Kapiti Observer : June 2nd 2011
34 THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011 Mahara Real Estate Ltd MREINZ Licensed Agent REAA 2008 04 902 7800 DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER There's more than meets the eye 32 GRAY AVE, PARAPARAUMU Fantastic first home for a young couple, family or investor wanting a great sunny location, close to transport and schools. Ooodles of room to play in the huge fully fenced backyard, keeping your littlies safe. Great flow throughout, with open plan lounge/dining and kitchen & 2 decent sized double bedrooms. A superb sixties bungalow - this one won't last long! Price $279,000 iewing Sunday 11.00 to 11.30am Contact Grant Longstaff A/Hrs 04 293 7273 Mob 027 247 4724 firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.kapitiproperty.co.nz 3565 V Mahara Real Estate Limited MREINZ 9 Mahara Place, Waikanae Licensed Agent REAA 2008 www.kapitiproperty.co.nz 04 902 7800 QUALITY HOME - ESTABLISHED LOCATION 35 ANDREW STREET, WAIKANAE Better than the day it was built, this stunning home has undergone a massive transformation to make it the quality property it is today. Totally stripped back to an empty shell, the work undertaken has been huge which includes - rewiring, plumbing, gibbing, new paint (inside & out), new double glazing windows, new bedrooms, kitchen, carpet, heating & landscaping - the list goes on! You would swear this home was BRAND NEW. A warm inviting atmosphere with 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dbl garage/workshop, plus open plan living, Kwila decking & BBQ area. Quiet location in central Waikanae, close to school, transport, park & shopping. Great appeal for all so be quick to secure this awesome home. Price $545,000 Viewing Sunday 2.00 - 2.30pm Contact Grant Longstaff Mobile 027 247 4724 email@example.com Web www.kapitiproperty.co.nz 1666388 OPEN HOME OPEN HOME PRICED TO SELL! - 382 TE MOANA ROAD, WAIKANAE This solidly built 1970's affordable family home is positioned in a popular location. Offering 3 bedrooms, spacious living with cosy woodburner. Dining, sep kitchen & sunny conservatory which is warm & bright. Carport with sep workshop/storage area. Wonderful fully fenced section, great for kids & pets, complete with playhouse & tree fort. Better take a look! Price $329,000 Open Home Sunday 12.30 - 1.00pm Web www.kapitiproperty.co.nz 1615257 Contact Maria Longstaff Mobile 027 565 6598 firstname.lastname@example.org Email SLEEK EXECUTIVE STYLE - 3 MCGREGOR PLACE, PARAPARAUMU Brand new & ready to be loved. 3 spacious bedrooms, very stylish bathrooms. The kitchen is positioned close to the dining & family room, very open & roomy, a good sized lounge with gas heating. Wide hallways & a computer cupboard as a compact office. This home has low decks from the living areas which open to the restful lake & peaceful views. Well crafted with good styling & excellent colours - this home would tick all the boxes for any family. Price $595,000 Web www.kapitiproperty.co.nz 1638540 Contact Ingrid Chew Mobile 027 442 9610 Email email@example.com Tweeting keeps family in touch with training Letters of the law: Police recruit Julie Mason, who graduated last week, has tweeted about life as a cadet, giving the opportunity for a behind- the-scenes look at life at the police college. By KAROLINE TUCKEY The excitement and pressure of day-to-day life as a trainee at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua has been serialised on Twitter. New Levin constable Julie Mason has just gone through 19 weeks of physical, academic and emotional hard graft to complete the recruit training, and has tweeted about every step of the programme on Twitter. I wanted to show it was really difficult; you have to put the work in, keeping up with the physical training side and bal- ancing study as well as the work-life balance.'' Posts cover visits to the gun range for precision training with a Glock pistol, passing driving assessments, pepper spray training, essays, exams, morn- ing runs and even meeting pop star Katy Perry on one shift. When asked to write about her experience, Miss Mason, previously a probation officer in Waikanae, jumped at the oppor- tunity, as she knew many people were interested in the training. I'd been on the waiting list for a place for several years and during that time I had no idea what was going on, and then when you get here you're just thrown into it, so it was my opportunity to get people in the loop about what goes on here, and to encourage people who are thinking about joining.'' During the course, many cadets were separated from their family and friends around the country, and Miss Mason says many families also found the Twitter reports invaluable. It gave them an extra way to connect with their people here. They knew that we did a practical that day, for example.'' Miss Mason was among a class of 57 new police officers to graduate from the police college last Thursday. She starts her new job as a constable in Levin next week. I'm looking forward to learn- ing about all the aspects of policing out there on the street. It's going to be scary and many challenges are only really just beginning -- but that's the whole challenge of it, and I know I'll have good support.'' The course was hard, but she felt well supported. I just feel wonderful, it's such an achievement. I feel really proud because you've put your heart and soul into this 19 weeks, but we have the reward -- we are constables, we are going to go out on the street and do a job that we all want to do.'' Read Miss Mason's tweets at: twitter.com/nzpolicecollege.
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