Plimmerton Residents’ Association Newsletter

What’s new in Plimmerton?
Pre-Labour weekend special 2015
Some interesting events and happenings coming up!
This is the entrée, the sumptuous main course, your November newsletter, will come out next
week. And your little sweet treat is at the end of this update.
Deadline for schools, businesses, groups, clubs, event organisers and others to send your info to
us for the November newsletter is 5pm Saturday 25 October …

Volunteer roles to add to your experience of life’s rich tapestry
• drivers needed for pick-ups or drop-offs at Whitford Brown
Whitford Brown are looking for some help to get their clients to and from the centre in Titahi
Bay each day. Clients need to be picked up between 8-9am and /or dropped off from the centre
around 1-2pm. Even one pick-up once a week is a big help.
Logan Amer and the team there (who work with intellectually-disabled adults) say thanks to
everyone who offered exercise bicycles for their fitness area and to the person who gave them a
microwave oven too. Call Volunteer Porirua 237 5355.

• after-school assistants needed urgently in Porirua and Tawa
If you enjoy mucking in with kids enjoying sport, art, cooking and other fun activities … this is
the job for you! From 3-6pm on school days. Good role for exchange students, college students
and those wanting experience and references for their CVs … 237 5355.

• Hello sailor!
People with sailing knowledge and experience are wanted to help run a special programme for
people with physical disabilities. You will be helping them to experience the joy of sailing.
With your skills you will help to organise the programme with the coach, keep the log, do the
rigging and all that “aah me hearties” maritime stuff. On Thursdays on Porirua Harbour.
Register with Volunteer Porirua and ship ahoy … 237 5355.
Sailability Wellington is a charitable trust already running programmes from Seaview and Evans
Bay that see 140 disabled people taking to the water every week. Porirua is the latest base to
open and will have around 20 people in four boats, or more if funding is approved.

Community news
Wheels on fire: bright yellow mobility scooter for sale (Joy Rider JS 401) great condition, $750
ono. Contact Barbara 0273 383 6066.
Check it out on our website, it’s a cracker.
House sitters ready to mind your place for four months: family seeking 2-3 bedroom house for
around four months while they finish building. They are a mum and dad with kids and will look
after your house as if it were their own. Contact us at and we will
pass on the info.
Halloween alternative: Beachside church is running its annual beachside Bash on Saturday
31 October 5-8pm. You and your family are invited. Clowns, bouncy castles, magic, food for
sale and all the fun of the fair. If pumpkins and ghouls give you the creeps then this could be
the party for you. Beachside Church 6 Ulric Street.

Movie crew looking for 80s style bach: A short film is being shot here in November and they
need a holiday home to rent for the shoot. They are a small crew of 15 and they will take good
care of the property and leave everything spick and span. They plan to shoot between 13-16
November. Contact Manan on 022 6004 300 or 239 8009
Mana Arts Labour Weekend exhibition … in Porirua’s CBD. In the Pop’d ART Pop-Up Gallery in
Hartham Place. A change of venue from the usual clubrooms will give the 90-odd club members
more room to exhibit alongside art and photography from Plimmerton’s Bay Gallery.
And more arty exhibitions: Paraparaumu Rotary exhibition at Southwards car museum over
Labour weekend and Splash 2015 at the Academy of Fine Arts in town until 1 November.

Porirua KidsCan schools benefit from Can Do wall. Well done Judy McKoy and Michael
Bennington who set up a giant mural made from 5000 cans of food as part of an
interactive exhibition at the new Popd’ART Gallery in the Porirua city centre.
Rock ‘n Roll national champs … Te Rauparaha Arena 24 and 25 October
See the programme in Kapi Mana and get your tickets from or at the arena.

Annual plant sale Labour weekend Monday at Pauatahanui School
More than 5,000 plants and 100 varieties available at ridiculously low prices. Proceeds from the
plant sale and the annual Lamb and Calf day on Saturday 7 November will go to Pauatahanui
School’s budget. Dedicated locals work all year in the nursery at the school to grow the plants
for the annual sale. Rain or shine, 9am -3pm, everything under $8, eftpos or cash, barbecue and
coffee on site!

Zonta Mana invites you to fund raisers:
• Movie afternoon at Lighthouse Sunday 1 November at 4.30pm, The Dressmaker starring Kate
Winslet, just $20 a ticket with funds going to Porirua women and girls for educational
• Arohata Inside-out … staff and women in Arohata are presenting a concert to raise funds for
He Huarahi Tamariki (teen parent school)and Women’s Refuge. In early December over two
nights at just $25 a ticket. Enquiries about these two events to Pat

Season's Greetings … a comedy by Alan Ackbourn, at Mana Little Theatre
Christmas production at MLT from Wednesday 18 November till Saturday 28 November at 8pm,
with 3pm matinee on Sunday 22 November. Bookings or 021 025 77684

New addition to the community
Welcome to Plimmerton’s newest and cutest furry resident.
Meet Boris - the 11 week-old Bernese Mountain Dog. This
adorable little chap is the furbaby of Councillor Tim
Sheppard. Coming to “dog corner” soon!

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