Kapiti Observer : May 19th 2011
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Phone 06 367 0760 INBUILTS Masport, Firenzo, Woodsman Jayline SS200 $1,999 Pellet Fires • Renewable, sustatinable heating • Low emissions • Convenient & easy to use • Consistant KW output Fire Only $1,299 From Firenzo Viking • Wetback Option • Cook On Top Fire Only $3,500 3739776AA Jl i Get Ready For Winter Please Phone 0800 263 264 or visit our o ces 313 Oxford Street • Levin • 06 367 0494 159 Rimu Road • Paraparaumu • 04 296 6137 Oxford Finance is owned by Electra Electra is a Trust owned electricity Lines Company Vehicle FINANCE Available Friendly RATES Friendly TERMS Friendly PEOPLE Normal lending criteria applies Cnr Omahi Street & Kapanui Road Waikanae Email: firstname.lastname@example.org "Our family caring for your family" Telephone (04) 293 6844 Loris & Graeme Rolston & Lloyd Dacombe Funeral Home Ltd WHAT'S ON FRIDAY, MAY 20 TALK, what your eyes reveal about you, 12.30pm, Waikanae Library, gold coin, bookings 293 8981. 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. CAR BOOT SALE, 9am till 11.30am, Otaki Presbyterian Church, Mill Rd, Otaki, 06 364 7263. 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. WILD FOOD WALK, 9.30am till 11.30am, Otaki Gorge, $15, human.org.nz, 06 364 3337. RADIO CONTROLLED BOATING, 11am till 4pm, Greater Marine Model Club, Southward Museum Pond, Otaihanga Rd, free, 905 1575. BASKETBALL CLINIC, under-13 and under-15s, 12.30pm till 2.30pm, Paraparaumu College gym, free, 904 0142. 'NOT SO ORDINARY' LADIES HIGH TEA, 2pm till 5pm, Te Horo Community Hall, School Rd, $25, 06 364 3071. TUESDAY, MAY 24 GUEST SPEAKER, Sherwood Young, author of Guilty on the Gallows -- Famous Crimes of New Zealand, 7.30pm, Kapiti Genealogy, Kapiti Community Centre, Ngahina St, Paraparaumu, 293 1610. FRIDAY, MAY 27 KAPITI FILM GROUP, Capitalism -- A Love Story, 7.15pm, 6 Michael Rd, Paraparaumu Beach, 904 2391. SATURDAY, MAY 28 WAIKANAE ESTUARY CARE GROUP OPEN DAY, from 9am, Takahe Dr entrance (off Kotuku Dr), Paraparaumu. SUNDAY, MAY 29 PLANTING, 9.30am till noon, Whareroa Farm, eastern side of State Highway 1, MacKays Crossing. Black Friday joy: Matthew and Bodil Shepperd tied the knot at their ''black'' wedding, before flying off on their broomstick. Dark clouds, no worries By TASHA BLACK Most brides are a little disheartened when dark clouds and rain threaten their big day, but for Bodil Shep- perditwasanicedayfora black wedding. Mrs Shepperd and her hus- band Matthew, who describes himself as a little bit dark, tied the knot last week on Friday the 13th. It's lucky for us, number 13,'' said Mr Shepperd. So much so, they both have the number 13 tattooed on their fingers. The ceremony was held in Paraparaumu Beach cafe 180 Degrees and guests and the celebrant dressed in black. Black balloons were scat- tered around the room and black cupcakes were served. The couple met backpacking in Australia just under a year ago and Mr Shepperd, who is from Britain said it was love at first sight. The wedding was on a back- packer's budget, but it turned out perfect'', he said. It's just another adventure to add to the bank,'' said Mrs Shepperd. The couple will not be lost in the dark side forever, with plans to go back to Britain for a white wedding. Pukeatua Track ready for action The last leg of the Levin to Wellington stage of the Te Araroa Trail running the length of New Zealand has been completed. The Pukeatua Track, which runs from Waikanae to Otaki Forks, will be officially opened at a ceremony on June 18 by Otaki MP Nathan Guy. Te Araroa Wellington sub trust chairman Bill Wakelin said the completion of the Levin to Wellington section of the trail comes down to the hard work of Department of Conservation staff along with several local organisations and volunteers. This achievement is a real tribute to the great local co- operation we've had . . . It's a real asset for our region . . . part of New Zealand's greatest trail.'' The Kapiti section of the 2900km trail will take about seven hours to complete. It is one of the longest tracks on the Wellington leg of the Te Araroa Trail. The Pukeatua Track's open- ing ceremony is at 1pm on June 18 at Otaki Forks, the main western entrance to the Tararua Forest Park. People wanting to walk the track are invited to meet at 10am at Schoolhouse Flat, by the Fenceline Loop carpark. Country living About 100 exhibitors are expected at the 20th annual Lifestyle Farmers Field Day in Otaki this Saturday, says organiser, Peter Burke. The event is expected to attract about 5000 people. Despite the recession, exhibitors seem keen to showcase their products and a number of new exhibitors are coming along this year.'' There will be a range of animals, machinery, plant nurseries and farm buildings. There will also be farm supply companies that provide goods and services to lifestyle farmers. Saturday, 9am till 4pm, Otaki Racecourse, $5 adults, children free.
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