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have cheaper A Wellingtonians website will give locals an weekend bus fares to look opportunity to make suggesforward to $6 next month. tions on how million should For four weekscycling from Novembe spent on safer in the ber 28,eastern Go Wellington capital’s suburbs. buses will change fare for one Last week, to thea $1 Wellington zone of travel and $2 adult fare City Council announced it was and $1.50the fare for childrenoffor proposing development two or three zones of travel. safe-cycling corridors between It is hoped this will encourSeatoun, Miramar and the age people central city. to use public transport to to travel and out In a bid avoidinissues thatof the city. have cropped up following Wellington the The development ofCity the Council Island hascycleway, budgetedthe $200,000 the Bay councilfor aninitiative. nounced a website would go Mayor Celia liveWellington in the first week of April. Wade-Brown said the public The website would outline transport initiative would help to get more Wellingtonians onto buses and into the central city during the busy weekends in the run-up to Christmas. “This initiative will provide

the areas where enhancements for cycling were proposed and would allow locals to share their views. Simon Woolf, the council’s com mu n it y engagement portfolio leader, said after the controversy and conflict surrounding the Island Bay cycleway, he looked forward to a wide cross section of the community making their views known through the website. Wellington City Councillor Sarah Free was part of a working group established late last year to look at routes which would appeal to cyclists in the eastern suburbs. a welcome boost for retail sales.” Councillor Iona Pannett, Chair of Wellington City Council’s Environment Committee, said the cheaper bus

She said the council was “going through a different process in the eastern suburbs” than it had in Island Bay. “We want to grow the number of cyclists so we looked at routes that would connect places in the eastern suburbs. “We have a really great opportunity here to actually put in something that makes a difference to people’s lives and helps people get around.” Ms Free encouraged locals to have their say. She said there would be council run drop in clinics in mid-April throughout the eastern suburbs, as well as other community fares bring multiplemeetings benefits to the city. “This shows support for an environmentally sustainable travel option for people who want to go shopping in the

hosted by Miramar and Kilbirnie city BID.and don’t want to central She said theabout council envishave to worry congesaged the consultation process tion or parking time limits. to run until late May. “Wellington City Council Following first proposedthis, thisfeedback initiativeon website this would beand discussed inthe February year I’m by the working group before thrilled that it’s going ahead on how the $6 milinproposals time for Christmas.” lion spent The should cheaper be fares cango be to further public consultation paid by cash or with a Snap- in October. per card. The changes will be ineffect from beginning Do you want to see ofcyservice oninSaturday, Novemcleways Wellington’s eastber each weekend ern28, suburbs? Send usthrough an email tonikki@wsn.co.nz the last service on Sunday,  For more December 20.information head to cycleways.org.nz. The website willdobe live the first  How you feelinabout week April. fares on lowerof weekend Wellington buses? Are you more likely to use public transport with these lower fares? Send us an email – news@wsn.co.nz

Berhampore’s new community centre Continued from page 1 the Berhampore community The upgrade involved seis- really wanted to have a centre mic strengthening, interior for themselves. and exterior painting and new “It is such a fantastic opkitchens and bathrooms for portunity, there is a lot hap45 units. pening here. Now we want to The community centre has people know about of the year. Continued from page 1 make sureend been realised throughdonors a three-wereservices are available.” Plasma was used to make around 13 Nicola said blood very which way partnership between She saiddifferent the centre already and because of this medicines special. Housing New Zealand, the boasted a library exchange “We always need more donors. Cur- the demand for plasma had increased Wellington City Council and programme, projector and Nicolaand said. rently only four per cent of the eligible • About 1 per cent of the population Berhampore School. also had “hugely”, a lawn mower “You have to have population donates blood. Housing New Zealand’s barbecue available for hire. given at least one (or 42,000 patients) are treated with in the last two years “If you are part of theYoung, 96 per cent curboard chair, Adrienne She saidblood soon donation they would blood or blood products each year. before you rently thefirst fence thinking about said itsat wasonthe partnership haveit,a computer hubcan upbecome and a plasma donor.” That’s equivalent to 110 jumbo jets please jumpinoff join in. of its kind theand country. running. Plasma is collected using an apheresis full of people or nearly the capacity machine. The machine spins off the Nicola asked people to think of the She said the centre concept Merio said she now hoped to red blood cells and keeps the plasma. “bigger picture” and said one donation of Eden Park. came after the community see a number of community The red could savean three lives. expressed interest in having groups express an blood interestcells in are then returned the donor. of all thefor little children whothe to a“Think gathering place a range using centre. • People who have been in acciPlasma has also earned the nickname have leukaemia who your blood is of activities. dents and suffered massive blood able to save… you’ve to go beyond “liquid gold” because of its colour, The idea was thegot space loss may need multiple transfusions  The Centre cansaid, be used by would beand available not only Nicola “It really is so special, it yourself think oftowho your donation the community by applying of red blood cells and other blood centennial tenants, but the can be made into so many different could save. the centre coordinator, components. wider community, said. totosave medicines.” “You’re helping she ultimately Merio Marsters. Merio can Merio Marsters, centre’s people’s lives and the make a difference.” be contacted on meriom@ coordinator, said Blood she was The New Zealand Service was The blood drive • The biggest use of blood products berhampore.school.nz or 021will take place next excited to dive also hoping to into havethings morenow people sign 389 823. Thursday, November 19, at the ASB is for the treatment of cancer at thefor centre’s had finally up plasmadoors donations, Nicola  said. Sports Centre in Kilbirnie from 9.30am Are you pleased to see a 26 per cent, with the next biggest opened. community facility inAppointments BerThis year 240 people have donated to 2.30pm. are prebeing surgery at 19 per cent. “Newtown andthe Island hampore? Send and us an email plasma, however bloodBay service was ferred will take priority. To book have community centres, Merio448 Marsters hoping to reach 500 donations –bynews@wsn.co.nz the an appointment call 0800 325. inside Berhampore’s new community centre

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