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Thursday February 25, 2016

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.

Q:Would you like to see more shops in Newtown or are you happy with the variety?

Chloe Lemunyan Netwown

Sven Sorenson Newtown

Maureen Harris Newtown

Raji Badiani Newtown

Stephanie Coate Newtown

“There are enough restaurants and cafes but it would be good to have a gym.”

“I think we have got enough shops at the moment.”

“I would like to see a florist, a garden centre and a KFC.”

“I think we have all the representative samples so it’s pretty good.”

“It’s lovely, you find a lot of good little shops in Newtown.”

Imogen Stone Newtown “I love Newtown, I love the op shops.”

LETTERS to the editor Madness revealed Dear Ed, I’ve been watching this saga unfold for sometime and now that the Island Bay cycleway has revealed itself in all its madness – I feel compelled to comment. The cycling advocates are so cycling obsessed that they have politicised this issue for the sake of getting their own way. Many of these advocates are white, middle class, well-heeled 40 somethings who are

used to getting what they want, when they want it. It concerns me that those who advocated for the kerbside option also assumed that this cycleway will provide “safe passage” for their children and those not so experienced in cycling. This is “clearly” not so (as now evidenced by the completed cycleway) and I worry that parents and children alike will believe that it is their right that they

will be automatically safe. Wellington City Council has seriously disrespected all other road users by ruthlessly demoting them to the ranks of second class citizens – pedestrians and motorists. Who knows what the residents think? One can only assume the engineers know what they’re doing? Somehow, I suspect not. Rick Togood Berhampore

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Staff from Wellington Hospitals Foundation, Wellington Children’s Hospital, The Warehouse and HOSPI the Children’s Hospital mascot.

Generous donation for Wellington Children’s Hospital Following their Christmas campaign, Warehouse stores across Wellington, together with huge support from their customers, have raised more than $53,000 for Wellington Children’s Hospital. The generous donation would enable the purchase of several items of medical equipment for the Paediatric Theatre team, who operate on patients aged from zero to 16-year-olds, Bill Day, Chair of Wellington Hospitals Foundation said. Bill said the equipment was “quite specialised” and with four paediatric surgeons now at Wellington Regional Hospital, there was a greater need for additional equipment. “This donation will greatly benefit the

hospitals very special Paediatric Theatre team, and on behalf of the Foundation and Wellington Children’s Hospital we are most appreciative of the continued support shown by both The Warehouse and its customers, it makes a real difference.” The Warehouse Wellington Regional Manager, Clifford Buchler said he was delighted with the regional support shown. Clifford, alongside local store managers from Porirua, Petone and Lower Hutt branches of The Warehouse presented Wellington Hospitals Foundation, the official charity of the Children’s Hospital, with a cheque last week.

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