Kapiti Observer : November 21st 2011
7 KAPITI OBSERVER, NOVEMBER 21, 2011 HEKIA PARATA FOR MANA Authorised by Hekia Parata, Unit 5 107 Mana Esplanade, Porirua 5026 Dear Mana Electorate Voter I'm Hekia Par ata, and I'm asking for your vote in this 2011 General Election. I stood in 2008, 2010, and am now running my 3rd campaign to become your local MP. In the past 3 years I was promoted into John Key's Cabinet and I have climbed our Party List to number 18. This part of the Kapiti Coast is approximately one ffth of the Mana electorate - a sizeable chunk and a serious responsibility. I believe that our National-led Government has shown strong economic leadership in very tough times and that our communities and families have shown resilience even through the struggles. We have continued to invest in education ($12B) and health ($14B) understanding that the sustainable success of our country relies on smart and strong people; and in law and order ($1.4B to Police) so that we can all feel safe and secure. We have invested in roads, rail, broadband, the electricity grid. I support the Wellington Airport to Levin corridor, and Transmission Gully and the Kapiti Expressway as core components of that. I have met with community leaders, supported the Kapiti Coast Airport and associated business developments, sampled the Kapiti Arts Trail and recommended the tourism opportunities, advocated on behalf of health and youth needs, and actively promoted women for boards. I am delighted that two local students each received one of my Youth Awards for excellence. If you make me your local MP I will have the resources to maintain a presence here to service the needs of the community. I commit to you my energy, focus, hard work, enthusiasm, and good humour. Please give your vote to me, Hekia Parata , on Saturday 26 November. Nga mihi Hon Hekia Parata www.hekiaparata.co.nz | www.national.org.nz If you would like to follow me you can do so on Facebook, Twitter, join my e-newsletter and contact me directly at email@example.com Chaos back at camp By TASHA BLACK High flying: Fuse Circus performers enjoy a mid-air picnic during their Campground Chaos show. Photo: BRETT STANLEY Circus at its best The circus meets the great Kiwi camping holiday in a live outdoor show coming to Kapiti next month. Campground Chaos, by Fuse Circus, is inspired by the classic New Zealand camping holiday and the colourful people and quirky happenings during the summer time. Company director and per- former Tom Beauchamp said the audience should keep an eye out for a flying picnic table that ends up five metres in the air as well as a reinvention of a classic Kiwiana tyre swing. There s also an insane amount of objects that get juggled and thrown around the place, as well as people. Usually we catch the people. On the road we think of new ideas. Last year we went oh we ll have a barbecue and let s set the barbecue on fire and then try and toast some marshmallows on the barbecue while it s on fire . Campground Chaos is the brainchild of Beauchamp. The performers worked with a clown director and a dance chor- eographer, as well as drawing from their own personal camping experiences, he said. New Zealand is so small you do quite a lot of learning on YouTube. We try and pick up skills and new techniques as we go but it s pretty much we are pioneers in a relatively new indus- try. The outdoor show premiered last summer in Wellington and Christchurch and this year Fuse Circus is taking it on a North Island regional tour. Beauchamp said they wanted to visit areas during their tour that do not get a lot of live performers. Essentially we don t have a tent, so it s logistically pretty hard to charge at the box office. But also, ideologically it s about mak- ing the work accessible to the community and accessible to people from all different backgrounds and ages. The show is by koha with a suggested donation of $5 for chil- dren and $10 for adults. Beauchamp said the crew are all professional performers and this is how they make their living. Movie goers will shell out $15 to see a blockbuster, whereas the cir- cus is three-dimensional and live, he said. December 15 to 18, MacLean Park, Paraparaumu Beach, bring sunscreen, deck chairs, and your wallet. See fusecircus.co.nz and Campground Chaos on Facebook. No longer alone By TASHA BLACK Juggling act: Sean Dwen shows off his basketball skills. Photo: BRETT STANLEY CONTINUED Page 8 Sean Dwen has gone from playing ball with Paraparaumu College s basketball team to throwing balls around for a liv- ing. The Kapiti old boy, now based in Wellington, is returning to his old stomping ground for the Fuse Circus show Campground Chaos at Maclean Park. I m looking for- ward to going back there: it s where I grew up, he says.
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