Kapiti Observer : June 27th 2011
3 KAPITI OBSERVER, JUNE 27, 2011 No Trade Sales. Valid till Sunday 3rd JULY 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 SEAGER'S GIN2 FOR $57.00 GRANT'S WHISKY 1000ml $32.99 SMIRNOFF VODKA 1000ml $29.99 ST REMY BRANDY 1000ml $32.99 BLACK HEART DARK RUM 1000ml $31.99 JIM BEAM BOURBON $39.99 DIESEL 5% BOURBON & COLA DOZEN BOTTLES $18.99 FLAME 15 PACK 330ml BOTTLES $19.99 LION BROWN 15 PACK $19.99 1125ml 1000ml CANS FAT BIRD WINE RANGE 2 FOR $15.00 JIM BEAM BOURBON & COLA $19.99 750ml WOODSTOCK 8% BOURBON & COLA DOZEN 320ml CANS $22.99 10 PACK CANS KRISTOV RED LABEL LOW STRENGTH VODKA 1000ml $8.99 BOOTLEGGERS North Beach Liquor Centre LAST CHANCE TO BEAT THE EXCISE TAX INCREASE CAFÉ Thursday Roast ONLY $13.50 Phone 04 297 0566 KAPITI CANDIES Sherbet Dabs 50c DOG & DUCK JAZZ BAR Try our New Bistro Menu ARTEL GALLERY Local Art and Gifts AND MORE... 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Brothers Shaan, 17, and Tyaan Singh, 14, who played in the competition as the duo Singh Brothers Music are waiting for The Erin Simpson Band Battle to air on TV2 before they can tell their classmates the outcome of judging. But both say they are happy with their performance. More than 80 bands from throughout New Zealand entered the competition by video, and 10 semifinalists were selected in a first round of public voting, which was narrowed down to a final three with another round of online votes. As well as composing and practising a new song, Piece of Me, for the competition, and making the trip to Christchurch for filming early last week, the brothers worked on an online campaign to draw voters. It was pretty intense -- telling our friends to vote and invite people, Shaan says. The support from their voters and fans was a boost, Tyaan says, and made it feel like all their friends were part of the project. The brothers are multi- instrumentalists with a love of jazz. They describe their guitar and bass song as being in the style of folk rock band Mumford & Sons or singer-songwriter John Mayer. We play jazz saxophone as our main instrument and it kind of influences our playing a lot, so we use lots of alternate rhythms, like 7/8, and alternate chords, Shaan says. The boys also form half of the four-piece jazz band Jazz Tron, which won gold in the National Youth Jazz Band Competition in Tauranga over Easter, with Tyaan picking up the award for best saxophonist. Being judged by professional musicians such as Opshop s Jason Kerrison at the battle of the bands final was rewarding, but the brothers aren t giving any clues to the results until 4.30pm Friday when it airs. Two against water meters By JOEL MAXWELL DECISION MAKERS The working group headed by Don Hunn on meter charges will comprise: A member from Grey Power or the Council of Elders A member from the Kapiti Chamber of Commerce Two members for low income households and social impacts One member for landlord interests One member with financial skills Up to three iwi representatives Another councillor has turned against water metering as the final vote to allow charging for water played out last week. After supporting the charge in principle earlier this month, Tony Lloyd voted against it on Thursday -- joining councillor Ross Church in opposition to meters. After the meeting Mr Lloyd said he changed his mind following a fort- nightly clinic with community members in Waikanae. There ve been some real serious concerns expressed to me about affordability. Mr Lloyd said he was also worried that the council was being asked to vote to allow charging before a work- ing party on charges had even been assembled. It would take some time to get the information on charging but he felt a niggle that the process just wasn t right. Mr Lloyd denied the change was a flip-flop saying he voted on the basis of what he understood at that par- ticular time . Meanwhile the remaining council- lors, with the exception of Mr Church, voted at Thursday s meeting to make changes to the long term plan to allow charging for water. They also approved the makeup of the working party to create the charging formula for metering. Former State Services Com- missioner Don Hunn will head the working party, which comprises rep- resentatives from groups including the chamber of commerce, Grey Power and three iwi representatives. The working party would have included a single representative for low income community members but councillor Hilary Wooding success- fully pushed for a second appointee. In a written release, mayor Jenny Rowan moved to assure the com- munity there would be ample oppor- tunity to put their ideas forward . Consideration and approval of the charging formula and approach will also be included in the 2012 Long Term Plan special consultative pro- cedure, thus providing another for- mal opportunity for input from residents. The terms of reference for the working party will include a frame- work for its draft charging formula. Working party members will need to find a balance between any fixed and volumetric charges to make people use less water. The charging regime will need to be applicable across the entire district and across residential and commercial users. Also at the meeting councillor Tony Lester included an extra rec- ommendation that the council develop a communications plan to make sure the community was prop- erly informed about the proposed changes. Teen arrest A teenager was found driving five times over the legal drink-driving limit on Thursday when he was stopped at McDonald s in Para- paraumu. The Kapiti man, 18, was arrested and taken to the station where he blew 757 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. The youth limit is 150mcg.
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