Wild at 7pm, Just Us from 7.30pm

• Saturday

Rugby: Abs vs France kick off 7.35pm

• Sunday

Brendon Mercer from 3.30pm

• Monday

Housie 7.30pm

• Tuesday

Members Draws 6.30pm

“Creating success together”

Members, members guests, affiliated members and their guests welcome.

Lunch 12-2pm Thurs to Sun, Dinner Tues to Sun from 5.30pm 32 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach. Ph. 298 4031

Jim Stanton, star of the capital’s Comedy Cure, and Wellington’s Jerome Chandrahasen. The show will by MC’d by local Dominique the

Kapiti Gallery “Wonders With Wool” Winter Warmers by the Spinners, Weavers, Felters & Knitters Open now until 1st July Winter opening hours 10.00am to 3.00pm (gallery will open on Monday 4th June Queen’s Birthday)

192 Matai Rd, Raumati Beach

Ph 04 9028549

www.kapitigallery.webs.com

Dominatrix. Doors open from 6.30pm. Door sales are available but organisers say it is best to book early via eventfinda.co.nz.

Emona Piano Quintet Michael Houstoun, Wilma Smith, Monique Lapins, Gillian Ansell, Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck Dvorák, Dohnányi and Puccini

2.30pm, Sunday 24 June Waikanae Memorial Hall


New face joins Electra power One of New Zealand’s most experienced leaders has been appointed as one of the six directors of Electra Ltd, the Kāpiti-Horowhenua consumer-owned power distribution company. Mike Underhill, formerly the chief executive of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, succeeds Russell Longuet who retires next month. The appointment has been made by the Electra Trust, owners of Electra Limited on behalf of 45,000 consumers. Trust chairwoman Sharon Crosbie says Mr Underhill’s business and governance experience at all levels will add strength to the Electra Board. Mr Underhill was formerly chief executive of WEL Networks in Hamilton, TransAlta New Zealand Limited and Energy Direct Corporation in Wellington. He is a former Board member at the

Electrical Networks Association, current chair of the Security and Reliability Council of the Electricity Authority, and has held a range of chair and directors roles in the electricity, regional economic development, and national association sectors. As EECA’s CEO he led implementation of the electric vehicle programme, developed an award winning national marketing campaign for energy efficiency, introduced a successful fuel efficiency labelling scheme for new and second hand vehicles, and restructured EECA to achieve significant cost savings and clarity of direction. Ms Crosbie says the Electra Trust was heartened by the high calibre of applicants and Mr Underhill will take up his position after the Electra Trust AGM in Levin on 27 July.

14th June 20th June FEATURING TEA WITH THE DAMES (G) 1hr 36mins Sixty years ago British theatre underwent an explosion of creativity and talent. Playing a central role in this Renaissance were a group of actresses including Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Eileen Atkins. Their personalities reflect the extraordinary experience of playing hundreds of characters and the great joy they have brought to the world. They are full of wit and wisdom with a lifetime of knowledge to share. Now, they look back at key moments in their lives and careers sharing anecdotes, insights and memories with each other and with us.

ENCORE SESSIONS SWEET COUNTRY (R16-VSVL) 1hr 53mins Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defence and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down.

TEA WITH THE DAMES (G) 1hr 36mins THU: 12:15pm, 4:15pm FRI: 10:30am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm SAT: 10:15am, 2:15pm, 6:15pm SUN: 10:15am, 2:15pm, 6:15pm MON: 10:30am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm TUE: 10:30am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm WED: 10:30am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm KODACHROME (M-LSR) 1hr 45mins THU: 6:15pm FRI: 4:15pm SAT: 10:15am MON: 6:15pm TUE: 8:30pm WED: 6:15pm MR STEIN GOES ONLINE (M-LSR) 1hr 41mins FRI: 2:15pm SAT: 2:30pm SUN: 12:00pm MON: 6:30pm TUE: 5:00pm WED: 6:30pm THE BOOKSHOP (PG-L) 1hr 53mins THU: 10:15am, 6:00pm FRI: 4:15pm, 8:15pm SAT: 4:00pm, 8:00pm SUN: 12:00pm, 4:00pm MON: 4:15pm, 8:30pm TUE: 12:15pm, 4:15pm WED: 4:15pm, 8:30pm HOCKNEY (G) 1hr 30mins THU: 10:45am FRI: 12:30pm SUN: 10:15am MON: 10:15am WED: 10:15am CROOKED HOUSE (PG-LSR) 1hr 55mins FRI: 10:15am, 6:15pm SAT: 12:15pm, 8:15pm SUN: 4:15pm MON: 12:00pm TUE: 10:15am WED: 12:00pm SWEET COUNTRY (R16-VSVL) 1hr 53mins SUN: 8:15pm MON: 2:15pm TUE: 12:30pm WED: 2:15pm LOST IN PARIS (M-LSR) 1hr 23mins THU: 4:45pm THE BREAKER UPPERERS (M-DSRL) 1hr 21mins SAT: 4:30pm TUE: 6:30pm WED: 7:00pm THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY (G) 2hrs 4mins THU: 2:00pm FRI: 12:15pm, 8:30pm SAT: 12:00pm, 6:00pm SUN: 2:00pm, 8:00pm MON: 12:15pm, 8:15pm TUE: 2:45pm, 8:15pm WED: 12:15pm, 8:15pm SERAMIDE– MET OPERA (M) 3hrs 50mins THU: 12:30pm *Special Prices Apply

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Star Russian pianist to perform Mulled Wine Concerts, the Kāpiti-based not-for-profit organisation, will present a piano recital by internationally acclaimed Russian Nikolai Saratovsky in the Paekākāriki Memorial Hall on June 24 from 2.30pm. Organiser Mary Gow, a concert pianist herself, tells the story of how she met him at his recital in Brussels and mentioned that she came from New Zealand. “His eyes lit up — he told me that he and his Japanese-born wife had always dreamed of visiting New Zealand. “From there, it was a short step to discussing possibilities and here we are.” In 2015 Saratovsky became a member of the International Certificate for Piano Artists programme based in Brussels. His talent for educating a growing generation of young musicians gave him the opportunity to give master classes in Japan, Russia, United States, Canada, Luxembourg and Taiwan. He studied at the Moscow State Conservatory with Professor Elena Richter graduating with the Award for Academic Excellence and a Master’s degree, and has gone on to win numerous awards, most notably the Russian President’s Award, for his musical accomplishments. Gow felt his visit to New Zealand represented a “wonderful opportunity for Kāpiti audiences to catch a star already well known in Europe, Russia and Japan”.

The Mulled Wine Concert Series has presented many important musicians in its 10-year history, but this concert I regard as one of the most important and for the North Island, not-to-be-missed. Mary Gow Organiser

Manning will be on display at the memorial hall before and after the concert, continuing another Mulled Wine Concerts tradition.

NIKOLAI Saratovsky. “The Mulled Wine Concert Series has presented many important musicians in its 10-year history, but this concert I regard as one of the most

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important and for the North Island, not-to-be-missed.” Saratovsky will present a recital of works by Bach, Brahms Op 118, Schubert

COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR MIGRANTS

Come meet the groups and services that can help you settle into your new life in Kapiti. They are here to help you! Citizens Advice Bureau • English Language Partners Adult Learning Support • Kapiti Women’s Centre • Family Budgeting Plunket • Birthright • and others * FREE LUNCH PROVIDED *

11:00 to 1:00 on Saturday, 23 June Kapiti Community Centre - Pohutukawa Room 15 Ngahina St, Paraparaumu 5032 For further information or if you have questions, please contact Kapiti Citizens Advice Bureau phone: 04 298 4944 OR email: kapiti@cab.org.nz Citizens Advice Bureau Kapiti offer free, face to Citizens Advice Bureau Kapiti offer free, face to face support to new migrants. face support to new migrants.

Impromptus Op 90, Preludes by Shostakovich and Debussy, the Rachmaninov Barcarolle in G minor and Gershwin. Artworks by Robyn Eastgate-

■ Tickets: $25 adults ($10 students under 14). Online sales: marygow@gmail.com. tel: 021 101 9609 or 04 902 2283. Info: www.mulledwineconcerts.com, or like us on Facebook: Mulled Wine Concerts. Ticket outlets: Magpie Paremata, 99 Mana Esplanade, Darcy’s Fruit and Veges, 11 Beach Rd, Paekākāriki, Paperdoll, 8 Margaret Rd, Raumati Beach, Moby Dickens, Paraparaumu Beach, La Chic Hair Designers, Kapiti Lights, Lovely Living, Waikanae. Limited door sales.


PAUL BANGAY'S GUIDE TO PLANTS This new and expanded edition is number one in our Top Ten in our gardening area. It’s timely to feature this as we celebrate ‘Garden Month’ throughout the month of June in store. Apart from the Top Ten range, we have fabulous new garden tools and a beautiful display of books about growing, flowers, design and some gift styled books that showcase famous gardens. Paul Bangay’s garden designs are known for his elegant proportions, careful consideration for materials and his choice of plants. He has great skill in making sure every plant has been selected to achieve a particular purpose at a specific site. His plant book is the perfect companion to Paul Bangay’s Garden Design Handbook which is also in store. He demystifies the wonderings of ‘what should I plant and where?’ His longevity in the industry gives him credibility that we can trust as we consider the plants we wish to include in either, our current gardens or gardens yet to come.

OLIVE OIL THE NEW ZEALAND WAY

DIY GARDEN PROJECTS

SECRET WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES

We can boast of a flourishing olive oil industry in our region and enjoy those that work hard to bring us quality product!

Mat and Dillon are landscape gardeners known as the Little Veggie Patch Co and this is their newest book following Little Vegie Patch and Grow Food Anywhere. The company comes from the concept of growing food in small spaces and even had a pop-up rooftop garden in Melbourne’s Federation Square! Now they write about food and gardening using their international experience and training in environmental science. The dynamic duo are the best combination to inspire you in adding a garden to your family home regardless of the space you have.

Continuing on with our garden theme as we celebrate Garden Month in store for the month of June – we have a delightful new children’s book about butterflies and their secret world.

by David Walshaw

David Walshaw moved from a successful career in finance and decided on a life change – to grow olives for olive oil. This is part memoir and part industry advice from set up to processes. He shares the highs and lows of creating a lifestyle farm and business. Together with his wife Helen, they took the plunge to establish an olive grove in Te Horo on the Kapiti Coast. Their hard work has been rewarded with awards, commercial returns and the sheer satisfaction of ‘living the dream’. Filled with colourful pages alongside their stories and advice, this is perfect to be inspired during our Garden Month throughout the month of June instore.

RRP $39.99

by Courtney Sina Meredith & Giselle Clarkson

by Mat Pember and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon

In DIY Garden projects they offer step by step advice for edible gardening and backyard fun. 38 projects to get you out in the garden and they’re all created using inexpensive materials. Projects include: vertical gardening, cubby house, scarecrows, tomato trellis, growing micro-herbs, greenhouses and collecting rain water... all with creativity and innovation! Perfect inspiration as we celebrate Garden Month in store for the month of June.

This updated edition includes information of 30 new plants and is beautifully photographed by Simon Griffiths.

RRP $49.99

RRP $69.99

FIELD GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND'S NATIVE TREES by John Dawson & Rob Lucas

This extensive and thorough guide to NZ native trees features in our Top Ten of the best gardening books instore. It's time for you to start your garden library and the Top Ten list is a dependable, quality range RRP $49.99

“Butterflies are beautiful but they have some very odd habits – it’s time to discover their world! Did you know that butterflies taste with their feet? Or do a dark red poo when they come out of their chrysalises and some even drink the tears of crocodiles?” In conjunction with Tamaki Paenga Hira – Auckland War Memorial Museum, this picture story book is perfect for your younger reader. It’s informative and educational and we have some lovely colour in pages from the publishers that match images from the book. It’s a great starting place to inspire children to be active and interested in the garden and the natural world that surrounds us.

RRP $22.99

TO ENTER ENTER THE THE DRAW TO WIN TO WIN THE BOOK FEATURED, cut out THE BOOK FEATURED, cut outthis this Paper Plus book giveaway blurb and book,

Paper Plus book giveaway blurb and book, write “PAPER PLUS BOOK GIVEAWAY”, your write name,“PAPER address andPLUS phoneBOOK number GIVEAWAY”, on the back of anname, envelope and postand to Wairarapa Times-Age, your address phone number on the PO Box Masterton 5840 or email back of 445, an envelope and post to: “PAPER PLUS BOOK GIVEAWAY” and your contact Kapiti News, PO Box 462, Paraparaumu or details including phone number to ads@age.co.nz Email pat.cumming@kapitinews.co.nz Competition closes at noon on: th Closes 18th13June. to last week’s Wednesday JuneCongratulations 2018. Congratulations last weeks winner: X. Xxxxxx winner: Jenny to Landy

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SHELTER IN PLACE BY NORA ROBERTS New stand-alone story. They escaped, they survived... but for how long?

CLASH OF EMPIRES BY BEN KANE

RRP $36.99 New from the master of Roman military fiction.

PUBLISHER’S RRP $32.99 OUR PRICE $29.99

GHOST BY JAMES SWALLOW

Third part to the Nomad series. An invisible enemy... a terrifying threat.

PUBLISHER’S RRP $36.99 OUR PRICE $29.99

INTO THE NIGHT BY SARAH BAILEY

A brazen murder with hundreds of witnesses – a case where no one can be trusted.


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Migrants lunch outlines help OTAKI (Mill Rd) | 11.00am WAIKANAE (Ngaio Rd) | 9.15am Te Ope Whakaora

2nd Sunday of the month at Otaki

The Salvation Army Kapiti Corps 41 Bluegum Road Sunday 10:30am Helping people find and follow Jesus

Contemplative Taizé-style service 5.30pm with healing and Holy Communion. Ph. Office 04 2936987 for more information. Minister Rev. Peter Jackson 021 2079455

Café Church 11am

KAPITI

BAPTIST CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL 10am SUNDAY WORSHIP 11am MEN’S BIBLE STUDY 7.30pm Monday WOMENS BIBLE STUDY 10.30am Thursday Phone for information

54b Ocean Road, Paraparaumu Beach Pastor Tom Reesor Phone (04) 902-4826

Waikanae Churches CAFÉ CHURCH

A Christ exalting family fellowship

ANGLICAN Revd Tim Bustin Tel: 904 3018 SUNDAYY SERVICE 10am with Communion Youth & Children’s Programmes g s, All Welcome 57 Hinemoa St, Paraparaumu Ph. 04 293 6900 or 04 297 2723 for more info

www.coastcommunitychurch.org.nz

SUNDAY SERVICES RAUMATI CHURCH 10 Weka Rd 10.00am UNITED@9 All Age Informal Worship 9.00am WAIKANAE BEACH Cnr. Ngapaki & Taiata St 9.15am ST JAMES PAEKAKARIKI Ocean Road 10.30am Minister: Rev. Cornelia Grant Parish Office 04 902 5809 | www.kapitiunitingparish.org.nz kapitioffice@paradise.net.nz | Like us on Facebook

ST LUKE’S, 902 3895 | 904 3606 Member of ELIZABETH ST Acts churches NZ SUNDAY: 8am – UNITING PARISH Holy Communion Minister 10am – Rev. Cornelia Grant Connect Family Service Tel: 902-5809 FRIDAY 10am to noon – Healing Rooms ST MICHAEL’S, RANGIHIROA ST SUNDAY: 9.30am – Sung Eucharist 7pm – Choral Evensong ST ANDREW’S, REIKORANGI SUNDAY: 9.15am – Holy Communion

Colleen has a definite prophetic edge in her expounding of scripture and has a very 'down to earth' approach in making it applicable to everyday life.

(Waikanae) Sunday 10am We meet in local cafes and homes. For information please phone:

Ngapaki Street 9.15am Service: Playgroup Fridays 9.30am

BAPTIST

Pastor Nigel Scott Tel: 293-6810 286 Te Moana Road

SUNDAY SERVICES: 9am & 10.30am Children’s programme with the 2nd service Office open: Tues to Fri 9am to 12noon Website www.waikanaebaptist.co.nz

Imagine moving to a new country where out to individuals or smaller groups of you have no friends or family, no new migrants who may have arrived knowledge of the culture or perhaps even more recently. the language and certainly do not “CAB already provides help to all understand who can advise you on how citizens in Kāpiti but we are aware of the to access very basic services. needs of new migrants who may not be This is the daunting prospect for familiar with many of the services many new migrants to Kāpiti. available both in the public and private Immigration New Zealand has sector. contracted Citizens Advice Bureau New “We understand what is familiar to us Zealand (CABNZ) to provide information is not always easy to understand by and assistance to new migrants to ensure someone who comes from a very different they are able to settle in successfully and cultural background.” make New Zealand their home. CAB provides a person-to-person To help new migrants in our area, service to all its clients which is most Kapiti Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is helpful to new migrants. to hold a Community Services Advice Mr Robertson said being able to talk to Session and lunch on June 23 from 11am a real person is a rarity these days and is to 1pm in the Kāpiti Community Centre, a key part of what makes the CAB service Ngahina St, Paraparaumu. unique. The lunch is free and open to all “We can also access direct lines to a migrant groups or number of government individuals. departments to get You can advise immediate assistance attendance to CAB which is not easily Kapiti or just turn up available to everyone. on the day. “In addition we offer In the past two years non English speakers Kapiti CAB has held help in their own workshops for new language through our migrants covering a Language Connect range of topics service. including, “We understand that employment, health, new migrants really education and appreciate the chance to immigration. talk to someone in “However, we know person about their how hard it is for problems. migrants to gain an “Although there’s understanding of all the now a wealth of services that may be information available available to provide online, someone new to them with assistance,” David Robertson New Zealand needs help Kapiti CAB’s David Kapiti CAB to work out how that Robertson said. information relates to “This lunch will them, and that’s where provide an opportunity we can help. for new migrants to hear from and meet “We provide a person-to-person advice with a range of community organisations service that is independent, confidential who are available to help them settle in and free of charge.” Kāpiti.” Last year CAB Kapiti handled over The organisations who will 3600 inquiries. participate will include: Family “Some of the most common types of Budgeting Service, Birthright, Plunket, inquiries we dealt with included legal Kapiti Women’s Centre, Adult Learning advice (provided through the Whitireia Support, English Language Partners, Community Law Centre), rental housing, Kāpiti Coast District Council, and the family relationships and separations and Kāpiti Community Centre. problems with goods and services which Information on immigration issues are not to the required standard. will also be provided. “CAB volunteers have access to an “The format of the lunch will allow for enormous amount of information and we each organisation to briefly explain what want make sure this gets to new migrants assistance they can provide to migrants in our community. and then be available over lunch for one “We hope by attending the lunch new on one meetings with attendees to talk migrants will learn more about how CAB further about what they do and offer can assist them to benefit from that individual advice. information as well as get support from “The lunch will also provide an real people in their own community.” opportunity for new migrants to meet with volunteers from CAB and hear how ■ For further advice about the lunch or if you we can assist them to integrate wish to talk to someone about any issue just successfully in Kāpiti. call into Kapiti CAB upstairs at Coastlands “We already have good contact with weekdays from 9am to 4pm or phone 04 298 many migrant groups but hope to reach 4944, email kapiti@cab.org.nz

The lunch will also provide an opportunity for new migrants to meet with volunteers from CAB and hear how we can assist them to integrate successfully in Kāpiti.

FUNNEL PHENOMENON

EKKLESIA CHURCH LINDALE VILLAGE 111 OLD STATE HIGHWAY 1 PARAPARAUMU

ROGER Smith took this photo during heavy rain over Peka Peka recently. “It shows a funnel cloud — an embryonic form of tornado which would have become a tornado/waterspout had it reached ground level.” PHOTO / ROGER SMITH KAP240518SPLFUNNEL


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Boomerang Bags hits milestone Kāpiti Boomerang Bags has hit an exciting milestone, having made and distributed more than 1000 bags in the Kāpiti community. The use of the reusable bags created in the community has meant a reduction of thousands of plastic bags going into landfill. The initiative started at the Kāpiti Community Centre last year as part of Plastic Free July and has been gathering momentum since then. “It is a community effort and wouldn’t be possible without all of the wonderful people who contribute by donating fabric, making the bags or distributing them through retailers,” said Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre Charitable Trust chairwoman Debbie Mattingley. Kāpiti Boomerang Bags host sewing bee sessions at the Kāpiti Community Centre every second and fourth Monday of the month. “If you are not able to come along to one of our regular sewing bees, you can still take part by picking up a Boomerang Bag kit, from the community centre, and making it at

home. Alternatively you can get together with a group of friends and start your own sewing bee, which we are happy to help set up — it’s a great way to socialise and contribute to an important environmental cause.” More local groups are getting involved such as the youth group at Kāpiti Uniting Parish with Paraparaumu College also expressing their interest. For assistance on how to get started contact Kāpiti Boomerang Bags. “July 7 is National Sewing Bee Day and we are taking part in the biggest simultaneous sewing bee in NZ. “Our aim is to sew 1000 bags nationally on this day.” Lock this date in your dairies, and come ready to celebrate and sew to highlight Plastic Free July. “Let’s make bags, maybe we can be the first plastic bag free community in New Zealand,” said community events co-ordinator Johanna Lloyd. ■ For more information visit www.kcc.net.nz/boomerangbags or check out Kāpiti Boomerang Bags on Facebook.

MARK Powell, Eileen Anderson, Gabrielle and Danielle Smith celebrating 1000 Boomerang Bags made by Kāpiti Boomerang Bags. PHOTO: KAP110618SPLBAGS

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Eco Funerals The topic of environmentally—friendly farewells “eco-funerals” covers a wide range of issues, from full “natural burials” in specially designated areas, to simple choices made throughout the funeral arrangements that will minimise the environmental impact and carbon footprint of someone’s funeral. Common areas of focus are embalming, the preparation of the deceased and caskets. EMBALMING: Modern embalming is now the usual way of preparing the deceased in New Zealand, with approximately 80% of deceased persons being embalmed. But when thinking of an environmentally—friendly funeral most people believe that doing nothing, and certainly not embalming, is the most natural state for the deceased.

However, this does not recognise the accumulation of toxins or chemicals that build up in one’s body during life, or drugs that may be introduced during a final illness. These often leave the body in an anything but natural state. So simply doing nothing to the deceased does not rid the body of harmful toxins in the body or remove the chemicals induced through medications during the later stages of illness. Techniques such as EcoPrep resolve both these issues. For more information on eco friendly options now developed we suggest you contact your local funeral home to find out what type of eco- friendly options they can provide. CASKETS: There are many Eco friendly caskets

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Fashion boutique opens in Coastlands Coastlands’ first independent boutique women’s fashion store, Wallflower, has opened, promising an uplifting experience of both New Zealand and exotic labels. Wallflower owner Trina Laracy, also owner of Paperdoll and Holy Smoke based in Raumati Village, said Wallflower is a new concept designed for its environment, and will aim to bring colour inspiration and a boutique shopping experience to a larger audience. “We’re very pleased to have opened Wallflower, we feel this is the right timing for us and look forward to bringing colour inspiration and a boutique shopping experience, while complementing the existing stores at Coastlands.” Wallflower will be Coastland’s 15th fashion retailer at the centre, with Max and Jeanswest also opening stores at Coastlands over the past year. Coastlands manager Jan Forrest said the increase of fashion stores could be evident of Kāpiti’s changing demographics. “We have seen an increase in fashion sales and many stores are starting to feel that it is because of the shift of Kāpiti’s demographics due to growth in Kāpiti. “For us, this means more stores and greater selection — we are looking forward to being able to announce more stores coming on board this year.” Trina has had a life dedicated to the clothing industry and says most of her formative years were spent playing with colourful fabrics and paperdolls. “The name Wallflower was inspired by an early memory of mine growing up with a dressmaking mother. “I personally know that when a woman is dressed in the right, colour, cut and style for her

NOTIFICATION OF WORKS ON THE PARAPARAUMU ESCARPMENT We’d like to advise residents and users of the Paraparaumu Escarpment that from Monday 11 June to Friday 27 July 2018, we’ll be carrying out stormwater works on Escarpment between the end of Epiha Street and 95 Riwai Street. The work area and pipe layout is indicated as a solid blue line on figure 1.

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TRINA Laracy in her shop Wallflower, which is located in Coastlands.

Figure 1: indicative location of new stormwater pipe and flume

We’ll carry out the work on weekdays from 8am to 5pm, between Monday 11 June and Friday 27 July (depending on weather).

PHOTO / TARA LEMANA / KAP080618SPLWALLFLOWER

figure and her personality — she shines — and is anything but a Wallflower. “I have always wanted to help others feel good about themselves. Being in this industry has allowed me through clothing to inspire, uplift and give confidence to other women. “I’ve been blessed with an amazing team of individuals at Paperdoll and Holy Smoke who share the same passion, and we’re all pleased to be able to bring the same level of service to Wallflower.” Wallflower is located opposite Farmers, next to Hannah’s shoe store.

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DOG REGISTRATION FEES 2018/19

Dog registration fees in the K piti Coast District for the period 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019 were set (as below) by Council on 31 May 2018 under the Dog Control Act 1996, Section 37. Fees should be paid by 5pm, Tuesday 31 July 2018. Please register by this date or you will need to pay a penalty along with the usual fee.

Registration forms will be posted out to dog owners. If you don’t receive a form, please let us know via 0800 486 486 or kapiti.council@kapiticoast.govt.nz We’ve got three free dog registrations to give away. Just register your dog before 31 July and go in the draw to get your fee refunded!

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Application For Off Licence Section 101, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 TRAN VU LTD T/A Waikanae Beach, Four Square 28 Tutere Street, Waikanae Beach has made application to the Kapiti Coast District Licensing Committee for the Renewal of an Off Licence in respect of the premises at 28 Tutere Street, Waikanae Beach known as Waikanae Beach Four Square. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Grocery Store. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are: 7am to 10pm Monday - Sunday The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Kapiti Coast District Licensing Committee at 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu 5032. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee at: The Secretary Kapiti Coast District Licensing Committee Private Bag 60601 Paraparaumu 5254 No objection to the issue of a renewal licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

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Application For Off Licence Section 101, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 KAPITI LTD 46B Bluegum Rd, Paraparaumu Beach has made application to the Kapiti Coast District Licensing Committee for the Issue of an Off Licence in respect of the premises at 24 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach to be known as Pram Beach. The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence is Tavern. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are: 9.00am-10.00pm Monday to Sunday. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Kapiti Coast District Licensing Committee at 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu 5032. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee at: The Secretary Kapiti Coast District Licensing Committee Private Bag 60601 Paraparaumu 5254 No objection to the issue of a new licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the Second publication of this notice.

Application For On Licence Section 101, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 HNN LIMITED 21 Churchill Avenue Manurewa Auckland has made application to the Kapiti Coast District Licensing Committee for the Issue of an On Licence in respect of the premises at 15 Seaview Road Paraparaumu Beach known as Spice Lounge. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Restaurant. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 9.00am-1.00am The Following Day The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Kapiti Coast District Licensing Committee at 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu 5032. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee at: The Secretary Kapiti Coast District Licensing Committee Private Bag 60601 Paraparaumu 5254 No objection to the issue of a new licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the First publication of this notice.

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If the following is important to you: • Older people maintaining their dignity and independence. • Having the right equipment to do your job well. • Working for an organisation that is unashamedly people-centred. Then we can offer you: • Good working conditions • Flexibility with shifts • Good collegial support. Sevenoaks Lodge has 59 beds and provides aged care services at hospital level, stage 3 dementia, palliative and respite care. We are looking for permanent part time and casual roles.

Contact us now for a Job Description and Application Form Phone: 04 297 0116 • Email: office@retirekapiti.co.nz Address applications to: Amanda Lavington Kapiti Retirement Trust, Lodge Drive Paraparaumu 5032.

We are seeking experienced class 2 drivers to become Urban Bus Drivers in the Kapiti Coast region. Do you have a passion for driving, a great attitude and enjoy meeting people? We have a range of positions available to suit your lifestyle: • Full-time, part-time or casual

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In return you will be joining a supportive, energetic, and culturally inclusive work place committed to making a difference in the lives of young people. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. A Job Description and Application Form are available from the HOME page on our website: www.paraparaumucollege.school.nz, from the College Office or by emailing eo@pcol.school.nz

Applications close 4pm Monday 25 June 2018. Please submit your CV, application form and covering letter to: eo@pcol.school.nz

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Valiant effort in rugby clash against Lions Ashleigh Collis Horowhenua Kāpiti put up a valiant effort against Wellington’s Lions but was no match for their strength and size, with Lions winning the game 14-78. The Levin Domain was packed out for the Queen’s Birthday Monday pre-season fixture. Horowhenua Kāpiti started off the match with a hiss and a roar, scoring the first try of the game. However, they couldn’t keep up with the Lions’ stamina. Horowhenua Kāpiti coach Chris Wilton said that scoring 14 points against the Lions was a win for HK. “I told the boys that there would be times where there is a must-win situation but this wasn’t one.” “The Lions are a little bit faster and have bigger bodies than we’re used to, however we were gutsy. “We only had five front runners and were short all over the park, so everyone that played the whole 80 minutes had to because of our many injuries

and they did well.” With 15 players out to injury, Wilton said they still managed to have 24 at the game which reflected well on the health of the union. “Years ago if there were upwards of 15 injuries, we would have hardly filled a team.” Wilton said the game was another opportunity to build towards the campaign for the Meads Cup. “We will review the video, and maybe someone will put their hand up today.” Wellington Lions coach Chris Gibbes said Horowhenua Kāpiti was physical — just what he was hoping. “We didn’t have it all on our terms, although the score didn’t reflect that at halftime. We had been in a scrap, we just kept sticking at it. “For us having a lot of fitness paid off in the end.” Gibbes said that he believed the hits going on both sides were equal. “We use this game to reward some of our club players and to see how guys play at a different level. The game provided us with an excellent platform, and some guys took that opportunity.” Horowhenua Kāpiti’s next

WILLIAM Lander grabs the ball in the Queen’s Birthday Heartland meet between Horowhenua Kāpiti and Wellington XV at Levin Domain. PHOTO / DARRYL BUTLER/ LVN080618DBHEARTLAND1

pre-season fixture is against Poverty Bay in Napier on August 4. The Heartland competition kicks off on August 25. Entry to the game — a gold coin donation — raised $1503 for Waikanae player Tyrone Rerekura, who is being treated for a brain tumour.

Club rugby results from Saturday Premier At Levin Domain: College Old Boy 54 (T. Maki 3, T. Fifita-Tovo 2, W. Paia’aua 2, L. Tovo, J. Sanson, S. Solomona tries; S. Solomona con, J. Tiata con) v Athletic 3 (M. Easton pen). HT: 32-3. At Paraparaumu Domain: Paraparaumu 21 (D. Thompson, P. Goldsmith tries; S. McBride con, 3 pen) v Rahui 21 (R. ConnorJohnson, J. Hill tries; P. Connor-Phillips con, 3 pen). HT: 15-10. At Easton Park: Foxton 32 (D. McErlean, M. Pearce, C. Paki, W. Honotapu tries; L. McMahon 3 con, 2 pen) v Toa 31. At Shannon Domain: Shannon 15 (E. Wade, J. Rider tries; B. Huthnance con, pen) v Waikanae 15 (X. Pereka, J. Smith, L. Tuiavi’i tries). HT: 10-15. Senior Reserve College Old Boys: 57 v Wanderers: 0 Toa: 44 v Foxton: 17 Paraparaumu: 41 v Rahui: 36

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Taking Te Araroa trail in stride Debby McColl writes about the Te Araroa trail in the Wellington region By now many of you will have heard of New Zealand’s long-distance trail, Te Araroa, stretching 3000km from Cape Reinga to Bluff. However, perhaps some don’t realise that 163km of the trail passes through their own backyard. The 163km stretch is overseen by volunteers on the Te Araroa Wellington Trust (TAWT). Their work includes monitoring the tracks, establishing new off-road routes and maintaining them and the associated signage. Their most notable achievement to date has been the establishment of the Escarpment Track, now heralded as one of New Zealand’s iconic walks. Some locals may have noticed other evidence of their work — plaques along Lambton Quay, the joint Rotary/Te Araroa signs at the edge of the Botanic Gardens, and the water fountains sporting a Te Araroa trail logo which are appearing along the waterfront. TAWT works under the auspices of the national Te Araroa Trust (TAT) and is pleased to welcome the trust’s new CEO, Mark Weatherall. Mark will be working to promote the trail to more New Zealanders, encouraging them to get out there and start walking — even if it’s just 10km at a time. He wants Kiwis to feel they own the trail — as they do.

Even better, you don’t have to pay to walk the trail — although it is heartwarming to hear that last season, walkers donated over $35,000 to TAT. Not everyone who tackles Te Araroa trail is a long-distance fiend. Through-walkers doing the entire trail numbered over 500 last season, and more are attracted to it every year. But many people aim to do just one region or simply one section at a time. The 10km Escarpment Track from Paekākāriki to Pukerua Bay is a case in point — although it’s part of Te Araroa Trail, its popularity has boomed with day walkers — over 900 walked it on Anzac Day alone. The Wellington region of the trail can be broken into easy, moderate and challenging sections. For example, on the Kāpiti Coast there are 22km of mainly flat walking between Waikanae and Paekākāriki, along rivers, through reserves and down beaches — you can even get a coffee along the way. What follows is a little tougher — a climb to 220m on the Escarpment Track, with plenty of steps taking you back down to sea level on the other side. These two sections can each easily be done in a day, with the option of using the train to take you back to your starting point. Another easy 13km romp comes next along the Ara Harakeke to Plimmerton and continues south to Porirua.

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Again, public transport can take you back to your starting point. The Ngaio section is a relatively easy tramping track which can be accessed from Johnsonville. It’s 10km from Mt Kaukau to the Botanic Gardens — a delightful place to stop for lunch, perhaps. From there a two-hour stroll through the city takes in some of the capital’s highlights. At Oriental Bay the final 11km section climbs up to the slopes of Mt Victoria and follows the Southern Walkway to the North Island’s Te Araroa Trail terminus. A bus can take you back to the city — so you can plan for doing the next section on your list. For a moderately tough section, you could think about tackling the Colonial Knob track which runs 21km from Porirua, up over Colonial Knob and on to Mt Kaukau. If you are up for a real challenge, then head to the start of the Wellington region’s trail at Poads Road in Levin.

For this section you need to be fit — three to six days and a total distance of 45km. The route climbs into the Tararuas, across the tops to the high point of 1462m on Mount Crawford, and down to the Ōtaki River. Spectacular, yes, but the trail notes come with a word of caution about the notorious weather and the challenging terrain. The Tararuas are really for experienced trampers and should only be attempted in good weather. A more moderate section, Pukeatua, runs from Ōtaki Forks through to Waikanae. It’s shorter at 25km and can be done in a day. Again, some “real” tramping is involved, including a climb to Pukeatua at 812m. With transport, the Mangaone road-walk at the Waikanae end can be avoided and cuts off 11km, making it a more manageable day trip. ■ For more information, check out the Wellington section of TAT’s website: www.teararoa.org.nz/wellington/


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