Kapi-Mana News : January 10th 2012
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Visit www.tranzmetro.co.nz for more details www.tranzmetro.co.nz The platform at Kenepuru Station is being upgraded to make it safer and prevent future erosion. Trains will not stop at Kenepuru Station during this upgrade. WHEN: Monday 26 December 2011 to Tuesday 24 January 2012 REPLACEMENT: Monday 26 December 2011 to Sunday 8 January 2012, buses are replacing trains at Kenepuru Station from the bus replacement stops. Monday 9 January to Tuesday 24 January 2012, train services will operate as normal along the Kapiti Line. Porirua or Linden Stations are the closest to Kenepuru Station. If there are any planned disruptions buses replacing trains will stop at Kenepuru Station at the bus replacement stops. Visit www.tranzmetro.co.nz or call Metlink -- 0800 801 700 for updated information. Kenepuru Station will be closed for an upgrade ... Inside Moore Wilsons on Kenepuru Drive ... ORDERS & ENQUIRIES PHONE 237 0912 MOANA PACIFIC FISHERIES A Division of Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd Whole Moki $5.95 Per Kg 3195517CJ ...FRESH FISH DAILY... WEATHER PERMITTING, SUBJECT TO CATCH OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK MONDAY - SATURDAY 8AM - 6PM • SUNDAY 9AM - 4PM OPEN SATURDAY 5AM-10AM PORIRUA MARKETS, COBHAM COURT, PORIRUA M 1 M M DAY DA 5AM-10 10 1AM AM M Moki Fillets $14 .95 Per Kg HOT PRICE Ultrafast internet on way Chorus and Crown Fibre Holdings have begun work to deliver fibre to Porirua for the new ultrafast broadband network. Over the next seven months, Chorus will deploy the new UFB network past about 8000 premises in Porirua, Napier and Taupo. Thirty-five schools will have the opportunity to con- nect to the network. Chorus general manager of network build Chris Dyhrberg said that by late January work in all of the Chorus first tranche UFB deployment areas will have started. He said: With the addition of Porirua, Napier and Taupo, we're well on- track to deploy the new net- work past some 43,000 premises by July.'' In line with Government policy, fibre will be delivered first to priority customers. These priority customers include schools, health facili- ties and businesses. Chorus is working with a range of retail service providers to assist them in developing new fibre-based services. This will enable residents to connect to a service using ultrafast broadband in 2012. Call for overhaul on alcohol By JIM CHIPP Most members of Wellington's two health boards have signed a public letter calling for action on alcohol abuse, citing the costs to the health system and the whole community. Judith Aitken, Katy Austin, David Bassett, Barbara Donaldson, Peter Douglas, Margaret Faulkner, Peter Glensor, Wayne Guppy, Ken Laban, David Ogden, Iris Pahau, Helene Ritchie, Darrin Sykes and John Terris wrote in support of Russell School's opposition to the renewal of a Cannons Creek dairy's liquor off- licence. As board members of two district health boards, we constantly see the cost of New Zealand's drinking culture --in poor health and in entirely avoidable costs.'' Community agencies battle with other costs of alcohol -- broken relationships, poor work records, car crashes, domestic violence, money problems and heartbreaking wasted potential. We all have responsibilities to ourselves and our children -- better modelling of moder- ate consumption, respect for those who abstain, tightening drink-driving rules, parental responsibility and better under- standing of how marketing influences young people's choices.'' However, in 2010, when Central Com- munity Newspapers asked how much the boards spent treating one particular homeless alcoholic in emergency departments the previous year, they were unable to say. The man was admitted to Wellington's emergency department 53 times. He went to Hutt's 22 times and was taken to Wellington Hospital 32 times that year, as well as attending 70 outpatient appointments for drug and alcohol addic- tion services. The 18 signatories make up three- quarters of the two health boards. Should the boards count the costs of alcohol and consider alternative methods? Absolutely,'' said Ms Aitken, a former health board chairwoman. She had requested that records be kept of whether patients attending the emerg- ency department had been drinking, though had yet to receive the information. She also advocated for an alternative to emergency department admission for alcohol- affected patients, particularly young people. We do need an interim house or halfway house so we don't necessarily have to have them admitted to the emergency department.'' Mr Glensor is deputy chairman of the Capi- tal and Coast board and also serves on the Hutt board. He was unwilling to commit to any particu- lar plan but, I'm sure that we want to look at all ways in which we're responding to alcohol''. Alcohol was a complex issue involving councils' district plans, local licensing decisions, mental health, family violence and car crashes. We need to look at the whole picture. It's hugely expensive to the health system but the way we need to deal with it is in society.'' Ms Donaldson said she signed the letter as an individual board member in support of Cannons Creek locals rejecting an alcohol out- let in their community. Mr Guppy said alcohol costs the health sys- tem millions that can't be spent elsewhere. Ms Ritchie said the board never considered individual patients. However, prevention is better than acute hospitalisation. To me those needs and services should be far more weighted to prevention and early detection rather than at the acute hospitalis- ation end of the spectrum.'' David Choat was one of the Capital and Coast board members who did not sign the letter, though he sympathised with its sentiments. I think it's good that the board takes a stand on alcohol issues.'' He was opposed to raising the minimum alcohol purchasing age. He said it would scapegoat young people for what was, in fact, a society- wide problem. He also opposed any rise in the price of alcohol because it would further dis- advantage the poor.
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