Kapiti Observer : May 12th 2011
2 THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011 Graeme Wright & Associates Ltd CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Specialising in: * Accountancy Services * Taxation * Trusts * Business Advisory Services * Management Accounting "LINDALE" MAIN ROAD NORTH PARAPARAUMU Tel: 04 297 1536 Fax: 04 298 3227 2606613AA Cnr Omahi Street & Kapanui Road Waikanae Email: email@example.com "Our family caring for your family" Telephone (04) 293 6844 Loris & Graeme Rolston & Lloyd Dacombe Funeral Home Ltd Bishops Vineyard FOR INFORMATION PHONE: Stuart Pescini, (06)368 8449, 027 442 7945, Mana-Kapiti-Horowhenua Realty Ltd MREINZ Joe Havill (06)368 2866, 027 437 0169; Harveys North Island Realty Ltd MREINZ LIMITED SECTIONS FROM $143,000 An Opportunity NOT TO BE MISSED Ph 0508 OhauWine or view www.bishopsvineyard.co.nz WANT YOUR RENTAL MANAGED? CALLKapiti Property Rentals The property rental people Ph 904 3210 or 027 504 3210 3471066AB WHAT'S ON FRIDAY, MAY 13 KAPITI FILM GROUP, Latcho Drom, 7.15pm, 6 Michael Rd, Paraparaumu Beach, 904 2391. SATURDAY, MAY 14 WEEDING, 9am till noon, Waikanae Estuary Care Group, meet at inner parking area off Tutere St, 298 3416. CAR BOOT SALE, 9am till 11am, St Michael's Field, Rangihora St, Waikanae, $5 per site. PLANTING, and opening of the Otaki River viewing platform, 11am, River Estuary carpark, Kapiti Lane, 364 8918. BIKE, BUGGY AND SCOOTER BUY AND SELL, noon till 2pm, Waitohu School hall, Te Manuao Rd, Otaki. SUNDAY, MAY 15 SUNDAY WALKERS, Somes Island, 8.35am train from Paraparaumu, 293 2567. COLLECTORS' FAIR, 9am till 4pm, Kapiti Community Centre, Paraparaumu. PLANTING, 9.30am till noon, Queen Elizabeth Park, Poplar Ave, opposite Matai Rd, bring spade and gloves, 292 8625. CHARITY RIDE, Horowhenua Motorcycle Club, briefing 10am, start 10.30am, signposted from State Highway 1, 5km north of Levin, riders $30, main track, or $20 kids' track, hmcc.co.nz. KITCHEN TOUR, 10am till 3pm. Tickets $20, from Raumati South Kindergarten, 902 9300 and i-SITE, Coastlands. DANCE, Kapiti Dance Group, 1.30pm till 4.30pm, Scots Hall, Weka Park, Raumati. THURSDAY, MAY 19 GUEST SPEAKER, Chris Lee on retirement villages, 9.30am, Senior Citizens clubrooms, Ocean Rd, Paraparaumu Beach, 904 8361. FRIDAY, MAY 20 SINGALONG, 1.45pm, Senior Citizens Hall, Ocean Rd, Paraparaumu Beach, $3, 904 3300. SATURDAY, MAY 21 LIFESTYLE FARMERS FIELD DAY, 9am till 4pm, Otaki Racecourse, $5, children free, 021 224 2184. PLANTING, 9.30am till noon, follow signs from ranger's office, Queen Elizabeth Park, bring spade and gloves, 292 8625. MARKET, 10am till 2pm, Ohau Hall, Mauhunoa East Rd, Ohau, 368 6986. SUNDAY, MAY 22 SUNDAY WALKERS, Panatewaewae, North Manakau Rd, meet 8.30am, south side of Kapiti Coast District Council offices, Rimu Rd, Paraparaumu, 293 2567. RADIO CONTROLLED BOATING, 11am till 4pm, Greater Marine Model Club, Southward Museum Pond, Otaihanga Rd, free, 905 1575. 'NOT SO ORDINARY' LADIES' HIGH TEA, 2pm till 5pm, Te Horo Community Hall, School Rd, $25, 06 364 3071. Blooming lovely donation By MARGARET IRVINE Final bouquet: Members of the former Kapiti Rose Society present Dr Chris Lane, on the Kapiti EMS Yamaha 1300cc motorcycle, with a donation after winding up the society. But roses no more The thorny issue of keeping an organisation up and run- ning despite falling member- ship has finally defeated the Kapiti Rose Society, but in closing down the organisation they are handing a bouquet to a valuable local service. On Friday, Helen Guthrie, the secretary/treasurer and former president of the now disbanded society, handed over a cheque for $8000 on behalf of the members to Dr Chris Lane and the Kapiti Emergency Medical Service. Society members had consulted with Dr Lane who said the greatest need was a compact defibrillator to be car- ried on the service s motorbike. The donation would also meet the cost of a one-piece leather suit, bike helmet and a top box for the motorcycle. Dr Lane said the defibrillator was vital for any- one who suffered a heart attack and an essential part of the bike s equipment. The top box would carry all the medi- cal equipment for the motor- cycle and the helmet was equipped with two-way radio capability for communicating with the police and would also carry GPS instructions. The EMS motorcycle had already proved its worth with a call to an accident on State Highway 1 by Pukerua Bay. There was standstill traffic down the highway and the bike just slid through, Dr Lane said. Mrs Guthrie said while it was sad that a society with the history of the Kapiti Rose Society was unable to con- tinue, the remaining member- ship was very pleased to see the money to go to such a great community cause. In recent years the society had struggled to retain members and to find people to run the formerly well- supported Rose Show. The society had its beginnings in August 1963 when four executives from the Wellington Rose Society met with 22 Kapiti rose enthusiasts with a view to founding a sub-branch of the Wellington society, encompassing the area from Paekakariki to Waikanae. A year later the society became a separate entity. Mrs Guthrie said a rose show was held every year up until the last two year. They started in St Margaret s Church Hall, Raumati, mov- ing to the Waikanae Memorial Hall in the early 1980s. Exhibitors came from as far away as Wairarapa, Mana- watu and Whanganui to show their blooms. As well as the EMS donation, some society funds had been contributed to other rose-related causes. Some money and the rose show staging would go to the Horowhenua District Rose Society, ahead of it hosting the nationals next year and some funds would also be donated to the rose trial beds in Palmerston North. June H-Day The H-Day school dress-up to raise money for the aquatic centre hydroslide is on Friday June 10, not May 10 as reported on Monday.
May 16th 2011