Kapiti Observer : January 14th 2013
7 KAPITI OBSERVER, JANUARY 14, 2013 TAKE OUR 8-WEEK CHALLENGE • Join a team • Compete with friends • Win prizes • Get results Hurry! Starts January 28th LOSE FAT • GET FIT • SAVE $50 ON YOUR JOINING INVESTMENT Bring in this voucher & receive a FREE WORK OUT* 5107398AA THIS OFFER EXPIRES 31/1/2013 Call for info Club: (04) 297-1192 Or Shane: 027-217-1056 Paraparaumu@snapftness.com www.snapftness247.co.nz SnapFitness Paraparaumu 144 Kapi Rd, Paraparaumu 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 Road kill: A dead possum has been dressed up and placed on the side of State Highway 1, causing many motorists to do a double take. The possum is dressed in a baby's cardigan, pants and hat, has a cigarette sticking out of its mouth, and is attached to a sign saying ''I'm feeling a bit run down''. It was first noticed at its location on the corner of Ruahine St by Kapiti Observer staff last week. A staff member at Boat City said no-one had any idea who put it there, but a similar stunt occurred last year. Chch, Ak affect QV statistics Kapiti property values are up by 1.5 per cent on the same time last year with an average value of $359,842. The latest QV figures show Kapiti lagging a national average rise of 5.7 per cent, driven by increased demand in Auckland and Christ- church. These were also the only two areas to have consistently risen while the rest of the country varied throughout the year, QV research director Jonno Ingerson said. Porirua and northern Wellington topped regional growth with a rise of 2.3 per cent each. Resealing ahead of intersection change Changes coming: State Highway 1 in Paekakariki will soon look very different, after work started on changing the road this month. Resealing work on State High- way 1 in Paekakariki continues this week in preparation for safety improvements to the intersection with Beach Rd. The NZ Transport Agency is resurfacing a section of road approx 1.5km long, north from the Fisherman s Table res- taurant. The work started on January 3, with the first layer of the northbound lanes complete, and the southbound lanes next, said NZTA spokesman Ewart Barnsley. Another layer will be added and the road marked. The work will be carried out at night to minimise traffic dis- ruption, but there will be 50kmh speed restrictions during the day which will cause delays. The project will also include changes to make it easier for local traffic to access and leave the highway, said Mr Barnsley. This includes a low level island with plastic posts built in the middle of the state highway to separate traffic turning into Beach Rd from state highway traffic. In February, we will move to Paekakariki Hill Road where we are banning the right hand turn. This work will take around four weeks. The upgrade will mean drivers wanting to head north from the Hill Rd must cut through the old BP carpark, before making their right turn. Or they can continue south and turn at the Fisherman s Table restaurant to double back. There will also be no right turns into Hill Rd from the south -- with traffic diverted through Paekakariki s Ames St, on to Beach Rd then across SH1. Hill Rd traffic will not be able to cross SH1 directly to Beach Rd. Waikanathlon a twin race The annual Waikanathlon takes place on Waitangi Day next month, doubling with the Petone Splash and Dash. Run by Kapiti s Mike Tho- mason and Evelyn Williamson, the event features a choice of a triathlon, duathlon, swim run, swim only, and the 2km, 5km and 10km fun run and walks. Last year Raumati teenager Alice Forster won the main event, finishing in one hour and two minutes. Wellington s Cameron Harland won the men s event in 53:15. About 100 people took part in the event last year, with about 40 in the triathlon. The triathlon includes a 500m swim, 15km bike and 5km run. The Waikanathlon will double with the Petone Splash and Dash which is run on the same day but in the evening. Competitors who take part in both events can win a $150 Iceb- reaker voucher in a spot prize draw. Spot prizes will be given out at each event, and merit prizes given to category winners. Entry can be made online at splashanddash.co.nz before February 1, and costs between $10 and $45.
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