Kapiti Observer : August 25th 2011
29 THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011 KAPITI VIEWS SECTIONS - ELIZABETH STREET, WAIKANAE www.kapitiproperty.co.nz 3401 Inspect Sunday 28th August 11.00am to 11.45am Price $148,000 to $179,000 Contact Grant Longstaff 027 247 4724 firstname.lastname@example.org If you just can't find the right home why not consider building? Think about it, you get exactly what you want. Kapiti Views has a range of sections from 455m2 to 1464m2 & with land so scarce in Waikanae be quick to th secure your preferred site. Handy to shops, school, bus & rail. I'll be on site Sunday 28 from 11.00am to 11.45am so come have a chat. 04 902 7800 Mahara Real Estate Limited MREINZ 9 Mahara Place, Waikanae Licensed Agent REAA 2008 www.kapitiproperty.co.nz AGENT ON SITE 3981688AA Have dragon boat, now to find a crew By BEN STRANG In limbo: Kapiti College students in their new dragon boat, which they hope to get out on the water soon. Kapiti College has a 22-person dragon boat for training future paddlers, although they aren t yet sure of where to use the massive boat. Sports co-ordinator Lyn Sherbourne said the college is still working out where they will use the 12-metre long 250 kilogram boat, which sits on a large trailer and is difficult to manoeuvre. Also finding the 22-person crew to get the boat moving would be a difficult task, she said. It s hard enough getting a rugby team together, let alone 22 people to pull a dragon boat along. The closest places for using the boat in training are at the Waikanae River in Otaihanga, lakes near Te Horo or Porirua Harbour. We were talking about maybe Otaihanga, because there is a boat ramp there we can get down on, but it would be a pretty public place to test it, she said. Apparently the boat is a bit wobbly and if you make a mistake, it doesn t take much to topple into the water. Finding the people to man the boat would also be difficult, but principal Tony Kane believes it is a case of once you get it here, people will come forward to take part . During his time at the college there has not been a dragon boating team, but he is excited about seeing a team out on the water. Sherbourne said the boat is ready for use in the water, and the trailer carrying it has been restored. We had to get rid of all the rust in it first. It was a complete rebuild. Once a team is formed, they will use the boat for training, and will be supplied newer racing boats at competitions in Wellington, she said. Second-hand style to help homeless cats By JIM CHIPP Up on the catwalk: Amalia McLaren-Brown, right, and Hannah Clements practise their modelling looks for a fashion show with a difference. Models from all walks of life will strut their stuff in Wellington in aid of stray cats next month. Amalia McLaren-Brown, a professional model, and Hannah Clements, will be among the models showing off second-hand clothing from Opportunity For Animals stores in support of the humane treatment of feral cat colonies in Stray Cat Strut. Organiser Debra Ashton said proceeds of the show will support the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary in Otaki. Green MP and Animal Welfare spokeswoman Sue Kedgley will be a model and television s Good Morning host Sarah Bradley will MC. Ms Ashton says Welling- ton, like most cities, has a growing problem with cats. Animal welfare centres struggle to cater for the number of cats. Many face euthanasia because they can be hard to rehome. De-sexing the cats, re- homing and managing col- onies is part of a longterm strategy to reduce the numbers of unwanted cats. All clothing on show will be for sale on the night. Sometimes it is hard to see the potential of an out- fit on a rack, especially in a charity store, but the show will give people a chance to see how they can still look fantastic on a very tight budget. Where else can you get a whole outfit for around $10, Ms Ashton said Stray Cat Strut, September 3, 8pm, Whitireia Performance Centre, 25 Vivian St, Wellington. Tickets, $15 and $35, straycatstrut.org.nz.
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