Kapiti Observer : January 10th 2013
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Fully Insulated, lockable large window and ranch-slider, security lighting and power, curtains, carpet and smoke alarm, premium finish- inside and out, & even a deck. Visit the display cabin in Porirua. Order yours today phone or Txt 021333383 Art and care take royal accolades Floral portrait: Susan Worthington with one of her botanical art subjects. Hard worker: Beverley Chappell, at home, after being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her work with the elderly nationally and in Kapiti. By JOEL MAXWELL Kapiti's newest Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit are a world-class painter, and a woman dedicated to helping older people. Waikanae's Susan Worthing- ton and Beverley Chappell are Kapiti's New Year's Honours recipients. Ms Worthington said it was nice to gain recognition for her achievements as an artist, a rarity in the Honours system. Naturally I was pleased because I always say to people that art's a long apprenticeship, and you're lucky if you get recog- nition early, and usually it's late, or after you're dead.'' Ms Worthington is one of the world's leading botanical artists. Her watercolours are plant portraits'' combining scientific detail and accuracy with beauty and a wow factor'', to create a permanent record of species, she said. She studied botanical art in London and is the only New Zea- lander to achieve the English Gardening School Botanical Painting Diploma with Distinc- tion. She was invited to submit works for Prince Charles' High- grove Florilegium, a two-volume record of plants in his Highgrove gardens -- and had three works accepted. Her interests in gardening, painting and threatened plants and habitats have been combined into botanical art. It's art working for man. I like that aspect of it, that it actually has practical purpose.'' Carer Beverly Chappell, a nurse and midwife for 43 years, said she was surprised to receive the letter from the Governor General's office in October tell- ing her of the nomination. In Kapiti she works a raft of voluntary positions including Meals on Wheels, Civil Defence Emergency Welfare, Save the Children and the Parkinson's Society. Part of the reason for the work came down to the wonderful role models'' in the community where she has lived for 16 years. I think that comes from my philosophy in life, and my values. As a nurse it was always [about] the health and welfare, whether it was the small frail newborns or the elderly people.'' Her work with older people includes membership in the Ministerial Advisory Council for Senior Citizens from 1997 to 2002. She helped develop the Posi- tive Ageing Strategy, the Retire- ment Village Code of Practice and Enduring Power of Attorney. Kapiti burglaries related, say police By BEN STRANG Police believe three commercial bur- glaries in Kapiti over the new year period could be related. The burglaries happened on December 31, January 1 and 2, at the Waikanae Hotel, Ian's Jewellers, Paraparaumu Beach, and Caltex North Highway, Paraparaumu, respectively. Detective Sergeant James McKay said the offenders targeted a safe at the Waikanae Hotel, but left empty handed. Burglars targeting the jewellers the second night, also left empty handed, while cigarettes were taken from Caltex North Highway. Mr McKay said the front door of Ian's Jewellers was smashed by a vehicle, while the door at Caltex North Highway was prised open. He said three cars were stolen during the period, which could also be linked to the burglaries. One was stolen from Manly St, and one from Buckley Gr. That was the same night as the burglary to Ian's Jewellers, so I think it probably is connected. I believe there was another ute that was taken, and that was used to ram the door.'' Mr McKay said other than that three-day streak, there had been relatively little crime in Kapiti over the Christmas and new year period. Otaki police also reported a quiet holiday period, with the exception of two or three people who were heavily intoxicated on the morning of New Year's Day. We had a couple of people that needed to be taken home and sent to bed, but otherwise people have been really well behaved,'' Constable Jim Dunlop said. Bores not needed By JOEL MAXWELL Kapiti's water use was above- average over the holidays -- peaking on a scorching Christmas Eve -- but bores were not needed for the catch- ment. Kapiti Coast District Council senior manager Sean Mallon said the community responded well'' to water restrictions in place from December 20. Regular rainfall since Christmas has enabled gardens to remain green without much use of additional water but if the fine weather returns, we urge residents to continue to observe the restriction,'' he said. Water consumption for Otaki, Waikanae, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu and Raumati was above average dur- ing the week before Christmas -- pea- king at 20,972 cubic metres on December 24. A stage one water restriction -- applied when demand exceeds 18,000 cubic metres of water a day during the week -- went in place in December for Raumati to Otaki. Unattended hoses, sprinklers and other garden watering systems can only be used every second day, even numbered houses on even days and odd numbered houses on odd days, from 7pm till 9pm. Hand-held hoses can be used at any time. Stage two restrictions apply in Paekakariki, with a separate water supply, which means unattended hoses, sprinklers and garden water- ing systems are banned. Only hand- held hoses can be used, at any time. Statistics NZ wants census collectors Applications for more than 7000 jobs are days away from closing. Statistics New Zealand is recruit- ing for census collectors for the 2013 Census to be held in two months. Applications for census collectors close on Sunday, see www.census .govt.nz/jobs.
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