Wednesday February 21, 2018
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What is your favourite take-away?
Debbie Aarons, Porirua “Curry.”
Toni Finkle, Khandallah “I hardly ever have takeaways but I’ve tried Hell Pizza a couple of times.”
Harry Singh, Jonhsonville “KFC.”
Vicky Clark, Churton Park “Pita Pit because it’s the only place that offers gluten-free.”
Matt Randell, Paparangi “Kebab.”
Bernard Walker, Karori “Subway.”
EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a vacant cottage located in Middleton Road, left locked and secure, was entered via a sash bedroom window. Nothing is known to be damaged or stolen. A house in Kipling Street was broken into and entered through a smashed lounge window. Offender(s) used a wheelie bin to stand on the climb though the window. The house was thoroughly searched and a TV, a tablet, a cell phone, a laptop, a Play Station, an Xbox, boom speakers and an iPod
were stolen. A bicycle was also stolen from the basement. In Newlands a red Renault light commercial van parked locked overnight in Newlands Road was broken into. A rear passenger window was smashed. The offender reached through and stole cleaning equipment items. In Catherine Crescent a house was entered through the back door after intruders removed the glass panel from the door to gain access. The house was searched and
drawers rummaged through. The liquor cabinet was opened and a bottle of alcohol taken out and consumed during the search. No details of stolen items available. In Ngaio a silver BMW saloon parked locked and secure in the driveway of a house in Fox Street was stolen. The vehicle was seen being driven away. In Wadestown a yellow Homebuilt trailer parked locked and secure overnight within the property of a house in Oban Street was stolen.
A silver Mitsubishi Lancer saloon parked locked and secure overnight on the road in Sar Street was entered through a forced lock on the driver’s door. Headphones and a music player were stolen. The garage of a house in Ranelagh Street was entered through a forced side door and two chain saws were stolen. In Wilton a mountain bike left overnight locked by a chain to railings on a parking deck in Pembroke Road was stolen. The lock was cut and left on the rail-
ings. During the same time frame another mountain bike, belonging to a neighbour, also chained to railings and covered with a tarp, was cut free and stolen. In Northland a garage located in Northland Road, left locked with a padlock, was found with the lock cut off and another vehicle, not known to the garage owner, parked in it. In Karori items of clothing left to dry overnight were stolen from the clothes line of a house in Saddleback Road.
Johnsonville’s Cashmere Heights Home – just like home for Kerry Agnew When Kerry Agnew and her family went looking for a rest home that would feel like home, they knew they’d found the right place when they visited Johnsonville’s Cashmere Heights Home. “It’s a big deal moving into a rest home, and we visited a few. When my son and I walked in the door here, I knew instantly that this was where I wanted to be because of the warm and friendly atmosphere. We had a look around, met the staff, walked out and said, ‘That’s us!’” Kerry, who grew up in Palmerston North before moving to Wellington, reflects on a busy and satisfying family and working life. “I trained as a nurse in Palmerston North and then worked at various times after bringing up my family. I spent a lot of time nursing older folk working as a district nurse and that was really satisfying. “I was quite decided about the things that were important to me when it came time to consider not living in my own home and none of us knows what’s around the corner. The wonderfully caring staff here at Cashmere Heights give the place a cosy feel – nothing’s too much trouble. The care is so good. “Another plus for me is the encouragement to maintain some independence. With the proximity between here and Johnsonville, the staff are happy for me to take myself off for a walk, and I even catch the bus and go to the library.” The Enliven home’s elder-centred philosophy, which encourages elders to have mean-
Kerry Agnew says she knew instantly that Enliven’s Cashmere Heights Home in Johnsonville was the right place for her.
ing, purpose, companionship and activity in their lives, strongly mirrors Kerry’s positive attitude. A keen gardener in the past, Kerry is delighted to have been allotted a section of the Cashmere Heights gardens, where she is soon to plant a winter vegetable garden. Its produce will supply the home’s kitchen. “This week the Cashmere Heights van is taking me to the garden centre to buy the plants – cabbages, broccoli, silverbeet, and I’ll poke in a bit of mint and parsley!” To find out more about Cashmere Heights Home and the elder-centred Enliven philosophy which it follows, visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz. You can also call the friendly team directly on 04 478 9051. PBA
Independent Herald 21-02-18