Kapi-Mana News - - OUT & ABOUT -

The Porirua Anzac Day pa­rade and ser­vice will be live streamed this year for the first time ever. To watch, visit the Porirua City Coun­cil Face­book page from 8.45am. Tawa Services Bowling Club mem­ber Ge­off Bovey has won the Bowls Welling­ton cham­pion sin­gles ti­tle af­ter two days of tough com­pet­i­tive lawn bowls at the start of April. Bovey, who has now been play­ing for 27 years, paid trib­ute to his dad, Peter, for spark­ing his in­ter­est in the game, and also to the good ground­ing he re­ceived from his first coach, the late-Brian Martin. Over the past nine years with the club, Bovey has won ev­ery club ti­tle at least once, and in the case of the sin­gles, six times. Po­lice are urg­ing car own­ers to hide ex­pen­sive prop­erty from view af­ter a dash of break-ins at Pau­ata­hanui In­let. Of­fi­cers in­ves­ti­gated two in­ci­dents in three days af­ter cars were tar­geted in public car-parks for the oc­cu­pants to walk around nearby tracks in mid-April. Se­nior sergeant James McKay said both times win­dows were smashed to steal prop­erty. Bur­glar­ies in Tawa have re­duced fol­low­ing a bump ear­lier this month. Po­lice have ar­rested sev­eral peo­ple in a car that was stolen from the area. A po­lice crime unit is look­ing into the ar­rested peo­ple’s pos­si­ble in­volve­ment in re­gard to other of­fences in Tawa around the same time.


Plim­mer­ton won three of the four dou­bles matches and six of the eight sin­gles games against the Waikanae club to bag the an­nual com­pe­ti­tion for the As­so­ci­a­tion Croquet Cas­tle Cup. Plim­mer­ton’s for­mer pres­i­dent Eric Cas­tle and his wife Ur­sula first pre­sented the cup about 20 years ago to en­cour­age se­ri­ous com­pe­ti­tion be­tween the clubs.


For the past eight weeks, the Can­nons Creek Neigh­bour­hood Polic­ing team have been run­ning a Com­bined Ado­les­cent Chal­lenge Train­ing Unit with Porirua Col­lege. For three morn­ings a week, the stu­dents had an hour PT ses­sion, break­fast and group ac­tiv­i­ties. The long­est day con­sisted of a 3:45am start and 4:00pm fin­ish, in­volv­ing phys­i­cal el­e­ments and chal­leng­ing the kids’ men­tal for­ti­tude.

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