Kapiti Observer : January 9th 2012
2 KAPITI OBSERVER, JANUARY 9, 2012 All day breakfast Great valued lunch specials everyday Home baked cakes, pies..... Great coffee, fabulous food, friendly service Catering for any occasion Fully licensed 7 days, 9am-4pm Lindale Café Lindale Complex, Paraparaumu Phone Lucia 04 297 0566 10% SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT EVERY DAY 4186835AA 4232153AA DR CHRISTINE COULTER M.B, Ch.B, DipObs, Dip Paeds TEAM MEDICAL Coastlands Mall Phone (04) 297 3000 VASECTOMIES and GENERAL PRACTICE Self Referrals Accepted WHAT'S ON MONDAY, JANUARY 9 FESTIVAL OF POTS AND GARDEN ART, 10am till 4pm daily till January 15, Trinity Farm, Waitohu Valley Rd, Otaki, $5. OTAKI BEACH SUMMER PROGRAMME, 10.30am, free activity each day till January 12, Otaki Surf Club, Marine Pde. TRAMDAY SUMMER GALA, 11am till 4.30pm, Tramway Museum, Queen Elizabeth Park, MacKay's Crossing. MATES IN BOWLS, 5pm, Waikanae Beach Bowling Club, Huiawa St, $10, to register call 293 1101. TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 FIND THE WILD BIRDS, 10am, Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve, every Tuesday till February 28. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 INTRODUCTION TO HORSE RIDING, four sessions between 11am and 2.15pm, Queen Elizabeth Park, MacKay's Crossing, $25, bookings essential, 04 830 4041. TWILIGHT JAM, youth day, 5pm till 7pm, Marine Gardens, Raumati Beach. FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 TWILIGHT BOWLS, 4.30pm till 6pm, Waikanae Beach Bowling Club, Huiawa St, $3, 905 6016. SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 CAR BOOT SALE, 9am till 11am, St Michael's Field, Rangihora St, Waikanae, $5 per site. LAVENDER HARVEST AND DISTILLATION WEEKEND, 10am till 5pm, Lavender Creek Farm, 123 Settlement Rd, Te Horo, also Sunday. SUMMER SAMPLER, wander with the ranger around some of the lesser-known areas of Queen Elizabeth Park, 10am till 11.30am, MacKay's Crossing entrance, 04 830 4041. SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 SUNDAY WALKERS, Hemi Matenga, meet 8.30am, south side of Kapiti Coast District Council offices, Rimu Rd, Paraparaumu, 021 159 3242. OTAKI BIG DIG, 10am, in front of Otaki Surf Lifesaving Club, Otaki Beach, $5, families $20, 027 491 8916. MONDAY, JANUARY 16 Kapiti Fuchsia Group Show, 1.30pm till 3.30pm, Kapiti Community Centre, Ngahina St, Paraparaumu, 367 8320. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 BEEKEEPING COURSE, 7pm, Waitohu School Hall, Te Manuao Rd, Otaki, gold coin donation, 904 1634. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 KAPITI GREAT GRAVEL GRAB, 10am till 2pm turn left off State Highway 1 immediately north of Otaki River Bridge and follow signs, free. FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 HARNESS RACING, 3pm, Otaki Racecourse, Te Roto Rd. FILM, Dogtooth, 7.15pm, Kapiti Film Group, 6 Michael Rd, Paraparaumu, 904 2391. SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 SURFCASTING COMPETITION, Raumati Sportfishing Club, registration from 6.30am, Marine Gardens, Raumati Beach, rods in 7.30am, out 3pm, adults $25, children $10, 905 8100. SUNDAY WALKERS, Miramar area walk, meet 8.30am, south side of Kapiti Coast District Council offices, Rimu Rd, Paraparaumu, 298 2360. PAEKAKARIKI ROAD RACES, 9am, Paekakariki Memorial Hall, Marine Pde, kapitiharriers.org.nz. ALL FORD DAY, 10am, Kapiti Primary School, Rimu Rd, Paraparaumu, gold coin. RADIO CONTROLLED BOATING, Greater Wellington Marine Model Club, 11am till 4pm, Southward Museum pond, Otaihanga Rd, free, 905 1575. HARNESS RACING, noon, Otaki Racecourse, Te Roto Rd, adults $5, under-18s free. TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 CLOAK OF PROTECTION, Game sessions, 1pm till 3pm, Mahara gallery, Mahara Pl, Waikanae, free. SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 WAIKANAE LIONS SUPER GARDEN TRAIL, 10am till 5pm, also Sunday, $15/day, under-15s free. PEDALLING IN THE PARK, 10am, Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki entrance, free, 04 830 4041. CLOAK OF PROTECTION, game sessions, 1pm till 3pm, Mahara Gallery, Mahara Pl, Waikanae, free. Garden the first priority Labour of love: Jan and David in front of their Georgian-style house, which has a big window overlooking the garden. Latest addition: Solar-powered lanterns hang from a tree in Jan and David Goldsack's garden on Te Moana Rd. Solid border: A stone wall runs around the perimeter of the garden. By TASHA BLACK From water gardens to cottage gardens and expansive lifestyle retreats, this month s Waikanae Lions Super Garden Trail will showcase 14 fine properties in the garden town. One of the newcomers to this year s lineup is the garden of Jan and David Goldsack, who began landscaping their property long before they built their house. Once we had done the house, [the gar- den] would have been the last thing we would probably want to do, said Mrs Goldsack. While still living in Wellington, the Goldsacks would travel out to Waikanae to work on their garden at weekends. A builder by trade, Mr Goldsack started with building a stone wall around the perimeter of the garden. Unlike dry walls found in England, this wall has concrete in it to ensure it stays together in an earthquake. The garden features mainly different textured greens, including buxus, lonicera, teucrium, a Chinese elm tree, maple trees and magnolia trees. One of the latest additions is solar pow- ered lanterns hanging from a tree, left over from their son s wedding held in the garden in November. The garden took about three years of hard work to come to fruition and their Georgian-style house, which has a big window overlooking the garden, was built in about a year. Mrs Goldsack said these days it is quite an easy garden and just needs hedge trimming, a little bit of spraying and lawn mowing, as well as tending to the vegetable garden. I get a lot of pleasure from the vege- table garden. It s so rewarding picking vegetables for your night s dinner. The garden attracts numerous birds, including pheasants, tui, wood pigeons, ducks and bellbirds. We have got a pair of ducks that come in. They make themselves at home, said Mrs Goldsack. Last year s garden trail attracted more than 2000 people and raised $30,000 for Wellington Free Ambulance. Funds raised by the event this year will go to the Life Flight Trust. January 28 and 29, 10am till 5pm. Morning and afternoon teas and light lunches at 42 Ngarara Rd, proceeds to the Cancer Society. Tickets, $15 per person per day and garden trail maps available from Kapiti garden centres or from the individual gardens on the weekend. Try bowls at club Waikanae Beach Bowl- ing Club s Mates in Bowls programme kicks off tonight for those wanting to give the sport a try. Bowls are supplied and players form teams of three, with instruc- tion provided by club members if needed. The programme runs for four Mondays at 5pm. Bring $10 and flat shoes. To register call Tony Simpson, 293 1101.
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