Waikanae Chartered Club, 8 Elizabeth Street, Wednesday 25 April 2018 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Part of WW100: Remembering WW1 – 100 Years On and ANZAC Day 2018
“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few. The manna of popular liberty must be gathered each day or it is rotten. The living sap of today outgrows the dead rind of yesterday. The hand entrusted with power becomes, either from human depravity or esprit de corps, the necessary enemy of the people. Only by continued oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening into a despot; only by unintermitted agitation can a people be sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity.”
–Wendell Phillips in Massachusetts, 1852
Unfortunately, vigilance is becoming increasingly more difficult as ever more council business is conducted in secret sessions, certainly at the KCDC, away from the gaze of reporters and watchers like us.
The whistleblowers know that they are despised and likely to be bullied, both by senior staff and other councilors. We salute them.
The quitting Councillor who cites bullying as his reason for departure is from the South Wairarapa District Council. Bullying was also reported in the Horowhenua by a now ex Councillor Mrs Anne Hunt. (Read here also on that). Another Clr spoke out about being told how to vote (& I’ve heard two other occasions/councils elsewhere […]
Info from the society’s website
In 2004 New Zealand’s John Chen became the youngest ever winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition, also taking prizes for best performances of classical composers, chamber music and concerto. The previous year he won the Lev Vlassenko Australasian Piano Competition, and the following year graduated from the University of Auckland. Since then he has performed around the world and recorded CDs of piano works by Henri Dutilleux, Debussy and Ravel. In 2009 John’s Saguaro Piano Trio won the Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition. Following a period teaching at the Hamburg Musikhochschule, John has recently been living and teaching in Zambia.
His recital programme offers us the rare chance to hear one of Handel’s great keyboard suites, often overlooked in favour of the suites and partitas of Bach. More familiar will be Chopin’s much-loved second sonata, known as the “Funeral March Sonata”. The second half of John’s programme will introduce us to the Sonata by Paul Dukas, a French composer best known for his orchestral work The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Written around 1900, this sonata led Debussy to write “Monsieur Dukas knows what music is made of: it is not just brilliant sound designed to beguile the ear… it is an endless treasure trove of possible forms and souvenirs”.
Handel: Suite in F minor
Chopin: Sonata No 2 in Bb minor, Op 35
Dukas: Sonata in Eb minor
By Sue Lusk
After a bit of a battle over the last year or so [more like 3 years — Eds], Waikanae Health at the Beach is opening on Monday — we hope it will make life a lot easier for residents down at the beach, particularly those for whom getting up to the town centre was becoming a struggle.
If you are enrolled with Waikanae Health staff will be able to access your information, and you do not need to re-enrol (new enrolments are of course, welcome). All of Waikanae Health‘s existing partners will do sessions at Waikanae Heath at the Beach, and there are two newer doctors, Dr Anouk Balster and Dr Ram Naidu who will be anchor doctors down there. Keep checking back on Waikanae Health’s facebook page, as they apparently have some exciting developments in the pipeline. 🙂
LATEST NEWS ON TIMARU CREEK AERIAL 1080 POISON DROP, LAKE HAWEA, CENTRAL OTAGO From Carol Sawyer: After receiving an apology from OSPRI Operations Extension apparatchik, Jennifer Lawn, for saying they had found a Tb-infected ferret in the Timaru Creek 1080 drop zone in 2015-16 when in fact they HADN’T, and with that little creature being […]
KCDC’s Stormwater Department is planning to undertake works on a stormwater outfall through Jim Cooke Park next month. The accessway at Charnwood Grove will be out of action for 6 weeks — the works closer to the stream should be under a month. Path diversion will be occurring as per the orange line on the attached plan.
Friends of the Waikanae River
Tel 04 904 3579
Extracts from the pdf downloadable here
At the Waikanae Community Board meeting on 31 July 2017 the Board considered a request by GWRC to introduce a number of new bus stops as part of proposed service changes for Waikanae and the wider Kapiti area.
The board considered the merits of the proposal against the concern expressed by some residents in Waikanae East to the proposals. After much deliberation the Board decided to not support any of the recommend changes made by GWRC and no new bus stops were approved. The Board requested that GWRC investigate further need for the stops in Waikanae East.
These new bus stops are proposed to go live from 15 July 2018, alongside the amended Kapiti Line off-peak rail timetables, new operating contracts and changes to Metlink fares, including the introduction of the new Snapper bus card.
The following bus stop locations were chosen for their proximity to existing and potential customers, and spacing along the proposed route. GWRC has commissioned an independent safety review of the proposed bus stop locations, and have undertaken consultation with nearby residents of each of the proposed bus stops (note: some bus stops have not been amended or had new consultation undertaken as they received full support from neighbouring properties in the original consultation in 2017).
Waikanae East (route 281):
Location 1: in the vicinity of 9 Winara Avenue (bus stop #1634)
Location 2: in the vicinity of 8 Winara Avenue (bus stop #1626)
Location 3: in the vicinity of 62 Winara Avenue (bus stop #1627)
Location 4: in the vicinity of 94 Winara Avenue (bus stop #1628)
Location 5: in the vicinity of 134 Winara Avenue (bus stop #1629)
Location 6: in the vicinity of 39 Kotare Street (bus stop #1631)
Location 7: in the vicinity of 22 Kereru Street (bus stop #1632)
Ngaio Road (route 281):
Location 8: in the vicinity of 34 Ngaio Road (bus stop #1630)
Te Moana Road (route 280):
Location 9: in the vicinity of 463A Te Moana Road (bus stop #1623)
Location 10: in the vicinity of 460 Te Moana Road (bus stop #1637)