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Thursday July 6, 2017

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. We asked people attending the opening of the Raukawa Community Centre what they thought about the new centre.

Stan Andis, Strathmore Park “Youth will benefit from this centre greatly. I can’t think of another community facility would match this.”

Clint Walker, Strathmore Park “It’s just fantastic to see and it’s heading the way we want for us in terms of community wellness.”

Emily Cox, Strathmore Park “It’s great to see. We’ll be working with the Wellington City Council to take over management and run as a partnership with Strathmore Park Community Centre.”

Pat Andis, Strathmore Park

“It looks nice. I hope people use it.”

Dani Mokomoko, Strathmore Park “I look forward to using it.”

Junior Uelese, Strathmore Park “It’s important for the community because I think this place has been a bit troubled so it will be good for the youth.”

LETTERS to the editor

More germs than in a toilet bowl

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.

Dear Editor, I read with interest in the CSN June 22, page 12, which was headed “young at heart,” that Newtown Medical Centre was advertising their brand new state of the art machine, alias “a self-check-in kiosk.” This would enable a patient to skip the queue and presumably bypass reception. It stated that it was a process of simply popping in their details and pressing the submit

button. I had recently experienced a similar situation at the SCL Riddiford St. Laboratory collection centre, where in place of a receptionist, there was a keyboard and screen to register, after picking out the top number card provided. This year results from universal tests had found that shared electronic devices, such as key boards and touch screens, harboured more germs from use

by unwashed hands, than in a toilet bowl. Therefore, for that reason the advocation of these devices by our Health providers does somewhat surprise me. Further to a comment in this same article “that by getting straight to the point of your visit:” “Ensuring your loved ones remain happy and healthy this winter.” I can only hope so? Philippa Boardman, Kingston

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New name, same real service The friendly team of dentists on Rongotai Road have rebranded but they haven’t changed the real service locals love and expect. Kilbirnie Dentists became Real Dentistry Kilbirnie on Monday. Dentist and practice owner, Tiff Logan, said she had wanted to rebrand the clinic since she bought it a few years ago. When she bought the clinic it was Kilbirnie Dental Centre. “We wanted the centre to have a name that was more modern and also reflected what we do in the suburb.” “We’ve never had a logo before. One of my patients designed the new one,” she said. Tiff said there was special meaning behind the name ‘Real’ which was an

acronym of words the practice hoped to embody for their patients. “The letters stand for realistic, experienced, authentic and local,” Tiff explained. “It was designed and named from what we envisaged our workings are in a suburban practice and what we embody in our ethos. “It’s what we envisaged for our team.” She said she wished to assure patients their care would remain the same, with the same staff and the same friendly service. “The only thing that is changing is the name; we’ve rebranded and have a logo. “We haven’t sold.”  New patients are welcome at real Dentistry Kilbirnie. Visit or call 04 387 9392 for more information. PBA

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