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Thursday June 29, 2017

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: We asked students at St Anthony’s School what their impossible dream was.

Ashley Geusebroek, St Anthony’s School Seatoun “To design and create fashion and become a triple threat- singer, dancer and actor.”

Eddy Hudson, St Anthony’s School Seatoun “My dream is to own my own house in Hawaii and own a surf shop.”

Maia Bouras, St Anthony’s School Seatoun “To make my country, New Zealand proud.”

Lucca Mansfield, St Anthony’s School Seatoun “To be a music teacher because playing music is fun but teaching it would be better.”

Ruben Manz, St Anthony’s School Seatoun “To be a world famous scientist and cure diseases.”

Ariana Tirtsarolis, St Anthony’s School Seatoun “I want to help people around the world who are not as fortunate as us.”

LETTERS to the editor

Crop circles on roads we now have an art installation on Rongotai Rd? An absurd collection of day-glow yellow poles cluttering the road with no obvious purpose. Ironically the changes that should have been made on Rongotai Rd. haven’t been carried out. The painted turn arrows are wrongly positioned. Why encourage drivers to turn in such a way it puts them in a

Dear Editor, Many residents have tried to fathom the totally obscure “winetrail” signs that appeared years ago. We now have another equivalent of crop circles to deal with. Random, mysterious bicycle symbols have appeared on the road. Why these are here is anybody’s guess. It’s all totally cryptic. On the subject of random, why do

head on collision course with vehicle moving across from Mahora and Ross Streets. It is almost as if the council can’t cope with a simple, inexpensive change that will actually improve road safety. Neil D. McCabe Strathmore Park

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 Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

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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Live, laugh and share with Kilmarnock Heights Home’s elders Last week was National Volunteer Week, which is a week dedicated to recognising and celebrating the vital contribution volunteers make in New Zealand. This year’s theme was ‘live, laugh, share – volunteer’, and Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home is taking the opportunity to thank their volunteers as well as welcome new ones, recreation officer Annelize Steyn explains. “Since Enliven is not-for-profit, volunteers help us to be able to do even more with the activity programme and add more variety to the lives of the residents,” says Annelize. “We have a wonderful family of volunteers who regularly visit, and we also have one-off visits from volunteer groups and musicians. We are so thankful for their time and commitment.” Owhiro Bay resident Alison Duffy has volunteered at Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore for the past six years by playing the piano for the residents. “I started visiting once a fortnight to play the piano, and now I visit weekly to play. The sessions have become much more interactive

by using props and sparking discussion,” Alison explains. “I was a piano teacher so music is something I can share with the residents. They all have song books which were put together by a former resident and enjoy singing along We’re always learning new songs together. “It’s something that brings great joy, and I enjoy it too. They always ask me to come back again.” Kilmarnock Heights Home is looking for new volunteers to visit the home regularly. Volunteer roles include, but aren’t limited to, driving the home’s van on outings, gardening, baking or doing craft with residents, newspaper readers, quizmasters, parents to visit with young children, people to visit with friendly pets, people who can chat with the elders, play board games or read to residents, and so much more.  To find out more about Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home or to register your interest in volunteering at the Berhampore home, call 04 380 2034 or visit PBA

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