Thursday November 2, 2017
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What do you think of the council’s proposal for a cycleway network in the eastern suburbs?
Malcolm Wrigley, Miramar “I support it. We have all got to walk more and cycle more and lower our carbon emmissions.”
Wanda Molloy, Miramar “It will affect the side streets because it will take away car parks on the main streets. I don’t see a lot of people cycling.”
Nick Blake, Strathmore “I’m strongly opposed to it. The proposal would block access to Stone Street from New World [Miramar]. That would be disastrous.”
Joy Conway, Vogeltown “I think it’s a great idea. If done correctly, parking shouldn’t be an issue. In Copenhagen and Amsterdam it works.”
Barry Cosslett, Miramar “It’s a good thing, but if you take away car parks then there’s got to be a replacement of something to balance that.”
Sandra Masters, Miramar “It’s a terrible idea. I feel that the suburbs are being overrun with cycleways. They need to get it right if it goes ahead.”
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Teddy story brings back fond memory Dear Editor, What a delightful article on teddy bears in Wakefield Hospital. It chimes in with my experience 91 years ago in the UK. I was admitted to a small Cheltenham hospital for an operation to correct damage from Polio. I was four. Teddy came too.
As the youngest of the family Teddy had been greatly loved by my three older brothers and two sisters. He was hairless and probaly impregnated with millions of germs. My young Scots surgeon insisted Teddy should accompany me to the operating theatre. When he had “put Teddy to sleep”
he asked me if I’d like to go to sleep too. Naturally I agreed. When I woke up, Teddy was sitting on the cage over my leg. At 95 I have reason to be grateful to Dr Robinson for both his skill and imaginative way of overcoming any anxiety I may have felt. Dorothy Dyett Kilbirnie
Kilmarnock Heights Home celebrates Diwali Recently Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home celebrated the popular Diwali festival. The traditional Indian celebration, also known as the festival of lights, is a reminder to all that light triumphs over darkness and
good triumphs over evil. Residents were served up a delectable Indian feast, listened to traditional Indian music, and had fun striking a dance pose or two. BELOW: Residents Peter Kerr and Jacqueline Brooky express approval of traditional Indian food treats.
Staff member Leena Kumar strikes a dance pose with residents Jacqueline Brooky and Nan Sanders.
Kilmarnock Heights Home staff and residents get into the spirit of Diwali, also known as the festival of lights.
Cook Strait News 02-11-17