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Wednesday March 28, 2018

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What’s your ideal pet?

Liz Moore, Karori “It used to be a cat. Now it’s a dog – Cissie!”

Cheyenne Karaitiana, Johnsonville “A dog. Any dog!”

Sarah Gillard, Broadmeadows “An alpaca. They’ve got such cute friendly faces.”

Mark Te Ariki, Newlands “An active lab if it’s a big dog. A shar pei’s a great house dog if it’s a little one.”

Len Rumbold, Paparangi “My wife!”

Emelie Berry, Northland “My daughter’s in the pony phase. My son wants a puppy.”

LETTERS to the editor

Hudson parrotting National colleagues’ view on light rail Dear Editor, I read with concern MP Brett Hudson’s comments regarding light rail (Brett’s Brief, March 21). His cynical comments about “it being better to burn $830 million than to spend it on light rail” rather suggests that he is ignorant of the fundamental

issues around urban transport and is merely parroting the jaundiced views of his former colleagues and ex-Ministers of Transport Steven Joyce and Gerry Brownlee. Mr Hudson’s understanding of the costs and benefits of light rail are completely wrong... his information almost certainly

emanates from the 2015 Public Transport Spine Study, which has been shown to have had a deliberate bias against recommending rail-development in any form, and intentionally used inappropriate scenarios by which to analyse it. As far as I know, “Let’s Get Wellington Moving” has relied




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the massive contribution the rail system we have already makes, and also on how it is currently prevented from making that same massive contribution to the problem areas south of the CBD. David Bond Ngaio (Abridged.Word limit issue. Ed)

Enliven home welcomes new faces







Among the new faces at Karori’s Huntleigh Home are Chaplain Leanne Munro; Clinical Nurse Manager Anna Roberts; Food Services Team Leader Anthony Leopardo; Recreation Team Leader Annelize Steyn; and Kitchen Hand Eden Asefa.

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on this same invalid analysis. I agree with Mr Hudson that light rail is not the best solution for Wellington, but the greatest need is to extend the regional rail system that we already have, along the city to airport corridor. Yes, this would cost even more than light rail, but perhaps Mr Hudson might pause to reflect on

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Enliven’s Huntleigh Home recently welcomed some fresh faces to Karori. The home held a welcome afternoon tea for staff and residents transferring to Huntleigh from Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore, which is currently being transformed into a new, purpose-built, 72bed home and 57 retirement apartments. Residents, family members, guests and staff filled the home’s dining room where the tea was held. They were also treated to Irish musical interludes performed by local group, Mary and Friends, to mark St Patrick’s Day. “While we loved working at Kilmarnock Heights and it’s been sad to leave, we’re excited to be here [at Huntleigh],” says incoming Clinical Nurse Manager, Anna Roberts, who previously held the role of Nurse Manager at Kilmarnock Heights. “It’s still early days yet, but we’ve been made to feel so welcome. It’s been a pleas-

ure meeting the staff and residents here and finding out what makes Huntleigh special.” Manager Tim Levchenko-Scott says he’s been impressed by the calibre of the new staff from Kilmarnock Heights and hopes they and the incoming residents will make themselves at home at Huntleigh. “Anna and the rest of the team from Kilmarnock bring a real wealth of experience with them, which will only strengthen the wonderful team we already have in place here,” he says. “They’re a dedicated bunch with a real passion for helping elders live meaningful lives, and we’re really looking forward seeing them connect with the residents here.” Enliven’s Huntleigh Home on Karori Road, Karori offers rest home and hospital care, respite and health recovery care, and a day programme. To find out more about the home, call 04 464 2020 or visit PBA

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