Kapiti Observer : June 20th 2011
3 KAPITI OBSERVER, JUNE 20, 2011 North Beach Liquor Centre No Trade Sales. Valid till Sunday 26th June 2011 or while stocks last Kenakena Shopping Centre Donovan Road Phone 298 3657 Mon 10am-7pm • Tues-Wed 10am--7.30pm • Thurs 10am--8pm • Fri-Sat 10am--9pm • Sun 11am-6pm MARTINEAU BRANDY $31.99 DEWAR'S WHISKY 1000ml $31.99 GORDON'S GIN 1000ml $29.99 IVANOV VODKA 1000ml $25.99 CANTERBURY CREAM/COFFEE 750ml 2 FOR $20.00 JIM BEAM BOURBON $57.99 CORONA 18 BOTTLES 330ml $34.99 TUI BLONDE DOZEN BOTTLES $16.99 HEINEKEN 12 BOTTLES $22.99 1.75 litre 1000ml 330ml WOLF BLASS TAWNY PORT $15.99 JIM BEAM BOURBON & COLA $9.99 750ml BILLY MAVERICK 8% BOURBON & COLA DOZEN 250ml CANS $17.99 440ml 4 PACK CANS BOMBAY GIN 1000ml $41.99 2149873AC Graham Andrew Malcolm Managing Director John Diane There in Times of Need 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu For 24 hour assistance Telephon e 04-298-5168 Kapiti Coast Funeral Home Coastlands Shopping Centre Paraparaumu 04 296 1227 HARDY'S HEALTH STORE IN COASTLANDS HAS MOVED to the old Centre Menswear site next to Wendy's while our shop is given a makeover! Come and see us in our temporary location Environmental views poles apart? Landmarks: Some of the new power poles being installed by KiwiRail along the Paekakariki escarpment. By KAROLINE TUCKEY 'Needlessly spoiled' by rail upgrades A chain of prominent railway overhead power supply poles along the Paekakariki escarpment is an example of how New Zealand s pristine environments are being gradually and need- lessly spoiled, a disgusted Pukerua Bay resident says. Designer Linda Taylor, whose view overlooks the escarpment coastline, says the structures could have been easily and cheaply blended into the land- scape. I m not against progress, I m just into relating our built structures with the environment in a much more considerate way. It s engineering without aesthetics and aesthetics doesn t need to cost any more. It s just thinking about the impact of these structures. During the 15 years she has lived in Pukerua Bay the prolifer- ation of works such as the poles has had more and more impact on the natural environment. They are necessary, but they have an impact on our sense of place, and there s always an alternative way of doing things. I just don t think engineers are educated to that alternative view and sometimes it s so simple. In particular, the gradual advance of chains of lamp posts with orange sodium lights down the highway from Mana has created light pollution that has changed the views of spectacular local features like Pauatahanui Inlet and Pukerua Bay, she says. You drive down the highway and instead of trees you have got metal trees everywhere with orange lights everywhere that glow incandescent at night. You used to be able to see the moon rise up over the hill and now there s an orange glow. I just feel really sad about it. One minute you ve got this lovely hillside, and the next year get this mechanical sight. I know these could have been painted black. No doubt they ve got some rust retardant coating that could have easily been black. KiwiRail network general man- ager Rick van Barneveld says the metal structures are new poles that hold up wiring to power com- muter trains, but refused to com- ment on the aesthetics of their design. Most of the old timber poles along the train tracks in the Wel- lington region are being replaced as they are at the end of their life. The new poles design is based on an international system and in line with good practice. Over time, it is expected they will weather. The new poles are about 5.5m tall, slightly smaller than the old wood poles, and were designed to minimise bulk, he says. He said work will be carried out along most of the Kapiti, Johnson- ville and Hutt lines. When they are completed there will be fewer poles, more spaced out, Mr van Barneveld says. Minor crash near lights A visitor from Britain was involved in a crash last Tuesday morning when he pulled out in front of a truck north of the Kapiti Lights. Sergeant Ron Walker said when the driver was forced back into his own lane, he hit a parked truck. Nobody was injured. Burnell, Sue keep positions The Electra Trust board remains unchanged with Horo- whenua s Lindsay Burnell and George Sue re-elected in this month s elections. The pair romped back into their seats with Mr Burnell receiving 6493 votes, and Mr Sue, 5047.Kapiti s David Scott finished third, with 3640. Trust chairman Chris Turver said the annual elections decide two seats on the board. He said the voter turnout of 25 per cent was about average for the annual vote. Kapiti Coast Dis- trict Council opted not to exer- cise its right to vote. Fundraising for Aquatic Centre Art lovers are invited to splash out for the Aquatic Centre this Sunday in Coastlands. From 11am till 1pm there will be entertain- ment, art and giveaways. At noon the art auction, to be conducted by Wayne Sutton of Harcourts, will begin. There are some really lovely pieces so we are going to auction them off and proceeds will go to the pool funds, said trustee Diane Ammundsen. The tile boards will also be up in the mall and supporters will have the opportunity to buy a tile in one of four colours, ranging from blue tiles at $50 to gold tiles at $500. The coloured tiles will form part of a mosaic within the completed pool complex. Work is now underway on the Aquatic Centre site, the trust is drawing closer to its fundraising target for stage one and the proceeds of the art auction will bring it even closer, Mrs Ammundsen said.
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