Kapiti Observer : November 17th 2011
49 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011 Foodbank Collection On SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26th, 2011 the Lions will be on the prowl for hungry families in the Kapiti area. PLEASE HAVE YOUR YELLOW BAG FULL OF FOOD AND PLACED AT YOUR FRONT GATE FOR COLLECTION BY 10.00AM The Kapiti Community Foodbank relies on this Annual Appeal to stock their larder for the following year. To help you choose what non-perishables to put in your bag, a typical food parcel contains: LUNCH FILLINGS: Honey, Jam, Peanut Butter or Marmite CANNED FOODS: Meat, Fish, Casseroles, Fruit, Soups and Staples (Baked Beans and Spaghetti) always welcome, Sauces BREAKFAST CEREALS: Weet-Bix, Kornies, Porridge, etc. DRIED FOODS: Rice, Pasta, Spaghetti DRINKS: Coffee, Tea, Milo, Juice SUNDRIES: Toilet Rolls, Soap, Laundry Powder CHRISTMAS EXTRAS ARE: Jelly, Christmas Puddings, Cakes, Biscuits (plain and chocolate), Sweets and or Chocolate, and Cans of Pressed Ham There are many Hungry Families in the Kapiti Area PLEASE BE KIND KAPITI This Appeal is a combined Lions Project Sponsored by Kapiti Observer, Kapiti Pak'n Save, Harvey Norman (Paraparaumu) and Local Radio Stations Collection from your gate Saturday, November 26th from 10.00am 4171056AA Here's a Quick Check List For New Dentures: • Are your teeth over ten years old? • Has chewing power declined? • Have you lost sight of your teeth? • Are your dentures difficult to clean? • Are your teeth loose or uncomfortable? 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We were ecstatic to win the regional award and it was particu- larly apt that we shared it with Hutt Valley Netball. Distinguishing between these two netball centres would have been almost impossible, she said. Ms Bednarek said the section pit- ted the Kapiti group against the likes of Wellington 2011 Inc, which organised the Asia Pacific Out Games, and the Wellington Speed- way Society, both supreme winners in their districts. The awards, hosted in the new Wellington Airport terminal develop- ment, The Rock, recognise the work of voluntary community groups in the region. The supreme award was clinched by recycling group Mana Recovery, in a category that included Kapiti Community Enterprise Trust. Breweriana lined up for canvention fans By JOEL MAXWELL Kapiti hosted the New Zealand Breweriana and Can Collectors Society Canvention on Saturday: an event which filled Paraparaumu s Senior Citizens Hall with beer mementos from around the world. Paraparaumu collector Craig Tal- bot said the canvention proved to be a good swapping day for members. One even travelled by car from Dunedin to catch the weekend-long gathering, held every six months around the country. He s got a small car, so he actu- ally pulled the seats out of his car to put in his boxes of cans and bottles to swap, Mr Talbot said. About 25 to 30 members turned up, including treasurer Andrew Currie from Hastings -- the host town for the next canvention in May. Hastings has a proud brewing history as the hometown of the now- defunct Leopard brewery, which, after it shut in the 90s, was knocked down and replaced with a Mitre 10. [Now] Mega s moved out so I can t even sneak in there and stick a [Leopard] can on the back of a shelf somewhere, Mr Currie said. Mr Talbot joined the society after its last canvention in Kapiti, which was held at Southwards in 2006. He owns more than 4500 beer cans, emptied, and lined up on plain timber shelves in a former sewing room at his house. At the hall on Saturday the cans and items including everything from Leopard chilly bins to Millers beer taps were displayed on tables and cases around the hall. A lot of the people are going to and from each table and trading cans and purchasing a few items of breweriana, Mr Talbot said. Poo bag earns a reward Well-behaved: Nicky Hughes- Richards received a voucher for carrying a bag while walking her dog Keb. Well-behaved dog owners in Raumati South will be rewarded with a coffee voucher if they carry a bag for their doggy doo. The responsible dog owner campaign is an initiative from the Raumati South Residents Association to reward people for cleaning up after their canines. The association s environment spokeswoman Cree Hatfield said the group saw it as a positive approach to dealing with the excessive amounts of dog poo in our public spaces especially the park walkways . The best way to change the way people do things is through education and rewarding responsible behaviour. The three local cafes have got on board, and we ve got volunteers who are keen to give them out. Ms Cree said the campaign is to encourage people who walk dogs to always carry a bag, pref- erably a biodegradable one. Kapiti Coast District Council is funding more than 100 vouchers for a free cup of coffee or hot drink to the value of $4 from any of Raumati South s three cafes, she said. The association had also put up a display on a noticeboard in Raumati South informing people on some disturbing facts about dog poo, such as it may spread parasites including hookworms, tapeworms, ringworms and sal- monella, she said. The campaign runs until the end of the month.
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