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Thursday June 22, 2017

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Do you think Wellington should go plastic free?

Anna Britz, Newtown “Yes, absolutely. I am already plastic free.”

Hugo Lawrence, Newtown “Absolutely. It would be ridiculous not to. I think the whole world should go plastic free.”

Mary Richard, Newtown “I’m not sure about plastic bags but I definitely think we shouldn’t have plastic bottles and containers. They are so wasteful.”

Alan Cody, Newtown “No, we need plastic bags. Why should we be plastic free?”

Pip Cameron, Roseneath “Yes but people need to work at it. People need to get involved.”

Sarah Child, Aro Valley “Plastic free would be ideal. Plastic is harmful for our bodies.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to news@wsn. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Corded phones Dear Editor, Recently where I was staying we had a 40 minute power cut. I had to ring the power company, metlink, etc for various reasons and the only phone that worked was the corded one with a jack point, the cordless one was a no go. Despite this, they’re trying to phase



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them out and are pressuring you to get a wireless modem etc which won’t work in a power outage, or with a corded phone. I say the afore mentioned technology is better, let’s keep it forever, not everyone desires or can afford a cellphone. Carol Doyle, Miramar





Personal adverts Dear Editor, Cook Strait News, what were you thinking? Page 3 of your last issue (June 8) features a personal advertisement exhorting middle aged women to send their “bio” (read personal details) to some random email address. Don’t you find that kind of creepy in this day and age? Did you check the credentials of the advertiser?

Live, love, laugh with Manawatu elders Volunteers bring more variety to the lives of residents at Kilmarnock Heights Home. Here, Kilmarnock Heights Home Alison Duffy plays piano alongside resident Nan Sanders.

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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.

Kilmarnock Heights Home 20 Morton Street, Berhampore Phone: 04 380 2034

Surely if the advertiser is genuine, then the ad would have included a picture and some of their personal details. Some reassurance from CSN that due diligence was done might be in order here. Unfortunately, being a male, I cannot partake in the “wonderful” opportunity presented by the advertisement. Peter Skrzynski, Hataitai

Manawatu locals are being encouraged to ‘live, laugh and share’ with the community’s elders. 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 Willard Home and Brightwater Home and Village in Palmerston North, as well as Coombrae Home and Village in Feilding. Volunteers are making a real difference to the lives of the elders living at the Enliven homes, and more volunteers are always welcome, explains Enliven general manager Nicola Turner. “Enliven volunteers are invaluable because they support elders to maintain their interests and hobbies and remain connected to the community.” She says the elders love having the volunteers visit their home. “They brighten the days of the people they visit, and many develop fantastic friendships.

The elders have so many skills and stories to share.” Enliven’s Manawatu homes, Willard Home, Brightwater Home and Coombrae Home, are all on the lookout for new volunteers. Volunteer roles include, but aren’t limited to, driving the home’s van on outings, helping with the men’s shed, 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 to help brighten the day of elders living in Enliven homes in the Manawatu, including Willard Home and Brightwater Home in Palmerston North, or Coombrae Home in Feilding, free phone 0508 TO HELP, or email To find out more about Enliven’s homes and villages near you, free phone 0508 ENLIVEN or visit nz. PBA

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