Kapi-Mana News : May 17th 2011
3 KAPI-MANA NEWS, MAY 17, 2011 NEWS 110 Mana Esplanade, Mana - P: 04 2330005 72 Johnsonville Road Johnsonville - P: 04 4780006 get a nail "file and paint" for ONLY $10 or $20 off full set of nails/acrylics Sarah Johnston Nail technician Offer Ends May 30th 2011 OPEN NOW IN MANA Loans for all reasons ADELPHI FINANCE Amounts $500 to $5000 KM112259 FAST Approval CASH NOW Level 3, Adelphi House, Hartham Place, Porirua PH: 237 4171 *All Loans Subject to Normal Lending Criteria Loans for all reasons Providing Cash Solutions 40 Years of Financial Service PAREMATA 93 Mana EsplanadE, Mana • 233 1666 Alan and the team at New World would like to thank all the entrants in the Mother's Day Competition and give special congratulations to all the winners I love my Mum because... Congratulations! winners of Paremata New World's Competition WINNERS! CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNERS! 1st 3rd 2nd 3rd - Mum, Sarah Suter with Lyla Suter, age 3 1st - Mum, Lisa Dixon with Rylee Dixon, age 7 2nd - Mum, Joyce Goggin with Nic Goggin, age 9 Pictured here with Alan Stroud (Owner/Operator) From left: Mum, Kelly Carter with Jessica Green, age 8 Alan Stroud (Owner/Operator) Mum, Linda Giles with Nathan Giles, age 11 PAREMATA NEW WORLD COMPETITION 3733014 $5 WEEK 3737133 CARS WANTED Porirua Tow & Salvage (Auto Recyclers) PHONE 0800 873292 MIN$ 250CASH PAID For complete cars going or not Porirua leads way in spirit of community By KAROLINE TUCKEY Porirua residents have the strongest sense of community in New Zealand, according to the results of the biennial Qual- ity of Life survey. Porirua ranked highest in the country for a sense of com- munity, with 65 per cent of local residents surveyed agree- ing they do feel a sense of com- munity in their neighbourhood. However, the city scored the lowest of the eight cities for sense of civic pride (55 per cent), and only 64 per cent of Porirua residents felt increas- ing cultural diversity enriched their community. Of the eight New Zealand cit- ies surveyed, Porirua ranked second-equal in overall quality of life alongside Wellington (94 per cent), with only Christ- church claiming more satisfied residents (95 per cent) -- though results were collected before the February 22 earthquake. This was a 3 per cent improvement on the 2009 sur- vey result. Family was the most cited contributing factor towards quality of life (59 per cent) locally, while work and health were also commonly mentioned. More than three-quarters of Porirua residents felt their neighbourhood is safe for chil- dren and almost all felt the city is safe during the day. Only 53 per cent said they would feel safe in the city cen- tre after dark (1 per cent below the national average). Dangerous driving was the crime of most concern to Porirua respondents (62 per cent), followed by car theft or damage to cars (59 per cent). The survey results were very positive , demonstrating residents generally felt Porirua was a good place to live, and reinforced feedback that newcomers find it a particu- larly welcoming and inclusive community, said mayor Nick Leggett. People in our city are con- nected and our communities work together well. However the city had residual image problems. It doesn t really add up because all the other results are so positive. I think some of that [low result for civic pride] can be explained by the fact Porirua s a collection of diverse villages and some of them identify with their villages rather than Porirua as a whole, and that shows we still have work to do in terms of promoting the city, Mr Leggett said. The council was not likely to use expensive advertising campaigns, such as the Abso- lutely Positively Wellington campaign, to promote the city, he said. It s a good steer for the coun- cil in terms of the city centre revitalisation; people do want to see improvements in how their city looks and feels. And we can continue to talk about the positive things that exist in the city, Mr Leggett said. The Quality of Life Survey is a multi- agency research proj- ect.There were 6279 people 15 years or older surveyed from the eight cities, with 516 respondents from Porirua. Wound clinic a big success Efficient treatment: Clinical nurse specialist Natalie Scott checks out how Doug Tait's legs are faring at the Ora Toa wound clinic last week. On hand to help are, from left, nurses Fiona Guthrie, Sara Best and Claire Todd. By KRIS DANDO Doug Tait reckons he might have lost his leg if it wasn t for the fabulous district nurses from Capital & Coast District Health Board and the specialist wound (leg ulcer) clinic in Cannons Creek. The clinic, based at Ora Toa Medical Centre, is the only one of its kind in the region. In a pilot programme that began in April 2010, the nurses there have seen 102 patients in 12 months -- patients who did not need to be admitted to hospital. Mr Tait, from Tawa, says he was in a bad way when he was seen by staff at the clinic this time last year. He was diagnosed with cellulitis, dermatitis and eczema, and had to be hospitalised. They were fabulous [at the clinic]. My leg was just weeping and so painful but no one could understand why. The people here really did wonders, and I m grateful for that. Clinical nurse specialist Natalie Scott says more than 60 per cent of district nurses work is wound care, so hav- ing such a clinic in a high- need area such as Porirua East eases their burden. Maori and Pacific people make up 40 per cent of patients, with the average age being 61. The benchmark nationally for healed wounds is 12-24 weeks for 55 per cent of patients -- at the Ora Toa clinic, they have achieved 68 per cent. It s a real collaborative effort between the GPs and the DHB, and it can lower the waiting time for people who need assessments or care. You can fit appointments around the patients, and it s using the skills of the dis- trict nurses to bring about quicker healing. Vascular services in many hospitals are overwhelmed, so we are taking some pressure off there. The clinic is open all day Thursdays.
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