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Kāpiti gives for Daffodil Day

August 27, 2010

Volunteers were out in force throughout Kāpiti on Friday collecting for Daffodil Day.Run by the Cancer Society of New Zealand, Daffodil Day symbolises hope for the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer.Since 1990, this iconic event has inspired people to come together and support the Cancer Society’s work, as well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand. Adele Cherrill (pictured)…

Our garden commemorating Womens Suffrage

August 26, 2010

If you have visited the Kāpiti Women’s Centre or walked past you may have noticed the shady green Suffrage Garden surrounding the house.The public are welcome to view this garden, established in 1993 to mark the centenary of Women’s Suffrage and honour all those courageous women who ensured New Zealand women were granted the vote on 19 September 1893, celebrated each year on that day. The garden…

SPCA fundraiser – a sweet success

August 25, 2010

Saturday’s event outside the PostShop Coastlands was a sweet success says SPCA spokesperson Annette Buckley.”I was particularly worried about the weather forecast but on the day it turned out perfect! We had a steady flow of passers by, some stopping for cup cakes, others purchasing the range of merchandise we had for sale.”Casper the four legged volunteer received plenty of pats from the public as they opened…