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CHRISTCHURCH MAIL, MAY 9, 2013
We have vacancies available for Dementia care
at 84 Harewood Road, Christchurch surrounded
by lovely gardens.
We are committed to the total care and well-
being of Dementia and offer a safe secure
All rooms are large and have ensuites. Well laid
out grounds allowing easy access to courtyards,
lawns and gardens.
Experienced staff and above all the dignity and
respect that is due to them.
Part of the Golden Health Care Group who
specialise in Dementia Care.
JANE BUXTON -- MANAGER
Ph: 375 0722 or 021 449 725
Ring Gerald and Christine:
Phone: 383-1364 or 0800 23 10 23
12 Ashwood St, Queenspark, Christchurch
29 Years of Friendly Service with a Guarantee
Variety of new and us d
wheelchairs and walk
"Simply the Be
As seen on TV
NEXT GENERATION: Maisy Redfearn from Sockburn takes control.
Crowds on heli-sh day
HUNDREDS BRAVED the
wind and cold on Sunday for a
sneak peek inside the Westpac
The annual open day is a
family event designed to
showcase the valuable work
the rescue helicopter and its
team does every day.
From mountainside rescues
to swift transport for the
seriously injured, the para-
medics and pilots work long
Children and adults
clambered aboard the main
helicopter, complete with
stretchers and medical gear.
Even on an open day the
team was kept busy respond-
ing to emergency calls.
The Fire Service, St John
Ambulance and other emerg-
ency service teams were on
hand to discuss the finer
points of their jobs. Icecreams,
sausage sizzles and merchan-
dise were a big hit at the
To donate or find out more,
check out airrescue.co.nz.
Gardeners get a meal ticket
THE NEW Brighton
Community Garden is doing
more than helping people
grow their veges -- it will be
teaching them how to cook
them as well.
The garden has received
$8000 from health company
Medibank to support a year-
long programme of fortnightly
Participants will pick and
sample fresh produce and
then learn how to make meals
Garden business manager
Cathy Sweet said many
visitors to the gardens did not
know what to do with the
fruit, vegetables and herbs
This Medibank grant helps
us show gardeners how to get
to the next stage of gardening
-- cooking with their produce.
It is fantastic to do something
creative in the community like
this, she said.
The organisation was one of
six in New Zealand to receive
Medibank New Zealand
general manager Andrea
Pettett said the grants were
aimed at helping people in the
community connect with and
support one another, and live
This project epitomises the
connections we want to
support. Growing your own
food helps you to stay active
and eat healthily.
Applications for the
2013-2014 grants open in
August and community
groups are urged to apply.
Applications can be
downloaded from the
Medibank Community Fund
Blokey bibliophiles sought
If you are a bloke and you like a good book -- and
talking about it afterward -- here's your chance.
Book Discussion Scheme (BDS) and Canterbury
Men's Centre are teaming up to promote a new
men-only book group in Christchurch. Interested
men are invited to the Avonhead Tavern (120
Withells Rd) on May 29 at 7.30pm to find out how
to join the group. The information evening will be
co-hosted by men from the two organisations.
Register your interest with firstname.lastname@example.org or
just come along on the night.
Huge jobs boost
As many as 15,000 jobs have been created and
new employees taken on in Canterbury in the past
year, latest figures show. Thousands are finding
work in construction, healthcare, social work, and
at hotels, cafes and restaurants as the
Christchurch recovery continues to ramp up,
restoring the city's jobs total to pre-quake levels.
Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce
chief executive Peter Townsend this week said the
jobs growth reflected the region's economy
growing at nearly 8 per cent. Statistics NZ said the
March Quarterly Employment Survey Canterbury
figures recorded 235,400 fulltime and part-time
jobs, up 6.8 per cent on the same period last year.
A 500-metre detour through Sumner bays began
this week to fast-track repairs to the quake-
battered causeway. The main route to Redcliffs
and Sumner will be closed for six months for work
by Fulton Hogan, a contractor in the Stronger
Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team. The
causeway will be closed to all traffic, including
cyclists and pedestrians. The detour runs around
McCormacks Bay Rd.
About $4 million could be spent on relocating two
Christchurch sports clubs to make way for several
hundred new homes in Halswell. The Christchurch
Kart Club and Canterbury Greyhounds both have
tracks and club facilities at Carrs Reserve in
Halswell, but the city council is considering moving
them to another site. The kart club move would
cost around $3.5 million and the greyhounds an
estimated $450,000. Vacant land south of Carrs
Reserve is being eyed for anything from 386 to
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