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Thursday October 26, 2017

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KAPITI Kapiti Real Estate

Tim Rosenbrook about to pop an Interislander charity balloon with his wife Jo at the Life Flight gala. PHOTO: Jamie Adams By Jamie Adams

The red carpet was rolled out outside the Air Rescue Centre in Rongotai last Thursday for the inaugural Life Flight Trust Gala. The black-tie dinner and charity auction was presented in an aircraft hangar by longtime Life Flight supporters Hiremaster to showcase the support of several businesses and individuals who gathered to raise funds for the life-saving organisation. Drummers from Narukami Taiko kicked off proceedings as guests arrived, with ambulance staff selling charity balloons to them as they mingled. While guests were expected to get a glimpse of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter at the event, an emergency callout to Kapiti meant it was absent for most of the evening. MC Mark Sainsbury told the audience that some people would not be here today if it wasn’t for Life Flight Trust’s services. “We are all happy to be here to help out.” Life Flight chief executive Ian Pirie praised Hiremaster for putting on an unprecedented celebratory event, along with dedicated sponsor Westpac and staff

who did an exceptional job. The sales of balloons and auction items, including a flight in the iconic chopper to deliver the match ball at a Phoenix game, raised more than $70,000. The biggest-selling item was a gold leaf-encrusted painting of Pencarrow Head called Noble Flight by Shelly Bay artist Juliet Best, which sold for $7000. The night also featured stories from past patients, such as Dan Comeskey, who was rescued by the helicopter team after falling off his roof in Whitby while putting up Christmas lights. Clive Button, the son of Life Flight founder Peter Button, also spoke on stage, along with Hiremaster’s founder Colin Taylor, who was friends with Peter and was a supporter of his vision from day one. There was also an appearance by 15-yearold singer Tiana So’oialao who performed versions of Adele’s Make You Feel My Love and Etta James’ At Last. Her singing was so good that Mark suggested her famous rugby-playing father Rodney would from now on be known as “Tiana’s dad”.

Subway to help fight hunger on World Sandwich Day Wellington’s Subway shops will join forces with shops in over 60 countries will for their fundraising event “Live Feed”, on World Sandwich Day next Friday. Live Feed is an initiative to help fight hunger around the globe. To celebrate the movement every customer who visits any Subway store on November 3 has the opportunity to buy a sub, salad or wrap, get one free for a friend and also help Subway give a meal to someone in need through perishable food donor KiwiHarvest. Every meal donated on World Sandwich Day will become part of the global Subway movement and will be tracked through the Subway “Live Feed” digital ticker, in high-profile areas around the world. Subway expects to donate thousands of meals across New Zealand, and millions more globally. Subway stores in Wellington are partnering with KiwiHarvest to provide food support to local charities and community groups in the city’s southern and eastern

suburbs. Each month, KiwiHarvest delivers more than 40,000kg of surplus fresh food to over 150 New Zealand charities to help provide hunger relief to those that need it most. KiwiHarvest CEO Deborah Manning says she is delighted to be part of Live Feed. “Hunger relief is such an important issue globally and it’s so great that Subway® has offered to help raise donations for New Zealanders who struggle to put food on their plates for themselves and their families,” Deborah says. Subway Wellington International Airport franchisee Jordyn Smaill says the team is thrilled to support KiwiHarvest in continuing to provide hunger relief to New Zealanders in need. “World Sandwich Day is all about bringing the community together to raise important funds to fight hunger relief not only in New Zealand, but around the globe.” More than 270 Subway shops across New Zealand will be involved in the charity drive.

The Kapiti real estate market continues to be strong with the number of properties currently on the market keeping relatively steady at around 200 between Paekakariki-Otaki. Sales for September 2017 were 93, little change to September 2016 were 98 properties sold.* The new 2017 Rateable Values are now out and show large increases to reflect the higher prices paid during the past 3 years and especially the past 12 months. Remember RV’s are not an estimate of the real market value of your property they are purely for the purpose of your local authority or District Council to provide them with the vehicle to set your local authority rating value on your property. Your RV has been established by an individual sitting in an office looking at all past sales in your area as the main criteria used to set your personal RV.

You have the right to object to your new RV if you feel it is too high or too low and a Quotable Valuer will come and inspect your property. Ceinwen Howard and Marianne Tavenier, Directors of Tavenier Howard & Co Realty, say their company has never sold properties based on RV’s and are happy to view your property for an independent appraisal on the market value you could achieve in the current market. If you would like relevant statistics for your street or suburb or just want to chat about the market, marketing options or any real estate enquiry please contact the team at Tavenier Howard & Co Realty today on 0800 684 663. * SOURCE REINZ While we have taken care to compile this information from reliable sources we are unable to guarantee the accuracy in whole or part.

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