Kapiti Observer : May 26th 2011
2 THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011 Golden Coast Chartered Club www.goldencoastclub.co.nz The place to be entertained at over the tracks ... This Sunday ... KIWI ROAST 5.00-7.00pm &QUIZ 7.00pm Come along and enjoy a delicious Roast and test your knowledge! Our Restaurant opens at 6.00pm every Fri & Sat Bar Snacks available Wed & Thurs - see Bryce or Deano See our Blackboard Menu for more Specials Members, Members Guests and Affiliated Members Welcome 25 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu. Phone 902 7150 Karaoke by Pete & Helen Saturday 28th May 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 3740999AA THE LINDALE INDOOR MARKETS To register your expression of interest or to obtain further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (04) 297 0916 Expressions of interest are sought for the leasing of stalls at the new Lindale Indoor Markets. These are suitable for all types of fresh food, vegetables, fruit, flowers, confectionery, cakes, pasties, beverages, bread, crafts, clothing, art, leatherwear, footwear etc. Don't stand out in the wind, rain and cold, come indoors.. . TO THE INDOOR MARKETS The Lindale Indoor Markets will open on Saturday 4th June Hours will be 8am to noon every Saturday Stall cost per week will be $30 and as an opening special all those registering before May 28th will get their second month free -- that's $15 a week for the first 8 weeks!!! The markets will be run out of the Lindale Auditorium in close proximity to all of the main facilities at Lindale. WHAT'S ON 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 till noon, Takahe Dr entrance (off Kotuku Dr) Paraparaumu, 298 3416. SUNDAY, MAY 29 SUNDAY WALKERS, Cattle Ridge Track, meet 8.30am, south side of Kapiti Coast District Council offices, Rimu Rd, Paraparaumu, 902 6324. PLANTING, 9.30am till noon, Whareroa Farm, eastern side of State Highway 1, MacKays Crossing. FIELD DAY, Soil and Health Association visit to Common Property, 1.30pm, Hautere Cross Rd, Te Horo, $2, 367 8320. KAPITI BRASS BAND, 2pm, Raumati Marine Gardens. FRIDAY, JUNE 3 KAPITI FILM GROUP, Departures, Whisky, 6 Michael Rd, Paraparaumu Beach, 904 2391. SATURDAY, JUNE 4 ANTIQUE FAIR, 10am till 5pm, Paraparaumu Memorial Hall, Aorangi St, adults $6, accompanied children free, 021 609 399, also Sunday,10am till 4pm. BEANIE BABY ADOPTATHON, Kapiti SPCA event, 10am till 3pm, by Coastlands Lotto outlet, 298 6156. NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP, 10am till 4pm, $50-$80, The Hub, 6 Ngahina St, Paraparaumu, 027 299 2991. SUNDAY, JUNE 5 SUNDAY WALKERS, Adrenaline Forest, Porirua, catch 9.30am train, 293 2567. FRIDAY, JUNE 10 KAPITI FILM GROUP, Babette's Feast, 7.15pm, 6 Michael Rd, Paraparaumu Beach, 904 2391. SATURDAY, JUNE 11 GUEST SPEAKER, Lloyd Parker, noon, Camellia Society Kapiti, Plateau Centre, Woodlands, Waikanae, 904 0353. SUNDAY, JUNE 12 HIGH TEA, Waikanae Cancer Auxiliary fundraiser, 2pm till 5pm, Waikanae Bowling Club, Te Moana Rd, $20, 904 6598. FRIDAY, JUNE 17 SINGALONG, 1.45pm, Senior Citizen's Hall, Ocean Rd, Paraparaumu Beach, $3, 904 3300. DANCE, Kapiti Dance Group, 7.30pm, Scots Hall, Weka Park, Raumati. SATURDAY, JUNE 18 PUKEATUA TRACK OPENING, 1pm, Otaki Forks, walkers meet 10am, Schoolhouse Flat, by Fenceline Loop carpark, 027 232 4211. Vertical Blinds Paint Finish Cedars Awnings Timber Blinds Holland Blinds Venetian Blinds Santa Fe Shutters Uniscreens Specialists in Quality Made-to-Measure Blinds Ph 04 298 1919 Mobile 027 554 6650 Showroom at 4 Ruapehu Street, Paraparaumu Call Free 0800 482 546 (Otaki to Foxton) email@example.com The MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway Project Team is undertaking ground investigations in order to determine the nature and strength of soil in areas where no data currently exists. The investigations will be undertaken within the expressway route for the design of structures at Otaihanga Road and Peka Peka Road. The work will take place between Friday 27 May and Wednesday 1 June at Otaihanga Road and Peka Peka Road. For inquiries, please contact the Alliance Project Team on 0508 M2PP INFO (0508 6277 4636) or email firstname.lastname@example.org More information about the project can also be obtained at www.nzta.govt.nz/m2ppproject Roads of national significance MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway www.nzta.govt.nz 'Peg (107) is a legend' Birthday wishes: Peg Griffin, 107, gets a cuddle from her eight-year- old great-granddaughter Iman Willetts. Is she our oldest Kiwi? By TASHA BLACK A Kapiti living legend cel- ebrated her 107th birthday yesterday. Peg Griffin, who was born in 1904, enjoyed a shared afternoon tea with family and friends at Kapiti Rest Home where she lives. The birthday party was also a celebration for resident Ethel Webb, who is to turn 101 later this year, and Peg's sister Betty Flemming who is turning 102 in September and came up from her home in Marlborough for the party. Kapiti Rest Home manager Karin Hall said between them the women had 310 years of experience and it was rare to have a party for three centen- arians, especially two sisters. Mrs Griffin does not take any medication and was full of fun, said Ms Hall. If you say something she doesn't like she'll whack you on the bum with her stick.'' Staff were unable to find out if Mrs Griffin is New Zealand's oldest person. Peg is a legend. She has witnessed things most of us only read in history books,'' said her daughter Meg. As a child Mrs Griffin moved to Waikanae with her family in 1918 to farm the northern half of Hemi- Matenga estate. Her holidays were spent on Kapiti Island, whitebaiting at the Waikanae Rivermouth and having picnics. She left Waikanae and trained as a Karitane nurse, moving to England in 1932 where she considered a four- year contract to look after two young girls. Mrs Griffin declined because it was too long and required her to ski, which wasn't her forte, said her daughter. The girls names were Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. Mrs Griffin's children were nicknamed Graham the Peace, Gerald the Blitz and Meg the Doodlebug, after the family's wartime experiences. In 1948, the Griffins returned to New Zealand, set- tling in Levin. Mrs Griffin sewed covers for lounge suites and tended her vegetable gar- den. In 1975, Mrs Griffin moved to Paraparaumu, and in her 70s helped start the Waikanae Camera Club, also working for local newspapers. I used to go around with the reporters and race home to the darkroom and it was in the paper the next day,'' said Mrs Griffin. These days are a little less hectic, spent playing scrabble and listening to the news. She lost her driver's licence attheageof99andher daughter said this was hard to accept. However she just made her circle smaller and continued on gardening and enjoying her neighbours and family.'' Mrs Flemming has no par- ticular recipe for long life: I don't think I had any bad habits. I mean I liked sherry in the evening.''
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