Kapiti Observer : May 30th 2011
5 KAPITI OBSERVER, MAY 30, 2011 KAPITI P AK'n SAVE 12 CENTS ST 201 KAPITI PAK'n SAVE 12 CENTS STICKMAN II 2011 KAPITI PAK'n SAVE 12 CENTS ST 2011 KAPITI P AK'n SAVE 12 CENTS ST ICKMAN II 2011 A LITRE ON FUEL & SAVE 12c SPEND $100 WE'RE MAKING YOUR MONEY GO FURTHER AT KAPITI PAK'n SAVE Offer ends Wednesday, 11pm. PNS 041 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." Tiling • Paths and Paving • Landscaping General Home Maintenance • Bathroom Renovations • Carpentry • Fencing • Painting and Wallpaper • Pergolas, Sheds and Decks and much, much more! Phone Dave Your Local Hubby 021 289 0782 or 0800 248 229 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hireahubbyraumati.co.nz Dave Coley Election pack Mana and Otaki electorate voters will receive their enrolment update pack this week in the run up to November s general elections. There will be about 100,000 packs mailed out in the two electorates that, combined, run from Horowhenua to Porirua. Otaki registrar of electors Fay Wilson said residents should check to make sure their details are correct National manager Murray Wicks said in order for people to be able to vote, the first step was to ensure they were enrolled correctly. People who have not received their enrolment update pack by this Thursday, will need to enrol themselves. They can enrol or update their details online at elections.org.nz, freetexting their name and address to 3676 or picking up forms at Post Shops. Sky Tower dash hero By BEN STRANG Top fundraiser: Tim O'Halloran, right, led the fundraising charge in a gruelling challenge which also featured firefighter Ray Trueman. A Waikanae firefighter raised the largest amount of money in this month s Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge in Auckland. Tim O Halloran, who works with the Wellington Airport fire crew, raised $2350 for the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation at the event on May 21. It was the largest individual contribution during the event, which raised about $180,000 in total. Competitors had to run up the Sky Tower wearing full firefighting gear. Waikanae volunteer firefighter Ray Trueman said his friend battled through illness to finish the 51-flight, 1103-step race up the tower in 22 minutes and four seconds. Mr Trueman achieved his goal of clambering to the top of the tower in under 18 minutes, with a time of 17:51. I didn t really have a strategy going into it, and was trying to come up with one as I was running up, he said. I decided to stop every 10 flights, and once I couldn t do that I dropped it to every five flights. When I got to the 22nd floor I was thinking, I m not even half- way yet . He pretty much collapsed after crossing the finish line, and said it took about 15 minutes to recover his breath. Then to get out you actually have to go up four more flights which is a bit nasty. More than 400 firefighters took part in the event, with the winner finishing in a record 8:45. Mr Trueman said he would defi- nitely compete again next year. Safety first over winter months Waikanae Volunteer Fire Brigade is hosting an open day on June 5, where firefight- ers will be giving out smoke alarms, checking electric blankets and putting on fire displays. The event is to help Waikanae residents stay safe over the winter months, spokesman Bill Cranson said. People can pay $10 for an electrician to check for faulty electric blankets and if the blanket is faulty the plug will be cut off to stop it being used again, he said. Waikanae residents can ask to have a smoke alarm installed at their house free. Most people get frustrated because you have to change the battery every few months, but these last for 10 years, he said. It is actually quite a good idea to also put an alarm inside your ceiling, because a number of fires are started up there and don t get detected until it s too late. A model kitchen will be set alight on the day, with fire- fighters demonstrating the dangers of cooking and how to extinguish such fires. Sunday, June 5, 10am till 2pm, Waikanae Fire Station, Te Moana Rd.
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