Kapiti Observer : May 16th 2011
3 KAPITI OBSERVER, MAY 16, 2011 North Beach Liquor Centre No Trade Sales. Valid for two weeks till Sunday 22nd May 2011 or while stocks last Kenakena Shopping Centre Donovan Road Phone 298 3657 Mon 10am-7pm • Tues-Wed 10am--7.30pm • Thurs 10am--8pm • Fri-Sat 10am--9pm • Sun 11am-6pm GORDON'S GIN $29.99 GRANT'S WHISKY 1000ml $31.99 ST REMY BRANDY 1000ml $32.99 RUSSIAN STANDARD VODKA 1000ml $31.99 CANTERBURY CREAM 750ml $9.99 JIM BEAM BOURBON $58.99 FAT BIRD WINE RANGE 2 FOR $15.00 WOODSTOCK 8% BOURBON & COLA $24.99 JIM BEAM 10 PACK 330ml BOTTLES $24.99 LION BROWN 15 CANS 15 PACK CANS $19.99 FLAME BEER $14.99 750ml SMIRNOFF BLACK ICE 10 BOTTLES $23.99 1.75ltr 1000ml DOZEN BOTTLES 330ml BOTTLES 2703448CF 2149873AC Graham Andrew Malcolm Managing Director John Diane There in Times of Need 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu For 24 hour assistance Telephon e 04-298-5168 Kapiti Coast Funeral Home Open 7 days and LATE NIGHT THURSDAY 78 Main Rd, Tawa Ph 04 232 1549 • 85 Adelaide Rd, Newtown Ph 04 939 2225 We accept Qcard and Farmers cards instore and Flybuys online. 3349554AA Expressway at odds with train station By JOEL MAXWELL The regional council only recently found out its Raumati South station plans are affected by the expressway but says it could still be viable despite being in the four-laner s foot- print. The news comes as the New Zealand Transport Agency reveals some of its preliminary plans to incorporate a possible station with the expressway. Greater Wellington s economic wellbeing committee chairman Peter Glensor confirmed the Kapiti expressway will change what had previously been proposed for Raumati South. [However] They don t pre- clude the ability for a station to be built. The written response to Kapiti Observer inquiries came after Waikanae anti-expressway cam- paigner Colin Baxter pointed out the southern entrance runs over railway carpark land. The proposed alignment of the Kapiti expressway at the southern entrance is right through the space allocated for Raumati train station car park, he said. Mr Baxter claimed the expressway would mean there will never be a Raumati South station. No car park means no station. However the NZTA rebutted the suggestion -- saying it has been mindful of residents desire for a station in Raumati South. Highways and network operations manager Craig Nich- olson said the possibility of a Raumati South train station and carpark has been allowed for in the development of the MacKays to Peka Peka section of the expressway. While the land originally earmarked by Greater Welling- ton Regional Council as a poss- ible carpark for the train station is now within the footprint of the proposed expressway, the NZTA has identified a section of land to the east of the expressway and just north of Leinster Ave that could provide approximately 44 carparks, he said. A possible train station location has also been identified close to the carpark. Mr Nicholson said the walking distance between the car park and the train station, at the agency s proposed location, are in keeping with the plans GWRC had originally proposed . In 2009 the regional council made a number of commitments about a Raumati South station following pressure from the com- munity. The design of the double- tracking and electrification between MacKays Crossing and Waikanae would not preclude construction of a Raumati South railway station, and council- owned land at Raumati South would be retained as a potential carpark, not sold to developers. Also, the council had commit- ted itself to reviewing the future programme of work on the Kapiti line once electrification and double tracking work to Waikanae was complete. Mr Glensor said the review will take place some time in the next financial year which begins in July. Equity for Otaki FROM Page 1 You re asking Otaki to continue to contribute to that upgrade with none of the districtwide funding being spent on itself? I just think the whole thing stinks from an equity point of view, Mr Webster said. The majority of coun- cillors voted to continue to a public-excluded decision about land purchase for the reser- voir, rather than wait for a further report. Ms Gaylor, Mr Lester and Ms Rowan voted against. Council reports state the negotiations with owners of the preferred site struck problems in mid-2010. The council would not disclose the location of the site. No more bell: Eighteen-month-old Cypress Farrel, rings the bell ahead of Paekakariki School's 125th reunion last month, with from left, John Porter, Carol Reihana Andrews and grandfather Karl Farrel. School staff are stumped after discovering the bell had gone missing last week. Office manager Moira Romeril said the bell, once the fire bell for the town's fire station, was 40 kilograms of brass. ''So you can imagine it wouldn't have been an easy thing to pinch, and the bracket that it was attached to has gone missing as well.'' The bell was rung on wet lunch times and was last used on May 5. A teacher went to ring the bell on Wednesday and discovered it was missing. The school has lodged a complaint with police and notified scrap metal merchants. ''It's all very sad,'' said Mrs Romeril. Police seize amphetamine pills valued at $100,000 By BEN STRANG A $100,000 stash of ecstasy was seized by police in Otaki on Wednesday night, after a Wel- lington couple were stopped while driving through the town. About 9pm, police from the Wellington covert operations group stopped and arrested a 21-year-old man and a 20-year- old woman as they drove through Otaki. Police said there were about 2300 pills of amphetamine found in the car. Detective Senior Sergeant Warwick McKee said the pair were arrested and charged with possession of amphetamine for supply. They will also be charged with supplying amphetamine, relat- ing to more than $250,000 worth of the drug, during their next court appearance. Both appeared for the first charge in Wellington District Court on Thursday. This is a significant seizure of amphetamine worth approximately $100,000, Mr McKee said. This seizure should reassure the community that we are actively policing the distribution of amphetamine and we will continue to come down hard on those criminals that distribute these drugs that cause such harm to the com- munity. He said ecstasy is a common drug associated with the social party scene, and described it as very dangerous . To remove such a large amount from our streets is very pleasing.
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