Tawa the­atre earns praise

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Hearty con­grat­u­la­tions to Tawa Com­mu­nity The­atre’s pro­duc­tion team for More Mur­der Please (bet­ter known as MMP), de­vised and di­rected by Mar­garet Pot­ter and Marie Thom­son.

This in­trigu­ing mur­der mys­tery ‘‘Meet the Can­di­dates Fundrais­ing Din­ner’’, hosted by LIARS (Leaf Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion And Restora­tion So­ci­ety) kept us all squirm­ing and almost too scared to leave our seats on open­ing night.

A stab in the back, or front, could be per­pe­trated by any one of the elec­tion can­di­dates, an un­likely bunch of Dirty Ras­cals played by Ross Ped­der, Erin Fi­field, Tim Gruar and Paul Lang­ham.

Top marks to LIARS pi­anist John Wise for ren­der­ing a rous­ing cho­rus for us all to sing each time a can­di­date floun­dered, and to the Up­per Crust Party’s ul­ti­mately con­ser­va­tive pre­sen­ta­tion of a yummy roast din­ner topped off with a good old fash­ioned sticky date pud­ding. could not help but no­tice the num­ber of es­sen­tial road im­prove­ments.

On Sun­day north of Waikanae, there was a nasty ac­ci­dent with glass all over the place.

I have seen an ac­ci­dent just about ev­ery Sun­day on the way back from Levin.

The im­proved Waikanae traf­fic lights get the green light from me.

Fur­ther south there is a new in­ter­change and traf­fic is flow­ing freely in all di­rec­tions, and with­out ac­ci­dents.

I re­call when the old sys­tem was in place, a Peter Baker Trans­port ‘‘B Train’’ truck had to take eva­sive ac­tion to avoid yet another ac­ci­dent. The truck ended up in a deep ditch and would have been dif­fi­cult to ex­tract. This would not be the case to­day.

Fur­ther south of Para­pa­raumu, a new road is un­der con­struc­tion. The land is all swamp and good progress is be­ing made.

I no­ticed a huge pile of rocks which would be needed for fill. I won­der how far Va­lerie Adams would be able to throw one.

Fur­ther south again, McKay’s Cross­ing is now non-ex­is­tent. The rail­way track that used to be a pain to mo­torists has been shifted. Ac­ci­dents would now be rare.

The road has been re­aligned and the S-shaped bend elim­i­nated.

I still re­call the day when a truck was ne­go­ti­at­ing the tricky bend.

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