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Wednesday, February 20, 2019


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$150m development

About 300 homes for second village David Haxton Summerset Retirement Village has purchased land to build its second retirement village in Kāpiti. The new village, on a 25.5ha property in Park Avenue, Waikanae, will be a retirement community with around 300 homes, including two and threebedroom villas, serviced and memory care apartments. In addition, a care centre will provide rest home and hospital level care. Total investment in the village construction will exceed $150 million and employ more than 300 people during the building phase. Up to 40 further permanent jobs will be created when the village opens in 2022. The site, located between Waikanae and Waikanae Beach, borders Waikanae Park with its croquet club and swimming pool, and is close to the Waikanae Golf Club. Summerset chief executive Julian Cook said the new village would complement Summerset’s existing Paraparaumu village,

which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. “Homes in our Paraparaumu village are always in high demand and I expect this village will be just as popular with people who want to experience a Summerset lifestyle.” He said the new village’s site will allow for spacious landscaping, using existing trees and foliage. Mr Cook said Summerset was looking ahead to the opening of Transmission Gully and its impact on the Kāpiti district. “Kāpiti has seen significant development in recent years and this will only increase once Transmission Gully opens the area up to Wellingtonians from 2020. “Forecasts show Waikanae’s over 75-year old population will grow by around 22 per cent over the next decade,” he said. “This great news shows that despite increasing competition from the likes of Lower Hutt, and in recent years Wellington, Kāpiti Coast continues to be a significant lifestyle choice for retirees,” Kāpiti mayor K Gurunathan said. “The retirement industry currently contributes over $60m

This great news shows that despite increasing competition from the likes of Lower Hutt, and in recent years Wellington, Kāpiti Coast continues to be a significant lifestyle choice for retirees. K Gurunathan

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Kāpiti mayor K Gurunathan, left, and Summerset chief executive Julian Cook, check out the site for a new retirement village in Waikanae. PHOTO / DAVID HAXTON per year to the local economy. “It supports the direct employment of over 1000 employees. “If you include the multiplier effect, through well-paid services provided by a range medical

services, that economic contribution to our GDP will rise. Retirees living in these villages are also talent banks making huge contributions to the volunteer sector. “Council staff will be working

with Summerset through the preapplication process,” Mayor Gurunathan said. The new village will include Summerset’s award-winning memory care concept. Memory care apartments offer people living with dementia a high-quality one-bedroom apartment in a secure environment. The memory care concept was awarded the Aged Care Association’s Built and Grown Environment Award for exceptional design in aged care in 2017. Summerset will be announcing its 2018 full year financial results on Friday.

Proposal to lower speed limits around district Council is seeking views on proposals to change the speed limits of more than 60 local roads across the district. “In 2018, we changed speed limits on 36 of our roads to make them more appropriate for the type of road,” infrastructure services group manager Sean Mallon said. “We’re now consulting on proposals to change the limits of a further 46 rural roads, along

We’re recommending dropping the speed limits on many of our rural roads

Sean Mallon KCDC infrastructure services group manager

with some of the main roads in three village shopping centres — Raumati Beach, Raumati South and Paekākāriki.”

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and managing local speed limits. “We’re recommending dropping the speed limits on many of our rural roads, and taking some of the roads through our village shopping centres down to 30 kmh.” Mr Mallon said the consultation is the final stage of the council’s speed limit review, but other roads may be looked at in future after new developments or changes to best practice.

“There’s a of lot of change going on across the district, with new housing developments, the NZ Transport Agency’s revocation of State Highway 1 and more. “We’ll be keeping an eye on our district’s speed limits to ensure they continue to be appropriate.” Information is on the council’s website. Consultation closes on March 18.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Coastella to bring in crowds More than 3500 people are expected to visit Coastella this weekend, pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy. Now in its fourth year, the indie music festival is attracting national and international attention. Hosted at Southwards, the family-friendly festival runs on Saturday and Sunday. Coastella founder Paul Brown said the festival draws in many visitors to Kāpiti. “Last year it’s estimated more than $600,000 went back into the local economy. “Nearly 70 per cent of people visiting Coastella come from outside of Kāpiti with 17 per cent outside of the Wellington region, meaning they’re travelling from other parts of New Zealand or internationally.” Paul said where they can, they choose to work with locals. “From Air Chathams, accommodation and transport providers to logistics, printing and signage, cleaning, food and beverage providers and employees. We couldn’t run the festival without them.” Air Chathams is a new major sponsor of the event and said apart from the Chatham Island Festival, it’s the first time they’ve been involved with an event of this scale. General manager of the airline Duane Emeny said they’re excited to support it. “While Coastella is a local event, it brings in many visitors from outside the region to the Kāpiti Coast.

IN BRIEF EYES AND EARS The Kāpiti Community Patrol volunteers are looking for more members to join them. “If you would like to find out more about what we do or are interested in joining us, our distinctive patrol vehicle will be on site at Kāpiti New World on Saturday from 10am to 3pm,” chairman Peter Bain said. The patrol is part of a national organisation, Community Patrols of New Zealand, of over 130 patrols throughout the country. “Come and find out more about our patrol and others that operate in the Kāpiti district. “We’d be delighted to talk to you and answer any questions you may have. “There’s no obligation to join.” For more information check out the CPNZ website or email 021 068 3342.


There was a small fire at the Paraparaumu Transfer Station on Thursday afternoon that was quickly extinguished by the Paraparaumu Fire Brigade.


In the New Zealand Community Trust’s January grants for the Wellington region, Otaki Bowling Club has been given $80,000 towards artificial turf, Otaki Promotions Group $1311 towards portable toilet and walkie talkies for the Otaki Kite Festival, Otaki School $9400 towards a storage container, and Paraparaumu Rugby Football Club $4276 for seniors playing uniforms.

JUST NOT CRICKET Coastella is expected to bring many people into the district. “We’d love to show more people, especially those from Auckland, why this is such an amazing part of New Zealand, and get them to visit again.” Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce chairwoman Heather Hutchings said events like Coastella are vital in

growing the economy and stamping Kāpiti’s mark as a tourist destination. “Having large-scale events like this give people a reason to visit Kāpiti, and hopefully return. “They also support many local businesses in Kāpiti from

Paekākāriki to Ōtaki. “We are hugely supportive of Coastella and what it does for the local community. “We want to encourage all of our local businesses to get in behind and support this local event and roll out the welcome mat for visitors this weekend.”

An investigation has been launched into allegations of violence during a HorowhenuaKapiti club cricket match on Sunday. A match between Paraparaumu and Weraroa reportedly sparked farcical scenes, with reports one player repeatedly kicked an opposition player-umpire in the head, as he lay prone on the ground. Horowhenua-Kapiti Cricket Association CEO David O'Brien said the organisation were made aware of the incident and immediately launched an investigation into the matter.

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Little used i-SITE centre to close Rosalie Willis The Kāpiti i-SITE visitor centre in Paraparaumu is closing due to low numbers using the site. The service is no longer financially sustainable with council planning to close the premise before the end of June. Place and space group manager James Jefferson said monitored service usage over the past few months showed the operating model of the site in the Coastlands complex is not financially sustainable and is not a good use of ratepayers’ funds. Based on council’s quarterly reporting he said on average between 1500 to 2000 customers accessed the site’s services every three months. An average of 20 customer interactions per day, which includes phone calls and emails as well as people who physically visit the site, this is not enough to maintain the current operational model. Three part-time employees staff the site on a rostered basis. “We are now working through a range of things with the staff at the i-SITE. “That includes involving them in the discussions to identify the best way for some of the current services to be provided in the council’s existing structure in the future.”

We are now working through a range of things with the staff at the i-SITE. James Jefferson

Place and space group manager

Kāpiti i-SITE in the Coastlands complex is closing. The i-SITE visitor centre provides national, regional and local information as well as bookings for transport, accommodation, activities and supporting other tourism service operators.


“We recognise the importance of these types of services to the community and visitors, so we’re committed to looking at how we retain these, albeit from different channels.” Council will also be talking

with customers and other stakeholders in the district to help inform decisions about what services need to be maintained and how best to deliver them, working to transition the services to operate

from within a different area of council. Kāpiti is not alone, with declining usage becoming a trend for i-SITEs of a similar size and nature such as the i-SITE in Hamilton whose future is also being considered. Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce chairwoman Heather Hutchings said while it’s disappointingly to see the i-SITE closing, the chamber is supporting work underway by council to continue to grow the tourism market in the district. “It is disappointing to see the i-SITE closing and the chamber hopes it will re-open at another location in Kāpiti. “The chamber is supporting the work underway by the council to grow our tourism market and will continue to advocate for our local businesses to ensure they make the most of the tourism opportunities on offer.”

Local projects boosted by council funding Ten local projects to enhance Kāpiti’s natural environment and protect our heritage will receive a boost in funding from council this year. “Each year council sets aside funding to support environmental projects led by land owners and community members across the district,” Paraparaumu ward councillor and chairman of the grants allocation committee Mark Benton said.

“This year’s fund, of just over $30,000 will be split among a wide variety of projects, which include efforts to restore our native forests and wetlands, control pests and clean up our waterways. “We’re also getting in behind the development of a new heritage trail in Paekākāriki, which will provide a bit of a walk down memory lane for local history buffs and commemorate the community’s important role

in the development of rail travel in New Zealand.” He says the fund was established in 2001 and has been used to get hundreds of small environmental projects off the ground, which together have helped to preserve and even restore our environment. “This year we received 10 applications, and we were able to provide at least partial funding to all of them. With its native bush, wetlands and waterways,

Kāpiti has a rich and varied environment that we’re immensely proud of. “The council is pleased to be helping communities protect what’s important to them as we work together towards a thriving environment.”

About the grants The Heritage Fund was established in 2001 with the intention of assisting and actively encouraging

landowners and members of the Kāpiti community to manage, protect, and enhance natural features throughout the district, including ecological, geological, historical, and cultural sites. The grants are made annually and require the development of Heritage Management Plans for the preservation, management, or riparian management categories. Council offers free advice to projects preparing heritage management plans.

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Age no barrier to biking everywhere Rosalie Willis While most 80 year olds are content to take a taxi or enjoy getting chauffeured around the place, Sally Mathieson enjoys zooming along on her bicycle. Sally started cycling soon after arriving in Waikanae 14 years ago having been an active cyclist when she was younger. When Go By Bike Day, a national initiative supported by local councils, came across her radar Sally thought this would be a great opportunity to go for a ride, join in with a community event, and get a free breakfast at the same time. Long-time friend Pamela Phillips received a call with Sally asking her to bike from Waikanae to Paraparaumu Library “I know I’m mad but you’re the only one I can think of that’s likely to accompany me,” she said. So last week the two of them joined more than 60 riders who took part in the challenge, from commuter riders and retirees to parents with school children. Sally’s reason for cycling is that it keeps her active and is a ‘whole lot quicker’ than walking somewhere. “Sometimes the distance is such that you can do it in 10

Sometimes the distance is such that you can do it in 10 minutes on the bike when it would really be a 45 minute walk and you don’t want to put that time into it.

Sally Mathieson

SALLY Mathieson, 80, enjoying a cuppa after cycling from Waikanae to Paraparaumu Library. minutes on the bike when it would really be a 45-minute walk and you don’t want to put that time into it.

“I hop on the bike and I do my errands around Waikanae and have even delivered my Meals On Wheels on it.”

Here’s just one of many stories from over the years Sally said. “The day I had more meals

than I’ve had before or since, my husband needed to take the car to Wellington Airport after his Kāpiti flight was cancelled. “So here I was with 16 meals that needed to be delivered. “So I put half of them in the oven, put the other half in my backpack, delivered them and came home for the rest.” Sally also likes to keep her emissions down by cycling or catching the train but the real draw card is the feeling she gets when hopping on the bicycle. “One of the nice things about biking is when you’re zooming down the hill. You feel like you did when you were 13 years old on your bike, like being a kid again. It’s a nice feeling.”

Stay out of Ōtaki River to avoid toxic algae Swimmers should avoid part of the Ōtaki River because toxic algae is at an extreme level, with more than 50 per cent riverbed cover. Detached mats of dried algae are widespread along the river margins. “This is the first time guideline levels have been exceeded in the Ōtaki River,” Greater Wellington Regional Council says. “The affected area extends from Hautere all the way down to

the river mouth. “The stretch of the river below SH1 is particularly bad.” “Swimmers should avoid this reach as the risk is very high.” Mats have also been found in the Waikanae River at Jim Cooke Park. Caution is also advised when choosing a swimming spot in the Waikanae River downstream of SH1, due to the presence of detached mats. The algae is shiny brown/ dark green and coats submerged

Swimmers should avoid this reach as the risk is very high.

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river stones. “When it dies it floats to the surface and forms brown mats at the water’s edge.

“It is important to keep an eye on babies and toddlers who are inclined to put objects in their mouths. “Seek emergency medical attention if anyone in your group swallows toxic algae.” Contact with toxic algae can cause symptoms such as skin irritation, nausea, vomiting, numbness, tingling or muscle twitches, or you may feel short of breath. “If you develop these symptoms following contact with

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Delay getting new temps on to website David Haxton A delay is being experienced in getting data from the Waikanae Pool automated weather recording station onto MetService’s website. “We do have the weather observations [from the pool site] coming into our office in Kelburn to help with writing and monitoring the weather,” MetService meteorologist Angus Hines said. “At the moment the data from that station is not going onto our website. “Our web team is working on an overhaul of the MetService website and when the new version comes out then we should be able to get the data flow up and running from then. “At the moment the expected timeframe for that is April this year.” MetService monitors two automated weather recording stations in the district — one at Kapiti Coast Airport and one at the Waikanae Pool grounds. The airport based weather monitoring station, owned by MetService, has been operating for many years. The pool site weather station, owned by Kāpiti Coast District

Council, but monitored by MetService, is more recent, with installation late last year. It was expected that if the temperature at the pool site was more than the airport site, then it would appear on MetService’s website. “I guess that work in progress is generally associated with delays of some sort,” said Cr Mike Cardiff, who helped secure the pool site because he didn’t think the airport site was reflective of the district’s warm temperatures due to sea breezes. “While I accept that we probably can all feel there is still a discrepancy between actual and the television news reporting of our temperature, it is gratifying that since the relocation of the weather station to the Waikanae Pool the temperatures recorded there have been between one and three degrees higher on any given day than those recorded at the airport.” Weather commentator Murray Eggers, from Paraparaumu, who has two thermometers and a rain gauge on his St James Court property, said he had been a bit apprehensive when the pool grounds recording started in regards to how close his recordings would be to it.

MURRAY Eggers checks out the temperature at his Paraparaumu property.

In the past I would have been almost ridiculed by the professionals with snide remarks being made on the accuracy of my thermometers and technique.

Murray Eggers Weather commentator

Mr Eggers, who writes a monthly weather report, said it was a relief to find that they seem to correspond exactly with those

of the new pool site. “I also recorded the 31 degrees on the hottest day, compared with the 26 published on the


MetService website. In the past I would have been almost ridiculed by the professionals with snide remarks being made on the accuracy of my thermometers and technique. “It’s quite nice to think that my eight years’ recording have been worthwhile, and my theory vindicated, supported by Mike and the Kapiti News. “But, the data from the new site, hopefully to be called Kāpiti, needs to be added to the website and used by TV pronto, perhaps replacing the airport recorder.”

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Emily is off to Silicon Valley course Rosalie Willis Emily Oldham’s dream is to one day work for GNS Science. It’s a dream sparked by watching Dante’s Peak, a 1997 American disaster thriller film where inhabitants in a fictional town fight to survive a volcanic eruption. In Year 13 at Paraparaumu College, Emily’s dream is a step closer to reality after being accepted into the Innovative Young Minds (IYM) Silicon Valley Alumnae Programme, an initiative to get young women involved in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and high-tech manufacturing fields (STEMM). After attending the regional programme in Upper Hutt last year, Emily is one of 13 young women chosen to travel to Silicon Valley, California in April for a week of workshops and seminars with other likeminded students. “I was so excited and relieved when I found out I was accepted. “I’m so excited, as it will also be my first time in America.” The programme includes lectures and seminars with Anita Chetty from The Harker School speaking and leading a Q+A with the New Zealand students. “We also get a chance to shadow a college student for a day and experience American college life. “I’m looking forward to the whole thing, especially spending some more times with the friends I made in the last programme.”

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number of movies about Mount St. Helens and many documentaries about volcanoes and earthquakes.” Inspired by hearing the scientists’ point of view and seeing how they go about their research, Emily is interested in volcanoes and earthquakes, in earth and land and is especially keen to have a career that involves physical research. “I just want to be in the field. “I really enjoy tramping and walking too.” Taking environmental science, chemistry, horticulture, tourism and maths with statistics at Paraparaumu College, Emily is gearing up for a Emily Oldham has been accepted into the Innovative Young Minds Silicon Valley Alumnae Programme. career in science, and is PHOTO / ROSALIE WILLIS planning to study for a “I always liked the idea of in volcanoes and earth science She says she spends a lot of bachelor of environmental chemistry, but what really was watching Dante’s Peak,” time watching movies. science at Massey University sparked me to become interested Emily said. “I then got into watching a next year.



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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Housing NZ urged to speed up Kāpiti plans Another week and another revelation of a second Housing New Zealand residential property on the Kapiti Coast left vacant, according to neighbours, for a year. I visited the Paraparaumu Central property to find it overgrown with an abandoned car dumped in the grounds. This is wrong on at least two levels. Firstly, as a government agency HNZ should be responsible for showcasing its property so it uplifts the neighbourhood. In this case, the state of HNZ’s Makarini St property downgraded the immediate neighbourhood and its overgrown site was a potential fire hazard. Secondly, and more significantly, how does HNZ explain leaving a property vacant for about a year in the midst of a housing crisis. A perplexing question given council’s own quest to secure alternative accommodation for a family currently tenanted in a council property. I had been informed that there were no vacant HNZ properties available for the family in the area. The council property, originally bought under the Public Works Act for roading purposes, was now surplus to need and council had decided to sell it. Given I was informed there were no social housing vacancies available, MSD had advised the option of seeking rental accommodation in the open market with

Kāpiti, like other councils faced with increasing rates to fund core activities, has no ability to fund additional social housing. In 1991 the government removed low interest loans provided through HNZ to build social housing. MSD funding support. While the government agencies are tax funded to provide social housing solutions the role of local authorities in social housing is unclear. In Kāpiti the Community Housing Taskforce I initiated has been pushing council to take a proactive approach. The plight of the family caught between the council’s decision to sell and HNZ’s ‘inability’ to deliver and the lack and expense of rentals in the open market has renewed the focus on council’s role in social housing. Council has 118 pensioner houses. We have a social housing policy created back in 1994 underpinning only the delivery of these pensioner units. There is no other policy on council’s responsibility on any other social housing options. Kāpiti, like other councils faced with increasing rates to fund core activities, has no ability to fund additional social housing. In 1991 the government removed low interest loans provided through HNZ to build social housing. Councils were also excluded from being community housing providers which entitled receiving income related rents. So the brutal fact is that there is no funding for council to invest in social

housing. And apart from a policy limited to its pensioner units, there is no policy to guide council on investing in or responding to social housing issues. The taxpayer funded responsibility lies with HNZ and MSD. To be fair to them in the current housing crisis these agencies are under significant pressure. HNZ for instance is the country’s biggest landlord with a portfolio of 64,000 properties worth $27 billion. This financial year its targeted to deliver 4000 homes. Last year, HNZ announced its set to invest in Kāpiti to not only refurbish some of its existing stock of 220 but also increase it. I urge HNZ to speed up that delivery. HNZ, however, did warn the construction and targeted delivery will involve the temporary relocation of the existing tenants. Where would they go in a Kāpiti rental market already under stress? The moral weight of any failure to deliver rests with the government agencies, not council. Council, however, has to accept that, as a public organisation, it has a moral responsibility to the values of “compassion’’ and “caring’’ which we publicly uphold to reflect our relationship with our communities.


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Kids get taste of fishing for trout in Otāki Sunny skies, warm temperatures and hungry trout made for ideal angling conditions for the 100-plus children who turned out for the Ōtaki Children’s Trout Fishing Day held on Sunday. The event, at the Winstone Aggregates site on the outskirts of Ōtaki, hosted by the Kāpiti Fly Fishing Club and Horowhenua Freshwater Anglers Club in partnership with Wellington Fish & Game, was aimed at introducing children to the thrill of trout fishing. Senior Fish & Game officer Dr Matt Kavermann said releasing the trout in a confined area ensured the kids have a good chance of success. “For many of these children it’s their first real experience of fishing. “It’s a super rewarding event because as soon as they hook that fish and feel it on the line you look at their faces and you know they’re hooked for life. “And hey, it’s got to be a good thing to show kids that there’s actually some exciting stuff to do that doesn’t involve touch screens or gaming consoles.” Dr Kavermann said the day was “a huge success” with plenty of smiling kids and hopefully a new generation of anglers in the making.

For many of these children it’s their first real experience of fishing.

Dr Matt Kavermann

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“We were staggered how quickly this event became fully subscribed so soon after tickets being made available. “Hopefully we can have more days like this at the venue to meet the demand. “We’d particularly like to acknowledge the great work done by Winstone Aggregates in rehabilitating the site and making it available for the fishing day. “The great aspect about this venue is that the Ōtaki River, like most of the rivers on the Kāpiti Coast, has a very good stock of trout. “So, when the kids advance their angling at fish-out ponds they can go and tackle the wild river-run fish only a stone’s throw away.” Dr Kavermann said support

ABOVE: Enjoying trout fishing in Ōtaki. RIGHT: Luke Jarvis, 11, from Waikanae, hooks a trout with help from local angling club guide ‘Ozzie’. Support given by Amy Jarvis, 9, mother Janine Jarvis, and Kāpiti Flyfishing Club president Malcolm Francis. for the event from the local community and businesses was exceptional. He said the eagerness from local angling club members to actively assist budding anglers and the support for the concept from community groups such as Friends of the Ōtaki River has been very encouraging. “These groups are developing a magnificent community asset which adds to the amenities of the Ōtaki and wider Kāpiti area.”

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Empty HNZ house frustrates mayor Concerned public have alerted Kāpiti mayor K Gurunathan to a second Housing New Zealand property left vacant for about a year. “Last week I raised the spectre of a $700,000 house in Waikanae left vacant and unkempt for 20 months. “This time the residential threebedroom property, valued at $380,000 is located in Makarini St, Paraparaumu. “Local residents have told me it has been in that situation for a year. “I have had a look at the property and it’s in a terrible condition including an abandoned car. “This is happening in a neighbourhood where you would expect public agencies like HNZ to help local residents take pride in their homes “I think in another dry weather this could be a fire hazard “I’m alerting council staff to investigate and if warranted issue a formal notice to HNZ. “For the second time I’m gobsmacked this is happening during a housing crisis. “My council, like all councils at the coal face of community governance, is caught up in managing this crisis at the local level.” Mr Gurunathan said he was trying to help a tenant in a council property find alternative accommodation for herself and four children, one of them with a disability. “I was informed there was nothing available in Kāpiti. “The council property originally purchased under the Public Works Act for roading purposes and rented out is surplus to requirement. “Council made a decision to sell. “I had, last week, asked staff to slow the process while I worked with MSD to help transition the family. “I’m concerned especially for the children. “I’m absolutely gutted, therefore, to find HNZ has had a three bedroom

This is the responsibility of HNZ. And ratepayers cannot be expected to bear the brunt of this responsibility nor bear the moral weight of their failures.

K Gurunathan Kāpiti mayor

property vacant for a year, in deplorable condition, and in complete disrespect of the residents of this local neighbourhood. “While council owns 118 ageing pensioner units, underpinned by a pensioner housing strategy dated 1993, there is no other social housing policy and so council does not have a ratepayer mandate for other social housing. “This is the responsibility of HNZ. “And ratepayers cannot be expected to bear the brunt of this responsibility nor bear the moral weight of their failures. “This pressure is not only being felt by my council but by councils across the country. “We are not funded for this. “We know that HNZ had investment plans for Kāpiti to refurbish and and also increase its existing 220 stock in Kāpiti. “I urge the CEO to hurry this up.” Housing New Zealand responds: “The three bedroom Housing New Zealand house on Makarini St, Paraparaumu has been vacant since February 2018,” a spokesperson said. “Once the home was vacated by the previous tenant we discovered that it was contaminated by methamphetamine. “We then discovered issues with the ceiling and the bathroom that have taken significant remediation work to ensure it is warm, dry and safe for a family to move into. “We have also had issues with contractor capacity constraints in the area, which has led to delays. “We expect to have this home ready for tenanting by next month. “It is important to note that out of the 209 homes we have in the Kāpiti Coast, only two are vacant at this time. “We are also looking to increase our stock in the Kāpiti Coast over the coming months to meet demand in the area.”

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Coastella gets schools to make music Giving back and having strong community engagement has always been a huge focus of The Coastella Music Festival since its inception, and this is repeated for 2019’s festival. The festival is engaging with the local community through a Community Music Initiative. Now in its third year, the programme involves Kāpiti primary school students in music workshops during February, and also offers students a chance to perform live at the festival on February 23. In past years the programme has featured The Nukes, Craig Smith (the Wonky Donkey author) and Imon Starr. In 2019 the initiative is holding a Taonga Puoro (musical instrument) performance workshop with Rob Thorne from Ngāti Tumutumu iwi. Rob, who is a Taonga Puoro composer, performer and anthropologist, was last year’s Creative NZ/Jack C. Richards 2017 Composer-In-Residence at the New Zealand School of Music. “It is so exciting to have Rob sharing his wealth of knowledge of our traditional instruments with the youth of Kāpiti and it will be magic to see the students performing with him at Coastella,” festival director Gerry Paul said. The workshops are aimed towards senior primary-aged students and focus on teaching the students about the relationship between culture and sound while exploring the fluid gap between traditional and modern perspectives. The students will experience

Rob Thorne has been visiting local schools this week.

the empowering effects of musical improvisation in performance that will translate into everyday living and identity, Gerry said. It also gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation of the arts, as well as the creative process,” he said. Several schools were visited from throughout the district since last Friday and over the last 10 days. Schools visited included Paekākāriki School, Te Ra Waldorf in Raumati, Paraparaumu School, Kapanui School and Te Kura-a-iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano in Ōtaki. Two promising students from each school will then be selected to perform with Rob at Coastella. The opportunity for students to perform alongside professional musicians will contribute to the development of emerging young artists in the Kāpiti community, Gerry said. The community music initiative is made possible thanks to the support of the local area community boards which have helped fund the project. This has enabled the programme to be more affordable for the schools which are participating, Gerry said.

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story about a Waikanae woman’s passion and help for animals around the world is featured in a new book called Fifty-Six Paws or More. Sheila Trainer dictated various aspects of her life, firstly to a Mary Potter Hospice occupational therapist, and then to Friends of Animal Charities volunteer Linda Gill. Sheila never got to see the finished book, as she passed away in 2015, aged in her late 80s. “Sheila was born in Shanghai and she has gone all over the

world helping set up various animal charities,” Linda said. Sheila was battling cancer but while she was in bed, and remembered things, she would dictate to Linda. “I had a lot of notes and papers, and tried to put it together in a timeline. “It took over a year to get everything sorted. “The book has got lots of photographs of her, lots of photographs of animals she rescued, funny bits, sad bits — animals were her life. “If she saw a stray on the side

Friends of Animal Charities volunteers Roslyn Dix, left, with a bag made out of tank top, and Muriel Collar, middle, and Linda Gill with copies of Fifty-Six Paws or More. PHOTO / DAVID HAXTON of the road, whether she was late for work or not, she would rescue it, find a place for it, and pay for it to go to the vet — all kinds of things like that. “She was also in Shanghai during World War II when it was invaded by the Japanese and had

to escape.” Linda felt Sheila would love the book. A copy of Fifty-Six Paws or More is available in the Friends of Animal Charities shop, Maclean St, Paraparaumu, for $20. Sheila was one of the

founding members of the Animal Charities group. “Sheila would be so proud of the achievements carried out by Brenda Cavanagh and Janine Tieman and their team of volunteers,” Shop volunteer Muriel Collar said.

“Over the past four years they have supported many charities throughout New Zealand.” Meanwhile the shop isn’t providing plastic bags anymore, but has created bags out of tank tops which are available for 50c each.

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Cooling China ties will hurt business Trade is a vital part of New Zealand’s economy because we are an island nation that produces way more food than our population can consume — therefore export markets are hugely important. That’s why it’s so concerning to see our relationship with China (one of our biggest trading partners) being strained by the Government’s decisions and policies. Horowhenua and Kāpiti benefits from this relationship as much of our meat, dairy and wood products are shipped there. You can even drink Tuatara beer brewed in Kāpiti in Hong Kong. China is also rapidly becoming one of our largest tourism and export education earners. And many Chinese students can be found in our local colleges. The Chinese Government pricked up its ears up when NZ First foolishly waded into the Chinese Southern Seas debate. The foreign investment changes made by this Government and the recent Huawei decision have also contributed to the relationship chilling. Trade Minister David Parker wasn’t even able to get a meeting with his Chinese counterpart. Concerningly the

The Prime Minister should have visited early last year instead of being given the cold shoulder recently and no invitation looks likely in the near future. This is a big problem. Government doesn’t seem to know what to do because they haven’t put the effort in required to maintain this important relationship. The Prime Minister should have visited early last year instead of being given the cold shoulder recently and no invitation looks likely in the near future. This is a big problem. When National was in government we made sure we navigated problematic areas like human rights and our longstanding opposition to the death penalty — but we also ensured that the communication channels were open when there

were differences that protected both sides trade relationship. In contrast this government has been clumsy and are risking $28 billion of two-way trade in the process. We’re starting to see the effects of their mishandling with China starting to flex their muscles. The sudden cancellation of the opening of the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism festival which had been planned for two years has sent shock waves through the sector. From my perspective China is sending us a message and this will be a big test for the Coalition Government’s diplomacy.

Toxic algae big risk to dogs, swimmers


oxic algae has gone crazy in the Ōtaki River and also been found in the Waikanae River creating a significant health risk to people and animals. Signs are up to alert swimmers and dog owners. KCDC have also sent an alert to all registered dog owners, and attaching a copy of our media release from Thursday. Regional Council have used lots of media channels and social media to let people know about the toxic algae. This is the first time this summer that the Ōtaki River has exceeded guidelines. We are recommending no swimming and that dogs are kept on leashes – the warning will extend from Hautere (where GWRC has a monitoring site) to the Ōtaki River mouth. Rain will wash the toxic algae away but none is predicted over the next seven days. Our top scientist inspected the Otaki Lake and canoe polo pond at Winstone Aggregates and there is no toxic algae in those man-made waterways. A lot of people use both areas, particularly for Waka

Ama, canoe polo, and even a trouting fishing fun day for children last Sunday. TV3 interviewed our scientist and the story was on last Saturday night’s 6pm news. The item provided a really good explanation of why the algae has occurred this summer and how Mother Nature will deal to it when the rain eventually comes and washes the algae downstream and to the ocean’s saltwater. You might be interested in viewing the story on their website. Meanwhile, other environmental concerns from the current dry weather is the increased fire danger across the Wellington region. Our regional parks have unique micro climates which at present are showing a higher risk in some parks than others. The parks with the highest

risk at present are Queen Elizabeth Park, Whitireia Park, Western Hills of Belmont Regional Park, Baring Head, East Harbour, Battle Hill and Akatarawa Forest. If you happen to spot smoke during your daily activities ring 111 and give as much information as possible. Following the spring and early summer growth there is a lot of long dry rank grass around the parks that poses the greatest threat to a fire starting. So GWRC will be adjusting it’s work programme so that work that produces sparks like mowing, chain sawing, scrub bar work, or grinding should be done before 1pm. After this time the increased temperatures, low humidity and local winds raise the risk of a fire starting.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Mixed feelings over Public transport crucial for elderly charging stations Kāpiti is continuing to go electric with Raumati Village’s first electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station installed last week. This is the second charger in a project that will bring nine new EV chargers to the Kāpiti and Horowhenua districts over the coming months. Kāpiti Coast District Council Mayor K Gurunathan says the chargers are a positive move for the district and is optimistic they might bring more than just electricity to the district. “The chargers are also great news for local businesses who should see more custom due to EV drivers.” However, Paraparaumu Raumati Community Board members Guy Burns and Bernie Randall said, “We do not support ratepayers subsidising a privately owned company by giving them council land to use at no cost. “ChargeNet NZ has been gifted two of the best carparks adjacent Margaret and Raumati Roads. These carparks are better used for elderly drivers accessing the local Raumati Beach shops. We wonder if any consultation occurred with local businesses at Raumati Beach, regarding the charging station location? “Also of concern, ChargeNet NZ has been granted $40,000 of ratepayers money to help this

company establish charging stations in the Kāpiti area. “ChargeNet NZ is a private business whose goal is to make a profit. When the matter was discussed at a Paraparaumu Raumati Community Board meeting last year, we voted against the proposal to gift two prime council carparks at Raumati Beach to ChargeNet NZ. “Council should be sticking to the provision of core services, not subsidising private businesses.” Council’s connected communities manager Tania Parata says the Kāpiti/ Horowhenua EV project is the result of a collaborative partnership between ChargeNet (contributing $130,000), Electra ($80,000), the Kāpiti Coast ($40,000) and Horowhenua District ($40,000) Councils, and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). ECCA provided funding ($245,000) through the Low Emission Vehicle Contestable fund. “The EV chargers support the council’s goal of a low carbon economy while strengthening the nationwide recharging network. “The EV chargers not only meet the needs of the Kāpiti and Horowhenua communities but also those visiting our district, for example tourists, shoppers, holidaymakers, and day-

trippers,” she said. “As the technology progresses and EVs become more commonplace around the country, we anticipate that having EV fast changing stations strategically located across our district will influence people’s decision to stop and experience our villages and town centres. This, in turn, will bring economic benefits to our district. “The project’s first EV fast charging station installed at the Paraparaumu Pak’nSave on October 24 has now been used over 400 times. She says the project adds essential infrastructure to the expanding charging network north of Wellington. “Late last year, Waikanae, Paraparaumu/Raumati, and Paekākāriki community boards supported the collaborative initiative after considering the merits of the project. All three community boards agreed to make changes to parking restrictions to ensure two carparks are available for using each EV fast charger in their communities. “Electra is leading the installation of the chargers, while ChargeNet has responsibility for the chargers’ ongoing upkeep and maintenance. In the coming weeks, Waikanae Beach and Paekākāriki Village’s fast chargers will be installed.”

As 2019 progresses, I guess many of us will be thinking about the future especially what might transpire as the year progresses. Those of us who have SuperGold Cards will at some stage be planning trips using these — but we need to plan these trips to fit into the off-peak hours. For some that will mean that we must also carefully plan to use linking services such as buses to fit in with this. I have been speaking with a Paraparaumu resident who finds the “new” bus routes are less helpful that the “old” for her when moving around Kāpiti. As an aside — do those considering the purchase of a home on the Kāpiti Coast also think about whether the homes they are considering happen to be on a bus route? If they plan to make the new home their “forever home” it might be wise to remember that one day they will no longer have a driver’s licence. How will they then manage to get around and keep enjoying activities they currently enjoy? All too often limited ability to get out and about can lead to social isolation and loneliness. Bearing this in mind, I realise that I will not want to become

“housebound” due to no longer being able to drive — so how will I manage to get around? Thinking about this led me to realise that those of us who do not live on a designated bus route are disadvantaged. This then begs the question, especially when buying a property and even if is not likely to be a “forever” home, should you choose a property that is on a bus route? None of us can see into the future but we are bound to want to be able to optimise opportunities that come our way and, in many cases, that will also involve using public transport. There are special services that can bridge the gap but conditions will no doubt apply, meaning that you will need to become very familiar with these services. Kāpiti’s population continues to grow and we do attract a reasonable number of retired persons to our district. Out of interest our population forecast for 2019 is 53,143, and by 2043 the prediction is for 63,685. Let’s hope that local infrastructure will keep up with this increase, after all, we want Kāpiti to always be a great place for us to call home.



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57 Rembrandts show up in Foxton A remastered self-portrait of Rembrandt is part of the exhibition currently at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom in Foxton.

A remastered version of Rembrandt’s Danae shows luminescence not visible in the original painting after nearly 400 years.

By Sadie Beckman Nowhere in the world can you see 57 paintings by Dutch master painter Rembrandt in one place — except in Foxton. While the pictures are digitally remastered versions of the priceless originals, they are nevertheless an incredible experience. Lifesize and cleverly remastered to show the true colours, as they would have looked when they left Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn’s

Amsterdam studio nearly 400 years ago, the pictures are part of a large, international project. The latest digital restoration techniques have been paired with the extensive Rembrandt studies of international art expert Professor Ernst van de Wetering to create the exhibition, which has been curated by Australasia’s foremost Rembrandt specialist, Auckland University head of art history Dr Erin Griffey. The works for the New Zealand tour, of which Foxton is the last destination of 13, were printed on vast sheets of

aluminium by Wellington printing companies that created 3D printed props and scenery for film projects such as The Hobbit. They are of such detail and quality that individual brushstrokes visually pop and the luminescent colours and highlights Rembrandt originally painted, but which have long since faded, can be seen again. Photographic cataloguing of Rembrandts works, scattered across about 80 countries, began in the 1960s, with almost half of the 600 or so known paintings proving to be fake. Around 350 were verified as

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Ruth Holman’s winning image.

Top photos in #lovemybeach After perusing nearly 180 eyecatching submissions, the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s #lovemybeach judging panel has chosen three outstanding photographs as the best in their categories. The competition ran from December through January, and called for photos in three categories: 1. My nature coast — Kristy Leah 2. My favourite Kāpiti sunset — Ruth Holman 3. My Kāpiti beach with friends and whānau — Rachael Hogan “I grew up in Kāpiti and I moved away about 10 years ago when I started a family and moved back two years ago,” said Kristy Leah of her My nature coast winning photo. “I took this photo last year and it really just makes my heart sing — it’s a special photo for so many reasons for me. “It encompasses everything that I wanted to give my girls growing up. “I’m so grateful that you loved it, too, because clearly my love shows through,” Kāpiti Coast District Council Mayor K Gurunathan, Kāpiti

Rachael Hogan’s winning image.

Paige and Kristy Leah, left, Ruth Holman, Roy Hogan (Rachael Hogan’s husband), Kāpiti mayor K Gurunathan. News editor David Haxton, and Air Chathams sales and marketing manager Lyn Cheyne comprised the judging panel. The panel thanked the Kāpiti communities for an overwhelmingly positive response to the competition, showcasing the affection felt for our beaches. Thanks to Air Chathams for providing the prizes which are two return airfares from Kāpiti to Auckland for each winner.

Kristy Leah’s winning image.

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PRESCRIPTIONS Sometimes the best medicine is a dose of physical activity! What is a Green Prescription?

A Green Prescription is written advice from a health professional (usually your doctor or practice nurse) to be ACTIVE and improve your diet. It’s a support service that helps you to improve your health and feel better at the same time. If you need help to get more active and make healthy food choices, speak to your doctor or practice nurse. Your doctor or nurse may refer you because you are overweight, or have a medical condition which is stable, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or depression, and you would benefit from being more active.

How a Green Prescription can help

Being physically active has many benefits. Not only does it make you feel good, it can also help you to: • Feel more confident, happy and relaxed • Have more energy • Improve cholesterol levels • Improve blood sugar levels • Maintain a healthy weight when combined with healthy food choices • Reduce stress, feelings of anxiety and depression • Lower blood pressure • Improve sleeping habits • Keep your bones strong • Cope better with asthma and breathing problems • Increase flexibility, mobility and reduce the pain of arthritis • Reduce the risk of some types of cancer • Reduce the risk of falling

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Ask your doctor or practice nurse about a Green Prescription or phone 0800 ACTIVE (22 84 83). Once you receive your Green Prescription, a trained support person will get in touch and help you get started with a physical activity programme that‘s right for you and talk with you about improving your nutrition. You’ll get help with planning regular physical activity to help you stay active. There’s also the chance to meet and join other people in your community who are choosing to be more active just like you.

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Why Nature Is Therapeutic Humans crave a connection with nature. From gardening and horticulture to taking a stroll through the park or hiking through the mountains, man has found solace in nature for centuries. But with a rapidly deteriorating environment, shortage of open spaces, fear of “stranger-danger” during outdoor playtime, and an emerging culture of technologyobsessed youth, modern life is punctuated by nature deprivation and a disconnect with the world around us. Although quality time in nature is hard to come by, here are a few reasons to make the great outdoors a part of daily life. A Natural High Generations of brilliant minds, naturalists and authors have documented the many benefits of spending time in nature. There is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.” Nature has played an integral role in the quest for happiness and personal fulfillment of many historical figures. There is a strong body of research confirming that direct contact with nature increases mental health and psychological and spiritual development. Benefits include stress reduction, a sense of coherence and belonging, improved self-confidence and self-discipline, and a broader sense of community.


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Array of kites fill the sky with colour Two days of colour splashed across the skies for the annual OĚ„taki Kite Festival held at OĚ„taki Beach on Saturday and Sunday. ROGER SMITH captured some of the action.

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PARK LIFE: Is building a garage worth it? Diana Clement Home buyers like off-road parking and in particular garages. It’s hard to get away from the fact that a garage is a must on many homebuyers’ lists. Sometimes that even means a double garage or internal garage. Not all is lost, however, if there is no garage. It is possible to add them. For some people that means excavating to add an internal garage downstairs. Or they add an internal access garage, usually at the front of the home. Even a standalone Versatilestyle garage can add amenity to

a home. In terms of value, you’re unlikely to make a financial profit, said Property InDepth valuer Rene McLean. The garage may add to the saleability, but you are unlikely to make money. “If there is no garage the next person has the option to do what they want with (the space), which might not be to put a garage on it”. Buyers may not be able to afford the increased purchase price. Sometimes the hardest decision is how to use your building coverage between your dwelling sleepouts, garaging or other ancillary buildings, said Envivo planning consultant James Hook. A garage isn’t always the most efficient use of the space,

Hook said. Adding a garage can come with a number of considerations that the public may not expect. That starts with building consent. “The key consideration is building coverage on the site.” The Auckland Unitary Plan restricts coverage to 40 per cent or 45 per cent of the site, depending on which zone the property is in. If the site coverage exceeds the unitary plan rules there may be a need for resource consent as well. “There are other planning considerations for the placement and positioning of your garage, including planning considerations around accessing the garage and manoeuvring in and out of

the garage.” For example if there are four or more on-site parking spaces or the garage is more than 30m distance from a road there is a requirement for a turning space. There are rules around the slope of that turning area, which means that manoeuvring space can be gently sloping, but not steep. In some cases it’s necessary to build retaining walls, which comes with additional engineering requirements if the wall is more than 1.5m high or supporting a load. Add to that the turning space combined with the roof area of the garage may result in the need for drainage/storm water work to be done, says Hook. “Council sets a maximum

limit on the amount of the roof and paved area on a site. “In the instance where you exceed that limit you may need to involve an engineer to design a storm water management system.” In some instances that might mean the need for onsite storm water management, which comes at additional cost if the water cannot be routed into the public storm water system. Although it sounds onerous to add a garage, people do it regularly. Hook says two thirds to three quarters of new garages in Auckland are unlikely to need additional design. But it’s worth consulting early on to ensure what you want to do can be done. — OneRoof

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17 Douglas Street, Paraparaumu Beach Buyer Enquiry From $1,250,000 5



REF: K3875

A PRIME DOUGLAS STREET - HOME AND GARDEN Wellington Interior designer Vanessa Webb has created a beach abode, that sets a cool and calming mood for people who love entertaining at the beach. This is prime coastal Real Estate and is set within a quiet back laneway with its lush semi tropical vegetation, its Norfolk Pines and Pohutukawa, and the sparkling back drop of turquoise waters. Nestled quietly into its landscape within the Golden Triangle, lies a home with an interior that has graced the pages of both "NZ House and Garden", and "Your Home and Garden" magazines. This is a property not to be judged by its outward appearance, but more by the creative hand of its owners who have taken the simple and turned it into something very beautiful. From the elevated entry point you will discover an interior that offers 2 living spaces, a central kitchen, 4/5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an enormous wrap around sundeck, and landscaped gardens below. The over size master bedroom sits on the private upper level with its en-suite, and a beautiful semi enclosed evening deck that draws the sea breezes and frames the magnificent ocean view. A terraced lower garden delivers a mix of adult entertaining spaces, an outdoor spa pool, the BBQ, a childs swing and play area, and 2 single garages with a large work shop. John Sinnett P 04 904 4205 M 027 445 1226 E

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Kapiti's Premier Real Estate Agency 28 Glen Road, Raumati South BEO $590,000 | Tender Closes 4pm Wednesday 13/03/19 at 345 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach. 3



Family Home, Beach Location! A solid 1970"s weatherboard home in popular Raumati South where cafes, schools and the beach are all within walking distance. Set over 2 levels the home enjoys a sunny aspect and offers 3 double bedrooms, rumpus room or 4th bedroom (currently used as an office, the possibilities are endless), family bathroom, 2 toilets, internal access garage with workshop plus off street parking. The bright kitchen and dining room flow through to the living room with cozy woodburner for the cooler months. With the living room opening to the west facing deck for enjoying the outdoors or the elevated garden with a spacious area for those summer BBQ's, there is plenty of room for all the family. Keen gardeners will relish the opportunity that the garden offers for further development and the views from the top, including Kapiti Island are great! This home has a lot to offer in a very special part of the Kapiti coast. Offered for sale by Tender closing on 13th March 2019 at 4pm.

Tonia Kingi P 04 904 4216 M 021 108 4500 E

REF: K3876

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A Townhouse in a cul de sac Location 45A Callender Terrace is situated in a cul de sac street and is a 1980's weatherboard home offering two bedrooms + study, a renovated kitchen, good sized lounge room with a wood burner. The main bathroom has dual access and a double garage with internal entry. The floor area is 180 square meters and is situated on a cross leased title. Enough lawn and garden to maintain your interest while relaxing on the extensive decking offering great outdoor living. There is extra rooms/space for storage and family needs. Close to Paraparaumu Beach School. If this sounds like you, please call Rose Hu 0275 705423 to arrange a viewing. Don't hesitate act now before it's too late.

Rose Hu M 027 5705423 E

REF: K3872


345 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach | P 04 904 5560

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6 Hadleigh Crt, Paraparaumu Buyer Enquiry From $685,000




REF: K3873


REF: K3878

The Pride of Hudson Place

Sunny, Central Family Home

Exclusivity is the key, with limited opportunity to purchase within this super central new sub-division, this is the ultimate in family living. Brand new build, offering large living spaces which are light and sunny, generous bedroom sizes, exquisite bathrooms, the fabulous kitchen comes complete with a large scullery, this home features a fantastic floor plan, fabulous indoor/outdoor connection, masses of storage and an uncompromised attention to detail. Perfectly situated to be super central to everything busy families need, walk to school & Paraparaumu College, public transport.

This very centrally located much loved family home is impeccably presented & has great sun and privacy. Offering 3 double bedrooms, plus a office or bedroom 4, family bathroom with separate toilet plus ensuite, smart modern kitchen with masses or storage options, spacious living with cosy wood burner fire, indoor/outdoor flow to lovely entertaining area & fully fenced lawn for children and pets, internal access garaging with additional parking for a caravan/boat/trailer. An absolutely gorgeous home, close to walk to Paraparaumu College, sports park & transport.

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Jill Lampitt P 04 904 4211 M 027 2477 769 E

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Tender Closes 4pm Saturday 30/03/19 at 345 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach.




REF: K3864


REF: K3880

Sunny, Private, Spacious

The Classic Reno

Configured with 3 bedrooms plus large office, very spacious living, light filled sociable kitchen, sun drenched semi enclosed outdoor entertaining, 2 bathrooms (incl master ensuite), elegant formal entrance hall & seamless indoor/outdoor flow to private sunny outdoor entertaining. Add on secure off street parking for a boat/caravan, internal access 2 car garage, water bore garden irrigation & a super sunny corner section with views across to the Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve. Living here is easy!

Calling all Investor's DIYer's & Builders! Renew the potential of this original condition 1949 residence & reap the reward. Currently configured as 2 double bedrooms & bathroom, generously proportioned living & dining with French doors to gardens & lovely coastal views, a large traditional style breakfast kitchen with original cabinetry, the study/office opens out to the veranda. On the lower level there is a garage, laundry, shower & second toilet. The freehold title section offers enormous potential having beautiful established trees & lovely Kapiti Island & sea views.

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7 Kingswood Grove, Raumati Beach BEO $510,000 | Tender Closes 4pm Thursday 14/03/19 at 345 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach.




REF: K3881


REF: K3882

Sun, Space and Views!

100% Pure Potential- Raumati Beach

Nestled against the lovely Hemi Metanga native bush setting, this solid & wellconstructed home is meticulously presented & positioned to enjoy stunning coastal & Kapiti Island views from almost every window. The spacious interior features light & large living/dining with private balcony to enjoy the sunsets, a lovely kitchen with masses of storage & bench space, 3 double bedrooms, large office/sewing room (lower ground floor), 3 bathrooms (incl one ensuite), generous internal access garaging, European style gas central heating (radiators) system, cosy wood burner fire & separate laundry.

This 1970' classic home offers the astute buyer an exceptional opportunity to renovate & create their own wonderful home or investment property. Strategic Raumati Beach cul de sac location, currently configured in the classic 70's style with 3 bedrooms, an original bathroom with separate toilet, wonderfully spacious open plan living/dining & a very big kitchen, easy indoor/outdoor flow to sunny & private decked entertaining, plus the bonus of a very generous size second living/studio or 4th bedroom with a shower & a second toilet - ideal for teens/extended family.

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Jill Lampitt P 04 904 4211 M 027 2477 769 E

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35B Donovan Road, Paraparaumu Beach

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BEO $590,000 | Deadline Closes 4pm Wednesday 20/02/19 at 345 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $445,000 | Deadline Closes 4pm Tuesday 26/02/19 at 345 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach




REF: K3877

REF: K3850

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This beautiful home is very privately positioned within a beautiful landscaped garden setting & has been lovingly refurbished by the current owners with quality chattels throughout. Features include: Light & sunny spacious living, smart open plan kitchen, second split level living/family room, traditional timber features, cosy wood burner fire, excellent indoor/outdoor flow to sun drenched north west facing decks, 3 double bedrooms, master with beautiful ensuite, smart family bathroom & sun drenched north west facing decks. This is a warm & quiet environment with plenty of space.

Make your dreams come true! This is a great opportunity to purchase a dream site for an exceptional executive residence in a very special & exclusive Waikanae location. You will fall in love with the picture perfect lifestyle setting, your dream build inspired by the synergy of the astoundingly beautiful panoramic views of the Kapiti Coast, Kapiti Island, countryside surrounds & fantastic sunsets, all of which this very special & uniquely positioned rear section of around 1.9860Ha will give you! Concept building design plans & contour survey reports are available to potential buyers.

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345 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach | P 04 904 5560

Jill Lampitt P 04 904 4211 M 027 2477 769 E

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Kapiti's Premier Real Estate Agency 14 Tiromoana Road, Raumati South

55 Waipunahau Road, Waikanae

BEO $610,000 | Tender Closes 3pm Thursday 21/03/19 at 345 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach.

BEO $799,000 | Tender Closes 4pm Thursday 21/03/19 at 345 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach.






REF: K3870


REF: K3865

Refurbished Raumati South Classic

All day sun and space to play!

Full refurbishment includes new bathroom, kitchen, wall linings, insulation, rewiring, infinity hot water & gas cooking. Well styled with quality fittings, the kitchen, dining & living areas enjoy a view of the private deck, seating area, & coastal garden. There's even space to have chickens & boxed plots to grow veggies. Simply relax & enjoy a stroll to the beach, bike ride to the village cafes, or spend time in the yard gardening or tinkering in the garage. You could easily make the commute then come home to your permanent holiday near the sea. This is character living at its best.

Just two-years-old, this quality 3-bedroom home, (main with en-suite & walk in wardrobe) was built with comfort in mind. A huge open plan kitchen boasts a large pantry, scullery. Space to entertain, with open plan living & dining. Hidden gems include solar panels, underfloor heating in tiled areas, study nook and double garaging with internal access. Your guests will be impressed. Fully fenced and providing a covered seating area, a haven for children, pets or to strike up a garden. Enjoy views of Hemi Matenga, in this private sun-soaked spot. A perfect place to home your family.

Paul Scrimshaw P 04 9045560 M 0275866697 E

Paul Scrimshaw P 04 9045560 M 0275866697 E

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17/72 Rimu Road, Raumati Beach Buyer Enquiry From $415,000 2


We will be at our Open Homes this Sunday, looking forward to meeting you and being of assistance.

Brent Longstaff Chris Packer John Sinnett Rose Hu Tonia Kingi


Bretta Jarden David Pollock Lynda Price Steve Manson

Bruce Sutherland Jill Lampitt Paul Scrimshaw Terry Smith

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Friday 22nd February 2019 KAPITI (PAEKAKARIKI - OTAKI) 11:00 - 12:00

17/72 Rimu Road, Raumati Beach

BEO $415,000

REF: K3871

1:00 - 2:00

17 Douglas Street, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $1,250,000

REF: K3875 REF: K3882

Sunday 24th February 2019 REF: K3871 RETIRE IN STYLE - TO BEAUTIFUL RIMU VILLAGE Rimu Village has long been desired for its beautifully laid out grounds, its proximity to Coastlands, and the fact it is a unit title complex which protects the owners investment. This means that other than the monthly body corporate management levy, the owners capital and equity is not eroded, and in time you should enjoy normal capital growth cycles without financial penalty. The complex consists of 30 modest townhouses, and 2 freestanding homes of a larger nature. On offer today is unit 17 which is 1 of the 2 freestanding homes, and at 117m2 enjoys a sunny North aspect with single garaging.

John Sinnett P 04 904 4205 M 027 445 1226 E

Open Home - Fri/Sun 11.00 - 12.00pm


345 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach | P 04 904 5560

10:00 - 10:30

7 Kingswood Grove, Raumati Beach

BEO $510,000

11:00 - 12:00

17/72 Rimu Road, Raumati Beach

BEO $415,000

11:00 - 11:30

20 Tainui Street, Raumati Beach


12:00 - 12:30

35B Donovan Road, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $590,000

REF: K3877

12:00 - 12:45

55 Waipunahau Road, Waikanae

BEO $799,000

REF: K3865

12:30 - 1:00

28 Glen Road, Raumati South

BEO $590,000

REF: K3876

1:00 - 1:30

278 Manly Street, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $680,000

REF: K3864

1:00 - 1:45

14 Tiromoana Road, Raumati South

BEO $610,000

REF: K3870

1:00 - 2:00

17 Douglas Street, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $1,250,000

REF: K3875

1:00 - 1:30

64 Eatwell Avenue, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $675,000

REF: K3841

2:00 - 2:30

6 Hadleigh Crt, Paraparaumu

BEO $685,000

REF: K3878

2:00 - 2:30

7A Wood Leigh, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $925,000

REF: K3847

2:30 - 3:00

13 Akatarawa Road, Reikorangi, Waikanae

By Negotiation

REF: K3818

3:00 - 3:30

45A Callender Terrace, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $490,000

REF: K3872

3:00 - 3:30

53 Waimea Road, Waikanae Beach

BEO $595,000

REF: K3859

4:00 - 4:30

11 Tapuhikura Street, Waikanae

BEO $920,000

REF: K3574

4:00 - 4:30

12 Kotuku Drive, Paraparaumu Beach

BEO $675,000

REF: K3862

4:45 - 5:15

22 Hudson Place, Paraparaumu

BEO $895,000

REF: K3873

REF: K3871 REF: K3880

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

290 Te Moana Road, Waikanae

SIXTIES STYLE, CONTEMPORARY QUALITY If you can spot the difference between this extensively rebuilt 60's bungalow and a brand-new build then you've got better eyesight than we have! Looking stunning following re-plumbing, re-wiring, full-insulation, double-glazing and decor that looks like the interior designers were given free reign, a blank cheque and told to go for it. Galley kitchen features label appliances and custom-style cabinets that look like they have been just been installed. Pushed & pulled to open out lounge, dining and north-facing decking with a second central deck off the master. Assuredly a home that will hold its own against far more recent builds for quality, design and appointments with the added underlying confidence of time-tested construction.Fully fenced, gated and saturated in sunshine on a full sized lawn with lockable garaging and extra parking. Tenders close 2pm Thursday 7th March 2019 (not selling prior).


BEO $620,000 3 1 2 1 832 Viewing: Sunday 1:00 - 1:30pm Ref: TPWK5592

Grant Longstaff Real Estate Consultant

M 027 247 4724 P 04 293 7273 E

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


23 Mckenzie Avenue, Raumati South

Mammoth on McKenzie Do you want ocean views and space for the family? I think weve found the one! The large open plan dining/living area with epic views of Kapiti Island and polished concrete floors will leave you breathless. This area is large enough to entertain the masses tied in with the spacious, modern and well laid out kitchen. All 5 bedrooms have double wardrobes and link off to a deck or outdoor patio area. The master and second bedroom have sea views. Both bathrooms are ultra modern complete with separate toilets, high end finishes and funky design. The downstairs living could work as a cinema room/kids lounge. All complete with a double garage and room for off street parking. There is the option of dividing the house in 2. Come and check out this stunner on Sunday at the Open Home!


By Negotiation 5 2 2 2 390 859 Viewing: Sunday 3:30 - 4:00pm Ref: TPWK5409

Karl Matakatea Salesperson

P 021 0254 6031 E

Chris Judd

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

M 022 675 3868 E


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

3 Winara Avenue, Waikanae Tender

A SECLUDED SUBURBAN SANCTUARY Enjoy grand designs with a gorgeous garden where architecture combines with artistry in this beautiful batten and board home designed by acclaimed artist Paul Hanrahan. Contemporary kitchen connects to dining and lounge spilling to immensely private patios and a semi-enclosed conservatory for sunny or sheltered outdoor living options. The garden is a restful oasis where you can relax amid abundant birdlife or take a sedate evening stroll through cobbled pathways to a separate alfresco dining platform. Evoking a sense of immense seclusion, this serene suburban retreat is in fact only an approximate 650m walk to the supermarkets, amenities, train station, school and the pristine Hemi-Matenga nature track. Tender 14th March 2019 @ 2.00pm ( Will not be sold prior). Viewing: Sunday 3:00 - 3:30pm Ref: TPWK5546





Karen Fahey


M 021 143 4619 E


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

4 Dittmer Street, Otaki Buyer Enquiry Around $440,000


When some properties come to the market, you just know that buyers will fall in love with them - 4 Dittmer Street is certainly one of these homes! The 1960' s design has stood the test of time with it's well presented modern feel & contemporary decor. Features include solid construction, a family friendly interior, a free-standing wood burner, DVS ventilation system, 4 bedrooms, a family bathroom with separate shower & bath and a separate laundry room. The flat fully fenced section boasts appealing low maintenance gardens, a stand-alone garage/workshop & ample off-street parking. A top location on the popular Plateau and just around the corner from the Waitohu Primary school. A very attractive & complete family home - don't miss out and see for yourself!

Viewing: Sunday 12:00 - 12:30pm Ref: TPOT5565







Brendon Heenan

Salesperson & Otaki/Horowhenua Franchise Owner M 0274 792 772 P 0800 87 68254 E

17 Millhaven Place, Otaki Buyer Enquiry Around $485,000


What a fantastic opportunity to purchase a solid brick home in such a handy and central location. Fully fenced, landscaped and features sunny decking areas that are perfect to relax with a drink and admire your low maintenance garden. A family friendly home with open plan living and dining, a generous kitchen with plenty of storage and bench space, three double bedrooms - master bedroom and dining area has easy access out to your fabulous decking area, an internal access double garage and a single carport. A tidy property that has the potential for you to stamp your mark, make it your own and reap the rewards. Buyer Enquiry Around $485,000

Viewing: Sunday 12:00 - 12:30pm Ref: TPOT5501







Brendon Heenan

Salesperson & Otaki/Horowhenua Franchise Owner M 0274 792 772 P 0800 87 68254 E




Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


14 Kakapo Court, Paraparaumu Beach BEO $795,000

FAMILY SIZED WHOPPERTUNITY ! Amply sized for family & guests but now facing an empty nest, our downsizing vendors move aside so you can enjoy a huge 330sqm purpose-built family home. Filled with light, a well-appointed kitchen benefits from fully integrated dining room enhanced by twin lounges & family room providing options for entertaining or total family harmony. Elevated positioning in a no-exit street assures peace & privacy plus some fabulous views with the added convenience of a short-cut to Paraparaumu College for the kids. Sized to impress with scope to refresh so do not miss a family feast that is big & bold & priced to be sold!

Viewing: Sunday 12:00 - 12:30pm Ref: TPWK5533







Liam Martin

Real Estate Consultant M 0276 842 030 E

CALL LIAM ON 027 684 2030


0800 663 243 |


Kapiti Realty Limited - licensed under REAA 2008

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Open HOme: Sunday 2.00 - 2.30pm

WHaT’S HiDinG BEHinD THE FEnCE? A fantastic family home, that’s what! This property has been perfect for this young family and it can be perfect for you too. Great off street parking, double garage and fully fenced starts the list off with tick, tick, tick! Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac there won’t be any traffic racing through to worry about so you can relax on the sunny deck and watch the children play. The three bedrooms with built in wardrobes provide plenty of sleeping space and the walk through living / dining- kitchen is when the special memories will be made. Properties in this price range are hard to find so if you are looking for houses in the $400,000 range then come and throw your hat in the ring for 3 Robert Grove. Call me now for a private viewing or I’ll see you at the open homes on Sunday @2pm. it is being sold by deadline closing on 3rd march @ 5pm One agency, shop 2, 23 amohia Street, paraparaumu

John Crocker 021 883 566






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Wednesday, February 20, 2019


04 212 6294 |

KAPITI REALTY open hoMe: sunDay 3.00 - 3.30

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LOW MAInTenAnCe DeLIGHT! The time has come for this much loved brick and tile delight to change hands. lovingly lived in and maintained by the same owner for the past 22 years just goes to show what a fantastic property this is! hadleigh Court is a wonderful, quiet, cul-de-sac situated in the heart of Paraparaumu and minutes away from the local high school. Boasting a great feel and ow to the house it incorporates indoor living, with its cosy wood burner as well as an enticing entertaining area that just spills out of the kitchen/dining room into the glorious all day sun. 3 bedrooms with ample storage is just the right ďŹ t for the medium sized family.

John Crocker

i am not expecting this to be around long and has a short call deadline sale so you have to be in it to win it!!! if you are in the $500,000 - $600,000 price range market then this is for you!

021 883 566

Call me for a private viewing time on 021883566 or come along to the open homes on sundays @ 3pm. Deadline closes on 3rd March 2019 @ 5pm - one agency, shop2, 23 amohia street paraparaumu


One wise choice when selling your home






call John today on 021 883 566 Kapiti Realty Limited - licensed under REAA 2008

21st February


Slovenian hopes focus for World Prayer Day World Day of Prayer (WDP) is being observed on Friday March 1 with this years’ service being prepared by women in Slovenia. World Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 120 countries with services being held all around New Zealand and three services held in Kāpiti. All are welcome to attend with services at Waikanae Uniting Church and Coast Community Church in Paraparaumu at 1.30pm followed by a third service at Raumati Uniting Church at 7.30pm. The service will include stories of women in Slovenia with attendees

invited to reflect and pray in unity with them. From one of the smallest and youngest countries in Europe, they have prepared this year's service and they encourage us to reflect on the barriers they have faced since the end of World War II when their country was part of Yugoslavia. They share the challenges they have met and the hopes they have for the future. World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church organisation which enables us to hear the thoughts of peopel from all parts of the world, their hopes, concerns and prayers.

27th February

STAN & OLLIE (PG) 1hr 38mins

Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can’t quite shake the spectre of their past coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

STAN & OLLIE (PG) 1hr 38mins THU: 10:15am, 8:30pm FRI: 12:30pm, 4:45pm SAT: 12:30pm, 4:45pm SUN: 12:45pm, 4:30pm MON: 12:45pm, 4:45pm TUE: 12:15pm, 4:30pm WED: 12:45pm, 4:30pm COLETTE (PG) 1hr 52mins THU: 12:00pm FRI: 2:00pm, 6:30pm SAT: 12:30pm, 6:30pm SUN: 2:30pm, 6:15pm MON: 12:15pm, 6:30pm TUE: 10:15am, 6:15pm WED: 2:30pm, 6:15pm BORDER (R16-SS) 1hr 50mins THU: 2:00pm FRI: 6:15pm SAT: 6:15pm SUN: 6:30pm MON: 6:15pm TUE: 6:30pm WED: 6:30pm CAPHARNAUM (M-VLDR) 2hrs 3mins SAT: 10:15am MON: 8:15pm TUE: 10:15am BEN IS BACK (M-DL) 1hr 43mins FRI: 10:15am SUN: 12:00pm MON: 10:15am TUE: 4:30pm WED: 12:00pm GREEN BOOK (M-L) 2hrs 10mins THU: 1:00pm FRI: 2:15pm, 8:30pm SAT: 2:30pm, 8:30pm SUN: 2:00pm, 8:15pm MON: 2:30pm, 8:30pm TUE: 2:00pm, 8:15pm WED: 2:00pm, 8:15pm MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (M) 2hrs 4mins THU: 3:30pm FRI: 4:00pm SAT: 4:00pm SUN: 4:15pm MON: 2:15pm TUE: 2:15pm WED: 4:15pm THE FAVOURITE (R-13) 2hrs 1min THU: 10:30am FRI: 10:15am SAT: 10:15am SUN: 10:30am MON: 10:30am WED: 10:30am BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (M-OL.SR.DR) 2hrs 14mins FRI: 8:15pm SAT: 8:15pm WED: 8:30pm A STAR IS BORN (M-S.OL.D) 2hrs 16mins SUN: 8:30pm WED: 8:30pm THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD (R16-GCD) 1hr 39mins FRI: 12:15pm SAT: 2:15pm SUN: 10:15am MON: 4:30pm TUE: 12:30pm WED: 10:15am

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Tea & Tales - Join us for morning tea and share an hour of stories from our collection. 10.30-11.45am Thursday, February 21 Waikanae Memorial Hall. Waikanae Estuary Care Group - Working Bee weed releasing of native plants. Saturday 23 February 9.00am – 12 noon. Meet at the Hadfield Pl entrance to the reserve Paraparaumu Beach - look for the WECG Flag. Morning Tea provided. Wear clothes appropriate to the activity and weather. Some tools and gloves are provided. Postponements are announced on the day on Beach FM radio. Join the Kapiti branch of the Ulysses Club on our ride to Whanganui River Road and the Paraparas. Picnic lunch required. Register at Poets to the People - Robert Harris Cafe, Coastlands. Paraparaumu Sunday 24th February 4-6 pm Guest Poet Nicola Easthope Open mic. first $5 Koha. Many thanks to Gail Lewis at our new Venue! All welcome, bring one poem of your own if you’d like to read at the open mic. Woodwork Woodturning - Starts Monday 25th February then each Monday for 7 weeks. 6.30-9.30pm. $10 per week. Kapiti College Technology Block. Bookings essential. Let’s get calm - Seated Yoga with Swami (Yoga in daily life). Koha. On Mondays 11.15am at Te Ara Korowai Wellbeing Centre, 1 Weka Rd, Raumati Beach. 04 2996981 Enterprising at 50Plus - Kapiti Horowhenua Network Meeting – A new network for people who at 50 Plus have started a business, or intend to start their own business. Come along and share ideas, lessons learned and get support from those who have been through the journey. Monday 25th Feb, 6-8pm, Waikanae Baptist Church Meeting Room. For more information call Adrian on 027 479 1576. Soroptimist Kapiti - is starting their fundraising early this year with a movie evening at the Event Cinema in Coastlands on Wed 27 February. We will be showing “Colette” which has had some great reviews. To buy tickets ($20.00) email or phone Barbara (902 0107) or Dianne (902 3274). Introduction & Workshop - Transmission Meditation - Tuesday 26 February 2019. A simple group meditation & dynamic service to the world and personal spiritual development. 7pm – 9pm Kōwhai Room Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre 15 Ngahina Street Paraparaumu. Free. (04) 976 34 91.

Immigrants learn about Māori culture at event Citizens Advice Bureau Kāpiti is hosting an information session to help new immigrants get a better understanding of Māori culture, writes the bureau’s David Robertson.


magine moving to a new country where you have no friends or family, no knowledge of the culture or perhaps even the language and don’t understand who can advise you on accessing basic services. This is the daunting prospect for many new migrants to Kāpiti. When you arrive there are two cultures and languages that you need to understand. It is often hard for Kiwis to get a good understanding of Māori language so it could be doubly hard for new migrants. You are invited to a pōwhiri at school and asked to take part in waiata. You may be asked to provide koha. What does this mean to a new arrival who thought English was the prevailing language. Immigration New Zealand has contracted Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand (CABNZ) to assist new migrants to settle in successfully. To help new migrants better understand Māori culture Citizens Advice Bureau Kāpiti (CABK) is holding an information session and lunch on Saturday March 9, 11am-1pm in the Rimu Room, upstairs in Coastlands, Paraparaumu. The lunch is free and open to all migrant groups or individuals. It’s an opportunity for new migrants to meet a local Māori leader who can help them understand Māori history and culture.

It is often hard for Kiwis to get a good understanding of Māori language so it could be doubly hard for new migrants. Gwen Greenham is a respected teacher and elder. She will trace the history of Māori migration, and provide advice on language, customs and tradition. There will be time for questions. It’s also an opportunity for new migrants to meet with volunteers from CABK and how we can assist them to integrate successfully. We already have good contact with many migrant groups but hope to reach individuals or smaller groups of new migrants who may have arrived more recently. Over the past three years CABK has held information sessions for new migrants covering a range of topics including employment, health, education and Immigration.We recognise how hard it is for migrants to understand all the services and information that may be available. CABK provides a person-to-person service to all its clients which is most helpful to new migrants. Being able to talk to a real person is a rarity these days and is a key part of what makes the CABK service unique. We can also access direct lines to a number of government departments to get immediate assistance, which is not easily available to everyone. We understand that new migrants really appreciate the chance to talk to

Coastmasters Toastmasters Club Looking to develop your public speaking skills? Join us Tuesday, 26 February at 7:30pm at the Te Newhanga Kapiti Community Centre, Ngahina St., Paraparaumu. Meetings are every other Tuesday. All welcome. For more information phone 021 298 1298. Let’s Get Creative and Connected You don’t have to be arty. Creative writing, healthy living, arts and crafts. Mondays to Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm. At Te Ara Korowai wellbeing centre. 1 Weka Rd, Raumati Beach. Koha. All welcome come along join us see what we do. The Otaki Genealogy Meeting 28th February 7.30pm Supper Room Memorial Hall Otaki. Topic: Any Discoveries, Projects, or DNA Surprises? We would love to hear about them. All Welcome. The Kapiti Horticulture Society - our local garden club will be holding their AGM at the Community Centre in Ocean Road on Friday March 1st at 7pm. There will be the usual raffles, competitions and sales tables. New visitors welcome, gold coin entrance. Kapakapanui Lions Club - Charity Bowls Day for Mary Potter Hospice Kapiti. Saturday 9 March 10am start. Kapiti Bowling Club, 1 Matatua Road Raumati Beach. 3 x 1hr 20 min mixed progressive triples gala. Prizes for first 3 in each category. BBQ Lunch and afternoon tea included. Raffles. No experience needed just flat soled shoes (no heels). Register with Roger Matthews 04 297 1209 or 027 435 0825. New Migrants Lunch and Information Session Maori History and Culture, Citizens Advice Bureau Kapiti, Saturday 9 March. 11.00am to 2.00pm, Rimu Room, upstairs in Coastlands, Paraparaumu. Free entry and lunch provided no need to book just turn up on the day. Phone 298 4944 or email Get Crafty - Learn a new craft at each session. For more information please email 10.30 – 11.30am Friday, February 22 Otaki Library. Time for a Yarn - Enjoy a 'cuppa' while we work on our yarn craft projects, share ideas, tips and patterns. 10.15 – 11.15am Wednesday, February 27 Paraparaumu Library. All event details must be received by 5 on the Friday before the next edition of the paper. Email to Also listen to Newstalk ZB for community notices.






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To enter into the draw to win, email and put COASTELLA in the subject line. Also entries can be dropped in to our office at 130 Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu (above Bin Inn). Nominate yourself or a friend.

Entries close Friday 22nd February 12 noon.

someone in person about their problems. Although there’s now a wealth of information available online, someone new to New Zealand needs help to work out how that information relates to them, and that’s where we can help. We provide a person-to-person advice service that is independent, confidential and free of charge. Last year CABK handled over 3700 enquires. Some of the most common types of enquires we dealt with included legal advice (provided through the Whitireia Community Law Centre), rental housing, family relationships and separations and problems with goods and services which are not to the required standard. CABK volunteers have access to an enormous amount of information, and we want to make sure this gets to new migrants in our community. We hope by attending the lunch new migrants will learn more about the Māori migration and Māori language and culture. CABK can assist them to benefit from that information as well as get support from real people in their own community. ■ For further advice about the lunch or if you wish to talk to someone about any issue just call into CABK upstairs at Coastlands weekdays from 9am to 4pm or phone 04 298 4944, email kā

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Discuss local history at Historical Society talk The Kāpiti Historical Society’s first open talk of the year is from local historian John Robinson entitled From Waikanae to Waitara. This will look at the link between Kāpiti and Taranaki in the 1840s when Te Atiawa under Wiremu Kingi, Ihaia Kirikumara, Te Teira, and other leaders returned to their traditional tribal lands. Disputes over whether to sell land led to feuding and fighting among different Taranaki Māori groups and led to the

Kapiti Gallery “Walk in the Bush” A themed exhibition by Society members Now on until 17th March 192 Matai Rd, Raumati Beach

Ph 04 9028549

Wiremu Kingi by Gottfried Lindauer. Summer hours 10am-4pm

Club Vista

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

Members draw 7pm, Open Mic Night from 7.30pm

• Friday

Jokers Wild at 7pm, Karaoke from 7.30pm

• Saturday

The Robbie Show from 7.30pm

• Monday

Cards-500 1pm, Housie 7.30pm

• Tuesday

Members Draws 6.30pm

“Creating success together”

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

The society was revived in late 2018 after five years in recess.

Taranaki War breaking out in 1860. The talk is on Tuesday Feb 26 at 7.30pm

at the Kāpiti Uniting Church, 10 Weka Rd, Raumati Beach. The society was revived in late 2018 after five years in recess. Three meetings were held, with interesting talks on local history. Mr Robinson spoke on tribal reconciliation in 1840, Larry Keim talked about the Marines who came to the area in 1942-43 and Anthony Dreaver pondered on Paraparaumu history. All welcome — gold coin koha entry.


Bill Randles, Pastor Believers in Grace Fellowship Marion, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

• An international Bible Teacher founded Believers in Grace Fellowship in Marion, Iowa in 1982 after resigning as a Word-Faith Pastor. • Accomplished author of numerous teaching and discernment books and videos: Making War in the Heavenlies, Weighed & Found Wanting, Beware the New Prophets, Born from Above, Mending the Nets, Creation Fall & the Hope of Redemption, A Sword on the Land (The Muslim World in Bible Prophecy) and his latest book God Remembers The Visions and Words of the Prophet Zechariah. • Regularly tours South Africa, England, Australia and New Zealand also visited Nigeria, Zimbabwe, India, Russia and the Philippines preaching the gospel and contending earnestly for the faith.

Starting 25th February 2019 then each Monday for 7 weeks

- Believers in Grace Ministries Promoter and Sponsor of 9th New Zealand Tour 2019 - Topics War on the Saints: Last Days Deceptions and Prophecy


Lunch 12-2.30pm Tues to Sun, Dinner Tues to Sun from 5pm 32 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach. Ph. 298 4031

Sunday 3rd March, 7.30pm Ocean Road Community Centre 45 Ocean Road PARAPARAUMU BEACH

Contact: Peter East (021) 131 9455 A Love offering will be collected for Believers in Grace Ministries

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Crowds dig deep for Red Cross

Kapiti Red Cross volunteer Beth Vince and local resident Ali Nash at the Paraparaumu Beach Saturday Market.

SUNDAYY SERVICE 10am with Communion

Waikanae Churches CAFÉ CHURCH ANGLICAN Revd Tim Bustin Tel: 904 3018 ST LUKE’S, ELIZABETH ST SUNDAY: 8am – Holy Communion 10am – Connect Family Service ST MICHAEL’S, RANGIHIROA ST SUNDAY: 9.30am – Sung Eucharist ST ANDREW’S, REIKORANGI SUNDAY: 9.15am – Holy Communion

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

902 3895 | 904 3606 Member of Acts churches NZ

UNITING PARISH Minister Rev. Cornelia Grant Tel: 902-5809 Ngapaki Street 9.15am Service: Playgroup Fridays 9.30am


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

Youth & Children’s Programmes g s, All Welcome 57 Hinemoa St, Paraparaumu Ph. 04 293 6900 or 04 297 2723 for more info

OTAKI (Mill Rd) | 11.00am WAIKANAE (Ngaio Rd) | 9.15am 2nd Sunday of the month at Otaki

Café Church 11am

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


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 A Christ exalting family fellowship

Te Ope Whakaora

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

New Zealand Red Cross members in Kāpiti collected close to $1000 from shoppers at a recent Paraparaumu Beach Saturday Market to support Red Cross activities, including the response to the fires in the Tasman district. “Once again, Kāpiti residents have shown their generosity in support of others and we are very grateful to the

people who donated so much in a few short hours,” Kāpiti Red Cross branch chairwoman Wendy Smith said. “Our experienced disaster and welfare support team members were on the ground quickly, helping with the first wave of evacuations. “Since then they have been making sure people are linked with the services they need,

helping distribute food, toiletries and other basic supplies, and providing a friendly listening ear to anyone who needs it. “The impact that disasters like this have on mental health and wellbeing often outlast the physical effects, and all New Zealand Red Cross disaster response teams have been specially trained to provide basic psychosocial support.”

Art supports equestrians The Kāpiti Equestrian and Vaulting Club has another fundraiser coming up to support the team of young women going to the Netherlands in July to compete at the FEI Junior World Vaulting Championships. Holding an art show called Vault at Raumati South Memorial Hall, the show will feature over 25 artists including Greg Chaston, Marianne Muggeridge, JoAnna Mere, Jenny Shearer and many more. “We asked the best artists of the region to be a part of the show,” Mariana Collette said. “They sell their work, then we take a gallery commission rate which goes towards the vaulting team, so the artists still get paid.” Vault Art Show will showcase some of the best artistic talent from Kāpiti and beyond for the weekend of March 1-3. Join the club for wine and nibbles on opening night, Friday March 1, for a party hosted by Sir Jon

The Parcel from Amsterdam by Greg Chaston. Trimmer, $5 on the door. The show is open Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 9am-4pm, with

free entry at the Raumati South Memorial Hall, Tennis Court Road, Raumati.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019



Life comes full circle for The Fonz with latest book


hings are coming full circle for Henry Winkler in many ways. The actor, best known for playing “The Fonz” on the 1970s hit sitcom Happy Days, is also a prolific author of children’s books and recently paid a visit to promote his latest book at his old elementary school in New York City. “I thought this was amazing. The way the world comes together,” he told the Associated Press. His latest book is the 29th in a series, called Here’s Hank: Everybody is Somebody, about a kid named Hank who goes to Public School 87 in New York City, the same school the author attended. It’s based on Winkler’s experiences as a child who struggles to read and keep up at school. Winkler never dreamed he’d be an author. He had trouble reading as a child and academics were difficult for him. It wasn’t until he was an adult and his stepson was diagnosed with dyslexia that his own challenges had a name. In an effort to help children like him, he got together with comedy writer Lin

I failed at everything except for going home. I was really good when the bell rung. Oliver and wrote the first book in their best-selling series. The message of the books is that no matter how hard school is, it has nothing to do with intelligence. “Even at 73, I can tap into the pain of the 8, 9, 10-year-old in me that never achieved. I was told that I would never achieve. I failed at everything except for going home. I was really good when the bell rung.” After nearly 50 years in the entertainment business, Winkler is having a moment. In addition to the book series, he just finished work on season two of the quirky HBO comedy, Barry, for which he just won his first Emmy Award.

celebrating the life of those we have loved

“People say that they have their Emmy as a doorstop or in the bathroom. Mine is on the dining room table. You can’t miss it. You know what? I’m having a chain made right as we speak so I can wear it as a necklace,” he said with a laugh. “You know my mantra for the longest time has always been ‘If you will it, it is not a dream’, and a few years ago I changed it to ‘I will try’ because if you don’t, you don’t know what wonderfulness is inside you, what you can actually do.” — AP

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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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he kept her eyes on the dapper, wavy haired man who smiled, winked and exuded self-confidence as the courtroom proceedings moved along. “I don’t know what it is he has, but he’s fascinating,” the teenage spectator explained to me at the time. “He’s impressive. He just has a kind of magnetism.” It was that beguiling magnetism that investigators said helped make the object of her interest — Ted Bundy — one of the nation’s most prolific serial killers, with at least 30 women’s and girls’ deaths linked to him in a multiple-state spree that spanned the late 1970s. I reported the teenager’s comments for The Associated Press’ coverage of Bundy’s 1979 murder trial in Miami, the first of two murder trials he would have in Florida. She was just one example of a regular courtroom backdrop of spellbound female spectators who were “attractive, young and single”, as I wrote at the time, just like the women Bundy was on trial for bludgeoning and sexually assaulting. “I haven’t lost any sleep about the verdict,” a relaxed, self-assured Bundy told me in a jail-cell interview a few days after the jury swiftly convicted him of murdering two Florida State University sorority sisters and assaulting three other young women in Tallahassee. Nearly 40 years after that trial, and 30 years after his death in Florida’s electric chair, Bundy’s deadly charm continues to captivate and perplex. Some reactions to a new Netflix documentary series, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, prompted a Twitter appeal to viewers asking them to chill out about his “alleged hotness”, adding there are many other attractive men featured on the streaming service who aren’t convicted serial killers. Nearly simultaneously, a movie starring heartthrob Zac Efron as Bundy recently made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival with some criticisms that the film, shot last year in the Cincinnati area, glamorises the killer. A Vanity Fair reviewer wrote that “at its worse, the movie feels almost sympathetic to Bundy”. Filmmaker Joe Berlinger, who is the director for both projects, acknowledged in a Salt Lake Tribune interview he had tackled “a very polarising subject” with Bundy, but insisted there’s no glorification. His movie hasn’t yet been scheduled for wider release. Efron, by the way, isn’t the first hunky actor to play Bundy — Mark Harmon starred in the 1986 TV miniseries The Deliberate Stranger. The July 1979 trial I helped cover


CLOCKWISE: Serial killer Ted Bundy smiles during the second day of jury selection for his murder trial; Zac Efron, who portrays Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile poses at the premiere of the film during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival; Bundy, right, confers with Margaret Good, a member of his defence team; Bundy in cuffs and above, Bundy in custody in 1977, the year he escaped from local law enforcement twice while awaiting a murder trial. AP Photos

was for Bundy’s rampage on January 15, 1978 in Tallahassee, Florida. Armed with an oak limb, Bundy left two Chi Omega sorority sisters dead and three other women injured. Less than a month later, on February 9, he abducted, sexually assaulted and killed a 12-year-old girl in Lake City, Florida. She was Bundy’s final victim in a gruesome spree that claimed the lives of dozens of women in states from Washington to Florida. During the trial, I interviewed other young women in Miami who talked about Bundy’s handsome looks and expressive eyes, and also the chilling testimony about his crimes. A University of Washington psychiatry professor talked in a telephone interview about him giving women “Dracula shivers”. Jurors deliberated less than seven hours on July 24, 1979, before convicting Bundy, then 32, of the Chi Omega murders. Three days later, I was assigned to go to Dade County Jail and find out what I could about what he was doing, who was visiting him and whether he was causing problems for jailers as he had at times during the trial. A sergeant noticed I had been waiting for a while and asked who I was there to see. “Ted Bundy,” I replied. He took me to a visiting cell where Bundy was meeting with one of his attorneys. The cell door closed behind me. I introduced myself, and it was clear by his grin that Bundy was amused by my audacity. Despite the attorney’s uneasiness about an unplanned interview, I sat

I don’t know what it is he has, but he’s fascinating. He’s impressive. He just has a kind of magnetism. while Bundy, unshaved and dressed in jail greys left open at the top, leaned back on his elbows on a bench, and went to work on me. He told me he was innocent, of course. Repeatedly. So innocent, he explained with that same grin spreading across his face, he wasn’t losing any sleep. “I’m not trying to sound callous. . . . I’m very confident we have a good appeal.” He professed to be surprised and

disappointed by the jury’s relatively quick verdict after a five-week trial with complicated forensic evidence. He told me it would take a mind like “William S. Burroughs” to explain it. Not a fan of the Beat generation author he referenced, I didn’t get what he meant, other than to show he was well-read. Bundy expected the death penalty but said he’d be “kind of stupid” to predict what Judge Edward Cowart would decide. He then imitated the judge’s drawl: “Ah can only hope that the judge will look at mah case with an open mind.” Bundy had me smiling, and he left me wondering about the contrast between this personable, engaging man across from me and the ruthless killer the jury found him to be. The next week, Judge Cowart sentenced Bundy to die for “extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile” crimes — a quote that

became the title of the new movie. Yet, as he had throughout the trial, Cowart showed judicial firmness mixed with some homespun warmth toward the former law school student who sometimes insisted on questioning witnesses, raising objections, and disrupting his defence team. Cowart called him “a bright young man” who could have been a good lawyer, one he would “have loved” to have practise before him. “But you went another way, partner,” Cowart said. As deputies prepared to take Bundy away, Cowart added softly: “Take care of yourself,” and Bundy thanked him. Eight years later, I would write an obituary for Cowart, a former police officer turned judge who died at 62. A series of attorneys filed appeal after appeal for Bundy. One blamed the “Bundy mystique” for making it impossible for him to get a fair trial. Al Carlisle, a Utah State Prison psychologist who had interviewed Bundy extensively, understood the difficulty people had believing that the Bundy they saw could be such a calculating, remorseless killer. The courts ruled Bundy was competent. He knew what he was doing, Carlisle explained to me years ago. Charm was one of his weapons. “He believes he’s smarter than everybody else and that he’s going to play the pieces right, and win the chess game,” Carlisle said. It ended January 24, 1989, in Florida’s electric chair after he had ended his denials with sometimesemotional confessions in his final days. Hundreds of people, women and men, were thronged outside the prison. But this time, most were there to cheer his death. — AP

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South Sea Island Vilimoni Botitu says “South Sea Island is relaxing, peaceful and fun”, which is why it’s his favourite place in Fiji to visit. The island is an easy 30-minute ferry ride from Port Denarau and offers plenty to keep you occupied, including snorkelling, diving, kayaking, sailing and, of course, lazing on the beach. The island is popular with daytrippers, though it does boast limited accommodation for those who want to stay a little longer.


Savusavu Jerry Tuwai recommends visiting Savusavu, on Fiji’s second largest island, Vanua Levu. An hour’s flight from Nadi Airport, Savusavu is a hidden paradise which boasts stunning ocean views and is backdropped by lush mountains. There’s plenty to see and do in Savusavu, including exploring some of Fiji’s best soft coral dive sites, hiking through the Wasali Rainforest Reserve, visiting the local farmers’ market or touring J. Hunter Pearls’ underwater pearl farm.


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irector Spike Lee said recently he will no longer wear Gucci or Prada until the brands hire some black designers following a pair of blackface fashion fails from the major Italian fashion houses. Lee said on Instagram that “It’s Obvious To Da Peoples That They Don’t Have A Clue When It Comes To Racist, Blackface Hateful Imagery. WAKE UP.” Spike said the brands needed to have black designers “To Be In Da Room When It Happen”. His personal boycott in the midst of movie awards season was a powerful message to luxury fashion houses that are already suffering backlashes for designs evoking racist images. Lee donned Gucci on the Venice Film Festival red carpet last September, following up with a stop by the Prada womenswear preview show in Milan later in the month decked out in a black Prada suit. Gucci this week apologised for a highneck black wool sweater that featured bright red lips when pulled over the face, while Prada apologised for a monkey bag charm resembling blackface in December. Both brands withdrew the offending pieces from sale on both websites and stores. Prada said it “abhors all forms of racism”, while Gucci called it “a powerful learning moment for the Gucci team and beyond”. The blackface images have particular resonance in the United States at a time when the governor of Virginia and his attorney general have been caught up in a scandal over blackface incidents from their college days in the 1980s. The offensive depictions are reminiscent of traveling minstrels from the 19th century, who would paint their faces black to portray African characters


The highlands Nothing beats home for Paula Dranisinukula, who loves to visit his family farm in the highlands of Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island. Dranisinukula says the farm is “remote and peaceful, the perfect place to truly be at peace with your friends and family”. Talanoa Treks offer a range of hikes through Viti Levu’s interior, so you too can experience the serenity of Fiji’s rolling hills, dramatic peaks and secluded villages.


Malolo Island Mesulame Kunavula favours Malolo Island, the largest in the Mamanuca Island group, which is just an hour’s boat ride from the mainland. The island is home to a range of resorts, including the luxurious Six Senses Fiji, the familyfriendly Malolo Island Resort and the adults-only Tropica Island Resort.


Village visits Nukuilau Village, alongside the Sigatoka River, is Sevuloni Mocenacagi’s favourite place to visit. Village visits are a popular choice for many travellers, as they provide the opportunity to meet local people and experience their way of life. There are cultural customs you need to adhere to when visiting villages, so we recommend going on an organised tour with a guide who will look after the formalities for you.

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in a ridiculous and mocking fashion. Blackface hasn’t been the only fashion faux pas in recent memory. Dolce & Gabbana faced a boycott in China — the luxury world’s number one market by a long shot — after one of its designers insulted Chinese people in a private chat over promotional videos featuring a Chinese model struggling to eat Italian food with chopsticks, which was seen as culturally insensitive. Commenting on the controversies during New York Fashion Week, model Cipriana Quann said the offending designs suggested a lack of diversity within the companies, not just in the design studios but also the board rooms and on the runways. “When the company is not diverse, so they’re not inclusive,” the model said. “So, the more diverse your company, the more you’ll be able to catch those cultural appropriation screw-ups. “So, you need to see it across the map. So not only in the boardroom. On the runway, even in street-style photography, not photographing women that are only homogenous in looks, you need diversity as well. In every aspect,” she said. While design houses have creative directors who put their faces on the collections — Alessandro Michele at Gucci and Miuccia Prada at her brand — they work with considerable design teams behind the scenes. Also in New York, Japanese-American designer Tadashi Shoji said the brands appeared to be lacking in cultural sensitivity. “What are they thinking as a designer in the business? “That is what puzzles me. “If you think about this simple, simple stuff, offending these customers, I think it’s not good for business,” Shoji said. — AP


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Park to Path event back on again Parks Week 2019 in Kāpiti will launch this year with the second annual Park to Path 6k/10k fun run/walk event on Sunday March 10, starting in Otaraua Park (Lancelot Grove, Ōtaihanga) and heading onto the Expressway shared path from 8.30am. There’s a 1km kids’ route included in the Park to Path event for the first time this year and there’s a certificate and free pool pass for each child who takes part. Council parks and recreation manager Alison Law says like all the Parks Week events, it’s free to register for the fun family morning out, part of the weeklong celebration of all things parks. There’ll be free events in a different park every day between 10-17 March — eight activities to join over seven days. “This year’s programme is as inclusive as ever with something on offer for all ages and interests.

“From yoga, tai chi, and puti puti weaving, to kids’ storytime, playtime with your dog and even an outdoor movie, there’s definitely an opportunity for everyone to join us in one of our great outside green spaces. “Mayor K Gurunathan is joining us again too for the annual Mayoral Walk, this time through Pharazyn Reserve between Waikanae and Peka Peka. “Our great biodiversity guide is Rob Cross of Walks with Rob fame — so if you’ve been enjoying his You Tube videos touring our parks and reserves over the past year, take the opportunity to meet him face-toface.” The council maintains more than 500ha of parks and sports grounds and almost 80km of walkways, cycleways and horse riding paths. Information about all eight events and online registration for the fun run will be on the

Last year’s Park to Path Run 10km top three, from left Hamish Carson, first, Graeme Stevens, second, and Steffan Wong, third. Council’s website at parksweek

About the route Starting from Otaraua Park, the 10km run travels along the Waikanae River trail and onto the Expressway shared path before heading back to Otaraua Park.

The 6km run/walk starts from Otaraua Park, travels along the Waikanae River to the Expressway bridge, and heads back to Otaraua Park.

About Parks Week Parks Week is an annual international celebration of the important role our parks play in contributing to the health of our

communities. Parks have many benefits and play an integral role in the wellbeing of active communities. The Kāpiti Coast is home to many great open spaces for the community. Parks Week is all about highlighting and celebrating the important role parks play — for people, communities, and the natural environment.

Popular youth fundraiser back at start line

Registrations are open for the Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth on March 31. each, wow, that would be $25,000,” said campaign manager Helene Judge. Since inception in 2011 KR4Y has raised $100,000 to support youth in Kāpiti. Fundraising partners this year include Challenge for

Change, Kapiti Basketball Assoc, Kapiti College, Kapiti Youth Achievement Trust, Kapiti Youth Support, Paraparaumu College, Raumati Swimming Club Inc, The Shed Project Kapiti and ZEAL Kapiti. The fundraising model

focuses on returning as much money as possible back to the Kāpiti youth community meaning all funds raised are split 70 percent to the official fundraising partner chosen by the participant at the time of registration and 30 per cent is


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retained to run the event. Local business sponsorship plays a large part in the campaign and this year will be no different with opportunities to sponsor Gold $500, Silver $250 or Bronze $100. “We are working hard to touch base with existing and potential sponsors to maximise the result with last year $13,000 achieved from 56 sponsors.” “Many local business people give their time, services and products to make KR4Y a sustainable event including City Fitness, Kapiti Business Projects, Beach FM, Kapiti Candy Co, Kapiti Hire, Kapiti Law, Kapiti News, Peter Jackson Plumbing, R-Line, Shoe Clinic, SignCraft, 16Nine Photography and Web Genius.” Last year KR4Y was recognised in the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards which celebrate volunteers for their valuable contribution to society. KR4Y won the Kapiti Sports and Leisure Category and went on to compete in the regional finals.


Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) is back again on Sunday March 31 and is open for registration. KR4Y is a fun walk or run on the beautiful Kāpiti coastline between Paraparaumu and Raumati Beach raising money for Kāpiti youth using a fundraising partner model. There are four options, 12km walk, 6km walk, 12km run and 6km run with registration between 9am and 10.15am at Maclean Park, starting at 10.30am. “Last year we raised nearly $20,000 so we are hoping to match or exceed that this year,” Web Genius founder Richard Calkin said. “I usually run, yet this year I will be walking as I am still recovering from a hip operation. “It’s free to register as an individual or group and we like every participant to achieve a minimum of $20 sponsorship which can be done easily and securely online.” “Just imagine if 500 people registered and they all raised $50


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