Kapiti Observer : November 17th 2011
24 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011 REGIONAL OUTLOOK KAPITI/HOROWHENUA www.remax.co.nz ® Nobody in the world sells more real estate than Each office independently owned and operated ® www.remax.co.nz ID# 47051 Deadline Sale closing 4pm Friday 18th November 2011 RE/MAX Northside MREINZ WAIKANAE 13 Hurunui Street EXPECT TO BE IMPRESSED! Situated in a tranquil cul-de-sac environment in one of Waikanae´s finest locations, this beautifully designed multi level property has a welcoming feel of warmth and space. There are many original features, with glorious proportions throughout, lovely high ceilings and spacious rooms. The modern kitchen has a picturesque view to the garden, while both the formal dining room, and the lounge interlock with the large sunny conservatory. Featuring three double bedrooms, the master bedroom (with ensuite) overlooks the lounge allowing the warmth from the woodburner to radiate through the home in winter. Spacious properties like this, in such impeccable condition are rarely available, so don´t miss this one off opportunity. Call Ron today to view - 0800 452 676. RON EDMOND 0800 452-676 027 248-0689 VIEW SUNDAY AT 1.30PM www.remax.co.nz ID# 47050 Price By Negotiation RE/MAX Northside MREINZ HOKIO BEACH 847 Hokio Beach Road HOLIDAY HOME AT HOKIO BEACH Unwind from your busy lifestyle and escape to the tranquillity of life at Hokio Beach. Elevated for the sun, the home features 2 double bedrooms, and has open plan living. The lounge opens out to a sunny deck, ideal for putting your feet up and relaxing in the sun, while in the winter there is a woodburner to keep you warm and cosy. The home also has a large garage and is set on a fully fenced 789m2 section. There is plenty of room for tents, boats and off street parking too. Absolutely ideal for either holiday makers, or as a permanent home - the choice is yours. So don´t wait, with summer coming, seize your chance today to secure this well loved home! Phone Ron today to view - 0800 452 676. RON EDMOND 0800 452-676 027 248-0689 VIEW SATURDAY AT 1.00PM Song of hope for Haiti quake family By REBECCA THOMSON Raising hope: Paul Dodge documents his trip to Haiti. A trip to earthquake-ravaged Haiti inspired a Wellington musician to write a song for a friend who lost family members in the disaster. Paul Dodge, from electronic band Minuit, wrote Kenbe La after visiting Haiti with fellow New Zealander Emily Sanson-Rejouis, who was in Haiti at the time of the 2010 earthquake. Her hus- band, Emmanuel, and two of their three young daughters were killed in earthquake. Emily is friend of mine from Nelson, so I was really over there supporting her,'' said Dodge. Mrs Sanson-Rejouis returned to Haiti in May to carry out charity work with the Kenbe La Foun- dation, which she established to help provide educational opportunities for children. Haiti was so intense,'' said Dodge. It's not like Cuba St, that's for sure. I didn't really know what to expect, even though I'd seen photos. We were there more than a year after the quake, but it felt like it was just yesterday. There were flattened buildings every- where, lots of concrete, and it was hot and dusty.'' The song Kenbe La was Dodge's way of helping Mrs Sanson- Rejouis. Funds from its sale will go to the Kenbe La Foundation. Emily wanted a song for Emmanuel, but didn't know how to make it happen. I make music, so I offered to write something. Emmanuel was my friend too, and he loved music. It spiralled from there.'' Dodge called on fellow musicians Lisa Tomlins and Luke Epapara, from Nelson, to write and record the song. Haitian pop star Mika Ben also agreed to fea- ture on the track. Mika is pretty popular in Haiti. He's had a couple of big hits on the radio,'' said Dodge. Emily had been to a couple of his shows and and enjoyed them. She thought it was a good idea to hit up Mika on Facebook and see if he wanted to work on the track.'' To their surprise Ben agreed to help out, said Dodge. He recorded his part in Haiti and emailed it to me. He chose a part in the bridge [of the song] to record.'' Kenbe la is Haitian Creole for never give up'' and is the song's theme. The lyrics are in English, French and Haitian Creole -- Creole and French being Haiti's two official languages. Released last week, Kenbe La had already gained international interest, said Dodge. Lisa's in Europe at the moment and has so many contacts there. She's being doing all these inter- views in French.'' Kenbe La can be downloaded from kenbelafoundation.org.nz and amplifier.co.nz.
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