Kapiti Observer : January 10th 2013
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GARDEN TRAIL Waikanae Lions Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January 2013 10.00am - 5.00pm each day Tickets available from Palmers Coastlands, Gus Evans Waikanae, Harrisons Pekapeka,Twiglands Johnsonville or from the gardens on the day For further info view www.eventfinder.co.nz email firstname.lastname@example.org or call John on 04 293 6607 Proceeds to Wellington Free Ambulance and Alzheimer's Kapiti Tickets $20 (Children free) 5052682AA Pre-motorway: Walkers stroll over Perkins farm to the site of the proposed Transmission Gully highway. Inset: Earth work and markers show some of the route. PHOTOS: SELWYN BOORMAN Last-chance walk over highway route By RANDALL WALKER The Paekakariki community is negotiating to buy the land on which St Peter s Hall sits, from the organisation that gifted them the hall in 2007 for $1. A fund to buy the land from the Anglican Diocese of Welling- ton has been kicked off with $2000 raised from a recent walk to the northern end of the Transmission Gully motorway site. The 7km walk across Perkins farm to the edge of the motor- way and back attracted more than 200 people. Julie Perkins organised the outing as a a last chance to walk over the family s Paeka- kariki farm before it becomes a highway. The NZ Transport Agency is buying the 1000 acre (404.7 hec- tare) farm for the highway between Linden and MacKays Crossing. Ms Perkins said at a Paeka- kariki Community Trust meet- ing before the walk it was decided money raised from the walk would kickstart a new fund to buy the land. She said the diocese had been happy to sell the land, and it was just a mat- ter of coming to a figure. We re just really ecstatic that they re quite happy for that to happen. The trust held an annual cal- endar fundraiser which had gone to hall restoration. We currently pay a lease annually to the Wellington dio- cese and that s money that we ve got to find every single year and soit skindofacaseofifwecan get rid of those overheads that in the long run there will be so much more money for the long term restoration [of the hall]. They tried to cover the lease by hall hire, but there was a shortfall they had to find each year, despite the church being incredibly generous and freez- ing the lease at $5000 annually. Ms Perkins said the walk was absolutely fantastic . It attrac- ted mainly retirees, with about a dozen children. Many had come from walking groups, including from the Wairarapa. She gave a brief history of the farm before the walk, which was also attended by farm owner John Perkins. Walkers followed a 3.5km farm track from the Perkins SH1 boundary to the back boun- dary, where they good look down Transmission Gully. One of those on the walk, Sel- wyn Boorman of Manakau, said he had been wanting to look at Transmission Gully for some time and grabbed the oppor- tunity. His highlight was seeing this place that s going to be transfor- med. . .howtheyaregoingto put a public road over it. He said the route was straight and just made to be developed and NZTA should build it as quick as they can . Cyclist dies after crash with trailer A Waikanae man died on Saturday after colliding with a trailer while cycling along Ohariu Valley Rd near Johnsonville. Douglas Henry Mabey, 56, had lived in Waikanae for about six years, after moving out to the Kapiti Coast from Wellington. Police say the crash between the cyclist and a trailer was bad luck. It s just really unfortunate. I imagine if the car hadn t been there, [the cyclist] would have car- ried on around the corner and we d be none the wiser, Sergeant Peter Sowter told FairfaxNZ. It was a whole sequence of really minor things that came together to create what I guess you could call a perfect storm. Mabey s partner Kay Barns said he was a lover of life, and said the 17 years they spent together were fantastic . As far as a partner goes, he was just fantastic. We had lots of love, fun, laughter. Kapiti Cycling Club president Bob Pratt said Mabey was a for- mer president and a life member of the Wellington Masters Cycling Club.
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