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Wednesday July 26, 2017

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What was your favourite part of the school holidays?

Ava Ricketts, Wainuiomata “I enjoyed going to Animates in Petone and buying six pet fish and setting up their tank at home.”

Harry Brosnahan, Wainuiomata “In the holidays, I headed into Wellington to play laser force. It was awesome; we got to play as many times as we wanted!”

Isabella Porter, Wainuiomata “I loved going to Mt Ruapehu with my family these holidays. It was freezing in the snow but it was so much fun tobogganing.”

Josiah Tuita, Wainuiomata “My favourite thing was going to Walter Nash and playing basketball against my brothers.”

Jahna Lelei, Wainuiomata “I spent my time at a holiday programme in the Hutt; I really liked learning a dance by Ms Tuifao’s sister!”

Natalya Tomkies, Wainuiomata “The thing I enjoyed most these holidays was going to Jumperama in Lower Hutt with my friends.”

Hutt Valley families to benefit from a new $50m children’s hospital Wellington Regional Hospital will get a new $50 million children’s hospital thanks to Wellington property developer Mark Dunajtschik. As one of Wellington’s major benefactors in the areas of education, health and sport, Dunajtschik announced he would pay for, build,

and gift the new hospital to Capital & Coast District Health Board. Board chair Andrew Blair said it was an amazingly generous offer that will have such a big impact on the children we look after, their families and our staff. The current children’s hospital is almost 30 years old and is no

longer fit for purpose. Existing child hospital and outpatient services – which are currently housed separately – will move to the new hospital. Doctors and nurses are actively involved in designing the new hospital, which is expected to take around 18 months to build once

plans are finalised and resource consent is granted. Hutt South MP Chris Bishop said it was wonderful news for Hutt families as well as well as the wider region. While many details are still to be confirmed, the new children’s hospital is expected to be around

7000 metres-squared and include 50 hospital beds as well as space for families to be together. “Dunajtschik and his team will now work alongside Capital and Coast DHB’s clinical teams to design a fit for purpose, family centred hospital for the region’s children.

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Billboards again Dear editor, I see its electoral billboard season again. I guess we should start preparing ourselves for a sea of red and blue – as well as an assortment of other political colours. I was wondering if there were any rules around candidate billboards that line the side of roads. Yours sincerely, Distracted driver

Dear distracted driver. Yes, it is indeed that time of year when the faces of your local representatives start popping up. You have a good question in terms of the rules regarding the electoral billboards. I guess the first place you can go to is the Electoral Commission website. There is a section about election advertising rules so hopefully that helps you. Yours sincerely, Editor


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