Kapiti Observer : January 16th 2012
3 KAPITI OBSERVER, JANUARY 16, 2012 No Trade Sales. Valid till Sunday 15th January 2012 or while stocks last Kenakena Shopping Centre Donovan Road Phone 298 3657 Mon 10am-7pm • Tues-Wed 10am--7.30pm • Thurs 10am--8pm • Fri-Sat 10am--9pm • Sun 10am-7pm BOOTLEGGERS North Beach Liquor Centre BOMBAY GIN 1000ml $41.99 CANADIAN CLUB 1000ml $31.99 HEINEKEN 15 BOTTLES 330ml DOZEN 250ml CANS CRUISER 8% VODKA FLAVOURS $18.99 DOZEN 250ml CANS WOODSTOCK 18 BOTTLES 330ml 750ml $9.99 CANTERBURY CREAM/COFFEE 1000ml $32.99 CHATELLE BRANDY $31.99 1000ml WHYTE & MACKAY WHISKY 1000ml OLD CROW BOURBON $29.99 1000ml $55.00 SEAGERS GIN 2 FOR FLAME 15 BOTTLES 330ml $19.99 $27.99 STEINLAGER 15 BOTTLES 330ml $23.99 BILLY MAVERICK 8% BOURBON & COLA $17.99 $28.99 1000ml SMIRNOFF VODKA $31.99 3771711BF Shake up: From left, councillors Tony Lester and Roger Booth shake hands with Leigh Ramsey and Alternative Petroleum Technologies president Patrick Grimes as they sign up for a blended fuel trial. The right blend FROM Page 1 The company will target large-scale operators such as bus, truck, rail and shipping businesses, which could create economies of scale. Alternative Petroleum president Patrick Grimes said the technical home for the business will be in Otaki, with new engine and fuel lab- oratories to be set up at the centre. He said the improved combustion from the blend could create fuel savings of up to 3 per cent; would extend the life of existing diesel engines; and would cut particle and chemical emissions from vehicles. The company has spent about $50 million developing the concept, Mr Grimes said. The council had not responded to questions about the cost of the trial as the Kapiti Observer went to press. Chief executive Pat Dougherty said the council was working hard to become the leading sustainable coun- cil in New Zealand, with the trial to begin in about three weeks. Toyotas trashed:A firefighter at the scene of Thursday's State Highway 1 collision between two Toyotas just north of Waikanae. Car flips in SH1 crash By JOEL MAXWELL A 75-year-old Kapiti man escaped with a scratched elbow after his car clipped an oncoming Toyota and flipped into a State Highway 1 ditch on Thursday. Sergeant Mike George said the man was pulling out across traffic from Greenhill Rd, just north of Waikanae, about 10.20am when he hit the southbound vehicle. It s tipped him over -- a minor scratch on his elbow was the only injury he s sustained. And a bit of damaged pride. Mr George said the 25-year- old female driver of the other vehicle, from Levin, was uninjured, despite both cars being extensively damaged . The crash follows a string of fatal smashes in Kapiti that have claimed four lives since September, including three just south of Waikanae. The road s not dangerous: it s people making driver errors, misjudgments. He [the 75-year-old] thought the gap was bigger than it was and took the risk, and ended up upside-down in the ditch, Mr George said. Fire, ambulance and police services attended the scene of the crash. Mr George said the male driver would probably face a charge of failing to give way. Drivers need educating FROM Page 2 As soon as you go up to 100 you become more aware of your surroundings because you re more tense on what speed you re doing. We are just getting 80kmh everywhere. The whole stretch of State Highway 1 is becoming an 80kmh zone and it s not solving any of these problems. He was also concerned about people texting while driving. Joan Bainbridge, who works in Waikanae, said there needs to be more driver education. If you can t drive at 100 [kmh] get off the road, she said. The debate was equally as vocal on the Kapiti Observer Facebook page. Michelle Graham said closing passing lanes can lead to stupid passing as soon as there is an opportunity. Robin Berry said: I think proper driving education is the answer . . . some people seem to have got their licences in a cereal packet. Car insurance should also be compulsory and would reduce the number of boy racers. Miles Lacey said the corner south of the passing lanes was deceptive. Having a warning sign warning people that the bend is deceptive will do more good than either closing the passing lanes or lowering the speed limit to 80kmh. and 4308201AA 2149873AC Graham Andrew Malcolm Managing Director John Diane There in Times of Need 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu For 24 hour assistance Telephone 04-298-5168 Kapiti Coast Funeral Home Animal cruelty The SPCA is warning dog owners not to leave their pets in their car, even for just a few minutes. Owners may face prosecution for animal cruelty or, at the very least, a smashed car window if an animal needs rescu- ing. SPCA animal caregiver Tracey Jong said they get at least one or two calls a day reporting animals in cars. Last week a dog was found in Coastlands car park nearly dead with heatstroke , she said. Dogs can suffer from heatstroke within 10 minutes of being in a car and it can lead to death. Even with windows down there is not enough draft and a bowl of water will heat up, she said.
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