Kapiti Observer : January 14th 2013
2 KAPITI OBSERVER, JANUARY 14, 2013 Delivered to 25,261 homes in Pukerua Bay, Paekakariki, Raumati, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Te Horo and Otaki Find us at: www.kapitiobserver.co.nz www.facebook.com/kapitiobserver Ph: 298 5019 Fax: 298 2073 PO Box 110 Paraparaumu Media House 159 Rimu Rd Paraparaumu Manager/ Advertising Manager Gay Elliot firstname.lastname@example.org Editor Randall Walker email@example.com For News: Joel Maxwell firstname.lastname@example.org Ben Strang email@example.com Talia Carlisle firstname.lastname@example.org Classified Advertising Photo Orders Karen Newell email@example.com Ph: 298 5019 4672276AD For Advertising Russell Woodley firstname.lastname@example.org Tonia Wright email@example.com UP TO 50% OFF TILES Your local tile importer, proudly New Zealand owned and operated. 110 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast Phone: 04 298 3999 Hours: Mon -Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm www.tiletrends.co.nz 4980759AA WHAT'S ON MONDAY, JANUARY 14 FESTIVAL OF POTS AND GARDEN ART, 10am-4pm, Trinity Farm, Waitohu Valley Rd, Otaki, until January 20, $5. MATES IN BOWLS, free coaching, 5.30pm, play 6pm, Waikanae Beach Bowling Club, $5, 905 6016. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 HOROWHENUA AP&I SHOW, 8.30am-5pm, also Sunday 9am- 4pm, Levin Showgrounds, adults $10, children $5, pre- schoolers free, family pass (two adults two children $25), see www.levinapishow.co.nz. JUBILEE WALK, 9.45am, Queen Elizabeth Park, MacKay's Crossing entrance. X FACTOR NEW ZEALAND AUDITIONS, Kapiti College hall. SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 PAEKAKARIKI ROAD RACES, 9am, Campbell Park, The Pde, $12, under-19s $5, enteronline.co.nz. SUMMER FESTIVAL OTAKI RACES, gates open 9.30am, Otaki Racecourse. RADIO CONTROLLED BOATING, Greater Wellington Marine Model Club, 11am-4pm, Southward Museum Pond, Otaihanga, free, 293 3557. MONDAY, JANUARY 21 WEEKDAY WALKERS, Waikanae River walkway, meet 8.45am, Kapiti Community Centre car park or New World car park, Waikanae, $4, 293 4971. MATES IN BOWLS, free coaching, 5.30pm, play 6pm, Waikanae Beach Bowling Club, $5, 905 6016. SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 WAIKANAE LIONS SUPER GARDEN TRAIL, 10am-5pm, also Sunday, $20, children free, 293 6607. WATER WORKSHOP, fine tune your home before water meters, 10am-12pm, 19 Ames St, Paekakariki, register kapiticoast.govt.nz or 292 8669. SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 AKATARAWA ATTACK, mountain bike rogaine, 8.30am and 12pm, $50/$40, entries close January 14, see akattack.org.nz. SUNDAY WALKERS, Sheridan Creek, meet 8.30am, south side of Kapiti Coast District Council offices, Rimu Rd, Paraparaumu, 904 8302. Flowering cherry's death adds new dimension By JOEL MAXWELL Garden grooming: Waikanae's Kevin Woodley prepares his garden for the Waikanae Lions Super Garden Trail. The Waikanae Lions Super Garden Trail returns this month with some of Kapiti s top green spots on show for weekend tourists. Organiser and club vice president Bob Ewing said the trail, running January 26 and 27, features a dozen gardens. There s no guided tours -- most of the gardeners or owners of the gardens are at home, and the comments they ve passed to me in pre- vious garden trails was that they ve thoroughly enjoyed it when people come and ask them questions about what they ve got in the gardens; thoroughly enjoying relaying that information to them -- as gardeners would. First-time participant Kevin Woodley said he and wife Morag have a garden stretching over about an acre. Lining the driveway are sil- ver birches -- leading to an expansive lawn area with roses and dahlias and native trees -- creating lots of colour. Then you move around a bit further into the fruit tree and vegetable area, and then there s a forest area with kohekohe trees -- which backs on to the council kohekohe for- est. Mr Woodley said the couple have lived in the Ngarara Rd house for about three years and started working on the garden after deciding it needed regenerating. After getting edging and paving installed they consul- ted garden designer Jane Inge to create a grand plan. We basically followed that. Not to the letter, but she had great ideas and we followed those as much as we can and it turned out pretty well. His favourite part is an area where a flowering cherry tree died about a year ago. Instead of taking the thing out we ve formed it into a bit of a sculpture . . . We ve got roses growing up it, and sweet peas. By the time the garden trail comes along there will be hanging baskets off it as well. Mr Woodley said he is a member of the Lions club -- and was asked last year to participate but the garden wasn t ready. He wasn t nervous about having potentially thousands of visitors travelling through the garden. And while the Woodley s garden might not be as precise or magnificent as some of the others on show, he said it was what suited the couple best. We re not mainstream gardeners. Things just hap- pen. Mr Ewing said money raised from the trail will be split evenly between the Wel- lington Free Ambulance and Alzheimer s Kapiti. Last year about 2500 people took part in the trail, raising about $36,000 for the Life Flight Trust and Waikanae Cancer Auxilliary. Mr Ewing said the event has run for 15 years and raised more than half a mil- lion dollars in total. It s very beneficial and it s also become a very important event on the Kapiti Coast at the end of January, he said. Waikanae Lions Super Garden Trail, 10am till 5pm on January 26 and 27. Tickets $20. Call 04 293 6607 for information. Your world. See the brilliance through Maui Jim Sunglasses. 8a Ihakara Street Paraparaumu Tel: 04 298 4426 www.seekapiti.co.nz 4255160AI Available at This week in January 1973, it was five foot, seven inch Susan Roach making front page news. The then 18-year-old won the Miss Golden Coast 1973 pageant, with a 36-24-36 fig- ure, long brown hair and plenty of popularity with the audience. At Coastlands up to 800 chil- dren were expected to take part in an ice cream and jelly eating competition, with the winners getting their parents a box full of groceries. Meanwhile a letter writer, A L Harward, was calling for traffic lights on the intersec- tion of State Highway 1 and Kapiti Rd. In 2003 the old Parapara- umu Police Station was being loaded on to a truck and taken to a Waikanae yard. Police moved into their new police station on the same Rimu Rd site in 2002. In Waikanae, the public pool had been closed after staff were left a nasty surprise by a trespasser. A large poo was found in the water, which took most of a day to remove. Water had to pass through the filter system seven times. Paraparaumu 14-year-old Sam Forrest, meanwhile, hit his fourth hole-in-one, on the 16th hole at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club. Last year it was watered- down diesel making news, after the council announced it would be filling its vehicle fleet with the liquid. The trial came after it was developed at Ota- ki s Clean Technology Centre, and would cut fuel emissions in the council s fleet of cars. Paraparaumu Beach 16-year-old Josh Whyte brought home four gold medals from the speed skating natio- nals in Timaru. The Parapara- umu College student also set a new national record at the event, in his last year as a jun- ior.
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