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Thursday February 11, 2016

Drainage laterals Tomorrow, Wellington City Council’s Environment Committee will consider a proposal that the council accept ownership of, and responsibility for, the repair and renewal of private sewerage laterals where they cross roads and road verges. The committee will be asked to agree to seek council approval to take over ownership and responsibility for the portion

of wastewater service pipes (laterals) in road reserve. Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown said the proposal responded to issues raised in the past year where some property owners who have complained of “significant and, in cases, unaffordable costs” faced when they have to repair laterals under roads and, in some cases, incur traffic management fees.

Kilmarnock Heights Home residents and volunteers donate blankets and baked goods to the Wellington SPCA.

Berhampore elders help homeless animals Residents of Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore are helping to keep SPCA animals snuggly and warm at night, by donating 30 knitted blankets. Last week residents from the Enliven home took a trip to the SPCA in Newtown to gift the blankets, along with a basket of homemade biscuits to help with the SPCA’s open day on Waitangi Day. Kilmarnock Heights Home recreation team leader Annelize Steyn says the connection with the SPCA is now a long standing one. “It’s tradition now. When the SPCA has an open day residents knit blankets and donate them to the animals there,” Annelize explains. “We have a knitting group which was started by a resident and they enjoy having projects, like knitting blankets for the puppies. The SPCA appreciates the donations and the residents feel good about giving back to their community.” One of the SPCA caregivers accepted

the blankets in the car park because some of the residents have mobility issues. She also brought a puppy out with her, which the Kilmarnock Heights Home elders took turns to hold. Annelize says the home has established a great relationship with the SPCA over the years, and SPCA volunteers visit Kilmarnock Heights Home about three times a week accompanied by a few furry friends. “They bring different animals each time and the residents absolutely love it. Having contact with animals and people on a regular basis is very important.” Kilmarnock Heights Home is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provides rest home and respite care as well as a popular day guest programme. PBA  For more information about Kilmarnock Heights Home, located at 20 Morton Street in Berhampore, call 380 2034 or visit

A DAY IN THE BAY - NOT TO BE MISSED A rest home with spark Kilmarnock Heights Home An elder-centred community Kilmarnock Heights Home is special; it’s more than just a rest home. As well as providing daily living support we ensure residents have choice and control in their lives. We take every opportunity to bring companionship, fun and meaningful activity into the lives of elders. Family and friends Kilmarnock Heights Home is like one big family. Residents are encouraged to invite their loved ones to visit at any time; there’s no set visiting hours. And, for the children - we have a fully stocked toy box to keep them entertained!

Pets welcome We believe pets can be both calming and energising. So, we welcome animals at our home. If you have a pet that’s part of your family, ask us about moving to Kilmarnock Heights Home with them. The social life At Kilmarnock Heights Home we support residents to continue doing the things they love in a way that’s right for them. The busy social calendar and stimulating recreation programme certainly make for a vibrant and engaging atmosphere.

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Put it in your diary, on your calendar and stick it on the fridge. A Day in the Bay, this Sunday from 10am* to 5pm (free entry). One of the coolest and friendliest events that’s part of the Island Bay Festival - you won’t want to miss it. It’s a full on fun day out with friends and family, with something for everyone. Whether you’re a small or a big kid, whooping it up on the rides and playing games, enjoying great coffee, something scrumptious from the food court, checking out the different market stalls - you won’t be disappointed. Take the bus (No.1) or park nearby (we’ve got people to show you where). And bring some cash, although there’ll be EFTPOS in the park. Take some time out to relax or jiggle about at one of our two stages where we’ve got an awesome line up of bands for you: Glass Vaults, The Warratahs, Richter City Rebels, Ned Worboys, plus

heaps more. And that’s not all. Enter the ever-popular early morning swim from Te Tapu Ranga Island (meet up on the beach at the Jetty by 8:30am to register - get wet and wild and maybe even win a prize). Then at 2:30pm watch the “Blessing of the Boats” - unique to Island Bay it’s a special scene as they circle the Island before being blessed by local clergy. Check in regularly at nz for more about A Day in the Bay and the Island Bay Festival 2016 - we’re also posting on facebook and twitter. See what’s on before and after: the awesome Parade & Variety Show (Sat 13 Feb) with morning Yard Sales, and Ribble Street Races the following weekend (Sat 20 Feb) - you’ll want to get in on the competitions, build yourself a cool kart and get ready to race. See you there.


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