Wednesday October 18, 2017
inbrief news Collection for household waste Hutt City Council is running its Hazmobile collection for household hazardous waste later this month. Hazmobile Collection days this year are on Saturday, October 28, at the Park Street Depot, Upper Hutt and Sunday, October 29, at the Riverbank Car Park, Lower Hutt. Collection times are between 10am and 2pm. Hazardous waste is anything that could pose a danger either to people or to the environment, including batteries, light bulbs, and household chemicals.
Children return to school Children returned to school this week and Hutt City councillors are reminding drivers to be mindful of their speeds. Hutt City councillor Josh Briggs says it is important that people slow down around school zones to keep themselves and everyone else safe, especially during drop off and pick up times.
Win tickets Win tickets for the afternoon sessions of Wellington folk Festival at Brookfield Labour Weekend! Two double passes up for grabs for the first two people who turn up at the gate with a copy of Wainuiomata News at 4.40pm on Saturday and the same again 4.30pm on Sunday!
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Visit the historic World War Two Wrights Hill Fortress in Karori. Self guided tours. Lots of fun for the family. Bush walks, panoramic views. From Karori Rd, turn left into Campbell St, to Wrights Hill Rd. Follow the signs. Plenty of free car parking. Bring a torch with you! Family Pass: $20 (2 adults+3 children under 15) Adults: $8 Children: $5 (Sorry, no EFTPOS) Enquiries: Mike Lee (04) 4768 593
Family Works continuing to help through parenting courses Relationship breakdowns are always tough, especially when they involve children. To help parents ensure their kids get what they need during this time, Family Works is offering a free parenting through separation course in Wainuiomata. “Separations can be really traumatic. It’s easy to get caught up in the battle with your former partner,” Family Works Wairarapa and Wellington regional manager Wayne England says. “We’ve designed the course to support parents and carers to work out what’s best for their kids when separating.” Parenting through Separation is funded by the Ministry of Justice and run by experienced social service professionals from Family Works alongside legal profession-
Family Works Wairarapa and Wellington regional manager Wayne England says courses have been designed to support parents to work out what’s best for their kids when separating. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
als from Community Law. Participants learn about how separation affects children, how to talk to children about separation and how the Family Court works. The sessions take place in small group settings and participants are free to choose how much they disclose about their individual situation. “We work hard to make sure we’re not putting any further pressure on participants,” Wayne says. “That said many of them really come to value having a safe environment to share their struggles.” The programme complements Family Works’ Family Dispute Resolution service – a mediation service designed to help parents and carers settle disputes over
child care arrangements outside of court. But Wayne stresses that you don’t need to be in formal mediation to take advantage of the parenting through separation programme. “Even if you’re just thinking of separating, we’d encourage you to come along – the earlier you get help, the better it is for you and your children.” Both parents are welcome to attend but are strongly encouraged to sign up for separate sessions. Family Works will be running a Parenting through Separation course in Wainuiomata on Saturday, November 11, from 9.30 am to 2pm. To register or for more information, call 0800 FAM WORKS or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart Foundation supports those who need it most The Heart Foundation is hosting a special support session on November 1 for Hutt Valley residents like Al Kennedy, who lives with atrial fibrillation (AF). Al was surprised to become one of the more than 80,000 Kiwis diagnosed with the condition that causes an irregular heart rhythm and increases risk of stroke earlier this year. “I was visiting Queenstown for the New Zealand Golf Open and it was a very warm day. I felt faint and was making my way to the water stand and I passed out. Luckily for me, St John were there and they arrived on a golf buggy,” Al says. “They hooked me up to a portable ECG machine and found my heart was all over the place. “I went to Queenstown A&E by ambulance where more tests confirmed I had AF. I had never even heard of it before.” Already on blood pressure
medication, Al was given a new set of medications to help manage his symptoms and referred to Hutt Hospital. “I get out of breath a lot more easily than I did before and it has certainly affected my energy levels,” Al says. “I went to play golf in May but had to stop after five holes. I just couldn’t get a breath. I couldn’t fill my lungs.” Heart Foundation heart health advocate Cath Lyders says living with AF and other types of heart disease, or recovering from a heart event can be lonely and challenging for many people. “We want to reach out to those families and provide a warm, supportive environment that allows them to hear from experts and meet others who are in a similar situation,” Cath says. At the support session, clinical nurse manager at the Hutt Hospital, Jennie Dean will discuss
Clinical nurse manager at the Hutt Hospital, Jennie Dean will discuss living with atrial fibrillation and offer support to Hutt Valley residents. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
living with AF, then there will be an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. The Heart Foundation trial Fibrillation Session will take place on Wednesday, Novem-
ber 1, from 5.15pm to 7pm at The Learning Centre, Level 1, Clock Tower Building, Hutt Hospital. To register, go to afhutt.eventbrite.co.nz.
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Wainuiomata News 18-10-17