For most Kapiti people, Ross Church is solely associated with his turbulent 3 years as Kapiti mayor from 2013 when voters decided they had to get rid of Jenny Rowan, until 2016 when, frustrated by the KCDC making news headlines for all the wrong reasons, voters decided to give him the boot, too.
But he is a long-time enthusiast, trader and restorer of classic cars which, unlike his stint on the council, deserves admiration. We are also classic vehicle enthusiasts (not only cars) as regular readers will have gathered, and regularly visit his website.
Autoclassics is at 386 Kapiti Road in Paraparaumu.
It makes sense that chlorine, added to kill bugs like giardia, isn’t going to have a beneficial effect on you either. The simple answer is to use a water filter, essential in Waikanae anyway for the reasons given earlier.
This information is from well known Dr Mercola. If you go to the link you can download his free e-book, an excellent resource that will show you how to protect yourself and your loved ones from health risks by choosing the best water to drink and bathe in.…
Tempus fugit or times flies as they say; part one was 11 months ago, but again as they say, better late than never, and here is part 2.
About 3 km north of the Waikanae Swimming Pool on Ngarara Road is the new Nga Manu Reserve Road on your right. It actually existed before the ‘Ewy’, but as a private road. The McKays to Peka Peka Alliance widened it and turned it into a full public road.
Smithfield Road was severed by the ‘Ewy’, so a new intersection for the separated part was created on Nga Manu Reserve Road, on your left as you drive east. The separated part here is only about 1 km in length and serves two farms plus some public drainage infrastructure.
There are a few of these around Waikanae, but not many. This is described as a villa, and as a villa was originally an ancient Roman upper-class country house, it seems fitting.
The Parkwood property business likes to refer to its rental houses as villas, but in their case they are just ordinary houses and an obviously inappropriate term.
This property comes with 0.88 hectares which is 8,800 m² or 2.2 acres. The garage on the right was added a century later.
Realtor’s listing with more pics.
With reports of fur seals and penguins being harassed by dogs, Science Advisor Laura Boren is working to find a balance between protecting wildlife and allowing dog owners the ability to exercise their pups.
Raumati-Paraparaumu Community Board members Guy Burns and Bernie Randall are concerned precious Kapiti Coast District Council resources, money and staff time have been wasted cutting down two mature karaka trees in Wesley Knight Park, Paraparaumu Beach, because KCDC claims the berries are toxic to dogs.
“KCDC have planted karaka trees around their headquarters with signs warning dog owners of the risk of eating the poisonous berries and we wonder why signs were not posted in Wesley Knight Park in the same manner,” say Messrs Burns and Randall.
“Karaka trees and dogs have co-existed in Kapiti for the last 200 years or so. The trees that the Council destroyed are old and mature. Karaka trees were a valuable food source for Maori—these trees at Wesley Knight Park may have been planted by old-time local Maori.
“The cutting down of mature native trees by Council was an over-the-top reaction by risk averse officials and a complete waste of ratepayers money in an era of high rate increases.”
Those who have occasion to use the old SH1 will have noticed these by now, positioned in the same places as the previous ones, and identical to the Welcome to Kapiti signs at Paekakariki and north of Otaki, except for the replacement of Kapiti with Waikanae.
They are only on the old SH1 and not on the ‘Ewy’ off-ramps, which are equally appropriate locations for them.
No doubt, Norma McCallum was disappointed with the absence of “winner of the most beautiful small town award” and there is no mention of the local service clubs on the northbound sign. Their logos are still at the base of the southbound sign, but hidden by flax and not visible to motorists (second picture).
Originally posted on Nwo Report: Facebook has launched all-out war against independent media by publicly joining forces with the Deep State, who wish to take total control of our lives. Last year saw the globalist tech agenda take major grievous blows as Britons voted for Brexit and Americans voted for Trump. In both instances the Deep State and Facebook had worked hand-in-hand to pump out their globalists narratives, pro-Remain in the EU and pro-Hillary Clinton in the U.S.
People refused to buy the narrative and sought out each other’s point of view instead. Facebook could censor Alex Jones, InfoWars, Tommy Robinson, Katy Hopkins, Paul Joseph Watson, and groups like “Labour Leave” as much as they liked – people were still going directly to the sources and sharing them anyway.
The result was the ruination of media campaigns, costing up to $2 billion in the case in Clinton, demolished by ordinary people talking common sense to…
See also this post on the Gatestone Institute website which begins: ‘Germany’s new law requires social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to censor their users on behalf of the government. Social media companies are obliged to delete or block any online “criminal offenses” within 24 hours of receipt of a user complaint — regardless of whether the content is accurate or not.’