55 days ago

Help from tradies sought

Sharron Pardoe Reporter from Kapi-Mana News

A plea for willing tradies has been issued after a community hall suffered heavy storm damage.
The Cook Island/Te Akapuanga Hall in Porirua was hit hard by stormy weather on December 8.
In a post to the Porirua community Facebook group, the Cook Islands Association asked any tradespeople who could spare time on Saturday, December 28, to head along from 7am til noon.
There was damage to the kitchen and the roof, and any help patching holes would be appreciated.
They would need to bring tools, any useful materials, hi-vis vests, and a hard hat if needed.
"Te Akapaunga is the pride and joy of our community," it said.
"As we are unable to pay for your time, this is a humble request of support and contribution toward the rebuild of our beautiful home."
The hall was closed following the storm, and is expected to remain so until further notice.

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1 day ago

Try and watch the video without smiling...

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The grey pavement, sky, and drizzling rain are no match for the fluorescent orange figure grooving to unheard music on the side of Wellington's Evans Bay Parade.
Follow the read more link to check out his moves.

1 hour ago

Art Thieves

Rhondda Sweetman from Plimmerton Rotary

Our speaker this week was Judge Arthur (‘Art’) Tompkins, whose most impressive CV can be found on our website.
In addition to his duties as a lawyer and judge, Art has become an expert in the specialised field of Art Crime, about which he lectures widely, and studies further, especially in Europe.
It is an interesting and romantic subject. The theft or looting of artistic treasures goes back to the dawn of civilisation. In recent times it has involved colourful artifacts and even more colourful thieves. One such was the notorious Adam Worth, who was the model for Sherlock Holmes’ archenemy, Dr Moriarty.
Because art thieves tend to focus on the most valuable artworks, they often target high profile aristocratic owners, or the very rich. Other thefts are from galleries and museums, where the security measures are often slack, and far from what one sees in the movies.
Art Tompkins took us through the ‘Museum of the Missing’- works that have been stolen and never recovered. Some may have been destroyed.
The market for valuable artworks in opaque. The rich may not wish to admit to owning art, nor to admit when they have been stolen.
In Art’s opinion, artworks are stolen, not because they can be on-sold, but because they can be ransomed, usually to the insurer, or used as collateral for criminal loans. He doubts there are rich connoisseurs with stupendous secret collections.
Art is an accomplished speaker whose presentation was lavishly illustrated, and much appreciated by our members.

5 hours ago

Tawa College Football Training and Trials

Jayme from Tawa

Preseason football open to boys and girls (Year 9-13)
4-5:30PM – Tawa College Top Field

Preseason training - 23 February 2020
Short fitness component followed by ball skills -
wear boots and bring sports shoes

Preseason training – 1 March 2020 – Juniors only
Short fitness component followed by ball skills -
wear boots and bring sports shoes

Senior Boy Trials (1st & 2nd XI) – Top Field, Tawa College
Wednesday 26 February 6-7:30pm
Wednesday 4 March 6-7:30pm

Junior Boys Trials (Year 9 &10) – Top Field, Tawa College
Sunday 8 March 4-5:30pm
Sunday 15 March 4-5:30pm

Any queries regarding preseason training or trails please email: tawacollegefootball@gmail.com