Kapiti Observer : May 23rd 2011
5 KAPITI OBSERVER, MAY 23, 2011 he t½onga te wai he g te wai ai Kia Hiwa Ra, Kia Hiwa Ra! Hui-a-Iwi 6̶̋ 6̋ Bßi #wa 9aß̋ø 9æøŁiº̌ )øæuı iº©iß̋œ w̶½ºau┸̶aı, aº¸ iwi ßæ a ıø̋œ̋ºßaßiæº æº┺ ̇ 6̶̋ 9aß̋ø 5uııØ° 2øæª̋̊ß ß̶̋ ıøæ̊̋œœ ßæ ¸aß̋┹ aº¸ ̇ Ø̋a¸iº̌ ßæwaø¸œ æuø%uØßuøaØ IŒıåß #œœ̋œœŒ̋ºß┻ Date: 28 /a° 2011 Time: ̨øæŒ 10am Venue: 9̶aŁaøæº̌æßai /aøa̋ Mai i Kapakapanui o uta ki nｪA pua o ~W jnW#ｴuaｴuどoどManaia ki taiが Ko tW toto o ~W )ピ #┘akuaoko tﾝna ┘ｴWnuaく KW pukWnｪa ┘aiがｴWpukWnｪatAnｪataく 3746793AA Gifted 0800giftbox for the perfect gift 2a MacLean Street, Paraparaumu Phone: 04 902 6440 GIFT GALLERY NOTE: Gift Vouchers must be redeemed by 29th May 2011 3752177AA CLOSING DOWN SALE (Last day 29th May) 40%off EVERYTHING 3752177AA Do you need a Hubby? Fully Insured! Satisfaction Guaranteed! No Obligation Quotes Available "From the front gate to the back fence and everything in between." 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A number of parents helped separate the differ- ent types of rubbish, before weighing and recording data. They discussed the environmental effects of the trash once it would be disposed in a landfill with Kapiti Enviroschools facilitator Nicola Easthope. Most of our general waste was made up of invasive weeds, which we only have to clear a few times a year, and home-made playdough, which is too salty to compost, Ms Morley said. With the weeds, we would like to investigate making a bio-digester, which can turn toxic and invasive plants into fertiliser for our vegetable gardens. Disposable nappies made up a good amount of waste and took 450 years to biodegrade, she said. Our children s dirty nappies will still be in the world when our great-great-great-great grand- children will be around. During the same period the playcentre had 4.3kg of recycling rubbish for kerbside collection, but more can be done. The playcentre is planning to build a compost bin system and will carry out a waste audit annually. Help is on the way Supergrans will be coming to the res- cue after Horowhenua Supergrans received $50,000 to set up a Kapiti branch of the organisation which teaches basic life skills. The organisation, which employs retired volunteers to teach cooking, parenting and budgeting skills to people in their homes, was successful in a funding application to the Min- istry of Social Development. Manager Rose Cotter said both the Horowhenua and Lower Hutt branches of the nationwide service have been facing increasing demand from people in the Kapiti area. People are facing difficulty, par- ticularly in this economic climate. Horowhenua Supergrans applied for funding from the Community Response Fund to employ a Kapiti co-ordinator in November and was rapt the application was accepted. She is meeting with the Kapiti team to see if space in the Kapiti Community Centre is available. She said advertising for a Kapiti co-ordinator would start shortly and wanted the branch to run by July 1. The Ministry has allocated just over $14 million to organisations through the fund, of which $436,845 is going to Horowhenua and Kapiti organisations. Youth week set to make a splash By TASHA BLACK It s all about young people this week with a graffiti workshop, pool party and talent contest to celebrate Youth Week. Organised by the Kapiti Coast Youth Council, the week kicked off on Saturday with a celebrity basket- ball match. On Thursday the mayor and youth council members will award young people with $300 scholarships to sup- port them with their hobbies and activities and on Friday there is a free pool party at Raumati Pool, with music, an inflatable challenge, coin challenge, food and drink. Youth council co-ordinator Mark Hammond said Otaki was hosting two events. A workshop on Saturday will give young people the chance to learn new art techniques and work on a piece to showcase in their community, he said. Following that, in the evening at Otaki Memorial Hall young performers take on the challenge of a variety show, called The O Factor. It was a chance for the district s best musicians and performers to take to the stage and win prizes. The national Youth Week theme this year is Step Up: Be heard, take responsibility, be YOUth . It s not just about young people stepping up, but also about the rest of the community stepping up and realising all the awesome things that young people do, said Mr Hammond. Paraparaumu, Kapiti and Otaki Colleges have all jumped on board by organising student-run Youth Week committees in partnership with the youth council, he said. Youth council member Rachel Quinn said there was something happening for every- one during the week and it is all free. Students can look forward to an exciting sevens rugby tournament, an international food day, Fear Fac- tor Challenge, ice cream, a concert showcasing college bands and a teacher versus student soccer match, she said. An iPod Touch and other spot prizes are up for grabs by liking the youth council Facebook page.
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