Kapiti Observer : May 19th 2011
8 THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011 • Trellis Panels • Decks • Fence Panels • Planter Boxes • Gates • Garden Fans • Garden Archways and Bridges • Decorative Screens • Plus a huge range of garden products 46c Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu Phone 04 297 3433 • www.trellisdirect.co.nz Open: Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm, Sat 9am-12 noon 2533505AA "If we haven't got it, we will make it!" MADE TO MEASURE Hon Hekia Parata NATIONAL LIST MP Unit 5, 107 Mana Esplanade, Mana, Porirua 5026 p042330707 f042330710 e firstname.lastname@example.org Mana office hours: Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm Please call my office for an appointment www.national.org.nz 3717346AB Food Show winners Congratulations to the four winners of our ticket giveaway to next week's Food Show in Wellington. Anne Cullen, Dave Mayo, Sue Reynolds, and Mike Champion have won double passes. The event runs from May 27 to 29, at Westpac Stadium, see foodshow.co.nz. Rotary's food bank appeal on The Kapiti Rotary Club is holding its annual food bank appeal this Saturday. Club members will hand out leaflets to people entering supermarkets in Waikanae and Para- paraumu, suggesting they might include one or more extra items to donate to the cause on the way out of the store. Just a little necess- ity they might have in their own household such as Weetbix, a can of soup or tea or coffee is what we need,'' club member David Edwards said. We will also have donation buckets for cash if shoppers prefer to do that. Mr Edwards, who is also a food bank volun- teer, says the need for food parcels is increas- ing. When people are on a benefit, food is the last expenditure. They pay their bills, put pet- rol in the car, look out for the kids' needs and with what's left over they buy food and sometimes they don't have enough money left.'' Unprecedented demand for food parcels has left stocks running low and the food bank needs the public to help with donations to replenish it. Volunteers will be at Countdown and New World in Waikanae and Countdown, Pak 'n Save and The Ware- house in Paraparaumu. Relief principal on board By TASHA BLACK Te Maro back to deputy role A relieving principal has been employed at Paekakariki School after former prin- cipal Allan Marsden resigned in February. Andy Lovell has taken over the reins from acting principal Rana Te Maro, who will return to his position as deputy prin- cipal and teacher. Mr Lovell, whose contract runs until the end of the year, retired from his role as principal for 15 years at Raumati Beach School in 2008. He worked for three terms in 2009 as a relieving principal at Te Horo School. I've been invited to take up the same role at Paekakariki School, which I was very happy to do,'' Mr Lovell said. I'm very pleased to be here. The school seems to be going particularly well. The staff are very enthusiastic and the board are all very keen to progress,'' he said. Also joining the teaching staff is Debbie Ayres, who started this term working in room 6. The school was left without a principal after Mr Marsden went on stress leave in October last year, after an employment relations complaint was made to the board of trustees. The complaint was resolved, but Mr Marsden went on stress leave again from late November, after more complaints were laid. Mr Marsden raised two personal grievances with the board, which were settled in mediation. Mr Marsden, who was president of the Otaki-Kapiti Principals' Association resigned in February along with his part- ner and fellow teacher Chrissy Adams. Board of trustees chairwoman Nicki Wrighton was unable to be reached for comment.
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