Kapiti Observer : January 17th 2013
7 KAPITI OBSERVER, JANUARY 17, 2013 "Whitireia in Kāpiti has been a good choice for me I have gained a lot of the skills needed to move into the industry. With great support from my tutors and realistic practical experiences I have succeeded in many areas." -- Vanessa Du el ›› Beauty & Hairdressing ›› Foundation Education (Health Science) ›› Hospitality & Tourism ›› O ce Administration & Computing ›› Outdoor Adventure ›› Photography ›› Professional Cookery ›› Youth Guarantee Programmes -- Free, one year & full-time EnRol Now Get StARteD IN 2013 WNZ13_KAP Find us on the corner of Milne Drive & Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu : WWW.WHITIREIA.AC.NZ 0800 944 847 Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop a network of tertiary learning throughout the greater Wellington region. To nd out what subjects WelTec o er check out www.weltec.ac.nz 5108648AB 30 years genuine exp in: • Reroofs • Painting • Spouting Repairs • Roof Restoration • Roof Consultancy (pre purchase) • Free quotes ALL REROOFS LIMITED ALL REROOFS LIMITED All our work carries a ten year workmanship guarantee as well as the appropriate guarantee on materials used. We cover all the Kapiti Coast Phone Bruce 027 231 3705 or 04 298 7749 'Totara' falls and community grieves Leaving his mark: Bruce Mansell, pictured with his wife Meg last year after being inducted into the Business Kapiti Horowhenua Hall of Fame. Chairman of directors of Coastlands, Bruce Man- sell died suddenly in his office at the mall on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Mansell is survived by wife Meg, sons Rich- ard and Alastair, and five grandchildren. Yesterday he was praised for his contribution to business and community projects -- including sign- ing off $750,000 sponsorship of the Coastlands Aquatic Centre. Aquatic centre trust chairman Neil McKay said Mr Mansell was a founding father of the district , who helped shape the vibrant community as it is today. Bruce will be sorely missed in both the busi- ness and general community. He has been influen- tial in making things happen. He was a bold and exceptional businessman. A totara has fallen. Coastlands board member Barry Clevely said Mr Mansell had been a colleague and friend since 1965. During this time he has become a successful and generous icon of the Kapiti Coast. I will miss his wisdom and enthusiasm for life and Coast- lands in particular. We shared a love of most sports and those discussions will also be missed. Mr Mansell was inducted into the Kapiti- Horowhenua Business Hall of Fame in October. He was educated at Horowhenua College, where he became dux. His first job after leaving college was with AMP where he became the youngest Fellow of the Insti- tute of Chartered Accountants. In 1984 Mr Man- sell earned himself the controlling share of Spack- man Ballinger Chartered Accountants, which is known today as Mansell Associates. At his hall of fame induction he was described as a key driver behind the launch of Coastlands in 1969. Mr Mansell offered his time as a mentor to many Kapiti businesses, and became a Justice of the Peace, Rotarian, Jaycee, scout group leader, member of Raumati Swimming Club and director of the Horowhenua-Kapiti Rugby Union. Kapiti Mayor Jenny Rowan offered her condol- ences to the family and friends of Mr Mansell. She said his sudden death would be a shock to the business community. It was fortuitous that Mr Mansell was inducted into the hall of fame and now stood alongside the 11 other laureates who contributed to the development of Kapiti, she said. It is really gratifying to know his contribution will live on through Coastlands investment as a naming rights sponsor in the new aquatic centre. Lights mean safe access to centre Work has started on a $308,800 project installing traffic lights at the intersection of Kapiti Rd and Larch Gr in Paraparaumu. The lights, several hundred metres from a set installed on Kapiti Rd last year, will ease access to the Coastlands Aquatic Centre. Kapiti Coast District Council infrastructure services group manager Sean Mallon said pedes- trians and cyclists need to have safe access at the intersection as well as vehicles -- something that could not be sufficiently provided by a roundabout originally planned for the site. The lights will be set to give priority to drivers on Kapiti Rd to reduce traffic delays. They will also be linked to nearby lights at the Rimu Rd intersection in a bid to make sure traffic is kept moving on one of the district s busiest local roads. Work on laying trenches for the new lights and the access road to the aquatic centre started last week. It will be completed by early March. Mr Mallon said contracting firm Downers won the tender for instal- ling traffic light. The cost of the lights and resurfacing of roads and footpaths at the intersection is $308,800. The $21 million aquatic centre is expected to be completed by the end of March.
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