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BIG TEST: Kapiti Lions members and organisers of the weekend’s successful Lions Long Walk Home with Mayor Ross Church on Sunday, following the two-day 45km trek that saw 120 participants get involved. PHOTO: CLOE WILLETTS / KAP031114CWKAPITILIONS ■ See page 10 for the full story.

Suburban brothel ‘hole not plugged’ DAVID HAXTON Brothels masquerading as ‘home occupation’ are still a possibility under the current version of the Proposed District Plan (PDP), councillor K Gurunathan says. “Despite the independent review of the PDP and council’s adoption of Option 4, nothing has changed in this area. “Brothels will be able to operate in residential areas if the current PDP is adopted.” He said, when he raised this matter in October last year, council’s planning staff said brothels appearing under the guise of a home occupation activity were unlikely.

“No evidence was given as to how staff came to that conclusion. “The word unlikely also means it can still happen. “While the independent review had led to changes to some aspects of the PDP, this hole has not been plugged.” He said the Option 4 PDP process will allow brothels to be established in residential areas next to family homes and schools just as home-based businesses like hairdressers, dressmaking and dog grooming. “After I alerted the community in October 2013, council’s sustainable development manager Jim Ebenhoh [who has since left the

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council] said, ‘Council believes it unlikely that easily identified, home-based brothels will appear in residential areas as a result of them being permitted, if the change is adopted’.” Mr Gurunathan said, “This council view was not evidencebased and confirms the introduction of suburban brothels by stealth. “While it can be excused as an unintended consequence before, the fact that we had voted for Option 4 in July this year without plugging this loophole can lead to the conclusion that it’s now intentional. “The general public should have the right to make

submissions to stop this. “I call on those who do not want brothels to become a permitted activity next door or by their local schools to make submissions. “Council has a duty to help progress these submissions into the PDP process. “The public also have the right to ask individual councillors if we intended to introduce brothels by stealth when we voted for Option 4,” he said. Council’s environmental planning manager, Darryl Lew, said, “This issue, along with all the other submission points, will be addressed through the PDP hearings process.”

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Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce has had a 13 per cent growth in membership during the year, chairwoman Liz Koh says. And its BA5 (business after 5pm) events have become “must-attend” events for anyone doing business in Kapiti, with great opportunities for networking and learning more about local businesses. “We are playing a leading role in the economic development strategy for Kapiti, opportunities for digital leadership arising from ultra-fast broadband and other new technology, and strategies for youth employment. “On top of that, we now have a fantastic new website (www.kapitichamber.org.nz) which will become a great resource for our members. “Looking to the future we will be increasing benefits to members through training programmes and sponsorship.” Professor Mike Joy and others will be exploring the nightlife of Paekakariki Stream in Queen Elizabeth Park on Friday from 7.45pm as part of Conservation Week. Most of New Zealand native fish species are nocturnal and nighttime is a perfect time to meet them. This event is free but you must RSVP. Places are limited so contact Zoe Studd at zoe.studd@gmail.com or 021 707 881 with the names, ages and a contact phone number for your party. The trip is weather dependent and postponement will be advised by 5pm.

SUNNY SATURDAY: Kesten Craig, 2, at the Waikanae Pool launch party on Saturday, which saw families gather for a day of activities and pool fun, including traditional eggand-spoon races using water balloons, inflatables, face painting and a candy floss machine. PHOTO: CLOE WILLETTS / KAP011114CWWAIKANAEPOOL

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People who want to nominate a group or individual for the Kapiti Coast Shout Out Awards, which recognises the extraordinary talents, skills and abilities of young people in our district, are advised to act soon. The closing date for nominations is this Monday, November 10, with nomination forms available at www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/shout-outawards or from council service centres/ district libraries. There are nine different awards and the winners will be recognised at a formal awards evening on December 4.

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In Kapiti College’s Koscar’s event, the winner of the documentary section was Megan Sykes for her film Pressure. Mason Packer won best cinematography in the documentary section and Shannon Barclay received special mention for her documentary Aro — Stories of a Steep Valley, narrated by local historian Anthony Dreaver.

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Concern over new traffic lights Tuesday last week, Kapiti News asked people on its Facebook page if it had made their journeys better or worse. Kelly Piper said, “Worse . . . what’s the weekends going to be like?” Heather Simpson said it was all good. “I did see someone run the first set heading towards Coastlands and then stopped at the second set. “I don’t think that stretch of road will settle down until all the roadworks are completed.” Melissa Rodrigues said, “Worse — as expected.” Shar Howe felt it was good so far, especially as it made turning right into Te Roto Drive a bit easier at 5pm. Lorayne Joy said it was

DAVID HAXTON Council has completed basic testing of the new traffic lights at the upgraded Kapiti Rd/Milne Drive/Te Roto Drive intersections and made some minor adjustments, council infrastructure services group manager Sean Mallon said. The commissioning phase was continuing this week and adjustments would be made based on actual traffic movement and pedestrian needs, he said. “We will be adjusting the lights to get the optimum phasing and apologise if this is disruptive to motorists and pedestrians, but thank you for your patience.” Two days after the new traffic lights started operating on

“crazy slow” and was annoying. Brent Douglas said, “Worse, that road is an abortion.” Kirsty Rollander said it was frustrating to be stopped for no reason and she was now factoring in an extra five minutes for her journeys. “Hopefully they will improve the intersection eventually, though. “We need to introduce a flashing orange light so you can go if it is safe.” Donna Rawiri said, “Pathetic if you want to turn right into Milne Drive. Be prepared for a long wait.” Anita Ayres said she avoided Kapiti Rd as it was “a major cockup”. Cee Jay said it was “awesome”.

“Watched a guy head out of the Z and head back down to Coastlands on the wrong side of the road.” Kylie Stewart hoped it would improve as it had taken her half an hour, at a stop-start pace, from the beach to the township. Sara Noelle Thomson said the timing of the lights needed to be adjusted. Ralph Mayman said it was worse in heavy traffic as the lights weren’t synced properly. The Cecioni family said the lights at the junction of Milne Drive and Kapiti Rd were misleading. “There are two lights — one for the east bound Kapiti traffic (facing west) and another for the Milne Drive traffic turning right (facing Milne Drive).

“You see both a red and green light at the same time at the point of the pedestrian crossing. “Natural instinct on seeing red is to stop when it doesn’t apply to turning traffic and has the potential to cause accidents.” Rebecca Morley said it took her half an hour to get down Kapiti Rd and she thought Mazengarb Rd would get busier as people changed their habits. Courtney Harrison said it would take time to get used to which lights to look at. Roy Stewart said roads could be made “as safe or as convenient as possible, but some drivers in Kapiti will always make driving a risky business. “This new layout will bewilder some of our alreadyconfused drivers.”

Artist sells work to pay for dog’s surgery CLOE WILLETTS This year’s Kapiti Arts Trail is the first for talented Raumati artist Angelique Monaghan, and will be the backbone for more than showcasing her work to the public. Currently battling to cover the costs of a $2800 knee surgery for her family dog Meka, who tore the cruciate ligament in her knee during a walk along the coastline last month, the single mother of three is hoping to raise funds for the procedure by selling her artwork. Meka, a larger-than-life adult rottweiler with the bashful charm of a puppy, is having surgery this week, which will involve cutting the bone and inserting a bolt and plate. Presenting her unique range of painting and sketch works at November 15 and 16’s Kapiti Arts Trail, Angelique will be exhibiting collaboratively

as part of Waikanae’s recently opened Feather and Fiber Gallery, located at 470 Te Moana Rd. Having shifted to Kapiti from Christchurch following 2011’s earthquake, the part-time Mahara Gallery employee has so far raised $1000 through the sale of her work. “I’ve got loads of work that will be up on the day, including some animal and bird sketches that aren’t usually what I do, but have as it’s what people asked for,” said the self-taught artist, whose array of visuals range from portraits to ocean and mystical themes. “I like to experiment because I get bored doing the same themes, but generally end up going back to doing portraits. “I’ve been meaning to enter the arts trail since I moved here, but have never been organised enough.”

The 34-year-old, whose family station wagon boasts vibrant designs hand-painted across its sides and bumper, mainly sells her work thanks to word of mouth. Having received commissions including the new sign for Raumati’s Waterfront Bar and Restaurant, and the menu boards for Ripples Cafe in Paraparaumu Beach, the part-time artist sewer has dabbled with different mediums over the years. “I’ve done a lot, including designing a book cover and running my own clothing business, which made one-off designs including dressup costumes and toys,” said Angelique, who has gained attention through her Facebook page Angelique Monaghan Artist. “I did that for about five years, but decided to move on and focus on my next chapter.”

WORKING FOR LOVE: Mother of three Angelique Monaghan is hoping to sell her artwork at this month’s Kapiti Arts Trail, to help cover the costs of her dog Meka’s $2800 knee surgery. PHOTO: CLOE WILLETTS / KAP291014CWANGELIQUEMONAGHAN

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Neonatal Trust launches fundraiser CLOE WILLETTS Kapiti’s Chase Craig-Strange, who turned 1 on Saturday, was among the one in 10 premature babies born in New Zealand last year, making up the nationwide statistic that sees one baby born prematurely every 90 minutes. One of many children assisted thanks to The Neonatal Trust, which is launching its first annual fundraising campaign this month, Chase was born five weeks early and battled life-threatening complications. Not breathing correctly and turning blue, he was whisked away by Wellington Hospital’s neonatal team who discovered his left lung had collapsed, in addition to pneumothorax in his lungs. On antibiotics for 24 hours and fed through a nose tube for two weeks, during which time he was gradually taught to breastfeed, Chase also battled jaundice for 12 weeks. “He was discharged at 37 weeks, after he’d had a solid 48 hours without stopping his breathing,” said his mother Amber-Lee Craig, who has watched Chase fight through a rough year in and out of Wellington Hospital because of birth defects. “Chase catches sickness very easy, so has spent a lot of time in the children’s ward, and the neonatal team has been incredibly helpful and caring. “They gave me insight into what was happening at different times of his recovery. “What they do every day for little babies is incredible.” Working to help premature babies and sick full-term babies, the Neonatal Trust has established its Small Change Big Difference campaign in the lead-up to November 17’s World Prematurity Day. Money raised from the campaign will fuel the financial, emotional and practical support offered to families by The Neonatal Trust, and help with their journeys through neonatal care and beyond. Parents Clare Thorley and Brent Harvey of Paraparaumu also have Wellington’s neonatal team to thank, after their son Lucas, now 2-and-ahalf, needed care within his first 24 hours of life.

IN GOOD CARE: Mother of two Amber-Lee Craig with her youngest son Chase CraigStrange, who celebrated his first birthday on Saturday, one year on from an unsteady start to life. PHOTO: CLOE WILLETTS / KAP301014CWAM BERLESSCRAIG

Although born full-term, Lucas had several blue episodes, and after being re-assessed, was admitted quickly by staff and monitored closely. Following three unexplained seizures overnight, his oxygen levels dropped dangerously. In a stay that lasted one week, Lucas’ parents slept in the family room two doors down from their son, allowing them to spend their first night together as a family as he underwent multiple tests and was kept on monitors. “Apparently he’d thought he was drowning and his dive reflex kicked in, so he essentially saved his breath and starved himself of oxygen,” his mother said. “If he’d been on the ward with me I may not have noticed, and who knows what the outcome may have been. “Thanks to them he is a thriving wee man.”

As part of their campaign, the non-government funded charity is calling on businesses throughout New Zealand to help gather donations. Encouraging businesses to set up collection containers, The Neonatal Trust executive director Neil O’Styke said companies can get on board by registering through www.neonataltrust.org.nz/ smallchange. “It can be anything from a childcare centre running a mufti day, to a nationwide organisation with 30-plus branches,” he said. “We are excited to see the New Zealand community get behind our campaign, and we want people to see how a little small change can make a big difference.” ■ Donations can be made to The Neonatal Trust’s Givealittle page at www.givealittle.co.nz/ event/smallchange.

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THE NEONATAL TRUST The Neonatal Trust was developed to help the annual 5000-plus babies who experience a difficult start to life in New Zealand, and is comprised of dedicated neonatal doctors, nurses and volunteers. A premature birth is classified as one where a baby is born before the end of the 37th week of pregnancy, generally weighing less than 2500 grams. With one in 10 New Zealand babies born prematurely each year, there are five Level 3 NICUs across New Zealand — in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. These divisions play home to premature babies and sick newborns during their most critical stages, before babies are transferred to a Level 2 special-care baby unit. The primary focus for the Neonatal Trust is to help fuel the cost of running these units, along with supporting parents and aiding neonatal-related medical research. World Prematurity Day is taking place this November 17. For more information, or to find out how you can help, visit www.neonataltrust.org.nz/about-us/why-we-exist.

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Beached whale helps research DAVID HAXTON A lot of information will be extracted from a 10-metre long dead young female Oceania humpback whale found washed up on Waikanae Beach last Wednesday. Two diggers and a bulldozer were needed to move the humpback whale before a truck took it to Queen Elizabeth Park on Thursday for burial alongside a 15-metre sperm whale that washed put on Paraparaumu Beach in January last year. Rochelle Constantine, a biological science senior lecturer at Auckland University, said the humpback whale would have been travelling south to summer feeding grounds somewhere in Antarctica. There was no obvious signs about how the humpback died but Stuart Hunter, a veterinary pathologist from Massey University, took a necropsy that might identify cause of death, she said. Also, a tissue sample would go to the New Zealand cetacean tissue archive which housed about 2500 samples of whales and dolphins that had been found on various New Zealand coastlines over the last 20 years. And a blubber sample would

give an indication where the whale had been feeding. “There’s all sorts of things we can understand from these whales when they die,” Constantine said. She said there were different populations of humpback whales in the northern and southern hemisphere. “The ones we’re most interested in are the Oceania population, which are endangered. “There’s probably around 4000 to 5000 humpbacks throughout the Oceania region from New Caledonia to French Polynesia. “They’ve been protected from hunting for about 50 years now. “There were over 200,000 humpback whales killed in the Southern Ocean during the peak of the whaling mostly during the mid-1900s. “And the Oceania suffered quite significantly and we also lost about 50,000 to illegal Soviet whaling when the population was already in decline. “They were close to extinction and the Oceania whales, when whaling finished, were at less than one per cent of their prehunting numbers. “We estimate the stocks are slowly recovering and estimate within another 30 years the

REST IN PEACE: A dead humpback whale on Waikanae Beach. Oceania whales will be recovered to their pre-exploitation numbers.” Constantine is part of a large research project, via the

International Whaling Commission, investigating humpback breeding and feeding. “Next year we’re planning on tagging whales off Raoul Island to

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try and understand where they go to feed. “We think it may explain the slow recovery of Oceania humpback whales.”

Pupils connect with heritage at festival

CELEBRATING CULTURE: Students at the annual kapa haka festival on Monday. PHOTO: RYAN EDWARDS / KAP031114REKAPAHAKA

Takiri o te Ata Kapahaka Festival — the annual kapa haka festival — took place on Monday at El Rancho in Waikanae. Hosted this year by Kapiti Primary School, this colourful event attracted teams from across the region, with the children being encouraged to express themselves through song, movement and dance. A rousing powhiri set the scene for the day, and each school was given 15 minutes to perform in front of a capacity crowd in the auditorium.

Organiser Michelle MacManus believes it is a fantastic event for togetherness and celebration. “The children have a chance to connect with their heritage and gain a respect for Maori culture.” “As a mother and teacher, it is so heartwarming to see our young people put their hearts and souls into a performance. The dedication the children show in rehearsing for nine months is incredible, and the standard of the performances improves every year.”

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Spring has Sprung!

We’ve had yet another fantastic month at Tommy’s Kapiti, which has seen an increase in new listings and strong buyer demand driving early and sometimes multiple interest, with outstanding results! With 2 year fixed mortgages offered at around 5.75% and the new express way project creating strong demand for properties in Kapiti, it’s a great time to sell. If you’re thinking of coming to the market early in 2015, start planning now to catch the early flush of buyers, including those families on transfer, wanting to settle before the new school year starts. If you’re ready to sell now, there’s still time to achieve a great result before Christmas. Give me a call for an honest opinion of a potential sale price and move forward into 2015 knowing all the facts. Tommy’s Kapiti Top Salesperson for 2010/11 & 2012/2013 & 2014

Chance to ‘walk up the hill’ It was a real pleasure for me to visit the Te Wananga o Raukawa centre in Otaki recently, along with Mayor Nick Leggett, of Porirua, and Mayor Brendan Duffy, of Horowhenua. Otaki ward councillor Penny Gaylor initiated the meeting, where I and my fellow mayors accompanied her to see the fantastic educational and cultural work being done by this Maori tertiary education provider. Three mayors were invited because the reach of the wananga extends nationally, with 2500 students and over 200 employees. We were greeted with a powhiri and Mereana Selby, the wananga tumuaki (principal), explained the economic impact of the educational development that has occurred in Otaki, significantly impacting local jobs, raising skills, empowering iwi and attracting people to the region.

Te Wananga o Raukawa was established with only two students by the Raukawa Marae Trustees in 1981 and has grown to be the biggest employer in Otaki. It is keen to mesh with the development strategies of the three districts. There is a real opportunity to make this work. Council is currently developing its economic development strategy and Long Term Plan, which are about building relationships, including those with our local iwi (Ngati Toa, Te Ati Awa and Ngati Raukawa). Councillor Gaylor undertook to facilitate a follow-up meeting early next year so we can progress our relationship with the

wananga. On a personal level, I could see how staff put their heart and soul into creating a unique place of learning within a tikanga Maori community. They are committed to producing outstanding and sought-after graduates who are Maori in the way they think and act, but also have the technical skills and qualifications they need to grow. My visit struck a chord with me personally because I, too, was drawn into education, tutoring and mentoring in marketing and leadership in various institutions over the years. But, to get to that level, I had to spend 17 years studying part-time, walking up the hill to Wellington’s Victoria University. I remember the relief I felt when I saw the results of the last exam, when I knew I then had my degree. Te Wananga o Raukawa is doing just that … helping

DIGGING DEEP TO HELP ANIMALS DONATIONS PLEASE: Basil, from Kapiti SPCA, is one of the canine helpers that will be out collecting and hoping the community will dig deep to help animals in need. The SPCA Street Appeal takes place on Saturday throughout the district. There will also be a collection at Paraparaumu Railway Station on Friday from 7am to 9am. PHOTO: KAP311014SPLDOG

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people ‘walk up the hill’, and I am delighted to help them do so. Speaking of young people, may I urge people to make nominations for the Shout Out Awards, which publicly recognise the diverse leadership and innovation shown by young people on the Kapiti Coast. Nominations close November 10 and details can be found at www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/ your-council/A-Z-councilservices-and-facilities/ grants-funding-and-awards/ shout-out-awards Also, please get behind the Black Sticks women and men in their tests against Australia and Japan respectively. It is a thrill for Kapiti to host international-class sporting fixtures and it is important we show that our residents want more of the same. Tickets can be bought at www.dashtickets.co.nz or Coastlands information desk.


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Work on Waikanae bridge CLOE WILLETTS Work on the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway project’s central zone is in full swing with the beginning stages of bridge building now underway. Among the 16 road traffic bridges and around 10 pedestrian bridges set to be built are bridges at Waikanae River, Otaihanga and Mazengarb Road, comprising part of the project’s $100 million-plus bridging work. The Waikanae River Bridge, planned to be completed by the end of 2015, will be the last of the central zone’s bridges finished due to its scale. The largest, at around 140 meters long, Waikanae River Bridge will have a highest span of about 38.5 metres, with its biggest pile resting at three metres in diameter, and its greatest depth at roughly 37 metres. Central zone construction manager

David Hoffman said Waikanae River Bridge will be built using 1.8-metre deep Super-T beams, an Australian design not yet used in New Zealand. Each weighing around 84 ton, the beams will be installed using expansive machinery sourced from around New Zealand, including massive 600-ton cranes. Described by Mr Hoffman as “the safest place to be during an earthquake”, after being designed according to 2011’s Christchurch earthquake, the Waikanae River Bridge alone is estimated to be worth around $28-30 million. In a process that will see the bridge gradually progress from early-stage foundation and substructure work to superstructure, barrier and final bridge furniture stages, the Waikanae River Bridge will be a “piece of infrastructure that won’t be an eye sore.” “We’re doing something visually different, to hopefully enhance the Kapiti

Coast,” said Mr Hoffman, who has built bridges in South Africa, Singapore, South Korea, Australia and Auckland. As well as incorporating Maori designs on the bridge’s exterior, designed by Kapiti’s Te Atiawa Charitable Trust, the use of shaped piers as opposed to traditional cylinders will also create a “more visually appealing” side view of the bridge. “With my job, I enjoy seeing the finished product, and being able to leave something that’s kind of a legacy,” Mr Hoffman said.

LARGE: One of eight Waikanae River Bridge pier cages, each weighing around 15 tonne and sitting at over 10 metres high. The pier cages, which are plunged into wet concrete piles, form reinforcing cages that the final piers will be cast in. PHOTO: KAP031114SPLCENTRALZONE

School raises money for Sean’s new leg HELPING OUT: Paraparaumu Beach School’s room four has raised lots of money for former school pupil Sean Prendeville, who needs $20,000 for a new prosthesis following an innovative leg amputation called rotationplasty. As part of a pride challenge, $500 was raised from leftovers from the school gala when some pupils manned a stall, free of charge, at the Paraparaumu Beach markets. And $363 was raised from raffle sales. A presentation was made to Sean during an assembly at the school on Friday. “I would like to thank the school for your support,” he said. Pictured, from left, are Charlie Waterhouse, Aiden Patterson, Tyler Gibson, Sean Prendeville, Izzy Prendeville and Kirsty Corbett. PHOTO: DAVID HAXTON / KAP311014DHSEAN


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Gandhi’s message for Kapiti walk The 180-odd people gathered for the start of the Kapiti Lions 46km Long Walk Home may not have noticed, but Mahatma Gandhi was there. From a podium in front of the Wellington Railway Station, Mayor Celia WadeBrown made her speech encouraging people to be selfreliant in response to the potential of a major civil emergency. Her message was simple. Do not expect the State to come and save you. Be prepared. Depend on yourself and your neighbours. On a higher podium of his own, in front of her, was the figure of Gandhi. Cast in dark

bronze and frozen in full stride with his walking stick. The statue is an historical and political image of the beginning of India’s independence movement. Gandhi on his 390km Salt March of 1930 from Ahmedabad to the coastal town of Dandi. He was joined by millions who proceeded to make salt in defiance of the 1882 British Salt Act. The Act banned people from making salt by forcing them to buy it from the British Raj who taxed such purchase.

This act of civil disobedience was a political master stroke that made ordinary people become instant activists in the independence movement. The Kapiti Lion’s Long Walk Home was not an historical earth moving event. But the point of Mayor Wade-Brown’s message was that the spirit of this public event was an attempt to stimulate thinking on the need for self reliance. When the Big One hits Wellington Region, the State will not be there immediately to look after you and your neighbours. In that sense your survival, and that of those around you, have to be independent of the State. As members of society, the notion of

Gales don’t stop walkers RYAN EDWARDS The weekend saw over a hundred people involved in a commute with a difference. Instead of taking public transport or driving, 120 hardy souls walked from Wellington to Mana on Saturday, with 87 of those completing the full 48 kilometre commute to Raumati on Sunday. The Long Walk Home is an initiative by Lions to make people aware of the need to be prepared for an emergency that might shut the roads and rail network. Project manager

Andrew Laing believes Wellingtonians will sit up and take notice. “It would have been a wake-up call in raising awareness of the need to be prepared in the event of being cut off from the infrastructure to get back home after a disaster. Hopefully this would have also reached the many people in cars along the highway, who, on hearing the publicity and seeing the strung-out army of highvisibility vest on both days, would have wondered and been reminded of the need to prepare.” Gale-force winds caused

problems in Wellington and along the coast road between Paekakariki and Raumati. It was a reminder that bad weather might be a reality in a genuine emergency. Andrew Laing says responses from participants in the Long Walk Home show that the message was certainly getting through, even to those that couldn’t complete the journey. “We had great feedback to the event. Some had to pull out at the halfway mark as the journey really took its toll, but there has been genuine gratitude for showing people the route home should it be needed.”

being independent of the State is only a theoretical construct. The Long Walk that kicked off on Saturday morning was real. The pain of blistered feet meant I could only make the 23km first phase to Porirua. If it was the Big One, and I had to reach my family in Paraparaumu, there is no question about carrying on walking the second stage to Kapiti on Sunday. But there was an unreality about the Long Walk. I doubt the Ngauranga Gorge would be open let alone any access from the railway station to the Gorge. Its more likely that those with knowledge about the hunting and tramping trails through the hills

of Wellington would be better placed to lead the way home to Kapiti. What the Kapiti Lions project has done is that its got some people talking and thinking about the need for independent action and being prepared for it. I know I need food, water and suitable clothes, footwear, and first aid. And I need a grab bag of these in my car and a bigger cache in my house. And I need to know my neighbours because Mayor WadeBrown told us not to expect her to come charging on a white horse to save us. And I know the Mahatma is stuck frozen on his pedestal at the railway station.

LOCAL BIRDWATCH

COLOURFUL: The Eastern rosella is often seen in the Kapiti area, especially around the Waikanae River walkway. The rosella isn’t a New Zealand native bird, rather an import from across the Tasman that has established itself in small pockets all around the country – probably originating from small numbers of cage escapees. Love them or hate them, there’s no denying they are a spectacularly colourful sight as they feast on blossom at this time of the year. — Roger Smith PHOTO: KAP311014SPLBIRD


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Confusing roles

I am responding to your article (Oct 22) “Cr Ammundsen not impartial?” Since your article ends with a ?, I assume you are inviting a response. For the record, Cr Ammundsen is not a friend of mine, nor have I ever voted for her. But I get really, really annoyed when you, reporting Ms Salima Padamsey, and she very seriously conflate fundamentally different issues. She and you are confusing her roles as a councillor and her roles as a hearing commissioner. Whether you or Ms Padamsey or I like it or not Cr Ammundsen is a longterm senior member of our elected council, and, over the years, she has become both the chair of the regulatory management committee, and, in my personal experience, chair of council appointed hearing committees over issues involving me personally. From the council’s point of view Cr Ammundsen serves it well or she wouldn’t continue to enjoy its confidence. That’s politics folks. It might be imperfect but it’s streets ahead of the Shire courts in 14th Century England. Ms Padamsey always has recourse by standing for council herself or promoting others who support her views. What bugs me most about all this is that Ms Padamsey reportedly sees Cr Ammundsen’s support for the Proposed District Plan (PDP) as a reason that the latter cannot be impartial in matters of particular interest to Ms Padamsey herself. Plainly Ms Padamsey wants only those who support her views to be on council hearing committees. Everyone else should be excluded. Except, that’s not the way the real world works. Were all councillors who voted for the PDP to “exclude” themselves, who would then be left? So, were Ms Padamsey to succeed in her endeavour, I could and probably would be screaming “subversion of democratic process” just as she is trying to do. The difference is that my protest would be in good faith whereas Ms Padamsey’s is solely self-interest. Cr Ammundsen does not need legal advice for that to be obvious to those of us who actually support the democratic process. Of course council thinks the PDP is “defendable”. Otherwise it would not have supported the PDP in the first place. I support the council on its actions in respect of the coastal environment part of the PDP even though I am personally no fan of Cr Ammundsen. My frustration is that people like Salima Padamsey do not seem to be able to distinguish between the rights and responsibilities of council and councillors on the one hand, and her own self-interest on the other hand. Having said that, council retains the option to engage, in due course, independent commissioners to hear objections to the more controversial parts of the plan. LOWELL MANNING PARAPARAUMU

A gentle dog

A dog named Molly was recently classified as menacing and requires muzzling for biting a labrador, albeit with mitigating circumstances. I find it odd that Beau, impounded for over two years, was sentenced to death for nipping another dog in the course of play. There have, over the two years, been other examples of serious dog attacks without any mitigating circumstances, and these have been ordered muzzled. I have been privileged to visit Beau once a week for several months. Despite his two years incarceration, he remains gentle, friendly, with his tail continually wagging, takes food carefully from my fingers, and sits on command. He does not have the type of mouth or jaw that are likely to cause serious injuries. He offers neither fear nor aggression when introduced to others, and likewise if he approaches another dog at the fence of the adjoining exercise area. There have been offers from responsible people to re-home him. Despite what council staff and the mayor insist about court documents and judgements, the only expert witness at the court hearings testified, with video footage, that Beau is not aggressive and offered to train him. The rest is unproven hearsay. The owner

I find it odd that Beau, impounded for over two years, was sentenced to death for nipping another dog in the course of play.

Waikanae Pool

KERRY BOLTON

has claimed to court that she has been singled out. While reasons might remain conjectural, events seem to confirm that. Certainly, it can be asked: why the discrepancy of treatment? Apart from councillors David Scott, Gurunathan and Jackie Elliot, the rest are complicit in their acquiescence. Because of legalities it is doubtful whether anything can be done to save Beau, but at least even now council could partially redeem itself by admitting the injustice, rather than what appears to be a cavalier disregard for an innocent life. KERRY BOLTON PARAPARAUMU BEACH [abridged]

Concerns dodged

Usual fob-off story from council re Jeanette Sullivan’s water woes. We all know it’s about leaks/conservation/ careful use and user pays. However, council is not addressing Jeanette’s main concern which is for families of which many are struggling to feed and house themselves. Very often these families are on one income and could do without the extra stress of this water issue nonsense. We don’t live in the Sahara Desert or such we live in Otaki and fortunately are blessed to have an abundance of water much to do with Mother Nature and the foresight of our wise old council. JUDY MARTIN OTAKI [abridged]

Grand rail cruise

What an excellent article on your [David Haxton] experiences aboard the grand circle rail cruise. I thought you might be surprised to know our loco (DA1431) was in fact towing the train on its own after exiting the Rimutaka tunnel onwards and back to Paekakariki, it was being driven by remote control from the front loco, this is called multiple unit operation, where you can plug any number of loco’s into the one at the front doing all the controlling. The smoke you noticed at the photo stop was due to the Kiwirail DC idling all day, it was put under power just for the run by to give a bit of smoke for effect and a bit of noise from the two loco’s (not a puff from the well maintained DA as you rightly noted) The Kiwirail engine was there as it has fire suppression equipment fitted, which is a recent requirement for any diesel hauled passenger train through long tunnels, it was a little short notice for our voluntary organisation to drum up the required $25,000 to fit the gear. PETE STEER STEAM INCORPORATED

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Chamber Update November 2014

From the Chair Congratulations to all category winners in the Electra Business Awards and the Electra Business of the Year, Goodman Contractors. What a great night it was, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the awards and the induction of Mike Olsen and Larry Ellison into the Business Hall of Fame.All category winners have been offered a free one year membership of the Chamber and we look forward to seeing them at our BA5 events. Businesses will by now have received their first water bills from KCDC. Earlier in the year we surveyed members on volumetric charging for water and some concern over charges for high volume users was noted. Please give us your feedback on any issues that may have arisen now that charging is in place. A very successful AGM was held on 22 October at the Mitre10 MEGA Cafe and a copy of the Minutes and Annual Financial Statements are now available on our web site. It was great to end the year with a 13% increase in membership and a strengthened financial position. We have had a busy and productive year with lots more to do next year as we introduce training programmes and sponsorship and as we make further progress on strategies for economic development, digital leadership and youth employment. Our current elected members (myself as Chair, Jane Stevenson as Deputy Chair, Sheryl Earnshaw as Secretary and Ian Fenwick as Treasurer) were re-elected for a further one year term.

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Chamber Enquiry

The Price of Ignorance is Low Returns A recent survey conducted by Colmar Brunton for the Financial Markets Authority shows that many New Zealanders do not understand investment risk (see www.fma.govt.nz). The survey results paint a picture of investors who show a reasonably good understanding of more conservative investments which offer security and a reliable return but who lack understanding of higher risk growth investments such as property and shares. Just under two thirds of respondents preferred more conservative investments while only around a third were prepared to see the value of their investments go up and down in order to get the best return. The implication is that lack of familiarity with growth investments leads investors to avoid such investments and in so doing, they are not giving themselves the opportunity to learn about them. Fear and ignorance are confining investors to lower risk, lower return investments. There is a danger that those with a lack of understanding of investments who venture into higher risk investments will make poor decisions. Investor education is one way to solve these problems but this is easier said than done. Whose role is it to find investors and engage with them to improve their understanding of investments and risk? If investors are comfortable with more conservative investments what will motivate them to learn about alternative investment opportunities? There is potential for KiwiSaver to be a good learning tool. KiwiSaver providers offer a range of investment options with different risk profiles. Investing in KiwiSaver should be treated like any other investment. It is important for the investor to determine the most appropriate balance between risk and return, to understand the different investment options and to monitor the performance over time. As KiwiSaver balances grow, investors will increase their familiarity with investing in higher risk assets for the benefit of higher returns. Liz Koh is an Authorised Financial Adviser. The advice given here is general and does not constitute specific advice to any person. A disclosure statement can be obtained free of charge by calling 0800 273 847. For free eBooks, go to www.moneymax.co.nz and www.moneymaxcoach.com

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Community spirit alive and well in Kapiti As MP for Otaki I get to attend many local events and I’m always blown away by at how many people help others in our community. On Saturday night it was timely recognition for our local fire brigade services, with the Horowhenua Volunteer Rural Fire Honours and the Foxton Brigades Annual Awards being held. These volunteers turn out day and night and help keep our community safe. The Keep Waikanae Beautiful Group has recently presented both the Friends of the Waikanae River and the Waimea Lagoon and Waikanae Beach Restoration Group with certificates of appreciation. These groups have been rewarded for the hard work they both do for conservation restoration. Protecting and enhancing the river, lagoon and sand dunes means we can all enjoy these special areas. Thanks to these groups and others like Friends of the Otaki River for their tireless voluntary work that they are so passionate about. The Kapiti College KOSCARS awards were recently held at the college which provides an opportunity for our promising young filmmakers to receive recognition for their efforts. I am told the calibre of performances was of a very high quality and I would like to congratulate all of the students won awards. The Kapiti Gospel Choir made up of about 40 members received a runner-up arts award at the Wellington Community Airport Awards. Well done. Tendertips asparagus pack house in between Levin and Foxton on SH1 held an excellent fundraising event which

The Kapiti Gospel Choir made up of about 40 members received a runner up arts award at the Wellington Community Airport Awards.

transformed the packhouse into a cafe´ and art gallery. All door sales proceeds and 10 per cent of the art sold is being donated to the Arohanui Hospice which help fund cancer nurses in Horowhenua. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of this event. There is so much happening in our region that makes me very proud. Well done everyone.

Appeals Committee gives a human face There can be few better examples of Councillors working closely with the people of Ka¯piti, on issues that are personal and emotional, than the work of the Appeals Committee. The Appeals Committee is like no other on Council. It only meets when required and does not create policy, or influence the creation of our Proposed District Plan or Long Term Plan. And yet as chair of this committee, I have come to realise its important role. It performs a function which can, at times, show the human face of Council. The reason is that we deal with issues that are close to the heart of the people coming to see us, such as dog control. The classification of a dog as ‘menacing’ means a great deal to most dog owners, and it is understandable they would want to challenge something which impacts on their pet. As a committee, we grapple with the conflicting issues of respecting the relationship between owner and pet while ensuring the safety of the general public and other animals. Importantly, we approach that task with some sympathy but, most importantly, with an open mind. In the year since the Council elections, I have chaired three Appeals Committee hearings, with a fourth scheduled soon. The matters have related to development contributions (the money subdivision developers are required to pay to help towards items such as water services, roading and community facilities as the district grows) and dog control. Those involving animals are undoubtedly the most difficult.

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Appeals Committee My approach as chair is to make the hearing less formal than most committee meetings. We bring the person appealing against a decision of Council officers to sit alongside us at the meeting table so he or she does not feel at arm’s length. We don’t adopt the attitude of ‘judge and jury’. Many of us, myself included, are dog owners, and we try to empathise with the person and find solutions. Sometimes, the decisions we have to make, tug at the heartstrings. A recent case highlights this. An owner appealed against a ‘menacing dog’ classification after the dog bit another, leaving a puncture wound to its face. We decided to defer classification pending further information. We also recommended the owner seek the help of a dog behaviourist and that a report from that person would also be helpful. Eventually, we could not obtain concrete evidence that the dog could be safely allowed out in public, without a muzzle, and we were compelled to uphold the menacing classification. Public safety (and the safety of other people’s pets) must be paramount and that guided our thinking. Trying to be fair to all is not easy. But I can say the Appeals Committee tries, as best as its members can, to deal with people in a way that shows the human face of Council.


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DREAM STORY

DAVID HAXTON An organic waste composting system is saving Waikanae Country Lodge thousands of dollars on waste disposal. The Elderly Care Composting pilot project began in January this year and is on track to save over eight tonnes of waste from being sent to landfill. Organic Wealth, a business committed to creating a nutrient rich nation through compost, was the company behind the pilot project. Leanne Myers, from Organic Wealth, said “This project created many environmental, social and financial benefits, the most significant being an 84 per cent decrease in the amount of organic waste the lodge sends to landfill. “This is a success story of how business owners who care can do something that makes a real difference to improving the health of our planet, and our people.” With support from a Kapiti Coast District Council Waste grant worth about $4000, the lodge was guided through a step-by-step process to implement a composting system to recycle organic waste. The efficient, tidy and odour-free system relies on high-quality products from New Zealand owned businesses Hungry Bin, Friendlypak and Te Rito Organics. Simple and inspirational education methods supported the staff to make the necessary changes. Food scraps and paper from internal bins throughout the lodge are collected each day in biodegradable bags and taken to four external composting bins before going into one of three worm farms. “People felt good about being part of a project that created such a

NEW BOOK: Josephine Van Den Berg and her latest book In Your Dreams. PHOTO: DAVID HAXTON

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GREEN TICK: Next to a composting system at Waikanae Country Lodge are from left: Organic Wealth’s Leanne Myers, lodge general manager David Hitchin, lodge gardener Graham Lewis, lodge maintenance officer Steve Rankin and lodge eco ranger Lori Tice. PHOTO: DAVID HAXTON / KAP291014DHCOMPOST positive difference to the environment,” Ms Myers said. “After the second waste audit revealed all the savings that had been made, we had an awards ceremony to congratulate the staff for their great team spirit and effort.” The one-on-one guided support and monitoring process had ensured that long-term waste minimisation practices by the retirement village will endure, she said. “The Waikanae Country Lodge is now a model site for other rest homes

and retirement villages to follow.” Lodge general manager David Hitchin said the composting system had been well received. “Everyone is really enthusiastic about it and its created a ripple effect. “It’s a good thing to talk about. “And everyone likes trying to save the planet.” ■ Interested facilities can contact Leanne Myers at Organic Wealth by phone 04 979 8973, email enquiries@organicwealth.nz, or visit www.organicwealth.nz.

Josephine Van Den Berg’s latest novel, for teenagers and adults alike, is called In Your Dreams. The story follows the adventures of a boy who encounters various difficult situations but manages to make positive decisions. “It is a crazy, beautiful, realistic, but also super-natural story about a young hero,” the Otaki author says. “I work a lot with young people and I love story-telling. “We all need role models in our life, especially young people.

“This person [the boy in the story] doesn’t give up, he has courage and insight, and makes the most of every situation. “Everybody has talents and skills to make something great out of their life, and this story encourages us to hold on to our dreams, no matter what bizarre situations life throws at us. “It’s a wonderful story for young and old. “There is a lot in it for everybody.” ■ The book is available in Paper Plus Coastlands or by emailing hvandenberg@xtra.co.nz

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ROOTS FLAVOUR: Platinum-selling trio Trinity Roots are playing in Paraparaumu this month, as part of a unique Irishinfused collaboration with international acts Keeva and Pauline Scanlon. PHOTO: KAP311014SPLTRINITYROOTSCPS

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One of New Zealand’s finest rootsinfused bands is set to collaborate with three of Ireland’s best-known traditional musicians next month, and their first stop is Kapiti. Platinum-selling trio Trinity Roots’ latest collaborative showcase is coming to Paraparaumu’s Tuatara Brewery on Saturday, November 22. “Experienced performers Trinity Roots are engaging in a musical fusion that will include Irish Singer Pauline Scanlon and musicial trio Keeva.” Motu :: Oile´ain, which translates to ‘Islands’ in both te reo and Gaelic, will be an outdoor showcase blending rich traditional sound, with comedian James Nokise as MC for the evening and input from New Zealand dub band Rhombus. Event organiser and Keeva band member Gerry Paul said the concept “is musical conversation between contemporary Celtic and New Zealand musicians, and explores the parallels and commonalities in music, culture and history”. Dublin-born Paul, who approached Trinity Roots members Warren Maxwell, Rio Hemopo and Ben Lemi for the project, said while he was learning one of Maxwell’s songs Te Oranga, “it occurred to me it had a lot the same grooves as Irish songs I’ve played, and Warren has similar inflections in his voice to Irish singers I’ve worked with”. Hemopo said the Wellington-based trio jumped at the chance to be involved in the project, which has led to an EP release that was selected to showcase at Celtic Connections in Glasgow this January. Guitarist Paul, who described Trinity Roots’ music as “having killer grooves and catchy hooks and melodies, carrying a lot of mana and stirring a lot of emotion”, said the collaboration is “an exciting and rare opportunity”. This is not the first collaboration for Trinity Roots, who have sold out tours throughout New Zealand and Australia, played at a range of music festivals, and worked alongside an assortment of top

“ . . . is musical conversation between contemporary Celtic and New Zealand musicians, and explores the parallels and commonalities in music, culture and history”.

EVENT ORGANISER AND KEEVA BAND MEMBER GERRY PAUL New Zealand musicians. Pauline Scanlon, described by The Irish Times as having a voice that is a “superb mix of china cup fragility and steely strength”, will go on to travel with Paul and Keeva members Alan Doherty and Tola Cust to perform a series of separate shows in New Plymouth, Auckland, Raglan and Hastings. “I cannot wait to have all of these amazing musicians in the same room, making beautiful music together,” Paul said. ■ Motu :: Oile ´ain is an R18 event from 4pm to 9pm. Pre-sale tickets are available for $45 from www.eventfinder.co.nz, or for $50 at the door.

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Special Occasions are for PartyPerfect Catering Wedding and Special Occasion designed to suit!

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Party Perfect believe that every moment and every mouthful should be stunning both in appearance and taste. There customers' needs are of the utmost importance and creatively build these into an experience yyou will remember. The entire tteam is committed to meeting and exceeding those needs. a As A a result, a high percentage of o business is from repeat customers and referrals. c “We would welcome the opportunity to explore your o needs and deliver you the best experience possible.”

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Contemporary Marriage Celebrant Brings a Fresh Approach to the Coast Fresh into an exciting new career that has seen her embrace her love for people, dedicated local marriage celebrant Cheryl Scrimshaw is bringing something extra special to one of the most important days of your life. Specialising in weddings, civil unions and naming ceremonies, Cheryl is quickly turning heads on the coast thanks to her uplifting, light-hearted and compassionate approach as a celebrant. Embracing all types of weddings, from large to small, gay to straight, and themed to traditional, Cheryl has the skills, qualifications and natural flair to make your day an amazing one. “I’m at the right time in my life where I’m not too young, but not too old and can relate really well to people of all ages,” said Cheryl, who took up her dream role recently after a busy career as a business development manager. “I was asked by my nephew to be his marriage celebrant, after he and his partner decided I was the person they wanted to marry them, and that kind of got the ball rolling. “They gave me the email addresses of about seven family and friends, and I contacted them asking to write back telling me who Matt and Ellie were to them. “Some of what came back was really funny, and I brought it into the ceremony, which made it really special.” Open to doing almost anything for your big day, and passionate about making your experience as personalised as possible, Cheryl said it is important to “not just read a few words of a piece of paper”. “My nephew’s wedding was the most amazing day ever – I listened to exactly what they wanted so their day was exactly as they’d planned.” Included in Cheryl’s services is an initial meeting accompanied by a follow-up meeting and practice service, as well as a written ceremony proposal that she will go through with you to “make sure we’re on the same page”. “Your wedding day is most special when it goes as planned, with no curly ones thrown in,” she said. “I can really contribute to making your day a great one, and am happy to travel.” With bookings already in place for the New Year, and her website currently in the works, Cheryl is excited to already see the ball rolling. “I’m definitely in the right place.” To contact Cheryl phone 027 558 2628, or email cherylscrim@hotmail.com

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PARKINSON’S AWARENESS WEEK

Jeff’s life is a day-to-day struggle Jeff Stark was just 42 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, an illness he’d never imagined would affect a man of his age, until a doctor sent him off with a handful of prescriptions and an uncertain future. Having worked as a prison officer and spending his spare time refereeing rugby, hunting and tramping, and going on runs, the now 51-year-old father is one of many New Zealanders hoping to draw awareness through this week’s Parkinson’s Awareness week, running from November 1 to 7. No longer in work, after having to give up a variety of jobs, Jeff has endured a series of struggles following his diagnosis, including the loss of a business and his family home. “I guess the worst part has been the social isolation,” said Jeff, who wants people to understand more about the disease and its physical ramifications. “Face masking comes with the loss of muscle control, which eventually affects the ability to smile, so others think people with Parkinson’s are constantly grumpy, sad or depressed.” A light among the darkness for Jeff and his wife Carrie-Ann, who don’t receive government assistance and rely solely on her income as a head kindergarten teacher, is the support they’ve received from the Parkinson’s Society of New Zealand. “They’ve been amazing,” said Carrie-Ann, who left the specialist’s office “head spinning and unsure what to do next” following her husband’s diagnosis. “We’ve had lots of support from Kapiti’s field officer Vanessa Shaw, who comes to see us at home whenever we need her. “We can call or text her whenever we need, and she has arranged help for us including getting Jeff’s walker, speech therapy and physiotherapy, and help with specialist and DR

BEHIND THE STEREOTYPES: Carrie-Ann and Jeff Stark of Waikanae, who are bringing personal experience to this week’s Parkinson’s Awareness Week. PHOTO: CLOE WILLETTS / KAP031114CWSTARK appointments.” Having also been to conferences through the Parkinson’s Society, where the couple met people who’ve have undergone Deep Brain Stimulation operation (DBS), Carrie-Ann said the support from the not-for-profit organisation has made a significant difference. DBS, a rare procedure that is only done once or twice a month in Auckland, offers temporary relief for people suffering from Parkinson’s, and could help Jeff, who has extensive on-going daily pain. Currently on the waiting list to attend an initial two-day assessment for the procedure, Jeff said it was Vanessa who encouraged the pair to push for

surgery, which involves having two holes drilled into the head, with electro rods inserted into the centre of the brain. The placement of a battery pack into the chest follows, and is tuned to create the right frequencies in the brain, ultimately stimulating the brain to relieve most of the symptoms of Parkinson’s. “The operation is terrifying but life-changing, and while it’s not a cure, it offers temporary relief for at least ten years if it’s successful, and even six months to a year would be a bonus,” Carrie-Ann said. Hoping to be able to go back to work after the operation, if he’s accepted, Jeff said his biggest misconception about Parkinson’s Disease was the

belief it didn’t affect young people. “It’s unusual for someone my age to get it because it’s usually diagnosed in people over 65,” said Jeff, who hasn’t responded to most of the drugs on the market. “Parkinson’s creeps up on you and each person experiences their own mixture of symptoms, which range from tremors to stiffness and soreness. “I get the stiffness, pain, rigidity and nausea, lack of balance, and at night I can only sleep three to four hours.” With what started as slight stuttering and slurred speech, along with slow use of the computer, has stemmed in to an illness that will progressively get worse.

“With Parkinson’s your body stops producing dopamine, which makes your muscles and body work properly,” CarrieAnn said. For Jeff, who enjoys being with his family and pets foremost, and dabbling in his new-found passion for photography, he said it is the little things like being taken on an outdoor bound trip with the Parkinson’s Society that bring normality to a complicated lifestyle. “You do feel alone with Parkinson’s, so it’s good to be around other people who understand and don’t judge you,” Jeff said. “What the Parkinson’s Society has done for Carrie-Ann and me is just amazing.”

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FIGHT FUNGI Powdery mildew on your roses? Look for white powdery patches appearing on new growth: they tend to distort young leaves and flower buds. You can zap mildew with a spray made from 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon detergent mixed with 2 litres water.

PLANT POPPIES

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SPREAD MULCH It’s an investment in the future. Here are four reasons why you should mulch now: it locks in moisture and saves on water; it suppresses weeds allowing plants to thrive; it lightens your soil mix, allowing water to soak through rather than run off and, of course, it looks so nice and tidy.

MAKE PLANS FOR MELONS Sow seed for watermelons and rock melons now – any earlier and they’ll sulk in the cold soil. The best tip for growing watermelons: don’t over water them. They like it dry, so once plants are established be miserly with the hose.

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Development is a big issue for the Coast How do we bring the Kapiti Coast into the 21st century to encourage investors and innovators to invest in our community to create wealth and rewarding jobs for our residents? This is one of the key challenges for our community and our Council as we compete with other regions. National statistics indicate we are not performing as well as we could, when compared to other regions in terms of employment, tourism, contribution to GDP and productivity. We need to make it easier for those deciding where to invest, visit and live. We need to incubate investment opportunities. Business needs key information about our region, our economic prospects and potential opportunities — we have plenty.

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Information for businesses on many of our opportunities has been difficult to find and in some cases, is almost inaccessible. We need to change this. We just need to look at what Waikato Council is doing. They have a website dedicated to providing information to business, tourists and potential movers as to why the Waikato is a good place to be. Locally we need to make information about our community available to encourage businesses to locate themselves here or expand their existing operation. We need to be asking why

businesses have chosen to move elsewhere or why other regions are growing so that we can, where practical and possible, can capitalises on the knowledge and local assets that we have and make the Kapiti Coast an attractive place to conduct business, visit and live. A high performing local economy will bring investment, visitors and ensure we are an attractive place to live. What do you think we can do?

Fatal car crash on Monday crossing the fog line and striking a power pole. The front seat passenger suffered moderate injuries and was transported via ambulance to Wellington Hospital, while the rear seat passenger suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to

A fatal crash happened in Levin on Monday evening, with one female dying at the scene. A motor vehicle with three occupants travelling north along State Highway 1 approached the Levin township around 5pm, before

hospital. No other vehicles were involved. Serious crash and other emergency personnel were in attendance and road diversions were put in place. The investigation into the cause of this crash is still ongoing.

No more excuses — get to the gym With gym memberships now as low as $7 a week it throws the “I can't afford to go the gym” excuse right out of the window. But it still doesn't solve the problem of what you are going to do at the gym and how are you going to stay motivated week after week after week. 1. Keep it simple. If you are going from doing nothing to joining the gym and starting an exercise regime, then keep things simple. To start with 10-15mins on a piece of cardiovascular equipment like a cross trainer, treadmill or bike will elevate the heart rate and get your blood pumping. Then most gyms have a basic machine based circuit with equipment like leg press, lat pull down etc. Do two sets of 15 repetitions on each piece of equipment performed nice and slowly at a weight that isn't too easy and isn't so hard that your eyes start to bleed. This strength circuit will help you build some lean muscle tissue and stimulate fat loss (generally the goal of most people joining the gym). You can finish with a 5-10min spin on the bike and a light stretch. This sort of session will take around 45mins and performed three times per week with a good nutritional program will start to deliver the results you’re after. 2. Progression is vital. After 4-6 weeks your body

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Pays to absorb the ins and outs What is cross securitisation of security? Basically cross securitisation means that security for one loan is also used as security on another loan with the same bank. If you own multiple properties and you needed a mortgage to buy each of them, chances are your bank has your loans cross securitised. Generally speaking this means the bank could sell the properties they like in order to recoup money in a default situation. The loans could even be in different names to the names on the security. For example the family home in your personal names could be additional security for a rental property owned under the name of a Look Through Company (LTC). It is usually linked by way of “supported” guarantee from the personal owners of the family home in favour of the LTC rental property. Security can also be linked in a similar way over business lending. Cross securitisation is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does pay to understand the dynamics of it. Some property investors prefer to keep the family home separate from the rental property security and could have various banks for various rental property lending. Cross securitisation can be an easier way to arrange funding quickly and leveraging

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for buying a rental property and keeping things simple. Often what can trip people up is when they come to sell a property that may be cross securitised, is how much debt needs to be repaid to release the security. The bank will have its figure of what needs to be repaid before it releases a security and the borrower may have their preferred outcome. So if you are highly-geared across more than one property, you could have to pay back more than you expect for the bank to release the security. In fact if the sale of a property still leaves the bank with another property over 80 per cent geared, it could ask you to repay more than the expected house sale proceeds before it releases the mortgage on the sold house. Again it pays to discuss the scenarios with your bank or mortgage adviser before committing to anything. ■ For a free copy of our Home Buyer Guide contact our team seven days a week on 0800 000 517 or email craig@craigpope.co.nz for all your mortgage and insurance needs. The above article is general and is not specific to any person.

OUT AND ABOUT: Guy Whincup took this photograph of a respectful mother duck and her young in the Kapiti Pak’nSave carpark. PHOTO: KAP301014SPLDUCKS

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The Kapiti Coast in one of the fastest growing areas in the Wellington region and also on of the fastest growing areas in the country. With the new Wellington to Levin Northern Corridor Road of National Significance, and the Kapiti Expressway (Stage 1, Mackays Crossing to Peka Peka), work having commenced this makes Kapiti the place to be! • Total land area 16,043m² (approx.) • RV - $650,000 • Accessed via the Lindale SH1 off ramp • Nicely elevated, largely flat development block • Only 2km from Coastlands Shoppingtown

For Sale by Tender Closing 1pm, Wednesday 26th November 2014 Call now for details

Dean Anderson

021 244 2931 | 04 470 3929

dean.anderson@colliers.com

colliers.co.nz/26519

Kieran Lennon

021 137 1472 | 04 470 3907 kieran.lennon@colliers.com

Commercial Consultants Ltd, Colliers International, REAA 2008


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Students prepare for Asian adventure DAVID HAXTON A group of Paraparaumu College students will be fending for themselves when they visit Vietnam and Cambodia. The students, who will be accompanied by teachers Graeme Richardson and Bridget Janse, are taking part in a World Challenge early next year for a month. From a physically demanding five-day trek to working alongside locals on a community project, the aim is for every challenger to return as an empowered individual with a global perspective on life. The students will be planning each day including accommodation, travel to meal preparation; each student will get a day’s role of being a leader. “It will be a great opportunity for them,” Mr Richardson said. “They will come back with so much experience and understanding. Harris Sciascia said each student had to fundraise $7300 each but also had to have some spending money too. “It’s going to cost a lot.” Jackson Thompson said fundraising was going well with various activities from car washes, farm work, wine sale, selling wood, to a movie night. “I think with all the fundraising efforts we will do quite well.” He said more sponsorship was needed so if anyone could help they could email his father mike.thompson@paradise.net.nz Three companies who are

GETTING READY: Most of the Paraparaumu College World Challenge team, including teacher Graeme Richardson, third from back left, who will be going to Vietnam and Cambodia. PHOTO: DAVID HAXTON / KAP291014DHCOLLEGE already helping out were Precise Print, Farmlands and Kapiti Pak’nSave.

Madie Davy said, “We also want to thank all our parents because they have done great

work for us.” Harris, Jackson and Madie were each looking to seeing the

diversity and history of both countries and were especially keen in helping out in a village.

STEVE MANSON

04 904 5560 - 027 663 4994

If you are considering selling your home please take the time to call me.

My advice is free my results are exceptional!!

Excellent Value

BEO $450K w Ne

63 Donovan Road

Steve: 0276634994

5 Bedrooms g tin s i L

BEO $579K

54 Kakariki Grove

Licensed under REAA 2008

Large Family Living

BEO $370K

13 Otaihanga Road

steve@tommyskapiti.co.nz


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Licensed under REAA 2008

Kapiti News

PROPERTY WEEKLY LamPitt 8JiLL PAGE LIFTOUT LIFT OUT

REAL REAL ESTATE ESTATE PH 904 5560

PARAPARAUMU BEACH

QUALITY HOME…FAMILY FRIENDLY

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Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$565,000

4

2

2

2

Walk-in & relax ! A spacious, warm & welcoming home, that captures all day sun & has views out to sea & Kapiti Island. Built from brick & cedar weatherboard, this home boasts four double bedrooms, two bathrooms (including master bedroom ensuite), & a generous family/dining/kitchen area & a separate lounge. Other features include a double internal access garage, good storage, house alarm & walk in wardrobe. The section is a manageable 728m² in size, with a private sunny patio for entertaining & to fully appreciate nature at its best. This is an ideal home for a busy family wanting a spacious home, in the popular Kotuku Park enclave. Close to schools, Waikanae Estuary Reserve & the beach. Make sure you view & seriously consider as your new home.

VIEWING:

Sunday 1:15 - 1:45pm, 20 Kotuku Drive www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2989

Brent Longstaff 0800 633 808

RAUMATI BEACH

PRIME LOCATION..…PRIME OPPORTUNITY

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$495,000

4+

2

1+

Set just one house back from the beach, with excellent sea views, this large 1950's home is screaming out to be brought into the 21st century. The top floor has 4 double bedrooms, original kitchen, an upgraded bathroom & an open plan living/dining area. The lower level, provides a huge storage area, bathroom, kitchenette & 4 other connected rooms to further develop. With a land area of just under a ¼ acre, & a generous sized swimming pool, all the right ingredients are here for a terrific family home.

VIEWING:

Sunday 11:45 - 12:15pm, 41 Wharemauku Road www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2961

Brent Longstaff 0800 633 808

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116 04 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu Ph: 904 4211 anytime


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REAL ESTATE

Licensed under REAA 2008

JOHN SINNETT LamPitt 8JiLL PAGE LIFTOUT

PARAPARAUMU BEACH

A HOME OF OUTSTANDING MERIT

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$649,000

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2

Designed by Peter Davis & built in 2000 by Carl Van Der Meer & his team, this is a rare & unique offering for todays busy modern family. Situated amongst the towering Norfolk pines within a quiet cul de sac just minutes walk from the Links golf course & the main beach precinct, this is a home that offers both form & function. I suspect the Designers brief was to create an elegant home with generous living spaces for both adults & children, high quality service areas, a big welcoming entry hall, & a sweeping feature staircase. At around 267m² the lower interior offers a large family friendly granite kitchen as its centrepiece, a relaxed family/dining room with gas fire, a separate West facing formal lounge, master brm ensuite plus 2nd brm, & access into the double garaging. From the homes main entry hall a beautiful curved staircase leads upstairs to a generous 3rd brm with its own private lounge & wc, making it ideal for both teenagers, guests or the option of running a homestay. If it's the perfect home in the perfect location you are after, may we suggest you've found it. Welcome Home. (RV $640,000)

VIEWING:

Friday & Sunday 11:00 - 12:00pm, 8 Tudor Court www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2957

John Sinnett 027 445 1226

WAIKANAE

NEW & REFRESHINGLY STYLISH

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$449,000

3

2

1

1

Good Architecture is not always about making bold statements, sometimes it's in the very "simplicity" itself that determines whether or not a home works. Darren Hunter from Hunter Architecture has created a refreshing new home that will appeal to young urban professionals or retirees alike. Situated at the gateway to the Reikorangi valley within the exclusive "Kapiti Views" subdivision, you'll discover the perfect house to come home to at days end. At around 143m² the interior offers 3 double bedrooms, master with ensuite & walk in robe, a stylish granite kitchen, semi open plan living/ dining, a separate laundry & single garaging. You'll enjoy the many benefits of double glazed windows, excellent insulation, partial under floor heating in certain areas, a mix of floor tiles & carpet, & many extras. "Simply Great Architecture"

VIEWING:

Friday & Sunday 1:00 - 2:00pm, 3 Matuhi Street www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2945

John Sinnett 027 445 1226

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JiLL LamPitt 8PH PAGE LIFTOUT 904 5560

REAL ESTATE

Licensed under REAA 2008

RAUMATI BEACH

MAJESTIC SETTING - RAUMATI BEACH

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TENDER

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An elegant executive family home with stunning sea & Island views & is situated in one of Kapiti's most sought after locations. The home features expansive living spaces & enjoys an abundance of natural light. Native timber flooring & a tasteful colour scheme give a sense of warmth & comfort. The outdoor entertaining area creates a fabulous extension to the living spaces & again captures wonderful sea views. The kitchen is very well appointed with quality appliances & is well positioned in the home to entertain family & friends. The master bedroom includes a dressing room / walk in robe along with a full ensuite. All other bedrooms are very spacious & enjoy a lovely garden setting offering complete privacy. A self-contained apartment offers a completely private retreat for guests & includes its own separating living area, bathroom & courtyard. With an excellent location to the beach, schools, cafes & parks this very special property truly represents fine real-estate at its best. RV $885,000. Tender closing 19th November 2014 (Vendor reserves the right to sell prior).

VIEWING:

Sunday 3:00 - 3:30pm, 12 Newry Road www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2984 Open2View ID# 326284

Steve Manson 027 663 4994

WAIKANAE

DOUBLE BONUS HOUSE PLUS FLAT

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$530,000

3+

2+

2+

Prime real estate in the popular Garden Area of Waikanae. Fantastic double bonus, character 3 bedroom home PLUS separate 1 bedroom flat. Perfect for extended family, teenagers or extra rental income. The main character home provides excellent living spaces, modern kitchen & new bathroom. Great connection to outdoor living & garden. The flat is a cosy cottage with open plan living, bathroom plus lovely sunny deck. An awesome property on 1214m² section for family gatherings, summer bbqs & swimming in the pool. Very handy to the village shops, cafes & commuter transport. Properties like this are hard to find. Tenders close 4pm Wednesday 26th November 2014.

VIEWING:

Sunday 1:00 - 1:30pm, 417 Te Moana Road www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2973

Bretta Jarden 027 231 7310

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116 04 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu 904 4211 anytime Ph:


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REAL ESTATE

Licensed under REAA 2008

PARAPARAUMU

3 2 2 1 SPACIOUS SMART CENTRAL!

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$475,000

2

JILL LamPitt LAMPITT 8JiLL PAGE LIFTOUT PARAPARAUMU

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$370,000

2 1 2 1 97 LANGDALE AVENUE, PARAPARAUMU

Desirably located to be close to all the amenities of Paraparaumu & in the company of similar quality homes, 41 Gandalf Crescent offers a wonderfully spacious floor plan & easy low maintenance living. Immaculately presented, this beautiful home offers all seasons comfort & features: 3 double bedrooms with master ensuite & walk in robe, a choice of sunny living spaces, including dining & family areas with great indoor/outdoor flow, a well-equipped open plan kitchen & a separate formal lounge room. This property also features a FITTED OFFICE, wide hallways, generous storage options (including a large walk-in hot water cupboard) & internal access to the 2 car garage. The freehold section of around 632m² is fully fenced with easily managed private gardens & a patio for wonderful outdoor entertaining.

This immaculately presented & well maintained brick & tile home enjoys a high demand central location, very sunny & handy for all the facilities of Paraparaumu. Features include: 2 generous double bedrooms, very spacious & sunny open plan living with gas heating & a heat pump, a bright well fitted kitchen with a breakfast bar & dishwasher draw, a sunny conservatory or second sitting room with good indoor outdoor flow to the pretty gardens, a large bathroom with both a shower & a bath, gas infinity hot water, fantastic storage options & a powered garage with auto door & internal access. The well fenced freehold section of around 509m² is flat & very easy to maintain with lush lawns, a variety of fruiting trees & mature shrubs, a productive veggie garden, a garden shed & bore water for irrigating. A great starter into the property market or perfect for those downsizing.

VIEWING:

VIEWING:

Sunday 12:45 - 1:15pm, 41 Gandalf Cres www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2982

Jill Lampitt 027 247 7769

PARAPARAUMU

Sunday 9:30 - 10:00am, 97 Langdale Avenue www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2985

Jill Lampitt 027 247 7769

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$305,000

2 1 1 1 INDEPENDENT VILLAGE LIFESTYLE

PARAPARAUMU

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$385,000

3 1 1 FOR SETTLERS AN ORIGINAL 1930'S COTTAGE

Especially for retirees or the over 50's. Within easy walking distance to Coastlands, the rail station & all the facilities of central Paraparaumu, this charming 2 bedroom, former show home property, enjoys a sunny position within the popular Brookvale Village development. Unit 16/17 Redwood Close features a spacious & sunny living/dining area & open plan kitchen, a heat pump, internal access to the powered garage, lots of practical storage space & indoor outdoor flow to the very pretty & private courtyard gardens.

This charming cottage has a story to tell. Believed to be in the latter part of the 1930's at a time when character architecture, skilled trades people & NZ heart timbers all came together to create homes to last. Later moved to spare it from demolition to a sundrenched spot at the base of the Eastern Hills in Paraparaumu. Here you'll find a spacious 3 bedroom cottage which has undergone a sympathetic makeover, preserving its tradition & sense of history but with all the modern conveniences of contemporary living. This pretty cottage offers fantastic indoor outdoor living with a choice of sundecks to chill out on & a feature outdoor bar & entertaining area. The very useable and private section of around 580sqm has a variety of pretty cottage garden planting and secure off road parking. Situated for easy access to native bush walks, sandy beaches and public transport, this is a rare opportunity to purchase a great buy and a worthy long term investment.

VIEWING:

VIEWING:

By Appointment www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2988

Jill Lampitt 027 247 7769

We Support www.realestate.co.nz www.tommys.co.nz Visit:

By Appointment www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2978

Jill Lampitt 027 247 7769

04 904 4211 4211 anytime Ph: 04 904


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Kapiti News

REAL ESTATE

Licensed under REAA 2008

TE HORO

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$720,000

4 2 2 2 IDYLLIC TE HORO LIFESTYLE - 16 ACRES WITH RIVER ACCESS "Ready to walk into" lifestyle property of around 6.529ha has boundary access & riparian rights onto the Otaki River. Enjoy the best of both worlds. An idyllic lifestyle with stunning Tararua Range views & very easy access to Waikanae & Otaki townships & rail stations. Offering all the modern comforts & great outdoor living, the Hinuera stone farmhouse features: 4 big bedrooms, 2 separate living spaces, a wood burner & wet back plus a heat pump, a spacious modern kitchen, 2 bathrooms (semi ensuite) & large utility room. The numerous paddocks are deer fenced & the property has its own water supply, a stock yard, shearing & wood sheds, utility areas & 2 car garage/workshop. If you dream of country living with an easy city commute here it is!

VIEWING:

JILL LamPitt LAMPITT 8JiLL PAGE LIFTOUT OTAKI

$225,000

A neat & tidy standalone townhouse in a lovely central location. Low maintenance with easy care gardens & featuring: 2 double bedrooms, spacious sunny open plan living/dining with slider door to front deck, bathroom with bath & separate shower, a separate toilet, internal access to the single garage (auto door) & a large separate laundry room. Previously rented at $225 per week & with scope to add further value, here is an affordable opportunity not to be missed!

Jill Lampitt 027 247 7769

PARAPARAUMU BEACH

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

2 1 1 1 HOME OR INVESTMENT

VIEWING:

By Appointment www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2820

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By Appointment www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2951

Jill Lampitt 027 247 7769

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$350,000

3 1 1 2 CHARACTER & CHARM IN A GREAT LOCATION

PARAPARAUMU BEACH

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$358,000

3 1 1 1 LATE 1960'S - SUNNY OPEN OUTLOOK

Very well presented & maintained 1960's weatherboard home featuring: 3 bedrooms,( 2 doubles & a single), double glazing, 2 heat pumps, separate living with polished wood floors, lovely outdoor areas for children & pets, separate garage & workshop, plenty of storage, private & secure freehold section with off street parking. Easy walk to beach & cafes, public transport in the street & zoned for Kapiti College.

An affordable opportunity to get on the property ladder in a very handy central Paraparaumu Beach location. This spacious late 1960's classic has been meticulously maintained (re-roofed, re-clad and insulated) and offers 3 bedrooms, a family bathroom, a modern kitchen with a separate laundry, very sunny and light open plan living and dining, good storage, a heat pump and an attached single garage with auto door. The sunny section of around 850sqm occupies an enviable position, enjoying an open outlook towards the distant hills in the east and westwards towards Kapiti Island. Situated within a short walk to the beach, shops, cafes and the golf course. City commuters can simply walk to the airport and the bus to Coastlands and the rail station stops at the bottom of the driveway. Kapiti College zoned. Move in and enjoy!

VIEWING:

VIEWING:

By Appointment www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2992

Jill Lampitt 027 247 7769

We Support www.realestate.co.nz www.tommys.co.nz Visit:

Sunday 2:15 - 2:45pm, 19 Teoti Street www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2993

Jill Lampitt 027 247 7769

04 904 4211 4211 anytime Ph: 04 904


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JiLL LamPitt 8PH PAGE LIFTOUT 904 5560

REAL ESTATE

Licensed under REAA 2008

PARAPARAUMU BEACH

4 2 2 1 BRAND NEW & WAITING!!!

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$630,000

1

RAUMATI BEACH

5 3 3 KOHUTUHUTU ROAD

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$839,000

3

Fabulous new home only just completed in a quiet cul de sac location. This 4 bedroom plus study home has been fitted out to the highest possible standard & will surely impress. There is a very large kitchen/family/dining area & a separate lounge with ranch sliders leading out to a covered decking area & the garden beyond. Every thought has been given to the finishing touches during this build. The kitchen has been completed to a very high standard with quality appliances which include free standing gas top oven & double dish draw, beautiful finished cabinetry & top notch tap ware. A lot of thought has been given to the family bathroom & ensuite. Brivis gas central heating, double glazing, colourful drapes & blinds throughout complete the picture. The section being a good size is very private, flat, child friendly & is fully fenced.

A prime location is everything & this home enjoys all the benefits of a fantastic beachside location. Positioned in a quiet cul-desac in highly sought after Kohutuhutu Road, this home is spacious & bright & a lovely property to call home, say the Vendors of 16 years who have decided it is time to move on, albeit very reluctantly. Architecturally designed over 2 levels with views to Pukerua Bay in the South & glimpses of the sea to the west, sunny with plenty of outdoor areas for entertaining no matter the weather, all combine to make this property extremely attractive. Features include: open plan kitchen/family room with rimu ceiling opening to an expansive deck, large dining & living area, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plus a fully self- contained 1 bedroom flat which has its own access. A secure private back yard & all within a short stroll to Raumati beach completes this perfect picture. This home is a rare find & with realistic Vendors is just waiting for its new family to move in & enjoy.

VIEWING:

VIEWING:

Sunday 3 - 3:30pm, 44 San Priamo Crt www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2996

Tonia Kingi 021 108 4500

Terry Smith 027 481 9295 / Linda Smith 027 968 4233

RAUMATI BEACH

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$420,000

S

Sunday 1:00 - 1:45pm, 24 Kohutuhutu Road www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2979

PARAPARAUMU BEACH

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$490,000

D L O

NEW RELEASE IN GOODWOOD

3 2 1 ALWAYS IN DEMAND

VIEWING:

VIEWING:

An amazing building site, set on over half an acre & offering a generous elevated building platform. Perfectly positioned for maximum privacy, this site offers the ability to build your dream home with fantastic sea views in mind. This tightly held private little enclave known as Goodwood, is ideally located in the heart of Raumati Beach in close proximity to the popular Raumati Beach village. If you have been waiting for something truly special, then this private enclave is a must to view.

By Appointment www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2995

Chris Packer 027 577 8874

We Support www.realestate.co.nz www.tommys.co.nz Visit:

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It is a pleasure to present this immaculate property to the market. This lovely home is an absolute credit to its owners. The dwelling has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate lounge with bay window & window seat overlooking the garden. There is a very sunny west facing conservatory which adjoins the kitchen/dining area. The gardens are a treat & have been lovingly created over the years to provide a colourful oasis in the midst of suburbia. The property is in a very good location surrounded by quality homes. There is a handy bus stop just a couple of doors down & the property is not too far away from local schools. The dwelling is approx 190m² with a section size of 726m².

Sunday 1:00 - 1:30 pm, 9 Murray Court www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2987

Terry Smith 027 481 9295 / Linda Smith 027 968 4223

116 04 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu 904 4211 anytime Ph:


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Kapiti News

JiLL LamPitt 8PH PAGE LIFTOUT 904 5560

REAL ESTATE

Licensed under REAA 2008

RAUMATI SOUTH

Rateable Value

$470,000

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RAUMATI BEACH

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$349,000

D L SO 3 1 1 1 AFFORDABLE SEA VIEWS

3 1 1 PRIVATE, QUIET & OH SO SUNNY!

This property encapsulates what many buyers continually tell me they're looking for a weather board cottage with uninterrupted sea views that they can add value to. Whether you would like to renew the potential of this 1950's property or build your own dream home in such a sought after location, this has to be one of the best opportunities currently on offer. You will enjoy a private setting, fully fenced & gated, & can expect to spend restful afternoons & evenings on the rear deck soaking up the sun & enjoying the sea views out to Kapiti Island. Offering 3 bedrooms, full modern bathroom, kitchen/dining & a spacious lounge as well as double garage with internal access. Located just minutes from Raumati South Beach, QEII Park & local shops & cafes. This is a surperb location & a fabulous opportunity to realise your dreams.

You will love the position of this property located at the end of a cul de sac, set well back from the road. The rear deck with pretty raised flower beds allows for maximum enjoyment of sunny days with plenty of space to entertain in total privacy with both family & friends. Offering 3 double bedrooms, modern kitchen, full bathroom, separate laundry/large pantry & a light & airy lounge with a choice of woodburner or heatpump heating. A very generous double car port underneath the house provides covered car accommodation or fantastic hobbie space, the choice is yours. This is a superb location that is always in high demand, with easy track access to coastlands & just a short walk to the busy hub of Raumati Beach with a choice of shops & cafes, school , Kapiti College & of course the beach.

VIEWING:

VIEWING:

By Appointment www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2990

Sarah George 027 453 6530

WAIKANAE

4 2 1 1 IN BEFORE CHRISTMAS?

Sunday 12:45 - 1:15pm, 87A Kiwi Road www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2991

Sarah George 027 453 6530

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$539,000

2

RAUMATI SOUTH

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$365,000

3 1 1 1+ RAUMATI SOUTH CHARACTER

Relax in comfort this Christmas in this stylish contemporary home offering extra design features a little different than other comparable new homes. This property has instant appeal from the moment you enter offering a fantastic sense of space & light as you walk across the Kwila wood floor through to the open plan kitchen, dining & relaxed lounge area. Dine in or spill out to the outdoor entertaining areas with plenty of room to entertain family & friends this Summer. For guests or teenagers the downstairs double bedroom, full bathroom & study are both stylish & practical. Upstairs you will find a generous Master bedroom with en suite that opens to a West facing deck with Kapiti Island views & 2 further double bedrooms with good storage. Set back from the road & fenced & gated you will enjoy total privacy with plenty of off road parking including a generous double garage with laundry, laundry chute & good storage options. Located conveniently for an easy commute by rail or highway & close to Waikanae shopping centre & local school.

A 1960's weatherboard home with lots of lovely Rimu joinery to emphasise the character of this immaculately presented home. With a front sunny deck & private rear patio it meets today's indoor/outdoor needs, with a good sized living room plus garage & covered parking for 2 more cars. The front plus rear elevated garden provide great space for the kids to play on this larger than average section located ideally for easy commuting to town. The Te Ra school is just down the road making this the ideal family home in popular Raumati South.

VIEWING:

VIEWING:

Sunday 2:30 - 3:00pm, 1 Winara Avenue www.tommys.co.nz ID# K3000

Sarah George 027 453 6530

We Support www.realestate.co.nz www.tommys.co.nz Visit:

Sunday 1:00 - 1:30pm, 9 Leinster Ave www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2983

Bruce Sutherland 027 230 1044

116 04 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu 904 4211 anytime Ph:


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JiLL LamPitt 8PH PAGE LIFTOUT 904 5560

REAL ESTATE

Licensed under REAA 2008

RAUMATI SOUTH

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$420,000

MEET OUR TEAM THIS SUNDAY Bruce Sutherland Steve Manson Jill Lampitt Nigel Holmes

Bretta Jarden Tonia Kingi John Sinnett Brent Longstaff

Kelly Ruiterman Terry Smith Jill Lampitt Linda Smith

AT THE FOLLOWING OPEN HOMES OPEN HOMES SUNDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2014

RAUMATI 11:45 - 12:15

41 Wharemauku Road

BEO $495,000

ID#K2961

12:00 - 12:30

11 Fiesta Grove

BEO $499,000

ID#K2956

12:00 - 12:30

44 Hillcrest Road

BEO $468,000

ID#K2974

12:45 - 1:15

87A Kiwi Road

BEO $349,000

ID#K2991

1:00 - 1:30

9 Leinster Avenue

BEO $365,000

ID#K2983

1:00 - 1:45

24 Kohutuhutu Road

BEO $839,000

ID#K2979

1:00 - 1:45

4 Groves Road

TENDER

ID#K2998

1:30 - 2:00

19 Kainui Road

BEO $795,000

ID#K2827

1:30 - 2:00

11 Leinster Avenue

BEO $420,000

ID#K2891

Ideal for a growing family with space for the kids to play, a sheltered pool & outdoor patio area for those hot summer days & separate living rooms for all the family. With 3/4 bedrooms, 2 living areas plus separate dining it will meet all the needs for todays family living. Located perfectly for an easy commute to the city in sought after peaceful Raumati South, sited on a larger than average section with the home nestled at the rear of the site. A home with features like this a rare find in this secluded part of town so is a must look for those seeking the ideal family home.

1:30 - 2:00

30 Tainui Street

BEO $1,100,000

ID#K2900

1:30 - 2:00

2 Harry Shaw Way

BEO $729,000

ID#K2954

3:00 - 3:30

12 Newry Road

TENDER

ID#K2984

VIEWING:

9:30 - 10:00

97 Langdale Avenue

BEO $370,000

ID#K2985

10:30 - 11:00

8 Frederick Street

BEO $415,000

ID#K2963

11:00 - 12:00

8 Tudor Court (& Fri)

BEO $649,000

ID#K2957

11:15 - 11:45

24 Rifleman Lane

BEO $459,000

ID#K2940

12:00 - 12:30

19B Hurley Road

BEO $260,000

ID#K2937

12:30 - 1:00

201 Main Road

BY NEGOTIATION

ID#K2977

12:45 - 1:15

7 Pitoitoi Street

BEO $365,000

ID#K2911

12:45 - 1:15

13 Otaihanga Road

BEO $380,000

ID#K2953

12:45 - 1:15

41 Gandalf Crescent

BEO $475,000

ID#K2982

1:00 - 1:30

9 Murray Court

BEO $490,000

ID#K2987

1:15 - 1:45

20 Kotuku Drive

BEO $565,000

ID#K2989

2:00 - 2:30

16 Crown Hill

BEO $480,000

ID#K2971

2:15 - 2:45

19 Teoti Street

BEO $358,000

ID# K2993

2:15 - 2:45

63 Donovan Road

BEO $450,000

ID#K2881

3:00 - 3:30

4 Holcombe Drive

BEO $475,000

ID#K2976

3:00 - 3:30

44 San Priamo Court

BEO $630,000

ID#K2996

3:45 - 4:15

17 Otupoa Way

BEO $795,000

ID#K2980

4:30 - 5:00

13 Awatea Avenue

BEO $340,000

ID#K2963

1 3 2 2 1 THE PERFECT HOME FOR A GROWING FAMILY

Sunday 1:30 - 2:00pm, 11 Leinster Avenue www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2891

Bruce Sutherland 027 230 1044

PARAPARAUMU BEACH

Buyer Enquiry Welcome From

$195,000

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PARAPARAUMU

WAIKANAE SECTION FOR SALE....

Overlooking 13th Fairway, this is a fantastic opportunity to build your dream home overlooking New Zealand's Number 1 ranked links golf course. A choice of two plans available, one level or two stories, the choice is yours. 550m² flat section offering the perfect aspect for that late summer sun. Tenders close 4pm Thursday 26th June 2014 (if not sold prior).

12:00 - 12:30

54 Kakariki Grove

BEO $579,000

ID#K2997

1:00 - 1:30

417 Te Moana Road

BEO $530,000

ID#K2973

1:00 - 2:00

3 Matuhi Street (& Fri)

BEO $449,000

ID#K2945

2:30 - 3:00

1 Winara Avenue

BEO $539,000

ID#K3000

3:15 - 3:45

46 Kakariki Grove

BEO $345,000

ID#K2955

PEKA PEKA VIEWING:

By Appointment www.tommys.co.nz ID# K2888

Chris Packer 027 577 8874

We Support www.realestate.co.nz www.tommys.co.nz Visit:

11:15 - 11:45

81 Raukawa Road

BEO $749,000

ID#K2731

2:00 - 2:30

36 Raukawa Road

BEO $815,000

ID#K2853

116 04 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu 904 4211 anytime Ph:


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WAIKANAE

163 Huia Street

ELEGANCE, VIEWS & TRANQUILLITY

Deadline Sale: 1pm Thurs 20 Nov

A statement from the initial approach, this exemplary property set on 1 hectare (approx. 2.5 acres) has an abundance of ingredients for those wanting much more than just a great home! This quality home is a testament to style and elegance. Stunning double sided gas fire plus underfloor heating throughout and 2 heat pumps ensure cosy nights during the colder months. Beautifully appointed kitchen is extremely functional featuring extensive bench space with a centralised island. 4 generous sized bedrooms (2 with ensuite) giving you multiple functionality of use. Luxury living at its best, a home you would be proud to show off. RV $980,000

PARAPARAUMU

56 Waterstone Avenue

BRAND NEW IN PARAPARAUMU

For Sale $497,000

Waterstone the newest subdivision on the Kapiti Coast picturesque with stunning wheelchair friendly walkways around lakes that are home to the abundant birdlife that live in the area. Plenty of areas for the children to play and feed the ducks. You could be living here in this location surrounded by established homes. The new home would include these features: Spacious open plan living area, 3 double bedrooms (master with ensuite and walk in wardrobe), Computer nook, Granite bench top and stainless steel appliances, Double internal garage with laundry , Heat pump, Covered outdoor entertaining area. Section is fenced and landscaped. 10 year licensed builders guarantee.

2014 (unless sold prior) 12a Coastlands Shopping Centre, Paraparaumu

View By Appointment

www.bayleys.co.nz/3230040

Paul Berryman

M 027 252 7484 DDI 04 212 5280 paul.berryman@bayleys.co.nz

Lisa Berryman

M 027 290 1959 DDI 04 498 4188 lisa.berryman@bayleys.co.nz

BAYLEYS REAL ESTATE LTD, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

View Sunday 12:00 - 12:30pm & 3:00 - 3:30pm

www.bayleys.co.nz/412195

Paul Berryman M 027 252 7484 DDI 04 212 5280 paul.berryman@bayleys.co.nz

Lisa Berryman

M 027 290 1959 DDI 04 498 4188 lisa.berryman@bayleys.co.nz

WAIKANAE

6 Park Avenue

PERFECT STARTER OR INVESTMENT

Deadline Sale 12pm, Thurs 20 Nov 2014, 12a Coastlands Shopping Centre, Paraparaumu (unless sold prior)

Morning! Grab your coffee and relax on the newly built deck and sun swing. This is the perfect starter or investment home. Nestled amongst established trees, this two bedroom sunny low maintenance Lockwood home with open plan living and kitchen. New fence and driveway with newly built garden shed. Situated in a perfect location just a short drive to Waikanae Beach café’s, or to the beach. Don’t delay - call me today.

View Sunday 2:00 - 2:30pm www.bayleys.co.nz/3230042

Nicola Fisher M 027 561 5568 OFFICE 04 299 6044 nicola.fisher@bayleys.co.nz

BAYLEYS REAL ESTATE LTD, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

PARAPARAUMU

7 Cadastral Court

RAUMATI

175 Raumati Road

MIDLANDS HIDDEN GEM

For Sale $639,000

MUST BE SOLD!

Tenders Close 12pm Thurs 20 Nov

Be prepared to be impressed from the moment that you walk through the door. Elegant is just one word to describe this home that has everything - 4 bedrooms, formal lounge plus open plan living that flow out onto numerous patio areas. Perfectly positioned kitchen, looking out onto the manicured gardens, is ideal for entertaining both indoors and outdoors. Located for all day sun, the gazebo at the back of the garden is a lovely place to enjoy watching the sun setting at night. Current vendors have spared no expense with quality chattels throughout and have maintained the property to a very high standard. Definitely a home that ticks all of the boxes.

View Sunday 12:00 - 12:30pm www.bayleys.co.nz/3230033

Paul Berryman M 027 252 7484 DDI 04 212 5280 paul.berryman@bayleys.co.nz

Lisa Berryman

M 027 290 1959 DDI 04 498 4188 lisa.berryman@bayleys.co.nz

BAYLEYS REAL ESTATE LTD, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

Bayleys Real Estate Ltd, licensed under the REA Act 2008. A Member of Bayleys Realty Group.

Our owners have already purchased a new home and are now selling this dream Kapiti location. Two spacious living areas that connect beautifully to the large sheltered section with the modern kitchen sitting in the centre of the family living, coupled with four bedrooms and a separate office means there’s room for all inside. The triple car garaging allows for storage, your collectables or hobbies and the swimming pool is where you relax off the day. Make this the best summer ever and see this great opportunity now. Call Nicola to view.

2014 (unless sold prior) 12a Coastlands Shopping Centre, Paraparaumu

View Sunday 1:00-1:30pm www.bayleys.co.nz/3230029

Nicola Fisher M 027 561 5568 OFFICE 04 299 6044 nicola.fisher@bayleys.co.nz BAYLEYS REAL ESTATE LTD, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008


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WAIKANAE 48 REWAREWA CRESCENT

SELLING YOUR HOME?

BUY NOW $339,000

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Visit tallpoppy.co.nz

YOUR SPECIAL COMFORT ZONE

READ & SEE MORE: www.tallpoppy.co.nz/TPWK0609 COME HAVE A LOOK: Sunday 1:00 - 1:30pm

Andrea Bradley

Wonderfully spacious, specially sunny, light & bright, beautifully maintained & immaculately presented. Awesome townhouse of generous proportions, great sun in an amazing location. Separate lounge with a cosy heatpump, separate dining & an attractive kitchen that looks out to the popular crescent. Built of durable split-stone & set on an attractive easy-care section with colourful gardens & sheltered areas for relaxing.

Kaz Deverill 0508 SALE 4U (0508 7253 48) 0204 SALE 4U (0204 7253 48) kaz.deverill@tallpoppy.co.nz

021 0299 3190 04 298 8801 andrea.bradley@tallpoppy.co.nz

Easy stroll to the Waikanae Village facilities, bus & train. Bulsara Ltd t/a Tall Poppy real estate REAA-licensed MREINZ | 0800 82 55 76

WAIKANAE BEACH 21 MAJOR DURIE PLACE Buy Now $439,000

Bulsara Ltd REAA - licensed MREINZ | 0800 82 55 76

PARAPARAUMU 56 RATANUI ROAD 3

PEACEFUL, SUNNY..A GREAT PLACE TO BE! Just a short stroll to the beach and Estuary, you will find a warm and comfortable home that ticks so many boxes. Slightly elevated, giving awesome views of Kapiti Island, rest assured that all day sun and relaxing outdoor living will become the norm. A fully fenced and manageable section offers various outdoor living spaces that follow the sun and give options aplenty for private times or entertaining friends.

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READ & SEE MORE: www.tallpoppy.co.nz/TPWK0648 COME HAVE A LOOK: View by arrangement. Contact Agent

Ricky Bartlett 0273657256 04 298 4642 ricky.bartlett@tallpoppy.co.nz

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A FAMILY SECRET HAVEN! Nestled down a lingering driveway you will discover a property that will surprise and excite you from the moment you set eyes upon it. With your own private lake, peaceful location, expansive lawns and a home with space and freedom for all to enjoy, there is no question that 56 Ratanui Road is, definitely, what dreams are made of. The peaceful, stress free ambiance feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and will enable you to fully enjoy every moment spent.

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Ricky Bartlett 0273657256 04 298 4642 ricky.bartlett@tallpoppy.co.nz

Bulsara Ltd REAA - licensed MREINZ | 0800 82 55 76

Call us: 0800 LOWEST FEES | (0800 56 93 78)

Bulsara Ltd REAA - licensed MREINZ | 0800 82 55 76


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PARAPARAUMU BEACH 5 SANDPIPER COURT

PARAPARAUMU 72 LANGDALE AVENUE BEO $389,000

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JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR COME HAVE A LOOK: View by arrangement. Contact Agent ORDERED !! READ & SEE MORE: www.tallpoppy.co.nz/TPWK0646

For those searching for a tidy brick and tile home, with all the extras that equate to luxurious, easy yet cosy living, I have found you the ideal hot spot. Perfectly placed in a sought after location is an immaculately presented home just waiting for you to move in and enjoy. Your new home can boast a New kitchen, New bathroom, New carpets throughout, 3 good sized bedrooms and many more extras, Plus a fully fenced low maintenance garden with established veggie garden; Just ideal !!

BREATH OF FRESH AIR ! COME HAVE A LOOK: View by arrangement. Contact Agent READ & SEE MORE: www.tallpoppy.co.nz/TPWK0613

Stroll along the Estuary and take in the captivating views of the inlet and the sea just a hop skip and jump from your doorstep. Or relax at home enjoying a tipple, sitting in your sun filled living room while you absorb Kapiti's finest, amazing views. In a well sortafter area, as clean cut as the home itself, a spectacular quality abode is nestled happily in a quiet and friendly cul-de-sac. Low maintenance, sun catching, well planted garden the perfect addition to a visually pleasing home.

Kaz Deverill 0204 725 348 0508 725 348 kaz.deverill@tallpoppy.co.nz

PARAPARAUMU BEACH 42 GOLF ROAD BUY NOW $599,000

DELIVERING THE 'HOLE' PACKAGE !!

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You really do deserve the 'hole' package. Maybe its Golf with him and a romantic walk on the beach with her, either way you can get a slice of fresh air taking in the green backdrops and sunny coastal living with 42 Golf Road. A swinging success, the large five bedroom home offers well thought out family living with two modern and stylish bathrooms, a spacious double garage, and sunny expansive deck overlooking Paraparaumu's neighbouring golf course. Literally backing on to Kapiti's favourite golf setting, which connects with the homes large backyard, it follows through as an accessible location very close to everything Kapiti has on offer from the beach, shopping, cafes, transport links and local schools. Really driving the ball home when it comes to easy, high class living. Get beyond the green with an early morning session of golf, or have a ball relaxing on the deck in the evening with family and friends, sipping on a tipple as you overlook the quiet dimly lit slopes.

Vist tallpoppy.co.nz READ & SEE MORE: www.tallpoppy.co.nz/TPWK0625 COME HAVE A LOOK: View by arrangement. Contact Agent

Kaz Deverill 0204 725 348 0508 725 348 kaz.deverill@tallpoppy.co.nz

tallpoppy.co.nz

CALL KAZ ON: 0508 SALE 4U | (0508 7253 48)

Kaz Deverill 0204 725 348 0508 725 348 kaz.deverill@tallpoppy.co.nz

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WAIKANAE 4 GREENAWAY ROAD Buy Now $399,000

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Add Your Flair and Capital Gain Waikanae – renowned for its beautiful gardens, homes married to the land and temperate climate. Step inside the welcoming formal-entrance and you’ll discover a well built and well-proportioned 200m2 family home given good consideration for natural light and sun. Generous living areas offer a connection and easy transition to the sweeping lawns and gardens and the sunroom provides additional comfort and relief from the cooler months. The three double bedrooms will easily accommodate double or queen beds with a fourth room off the entrance ideal as a home office. Here’s your opportunity to add your creative flair and Capital gain.

Vist tallpoppy.co.nz READ & SEE MORE: www.tallpoppy.co.nz/TPWK0556 COME HAVE A LOOK: Sunday 1:45 - 2:15pm

Greg Ashcroft 0274 397 670 04 299 8218 greg.ashcroft@tallpoppy.co.nz

Bulsara Ltd REAA - licensed MREINZ | 0800 82 55 76

DO YOU WANT THE CHANCE TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?

LIST YOUR HOME WITH TALL POPPY REAL ESTATE, PLAY THE ONLINE GAME AND BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN $1,000,000!* VISIT TALLPOPPY.CO.NZ FOR DETAILS OR CALL 0800 82 55 76

How much has Tall Poppy saved New Zealand house sellers with its flat selling fee of only $10,000+GST?

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D: OVER $1,000,000 *Terms and conditions apply. See www.tallpoppy.co.nz for details.

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OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

PARAPARAUMU BCH 97 The Drive CHRISTMAS CRACKER

• Brick and weatherboard construction • 4 bedrooms - master with ensuite • Separate study & separate formal living • Superb open plan kitchen/dining/family area • Great flow to outdoor entertaining area • Gas central heating & double glazing • Fully fenced section • Separate laundry • Double garage with internal access

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$679,000 View: Sunday 2:00 - 2:30pm rwparaparaumu.co.nz ID #PAR20976 Maree Gopfert 027 255 3002 Rachael Steinmetz 027 488 7455

Ray White Paraparaumu are excited to welcome a new Salesperson......

WAIKANAE BEACH 13 Frances Street WHERE MEMORIES ARE MADE

Live the dream in this extraordinary property only a short stroll away from the beach, enjoying amazing views & beautiful sunsets. Three double bedrooms plus a single/office & extra living by way of a mezzanine floor overlooking the downstairs living. The master suite is luxurious & has an ensuite, walk in wardrobe & it's own conservatory. A fabulous indoor swimming pool & spa pool. A truly special property.

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$679,000 View: Sunday 2:00 - 2:30pm rwparaparaumu.co.nz ID #PAR20944 Stacey Prince 027 350 5986 04 298 4900 stacey.prince@raywhite.com

STAGING SELLS!!!

Maree Gopfert Maree Gopfert brings a real zest for life and everything it has to offer, which combined with a bright and personable manner and a great work ethic, she has already been seen to achieve spectacular results within local real estate. For all your Real Estate needs, contact Maree today!

Maree Gopfert

Licensee Salesperson

Steinmetz Real Estate Ltd (REAA 2008)

027 255 3002 04 298 4900 maree.gopfert@raywhite.com

List with Maree and Stage for FREE!!!

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Low rainfall, cool westerlies October was another month of low rainfall, with many gardens requiring hosing. However, we did get some welcome rain in the the last week, particularly on Labour Day when we had over 30mm of rainfall. The 18 fine days, about average for October, were often spoiled by our seasonal cooling nor-westerlies, particularly near the coast, but most would have enjoyed an average daily maximum

temperature of just over 17 degrees, the same as last year. Readers probably noticed the lack of extremes on our west coast where we only reached 20 degrees on several occasions, compared to eastern regions where there were often temperatures in the mid 20s, but they also recorded much colder ones than we, accompanied by frost and snow.

SONIA Dolan took this impressive photograph looking out to Kapiti Island.

PHOTO: KAP281014SPLISLAND

■ Nga Manu Nature Reserve, the sponsor of Capturing Kapiti, will give away a free family pass each week to the reserve if your image is published in Kapiti News. If you have a Capturing Kapiti photo to submit, email a high resolution image to david.haxton@kapitinews.co.nz. Please supply your postal address.

— Murray Eggers

Ray White __ Know How to sell your property for more Jill Hartley

Licensee Salesperson 021 418 966 04 298 4900 jill.hartley@raywhite.com Steinmetz Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)

Jiill Hartley from Ray White Paraparaumu has the skills, experience and local knowledge to help maximise the value of your property. If you are thinking of selling or If you would just like to find out where your property sits on the current market, call Jill today for a free no obligation appraisal of your home.

Ray Whit R White P Paraparaumu – 14a 14 Marine M i Parade, P d Paraparaumu P Beach B h

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This fantastic spacious brick and tile home is well positioned on a sunny, slightly elevated section in the central Waterstone Estate. Featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms, great open plan kitchen, dining & living plus gas central heating. Double internal access garage and easy care section ready for you to add your creative touch. This is a great family home with all of today's modern comforts.

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$479,000 View: By Appointment rwparaparaumu.co.nz ID #PAR20941 Jill Hartley 021 418 966 04 298 4900

OPEN HOME

PAEKAKARIKI 42 The Parade SEASIDE TREASURE!!

TE HORO BEACH 96 Harakeke Road LIFESTYLE WITH SEA VIEWS

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This special home enjoys the space of 4.4 acres (approx) of rolling pastures along with private lake and sea views. The kitchen with walk in pantry is centrally located and the lounge has a log fire with wet-back. Three spacious bedrooms, master with ensuite and private patio. Office/study, rumpus room and large 150m2 separate garage/workshop. Relax on the wrap around deck, soaking up the magical sunsets while listening to the chorus of the resident frogs.

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Perched above the shore and loved by the present owner for over 30 years sits this sweet character home. Elevated and well positioned to enjoy all day sun, this two bedroom cottage offers spacious living, drawing you not only to the ocean but also through two sets of French doors into the private rear courtyard & lovely cottage style garden. Enjoy life's simple pleasures and make it YOURS!

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Spring flavour for edible trail Paekakariki’s hugely popular Edible Gardens Trail returns this Sunday November 9. While the last trail featured late summer harvest gardens, this spring event celebrates new beginnings and the potential of the coming season. Organiser Flo McNeill has coined a new word “bermaculture” for the roadside gardens all over the village, bursting with colour and edibles. “Verge gardens add vibrancy and habitat for bees, beneficial insects, birds, and lizards, they’ve become a real feature in Paekakariki.” There will be lots of inspiration on offer from some of the village’s most celebrated gardens (as seen in NZ Gardener) as well as new ones previously unopened to visitors. Edible delights include fruit trees, vege plots, herbs, flowers, berries, bee keeping, chooks, composting, and loads more besides. The trail is a chance to discover new gardening techniques, says Flo, and there’ll be plenty of ideas to take home. “It’s amazing how gardeners manage to grow abundant edibles in the salt-spray-coastal-zone. “With every challenge thrown at Paekakariki, gardeners here are

PEEK-A-BOO: Allegra Gibson hiding behind some quince blossoms. Children are very welcome at the Paekakariki Edible Gardens Trail. PHOTO: KAP301014SPLFOOD

adept at managing rain water, grey water, drought, sand, salt, and wind — incredibly this village is lush with edibles.” There are also a couple of prize draws to enter on the day. Those travelling super-low-carbon (train/cycle/car-pool/walking/ horseback) to and around the event may enter to win a $70 massage voucher at the Paekakariki Acupuncture Clinic with Nicky Walker.

The trail, from 10am to 4pm, is a fundraiser for The Local Table www.localtable.co.nz a summer community celebration of locally created food. Tickets, $15 per adult, children under 16 free, are available from The Perching Parrot Cafe, 7 Beach Road Paekakariki and Harrison’s Gardenworld, Peka Peka. Or email info@localtable.co.nz or contact Flo McNeill on 021 139 3581. Website is www.localtable.co.nz

Supported by

THE LEGENDARY MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH,

Mary Barnard as Patsy Cline

the Man in Black, and Country music greats, Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves will be celebrated in a special tribute show in Paraparaumu. Other legends include Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, Anne Murray and Tammy Wynette.

Promoter and vocalist Bryan Vickery (who interprets Johnny Cash and Charley Pride) is the Taranaki Coast Radio breakfast presenter and formerly a journalist for Newstalk ZB. Award winning singers Mary Barnard and Dennis Carswell do a fantastic job interpreting Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves. Bryan Vickery says their country legends tribute show in Paraparaumu (Memorial Hall, Sunday, November 16, 1.30pm) promises to be great entertainment for the whole family and musical trip down memory lane. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from the Paraparaumu I-site Centre. There will also be door sales.

PARAPARAUMU SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

TOP BANDS

CONCERT KAPITI BRASS, MASTERTON BRASS, & KAPITI COAST PIPES & DRUMS SUN. 16th NOV. 2014 @ 2.30pm WAIKANAE MEMORIAL HALL ADMISSION: GOLD COIN DONATION

To assist Paraparaumu School Fire Recovery

Ian was raised by a single Mum and never knew his biological father. His schooling was marked by turbulent times, often involving fighting and getting into lots of trouble and resulting in being expelled from college. He came to Youthquest and was taken on the six-week programme (‘bootcamp’ with eight more youths for five days in the bush, followed by another five days at Youthquest, Hawkes Bay, being taught domestic duties and learning the benefits of routines and values for himself and others.) After that he came back to Kapiti to complete his programme in personal, social and community skills. Ian then was mentored for a further twelve months and placed in a number of part-time jobs. Ultimately he found his own full-time job as a roofer, which he has maintained, and is supporting a young family. Youthquest is a charitable trust that works with at risk youth in our communities, who are often referred by the Police, schools or Youth Court. Each person participates in a full time course, followed by ongoing mentoring for a minimum of a year. The success rate is staggering with 72% of those that have been on the programmes either working full-time, having returned to college, or are continuing their further education. One of Youthquest’s ongoing challenges is to provide a link to full-time training, apprenticeships or employment. That is the purpose behind this initiative. We are seeking support from businesses to sponsor a youth along their journey. Perhaps this could be done in terms of industry sectors - for example a number of electrical or plumbing organisations could club together and sponsor one youth into their trade. It costs $5000 a year to support each youth. (This compares to $90.000 p a. to keep someone in prison!)

Rotary Club of Kapiti and Youthquest invite you to come along and hear more about Youthquest, learn how it works and meet some of the graduates:

(027) 244 0597 (04) 902 6010 terry@youthquest.co.nz

Thursday 20 November at 7.15pm Senior Citizens Centre, Ocean Road, Paraparaumu Beach

RSVP - by Monday 17 November to Ann Ryder (027) 222 8775

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FUNDRAISING ONLINE AUCTION FOR SEAN PRENDEVILLE

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What’s On... DESERVING WIN

CLEAR OUT YOUR CLUTTER AND HELP SEAN BUY A NEW LEG Sean Prendeville (14) has bone cancer and recently had his leg amputated. He needs $20,000 for a prosthetic leg. You can help. Donations are needed of new or good quality second-hand electronics, handbags, vintage items, abandoned hobbies, small kitchen appliances and equipment, unused make up, perfume, sporting goods, designer label clothes, books – anything saleable that can be posted. Services – like hairdressing, motor mechanics, gardening, cake making – also welcome. Drop off or we will collect, photograph, list and sell your item/s on TradeMe with all profit raised going to Sean.

Email jenniegutry@gmail.com or phone 021 077 6951 Watch your items sell by following KAPITIFUNDRAISE on TradeMe. Cash donations can be made via http://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/Seansprosthesisfund

DESERVING WIN: Paekakariki’s Colleen won free commission on the sale of her property over the weekend, thanks to Ray White Kapiti owner Rachael Steinmetz. “She caught the bus and train to get to our office,” said Steinmetz, who was pleased to see the win go to someone deserving. “The pictures say it all. She was so happy.” PHOTO: KAP031114SPLRAYWHITE

School festival Saturday Kena Kena School is hosting its second annual Festival of Fun this Saturday November from 10.30am to 3pm. Entertainment on the day will include Taiko drummers and the Kapiti circus, which will conduct a performance showcasing a stilted ring master and a dog agility and dog obedience display. Along with a Hangi there will be food stalls, accompanied by second-hand goods stalls, games and bouncy castles. Face painters will be on hand, as well as Harley rides and the chance to help smash up a car. Raffle tickets will be sold with a string of impressive prizes including a dishwasher, tablet and printer. Santa will also be in attendance for the whole day in his special Christmas grotto. The festival is the school’s largest fundraising event of the year. It promises to be a great family day filled with fun for both children and adults.


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Surf club needs your support Otaki Surf Life Saving Club is asking all beach lovers to get online and ‘click for their club’ to help them win a new $25,000 inflatable rescue boat (IRB). Otaki is one of six finalists selected from 74 clubs nationwide to win one of two new BP IRBs. Club captain Abe Growcott said the boats were instrumental in saving hundreds of lives every year across the country. “This competition is a great opportunity for our community based surf club to win a vital piece of lifesaving equipment that will enable us to effectively patrol the beach this season. “It is going to take a huge effort to get the most votes against other competing clubs but with all the community support we are currently receiving, I think we can do it.” People can vote for Otaki Surf Club at www.clickforyourclub.co.nz/#otaki. Each vote places you in the draw to win BP gift cards, you are able to vote once daily and voting is open until the November 16. Winners will be announced November 17. Fifty local volunteer lifeguards currently patrol Otaki Beach, with this season kicking off on Saturday November 29. Volunteer lifeguards will be patrolling between the red and yellow flags on Otaki Beach every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm until 5pm until the end of March.

HOLD ON: Lee Doyle and Yuri Taylor in an inflatable rescue boat. PHOTO: KAP301014SPLIRB

“Lifesaving equipment gets a hard time in the marine environment,” club chairman Paul Carlyon said. “New rescue boats are a significant investment and present a massive fundraising challenge so the chance to win a free one would be like Christmas coming early for the whole community.” Otaki’s rescue boats are not only stationed at Otaki Beach but are used in

“Take the Locals to meet the Neighbours” Have you been to Kapiti Island ? Adults at Children’s prices limited time only. Kapiti resident adults, Just for students and children $40 (includes DOC permit).

Terms and conditions:

ou “Have y t? been ye be ver e n l il w It r!!” Cheepe

Valid for bookings and travel until 14th December 2014 to Rangatira Point only. Offer valid for Kapiti Residents only and proof of address is required.

Kapiti Island Ferry Bookings Ph 04 905 6610 or 027 655 4739 email bookings to: kapitimarinecharter@xtra.co.nz Mark and Jenny Fraser

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callout situations from Wellington City to as far north as Himatangi. BP spokesman Jonty Mills said the company is proud of the role IRBs play in the community. “These boats can be the difference between life and death. “Once someone’s in trouble in the water, the lifeguards know they have about three minutes to get to them. “These IRBs get them out beyond the waves and to their rescue amazingly quickly. “They’re incredibly important, but we also know it’s really difficult for voluntary clubs to raise the funds for a new boat. “That’s why we’re so pleased to be able to offer two clubs the chance to win. “We’d urge everyone to get online, watch the videos, and vote for their favourite club. “This boat might just save your life this summer.” Surf Life Saving New Zealand chief executive Paul Dalton says “We’ve been partnering with BP for over 45 years, and through their support, we’ve been able to build up one of the most advanced rescue fleets in the world. “But these boats do work hard and are used in around 60 per cent of our rescues and I know every one of these clubs are extremely grateful for the chance to win a brand new one to assist in their rescue operations this summer and beyond.”

RAIN or SHINE Proudly sponsored by ANZ Paraparaumu Cash machine available at the Fair Saturday 6 December 2014 | 10am to 3pm Mazengarb Reserve, Paraparaumu Entry by gold coin or a non-perishable food donation to Kapiti Foodbank. Plenty of parking in the Reserve. Celebrating and showcasing: • Celebrity Chefs – Karena & Kasey Bird Masterchef 2014 winners • Local & NZ food & beverage vendors – lots to taste & buy • United nations of ready to eat food – don’t bring your lunch! • Whitireia student BBQ cook-off • Live entertainment by talented locals Perfect pre-Christmas event to buy gifts, sample many different foods & drinks and be entertained.

Contact Helene Judge, Mb 027 244 9585 www.kapitifoodfair.net www.facebook.com/pages/ Kapiti-Food Fair/120704018070604 Sponsored by:

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Coming Events & Tours Coming Events &827 Tours Call Dave Today on 0800 827 For Club bookings tour dates can be arranged to suit

Cross Hills Garden Country Fair Kimbolton Saturday 15th November. Stalls - Music Food - Gardens depart 7.30 Paraparaumu, Otaki Levin. Over 140 high quality gift stalls, grab a delicious lunch and coffee and stroll through our 18 acre garden bursting with flowering rhododendrons and azaleas. Cross Hills Garden Plant Centre will also be open. Lots to keep the children entertained in the children’s playground and our Camellia maze. Great family day out! This is the biggest Garden Country Fair in New Zealand Cost from Wellington $80, Plimmerton $70, Paraparaumu Beach, Waikanae $60, Otaki, Levin, Foxton $50. Toast Martinborough, Sunday 16th Nov. Wine & Food Festival Celebration of outstanding wines, fabulous food and great music set within a charming village atmosphere. Depart 9am return 6.30pm Levin Otaki $65 Waikanae, Paraparaumu Wellington $40 for coach. Arrange your own ticket at Ticketek We are taking booking now. Marton Market Day Saturday 22 November, 9:00am–3:00pm. Marton Market day is on again, the street comes to life with stalls, entertainment, and bargains galore. Some of the finest arts and crafts, produce and food of the region to be enjoyed on the day. Depart: 8am Paraparaumu Beach, 8.15am Waikanae 8.30am Otaki 8.45am Levin, 9.15am Foxton Arrive 10am Marton Depart 2:00pm to Foxton (afternoon Tea) Arrive 4:30pm Paraparaumu Beach. Cost of Trip includes Coach & afternoon Tea Paraparaumu Beach, Waikanae $50, Otaki, Levin, Foxton $40. Christmas Wellington Trip, Tuesday 10 Dec 2014. Dowse Museum, Cable Car Lookout, Shelly Bay,( Lunch Chocolate Fish Café) 1 Hour for Lunch then Scenic Coastal Drive around the Bays to Wellington, North City Porirua, Palmers Garden Centre Plimmerton (Afternoon tea) Depart: 7:45am Levin, Otaki Depart : 8:30am Waikanae, Depart : 8:45am Paraparaumu Beach, Depart : 9:00am Paraparaumu Arrive: 10:00am Lower Hutt (Dowse Museum Morning Tea) Cost of Trip includes Coach & afternoon tea, Levin Otaki $65, Waikanae Paraparaumu $45 Lunch & morning afternoon tea at own expense Wings over Wairarapa, Masterton 17th January 2015. Take the Family & Have a Picnic Day. Experience 100 years of Aviation at Wings Over Wairarapa in 2015. 2015’s 9th air show will showcase some of the world’s rarest vintage aircraft from WWI and WWII, alongside stunning displays of contemporary aircraft and the future of aviation. Wings Over Wairarapa rivals any show for display content and reputation, and is now a significant event on the Australasian aviation events calendar. Depart: 7:00am Levin, 7:15am Otaki, 7:30am Waikanae, 7:45am Paraparaumu Beach, Arrive 10:00am Masterton, Depart 4:00pm Masterton, Cost per person includes, Coach & Entry Levin, Otaki $90, Paraparaumu $85. Martinborough Fair Sat - Feb 7th - March 7th 2015. Coaches From Wellington - Kapiti Levin - Palmerston. Make up your own group or just bring yourself. A trip to the Martinborough Fair. This fantastic day out offers 450 market stalls, crafts, food, music and entertainment. Levin, Otaki $65, Waikanae, Paraparaumu Beach $35, Wellington, Plimmerton, Upper Hutt $35. Cost includes Coach, afternoon tea.

For more information call Dave on : 0800 827 827 Email: coastcoachlines@clear.net.nz www.coastcoachlines.co.nz


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What’s On... WORKSHOP FOR KEEN, JUNIOR DIYERS

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Conservation Week

Sat 01 - Sun 09 Nov • All Day Various locations Nation wide Messy Play Open Day

Tue 04 Nov • 9:15 am - 11:45 am Waikanae Playcentre 2 Hira Street Waikanae Designing Your Home

DIY FUN: Mitre 10 Mega Kapiti gave the kids a chance to own their own Mitre 10 Mega last Sunday, with their fourth Easy For Kids workshop. The kids each made a tiny wooden Mitre 10 Mega and took with them an A0 sized map to colour in and place their little store on. These workshops are held every two months and teach kids important DIY skills, as well as giving them a little something to be proud of. Keep a look out for the next workshop early February. PHOTO: KAP041114SPLMITRE10MEGA

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Sat 08 Nov • 11am - 2pm Otaki College 233 Mill Road Otaki Designing Your Shop or Office

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‘Celebrating abundance, enabling community’

Wed 12 Nov • 7pm - 9pm Paraparaumu Primary School Ruapehu Street Paraparaumu

Kapiti Arts Trail

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Nov • 9am - 4pm Otaki to Paekakariki Kapiti Coast Kapiti Arts Trail Sculpture Park

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Nov • 10am - 4pm Scape Sculpture Park 91 Parenga Road RD 2 Otaki

Gold Coast NZ Rock n Roll Hop

Kapiti will light up Saturday 13th December to Wednesday 24th December

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 12 NOON FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER Enter this years ‘Light Up Kapiti’ and every entry goes into the draw to WIN a great prize – plus prizes for ‘New Entrant’ and 1st, 2nd, & 3rd for ‘Best Display’. Whether you have a large or small display let us put you on the ‘LIGHT UP KAPITI’ list and become part of a positive community, who puts smiles on faces while celebrating Christmas.

Sat 15 Nov • 7:45 pm - 11:30 pm Paraparaumu Memorial Hall Aorangi Road Paraparaumu

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Sun 16 Nov • 8am - 5pm Southwards Car Museum Otaihanga Road Paraparaumu

Johnny Cash/Jim Reeves/ Charley Pride/Patsy Cline Tribute Show

Sun 16 Nov • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Paraparaumu Memorial Hall Aorangi Road Paraparaumu

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Nature displayed An Earth, Air, Fire and Water exhibition by Calligraphers of Kapiti is taking place at Paraparaumu Library this month from November 8 to 28. Celebrating the thematic components of nature’s elements through pen work and calligraphy, the exhibition is set to showcase the best in professional and amateur artistic calligraphy. With interpretations of earth, air, fire and water displayed through design, lettering and paint, exhibition organisers said all presentations are “unique and handcrafted, combining flair with each artist’s take on the old ideas of the past”. Many of the artworks will be available for sale during the exhibition, with a sales table open from noon until 1pm each day, as well as all day during November 15 and 16’s Kapiti Arts Trail. ■ For more information on Earth, Air, Fire and Water contact Maggie on 04 299 2810.

RSA TAKES CENTRE STAGE Paraparaumu RSA & Community Club will be centre stage for three events over the next week – ranging from an art auction for the restoration of the Memorial Gates to Armistice Day – and the public is encouraged to attend. On Friday evening visitors will be able to watch six well-known local artists start painting from 7pm in the RSA lounge, with their paintings going to auction later in the evening to raise funds for upgrading the Memorial Gates. The artists are George Thompson, Grahame Harris, Vincent Duncan, Shirley Sutton, Hugh Evans and Roger Gascoigne. The entry fee of $20 includes complimentary refreshments and tickets can be obtained from project organiser councillor Diane Ammundsen (04 9024736) or at the door. The art auction starts with a quiz session hosted by Mayor Ross Church. On Sunday the No 49 (District of Kapiti) Squadron of the Air Training Corps will be staging a ceremony from 2.30pm in the RSA car park to celebrate 150 years of the Cadet Force in New Zealand and former service personnel, former cadets, and the public are invited to mark this historic event. On Tuesday the RSA has invited the public to share in the annual Armistice Day commemoration from 10.50 am of the signing of the peace treaty which ended World War One


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SHORELINE CINEMA

Finding Vivian Maier is the critically-acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. Maier’s massive body of work would come to light when in 2007 her work was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. From there, it would eventually impact the world over and change the life of the man who championed her work and brought it to the

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER (PG) 1hr 24mins public eye, John Maloof. Currently, Vivian Maier’s body of work is being archived and catalogued for the enjoyment of others and for future generations. John Maloof is at the core of this project after reconstructing most of the archive, having been previously dispersed to the various buyers attending that auction. Now, with roughly 90 per cent of her archive reconstructed, Vivian’s work is part of a renaissance in interest in the art of street photography.

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What’s On...

ARTIST PROFILE: SHIRLEY SUTTON

Modern day impressions Shirley’s interest in drawing and painting began at a young age. Her first oil, of a Northland beach, was done on location under the guidance of renowned New Zealand artist Don Neilson. Art became her primary focus in 2005 when she started painting fulltime. During her European travels Shirley followed in the footsteps of some of the great masters, painting in the garden at Giverny, Monet’s home near Paris. She trailed along Van Gogh’s path from Holland through to France and to his final resting place in Auvers-sur-Oise, where the delicate blue iris blooms. She visited the studio of Paul Ce´zanne in Aix en Provence, near Mont Sainte-Victoire which featured in many of his works. Based in Wellington, Shirley finds inspiration from beautiful harbour vistas to character

houses that cling to the hills around the city. She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions here and overseas and is also a competent tutor in both watercolour and oil. She describes herself as a contemporary impressionist and likes to create lively paintings with texture and mood. “I feel my art is evolving as I try new techniques and styles.” Shirley published her first book based on her sketches and stories from her European Travels. In 2007 she was invited as guest artist by Watercolour New Zealand, while in 2008 she was awarded first prize in the Paraparaumu Rotary Art Show in the local scene category and in France won first prize for her painting of the Normandy Coast. In 2011 she won third prize overall at the Great Summer Art

IMPRESSIVE: An artwork by Shirley Sutton. PHOTO: KAP301014SPLpainting

Exhibition, held by Mahurangi Art Club, Auckland. In 2013 she came third in the HCR Art Awards in Wellington and was awarded first prize in the best townscape category in the Paraparaumu Rotary Art Show. She is a member of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Watercolour New Zealand and the Wellington Art Club.

ART SALE A Memorial Art sale is being held at the Paraparaumu RSA on Friday, from 7pm, to raise money for the War Memorial Gates restoration. Artworks are from Shirley Sutton, Roger Gascoigne, George Thompson, Vincent Duncan, Grahame Harris and Hugh Evans. Deb Pointon is also donating a doll for sale. Even if people do not wish to bid for any art they can enjoy seeing the paintings being created and enjoy a drink and nibbles while watching. Tickets cost $20 each and are available by contacting Memorial Art organiser Diane Ammundsen on 902 4736 or email diane.ammundsen@kapiti.govt.nz

KAPITI EVENTS

GUIDE

If you have an event from December 2014 to April 2015 and want to be part of the summer events guide contact paraparaumu@kapiticompany.co.nz or phone 04 2988195

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JESUS SAID “so when you give to the needy do not announce it ... to be honoured by men” Matthew Chapter 6 Verse 2

Sunday Service 10am Senior Citizens Hall, Ocean Road, Paraparaumu Beach

Jesus said: “I am the gate, whoever enters through Me, shall be saved”. John 10-9 Speaker - Richard Nicoll Enquiries: 04 299 6254 www.gatewaychristianfellowship.yolasite.com

“where our family can become your family”

Sunday Service

10am

PARAPARAUMU COLLEGE www.pfc.org.nz | 04 9050660 | office@pfc.org.nz

the corner paraparaumu baptist

Methodist - Presbyterian Christian Churches of NZ

Sunday 10.00am

All Welcome 57 Himemoa St, Paraparaumu

Come early for coffee! Programme for children

Sunday Service 10am

Raumati Church Cnr Weka & Raumati Rd

With Communion

United@nine - all ages informal worship

Pastoral leaders Kevin & Ann Schulz

Corner Ruapehu & Kaimanawa Streets ph 298 7766

KAPITI

BAPTIST CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL 9.45am SUNDAY WORSHIP 11am MEN’S BIBLE STUDY 7.30pm Monday WOMENS BIBLE STUDY 10am Thursday Phone for information

54b Ocean Road, Paraparaumu Beach Pastor Tom Reesor Phone (04) 902-4826 A Christ exalting family fellowship

Anglican Parish of Kapiti

www.kapitianglican.org.nz

St. Paul’s Church Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu Sunday 8.00 am, 9.30 am & 11.00 am St. Mark's Church Rosetta Road, Raumati Beach Sunday 9.30 am St. Perter's Church Beach Road, Paekakariki Sunday 10.00 am For further information see our website or phone the parish office: 04 904 7300 Vicar: Revd Henry Resink

Youth & Children’s Progamme available Life is worth exploring

ALPHA COURSE Starting Soon

Healing Rooms Open 1-3pm Wednesdays www.coastcommunitychurch.org.nz Phone 04 293 6900 or 04 297 2723

Cafe Playgroup - (term times)

10.30am 9am

Thursdays: 9.30 - 11.30am

Counselling Service - phone 905 2374 Thrifty Place - (quality clothing and household items) Tuesdays: 1 - 4pm / Saturdays: 10am - 12.30pm Waikanae Beach Church - Cnr Ngapaki & Taiata St Cafe Playgroup - (term times) St James Paekakariki Ocean Road

9am

Fridays: 9.30 - 11.30am 10.30am

Minister: Rev. Cornelia Grant Parish Office 902 5809 | www.kapitiunitingparish.org.nz kapitioffice@paradise.net.nz

ANGLICAN Revd Tim Bustin Tel: 904 3018 St Luke’s, Elizabeth St SUNDAY: 8am - Holy Communion 10am - Connect Family Service FRIDAY: 10am to noon Healing Rooms

Sunday 10am We meet in local St Michael’s, cafes and homes. Rangihiroa St for information please SUNDAY: phone: 9.30am - Sung Eucharist 902 3895 • 904 3606 6pm Ignition Community Email: St Andrew’s, Reikorangi apostolic@paradise.net.nz SUNDAY: Member of Acts 9.15am – Holy Communion churches NZ Interim Moderator Rev. Richard McLean

Phone 04 233 8572

Sunday Services 9am & 10.30am. Children’s programme with the second service Office open: Tues to Fri 9am - 12 noon Website www.waikanaebaptist.co.nz Enquiries: 905 3391


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Kapiti watercolour artists busy Kapiti artists will feature prominently in Splash 2014, the national watercolour exhibition opening at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre on November 13. Watercolour New Zealand’s popular annual exhibition, showcasing from November 13 to 23, will feature more than 200 paintings by New Zealand’s top watercolourists, and run from noon to 2pm daily. Among those exhibiting will be Wendy Masters, Vivian Manthel-French, Mary-Annette Hay, George Thompson, Daniel Reeve, Peter Augustin, Joy De Geus, Margaret Brown, Claire Clark and Kimbra Taylor. The event is free entry with a range of paintings for sale, as well as the opportunity for visitors to watch artists demonstrating the art of watercolour painting. Guest artist this year is Eastbourne’s Jacky Pearson, who recently won the award for Best Watercolour in this year’s Kapiti Rotary Art Show. Jacky’s reputation as an artist and teacher extends well beyond New Zealand, with her paintings among the permanent collection

of the International Museum of Watercolours in Mexico. Her works have also been published in American books showcasing the best of international watercolour, and she has taught workshops in Australia, India, Belgium, Holland and the UK, as well as throughout New Zealand. In December, Jacky and her work will feature on the Sky Arts channel in an episode of Put Some Colour in your Life, a series showcasing many of Australasia’s best artists. Jacky will give a demonstration between 12 noon and 2pm on Saturday November 15. On Sunday 16 November, the demonstrator will be Phil Dickson, author of the recently published Phil Dickson’s Wellington.

MAKING A SPLASH: Shopping at Kirks, a painting by artist Jacky Pearson, as part of Watercolour New Zealand’s upcoming national watercolour exhibition. PHOTO: KAP031114SPLWATERCOLOURNZ

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of a close family member or relatives they generally choose to engage another professional to help. This is because they recognize the need to give themselves room to grieve, taking their eye off all the practical issues and focus on the emotional issues to Legally anyone can act assist with healing. as a Funeral Director, There are so many however there are strict things to deal with at this laws in place to protect time, but often families public health and many want to do some things ethical, emotional and themselves to feel involved practical reasons why apart. Your funeral director engaging a professional is can help and direct you in these areas too. a good idea. Society has had special people assigned to assist with Funeral rituals in varying ways since time began. These days there seems so much more that needs to be done and that is why Funeral Homes have trained staff on hand to help.

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Gold Pages

BRAND EMBROIDERY

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The team at Brand Embroidery has the expert skills and experience to bring you top quality embroidery.

Kapiti’s industry leading company has been supplying embroidered branding to a wide range of Kapiti Coast and New Zealand businesses since 2008. Along with local businesses Mark has also worked on overseas tour apparel. Bathrobes and napkins for weddings, newborn clothing and cot blankets, his and hers towels. “It’s nice to be able to add that personalised touch to gifts.” Brand Embroidery are wholesalers for all the major apparel suppliers throughout New Zealand, and use the latest multi-head embroidery machinery.

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KNOW YOUR

LOCAL LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONERS

What is an LBP

to meet industry consulted competencies in order to obtain the status of being LBPs. LBPs are designers, carpenters, brick and blocklayers, The scheme has 7 licence classes: roofers, external plasterers, site and foundation • Design specialists who have been assessed to be competent • Site (these are on-site supervisors or project managers) to carry out work essential to a residential building’s • Carpentry structure or weather tightness. • Roofing When you need an LBP • External Plastering • Brick and Blocklaying If you’re thinking of getting building or renovation • Foundation work done on your house or apartment, you need Registered architects, plumbers and chartered to check if it’s ‘restricted building work’ (RBW). If it professional engineers are also treated as being is, you’ll need a licensed building practitioner – or LBP – to do it. Restricted building work involves the licensed to do or supervise certain elements of RBW building’s structure, weather tightness, and design of Why restricted building work fire safety systems. (RBW) is important Because this work is so important, it’s only allowed to be done by licensed building practitioners (LBPs). Restricted building work (RBW) is work that is critical to the integrity of a building. It must be done LBPs are assessed before getting licensed, and properly to ensure the building is structurally sound have to maintain their skills to keep their licence. and weather tight. Restricted building work, and the requirement to Restricted building work can only be done or use LBPs to do it, was brought in on 1 March 2012 supervised by trades people who have proven (through changes to the Building Act 2004). they are properly skilled – licensed building What are LBPs? titi (LBP )

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KNOWYOUR LOCAL PRINCIPAL TE RÃ WALDORF SCHOOL

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e Rã is a special character school in Raumati South, just on the edge of QEII Park.

Our special character is the curriculum, which actually begins in the Kindergarten and progresses through primary and secondary school (many of our students move on to the high school in Belmont, Lower Hutt). Waldorf pedagogy has been developing for almost a hundred years, but it is far from old-fashioned.

and artists. They take part in (senior) school-wide kapa haka, and all learn te reo and a foreign language.

Our mission is to meet our students in this day and age, and in this land, and help them to progress towards becoming free, responsible and caring individuals who contribute to society in manifold ways. Our education is unhurried, a journey to be enjoyed, and the curriculum broad: our students achieve in literacy and numeracy to (and above) national standard levels, but they also become proficient woodworkers, handworkers (they all learn to knit and sew), cooks, gardeners, musicians (they all sing daily, learn recorder and a string instrument, and can play in one of our two orchestras)

Our students and staff enjoy the support of a strong, diverse community. I have been at the school since 1999, as parent, teacher and now principal. Like every school we have our challenges, but each year we have farewelled a group of marvellous young people who are testimony to the skill and dedication of our staff, and the effectiveness of Waldorf education.

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- TE KURA TUATAHI O OTAKI- OTAKI SCHOOL Ko a– tatou tamariki ng a– rangatira o- apo- poWe believe at the heart of our school are our tamariki/ mokopuna our learners. We believe that every learner has the right to strive to achieve excellence in a wider range of academic, cultural and sporting activities, for they are our leaders and guardians of tomorrow.

Kia ora tatou - Welcome to O taki School O taki School is a unique school which proudly offers three distinct educational pathways for its students. Te Korowai Whakamana is a total`Ma-ori immersion unit which caters for students in Year 1- 8. Kia Manawanui is a part immersion bilingual unit which offers learning programmes in both English and Te reo for Years 1 - 6.

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Corrado 1998 Ltd, Shop 4 7 Seaview Rd Paraparaumu Beach has made application to the Ka-piti Coast District Licensing Committee for the renewal of an On-Licence in respect of the premise at Shop 4, 7 Seaview Rd Paraparaumu Beach known as Soprano Ristorante. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is a Restaurant.

The Ka- piti Coast District Council is calling for applications for rates remission under a policy aimed at encouraging the protection, maintenance and enhancement of the district’s cultural and natural heritage.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are Monday to Sunday 6pm - 12 midnight.

The policy for rates remission for land protected for natural or cultural conservation purposes supports the provisions of the District Plan and the Heritage Strategy. Ratepayers who own land with cultural or natural heritage features which are voluntarily protected, for example by QE II Open Space Covenant, or are listed in the Heritage Register as ecological sites may qualify for rates remission under the policy.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ka-piti Coast District Licensing Committee at 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu 5032.

Ratepayers wishing to apply must submit an application to Council including documentary evidence of the protected status of the land. Application forms and copies of the policy, which includes detailed criteria, are available from Council offices or on the Council’s website www.kapiticoast.govt.nz. The closing date for applications is 19 December 2014.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee at:

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Turn scraps into a fab worm farm THE mail bags are bursting so it’s time to dig in and see what tips and titbits lie in wait. First, a query. Busy Mum from Whangarei is wondering what to prepare for a Christmas feast without high cost. If you can help with thrifty ideas for Christmas Day delicacies then please send them through as we are sure Busy Mum is not the only one with this on her mind! Now, a blokey tip for vacuum cleaning! Douglas from Featherston writes, “If you are like me and live by yourself, vacuuming under the bed is difficult. Here is a tip. Get the scissor jack out of the car and use it to lift up the bed. Lift, vacuum, put the jack back in the car — job done. Very easy.” Great idea, Douglas, and a lot easier than changing a car tyre! CT from Onerahi in Whangarei has this way of avoiding council rubbish charges. “I only use a large rubbish bag about once a month for rubbish to go to the dump. I always put fruit and vegetable scraps, tea bags, egg shells, and vacuum cleaner contents into a bucket and when it is full I dig it straight into my small vegetable garden, where it turns into soil in next to no time. The compost bin is used for grass clippings and prunings and the odd weed; items that take much longer to produce soil.” Good idea, CT. A few weeks ago, we emptied our compost bin to find dark rich soil. We formed it into a fertile mound, now a thriving melon and pumpkin patch. Another way of getting rid of kitchen food scraps is to start a worm farm. We read an article recently about one being made from a length of 1.6m downpipe. It was fun for the kids and a great way to have tiger worms turn kitchen waste into plant nutrients. Anonymous has this tip for broad beans. “I steam broad beans till they are cooked and free flow them on baking trays in the freezer making sure the outer skin is taken off if they are old. Then they can be put into lunch bags to use when needed. Also green beans

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and carrots can be cooked, cooled and frozen in lunch bags and just heated up when needed.” Nana from Inglewood has this gardening tip. “To keep the birds from scratching your seeds out and eating your vegetable plants, get any old DVD, CD or PC disc and thread fishing nylon through the centre hole and tie to a garden stake. Place stake in the ground on an angle so the disc can spin in the breeze. Works a treat and has kept the birds away from my tomatoes.” Karen from Palmerston North has something to say about cracked heels. “I see the ads on TV for expensive treatments for cracked heels. Just as effective (if not more!) is to apply a coating of petroleum jelly (generic of course!) to the cracked/rough area. Cover with a piece of cling film, then a cotton sock (to keep it in place). Pumice away the dead skin in the shower/bath the next day. You should only need to treat them once or twice, and just maintain by pumicing once or twice a week. (Pumice can be picked up for free on our beaches.) You’ll also find that this prolongs the life of your socks/tights/sheets etc.” Karen also has this bathroom tip. “Shampoo is expensive — we tend to use twice as much as we need to. Because we apply it to one spot on the crown of the head, the hair there can become damaged and break. I now spread a surprisingly small amount of shampoo between the palms of my hands, then apply to the sides of the head first, then to the back and top. Of course it depends on the type and length of your hair, but I use less than the size of a 10c coin. I also find that by not leaving it on for a prolonged period I seldom need to apply conditioner, and my hair has never looked better, so it’s a win-win.” ■ If you have a favourite recipe or oily rag tip that works well for your family, send it to us at www.oilyrag.co.nz, or by writing to Living off the Smell of an Oily Rag, PO Box 984, Whangarei, and we will relay it to the readers of this column.

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Fashion

From left: Andrea Moore silk Balance top, neon, $150; Country Road pocket cardigan, $54.90; The Warehouse yellow lace trim scarf, $15; The Warehouse Garage lace skater dress in butter, $29; Jockey StayFit underwear, yellow, $24.90.

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OME colours are guaranteed moodlifters and yellow has to be one of them. I’ve seen some fabulous bright yellow items in shops lately that will provide an instant lift to any spring wardrobe. Whether it’s a citrus dress for work or a lemon slip to give a dash of colour under a blazer with jeans, there are many ways to incorporate yellow into every day. Choose from the palest pastel yellows, fluro neon hues or shades of yellow that are verging on mustard. Some people are scared of being washed out by too much yellow but there will be a shade to suit everyone. If you’re really light-skinned, the more

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intense yellow shades will be more flattering. Bright accessories are another cute way to add a bit of bounce to your day. Team these great Minx loafers with this cute yellow purse or finish your look with a bright yellow manicure.

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Risk Management tourney sees big field

OUT IN FULL FORCE: Members of Kapiti’s Youth Quest at the weekend’s Run for Youth Event. PHOTO: KAP031114SPLYOUTHQUEST

On track to raise $20k Fierce winds couldn’t deter a crowd of enthusiastic runners on Sunday as they battled severe gales to help raise funds for the youth of Kapiti. Run by Youthquest Kapiti and sponsored by Web Genius, the goal of the event was to raise $20,000. Richard Calkin of Web Genius was pleased that so many runners turned out to show their support. “The winds did not dampen spirits at all as we had around 400 very positive people show to participate in the event.” The Kapiti Run for Youth differs from other running events in that the focus is on participation and fun for the whole family. This year saw individuals and business groups made-up of mums, dads, grandparents, kids and lots of pet dogs on leashes all out to have fun on the Kapiti Coast beachfront while raising money for Kapiti youth. Richard Calkin is excited about reaching the $20,000 mark. “Sponsorship will remain open online

for another two weeks so we are confident with what we know so far that we have achieved our $20,000 target. As a Committee, we feel really terrific about this, as much work and planning goes on behind the scenes to make an event such as this happen.” “Kapiti is a small community and the economic environment is still pretty tight out there so we are wrapped with this tentative result as Kapiti youth with benefit from the commitment of other local people.” Terry Poko of Youthquest says the money raised will make a considerable difference to the youth in the area. “This event shows our young people how much fun they can have by getting out there and doing something meaningful, fun and healthy. We are humbled by the generosity of others and are excited about the donation that will make a huge difference to our two key programmes, Operations and Mentoring.”

KEVIN SINKS VANNY TO POT TITLE

2014’s More FM / Risk Management Services Kapiti Open golf event saw Steve Thomson and Tira Habib come out on top as winners over the weekend. Thomson won the men’s gross division on Saturday, with a 71 on countback from Kyle Sargent. Sam Brigden was third with 73, and Josh Kerrigan fourth with 75. Brigden also won the nett division with 63, Sargent was second with 63, and Paul Williams third with 64. Habib won the women’s gross with 83, five shots ahead of Adrienne Marwick and Maree Gates. Alana Webb WINNERS: Winners of 2014’s Kapiti Open, from left, Steve won both the nett Thomson and Tira Habib. PHOTO: KAP031114SPLKAPITIOPEN and stableford of workers who made the event such a divisions with 67 nett and 39 stableford. success. Adrienne Marwick also finished “A special mention to club captains second in those divisions with 69 and Paul Cooksley and Robyn Stringer for 37. their superb management of the event,” Kapiti Golf Club would like to thank organisers said. all the sponsors, entrants and the army

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CHAMPION: Otaki RSA member Kevin Salmonds won the RSA New Zealand National Snooker Singles Championship held at the Otaki RSA over Labour Weekend. The best of five frames final, in a very close match, went to the fifth frame with Salmonds defeating Vanny Ry of the Papakura RSA. Highest break of the tournament was by Ry with 96. PHOTO: ATHOL CORBETT / KAP311014SPLSNOOKER


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“To reduce the risk of summer-time motoring woes, having your vehicle serviced once a year is the minimum service requirements for most vehicles, and more if the vehicle is used daily. Yearly WOF inspections leave a lot of time for small problems to develop into expensive repairs, so a six monthly safety inspection is recommended for vehicles on annual WOF checks. The pressures need to be checked regularly and kept

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Hard work, but lessons learned With the first year of the three-year council triennium done and dusted, Kapiti News caught up with one of the new councillors, Murray Bell, and asked him some questions What do you enjoy about being a councillor? Dealing with the huge variety of subjects and issues the council is involved, meeting the great people in the district and working alongside the dedicated council staff. Participating alongside community representatives in the working group that had been developing the Draft Economic Development Strategy — lots of issues, challenges and opportunities to grapple with.

What have been the highlights of your first year as a councillor? Keeping the rates increase for the 2014/15 year down to 3.7 per cent, one of the lowest rates increases since council was formed. Supporting the council staff to implement changes in culture and decision-making processes to make us a more caring, dynamic and effective council. In other words, putting a human face on the council, which puts residents first. Most people I talk to already receive good service from the council but there is always scope for improvement. What have been the disappointments? Council has got some things wrong, because of faulty systems and poor decisions. These incidents, quite rightly, have been the focus of public attention, but at times this has been blown out of proportion to the actual harm caused, resulting in needless apprehension and anxiety. This has also overshadowed a lot of really great work council is doing, recognised by numerous national awards and being wellpositioned in performance benchmarking. The upside is that we are upgrading our systems and learning from our mistakes.

What are some things council can improve on? Improving our financial position, through full payment of depreciation and reducing debt at a sensible rate, and being really good at our core services such as roading, stormwater, regulatory services (consents and licences), parks and reserves.

COMMUNITY FOCUS: Councillor Murray Bell outside the council building in Paraparaumu. PHOTO: DAVID HAXTON / KAP221014DHMURRAY

between all the competing desires of the community. I stood for prudent financial management, which means sometimes I feel a bit like Ebenezer Scrooge. It means saying no to potentially worthy projects on the basis we have insufficient money or capacity to do a good job, or it is not part of council’s role. The council is currently stretched, coping not only with delivering its usual services, but also with

What have been the most challenging aspects? Trying to get the balance right

exceptional demands such as being the consenting authority for the expressway, reviewing the district plan, rolling out the water-metering scheme and implementing new legislation such as liquor and food licensing. Can you describe what the workload is like? Tuesdays and Thursdays are usually full with council and committee meetings and council briefings. Reading for these

meetings is normally 100 to 200 pages. There are other meetings during the week, participating in working groups, workshops and representing council on various trusts. On Tuesdays when the community board also meets it’s not uncommon to start at 8.15am and finish after 10pm. Is being a councillor what you expected or not? When I got elected I didn’t really know what to expect.

If there were three things you could instantly change, what would they be? Improve the transport system for Otaki, have better feedback from the mainstream community, and speed up the completion of the District Plan. Away from council life, what do you enjoy doing? Spending time with my family and friends. Getting out in our environment, walking on the beach or cycling by the river, and coming back to a glass of wine.

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BIG OR SMALL YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL!! An industrial/service section in a great location with easy access to a motorway. Here you have the option of buying 1 section or 2. The sections back onto each other. View: By Appointment rwparaparaumu.co.nz ID #PAR20952 Contact: Loren Gilchrist 021 548 099

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GREAT LOCATION; ADD VALUE HERE! Great street close to local shops & public transport this 1970's 100m2 brick home offers open plan dining/lounge with wood burner & internal access garage. View: Sunday 2.00-2.30pm rwparaparaumu.co.nz ID #PAR20965 Contact: Stacey Prince 027 350 5986

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OTAKI 55 Kapiti Lane Price By Negotiation

ABSOLUTE BEACHSIDE! Spacious 291 sqm character home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living & 3 car garaging. All on a 2360m2 section with panoramic views over the estaurty and out to sea. View: Sunday 3.15-3.45pm rwparaparaumu.co.nz ID #PAR20968 Contact: Rachael Steinmetz 027 488 7455

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RAUMATI BEACH 17 Kiwi Road Set Date Of Sale

Closing Thursday 27th Nov at 1pm (unless sold prior) This home is tired, but boy you should see the view! 2 bedrooms, lovely big lounge with dress circle seats & all packaged on a 892m2 section. Close to Schools & the village shops & cafes. View: Sunday 1:00 - 1:30pm rwparaparaumu.co.nz ID #PAR20970 Contact: Jenny Snowden 027 457 2321

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OTAIHANGA 33 Tieko Street $349,000

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