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Wednesday June 21, 2017

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Should Wellington become smoke free?

Matt Allan, Johnsonville “It’s a good idea in principal but I’m not sure how it could happen.”

Valerie Stow, Johnsonville “Yes, it should.”

Clarity Henderson, Porirua “Absolutely, we shouldn’t have to hold our breath to avoid breathing other people’s smoke.”

Ria Gosh, Johnsonville “Yes, sure.”

Blake Reid, Churton Park “Yes.”

Ben Budd, Titahi Bay “Sure, sounds good to me.”

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a house in Helston Road was entered by an intruder via a rear bathroom window while the occupants were asleep. Several rooms were searched and stolen items include two laptops, a tablet and a purse containing bank cards, a driver’s licence and some cash. A bank pay wave card was used for three transactions at a petrol station within hours of the theft. A house in Sheridan Terrace was entered, possibly through an insecure

window. WiFi , games, a puffer jacket and a spare set of house keys were stolen. Locks have since been changed. The garage of a house in Chesterton Street was entered through an unlocked roller door. A quantity of tradesman’s power tool was stolen. A black Mitsubishi stationwagon parked overnight on the road in Saville Row was broken into by a popped lock. A variety of tools were stolen. In Newlands a house in Newlands Road was entered although





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no sign of force used. A laptop computer and a camera were stolen. In Black Rock Road a house was entered, probably through an unlatched window. An Ipod, a mini Ipod and jewellery items were stolen. The garage of a house in Lynda Avenue was broken into by forcing the door lock. Power tools, motorcycle parts and frozen meat and drinks from a fridge/freezer were taken. Also in Lynda Avenue an attempt was made to force open the door

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Thank YOU!

Enliven volunteers enliven our homes!

Thank you for providing the elders of your community with friendship, entertainment, variety and fun. Thank you for supporting their independence. Enliven is looking for volunteers now.

Call us on 0508 TO HELP or email to register your interest.

Cashmere & Cashmere Heights homes Helston Road, Johnsonville

Huntleigh Home

221 Karori Road, Karori

Longview Home

14 Sunrise Boulevard, Tawa

front of the house and also at the person door of the garage in an effort to gain entry. Rooms throughout the house were searched and items stolen include an Ipad, a tablet, cash and jewellery. A jemmied side window gave access to a house in Amritsar Street while the occupant was asleep. A laptop computer and a handbag containing bank cards, sunglasses, a driver’s licence and house and car keys, and a cell phone were stolen.

‘Live, laugh and share’ with local elders



of a garage by jemmying the door lock. The attempt was abandoned and no entry gained. A house in Woodridge Drive was broken into when offender smashed a glass panel near the door handle and used a piece of metal to open the latch at the bottom of the door. A search was conducted but the intruder is believed to have been disturbed and left without taking anything. In Khandallah windows of a house in Calcutta Street were smashed at the front door and at the

Wellington locals are being encouraged to ‘live, laugh and share’ with the elders of Enliven homes. This week is National Volunteer Week, which is a week dedicated to recognising and celebrating the vital contribution volunteers make in New Zealand. This year’s theme is ‘live, laugh, share – volunteer’. Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, operates Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home in Johnsonville, Huntleigh Home and Apartments in Karori, and Longview Home in Tawa. Longview Home volunteer and Johnsonville resident David Brown, started volunteering at the Tawa rest home in 2012 and is encouraging others to try it for themselves. David is a member of Canine Friends and visits the Enliven home with his dog, nine year old toy poodle Gus, for an hour each week to see the residents. He also drives the home’s van on outings once a fortnight. “Gus has lots of fans around here. Everyone knows Gus and I’m just the guy who brings him around,” David jokes. “It’s so rewarding and giving back is a nice thing to do.” David is encouraging others to give volunteering at an Enliven home a go. “There are lots of nice people here and they have really interesting stories. There are lots of things you can do to help and it’s a great way to give back.” Enliven is part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central and its homes are always on the lookout for volunteers. Volunteer roles include, but aren’t limited to, driving the home’s van on outings,

There are many different volunteer roles available with Enliven. Canine Friends volunteer David Brown visits Longview Home residents regularly with his dog, Gus.

gardening, beauty therapists to paint nails, assisting with morning tea, baking or doing craft with residents, newspaper readers, quizmasters, musicians, parents to visit with young children, people to visit with friendly pets, people to chat with residents one-on-one, and so much more. To express your interest in volunteering, free phone 0508 TO HELP, or email  For more information about Enliven’s homes and services near you, call 0508 ENLIVEN or visit www.enlivencentral. PBA

Independent Herald 21-06-17  

Independent Herald 21-06-17

Independent Herald 21-06-17  

Independent Herald 21-06-17