Kapi-Mana News : November 6th 2012
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An Otago University study, led by Wellington Free Ambulance s executive manager of clinical services Sarah Hoyle, has found 74 per cent of Kapiti patients were taken to hospital after being seen by a regular emergency ambulance, which fell to 40 per cent when an extended care paramedic answered a call. The researchers looked at 1000 cases attended by paramedics in Kapiti over a 10-month period. Wellington Free Ambulance says the research results support the use of para- medics for after-hours emergency care. The Wellington Free Ambulance para- medic after-hours scheme is likely to be rolled out to Porirua mid-2013. The study doesn t compare apples with apples -- the after-hours paramedics don t see the same emergency patients as regular ambulances do, Dr Kieboom says. The 40 per cent of patients taken to hospital does not impress Dr Kieboom. The overnight referral to Wellington Hospital for patients seen overnight by the Kenepuru A & M service, from my experi- ence, is less than 10 per cent, he says. Why haven t we been trumpeted for keep- ing 90 per cent of patients out of hospital? The study is an own-goal for Wellington Free Ambulance, Dr Kieboom says. In other words, the A & M centre provides a much more capable, safe and competent service than roving paramedics. This is a disaster for the patients and the Wellington ED [emergency depart- ment]. This totally confirms how inferior the proposed service will be for the people of Kapiti down through to Tawa. Speed limits change By KRIS DANDO A new speed limit for a section of Titahi Bay Rd is overdue and will serve to keep school students safer, says a Porirua city councillor. Te Pene Ave through to where it becomes Main Rd has been permanently reduced from 70kmh to 50kmh, effective immediately. Signs to warn motorists to reduce speed will go up this week or next. Councillor Liz Kelly says feedback from the public advised 70kmh was excessive so close to Titahi Bay Inter- mediate and motorists did not always slow down to 50kmh when they reached Main Rd. I ve had a number of phone calls and people have made their views very clear, that the speed limit is excessive. I relayed the message and as council- lors we ve made the change. What you have at the moment is drivers slamming on their brakes when they get to Kahutea St [which turns into the school] because of the pedestrian cross- ing or because it becomes 50kmh, so the speed reduction has to happen earlier. Other stretches of Porirua roads that have seen new speed limits include Grays Rd -- with the 60kmh now perma- nent -- Paekakariki Hill Rd to the boun- dary with Kapiti Coast District Council (60kmh) and a section of Raiha St in Elsdon (50kmh). Council s roading manager Geoff Marshall says the speed limit on Raiha St is to cater for the significant indus- trial development along the eastern side of the street. Collective aims to be heard By ANDREA O'NEIL Spreading the word: Maori Music to the World will perform an acoustic set this Sunday at Pataka to fundraise for a networking trip to Melbourne. From left, James Illingsworth, Mina Ripia and son Uta Te Whanga Ripia-McGregor, Kirsten Te Rito and Kimo Winiata. This Sunday you can help take Maori music to the world while tucking into some ka pai kai at Pataka. A collection of Maori language bands and musicians, Maori Music to the World, is staging an acoustic concert in the Spine, and punters will be able to have a boil-up dinner while soaking in the sounds. The collective, which includes bands Wai and Iwi, is fundrais- ing to attend the annual Aust- ralian World Music Expo (AWME), a trade fair, festival and conference in one which cel- ebrates indigenous music from around the world. This is one of the only plat- forms for Maori music to have a voice, says soul-jazz-R&B art- ist Kirsten Te Rito. The only other major indigenous music trade fair is South By South- west in Austin, Texas. Networking with labels and festival directors could secure collective members inter- national tours, Te Rito says. You ve got to be seen for people to even start to consider you. All the collective members are passionate about celebrating and promoting te reo. We love it. It s important to all of us. The collective formed in July this year to work towards their goal, she says. We all work together often. We thought we would come together as a collective -- strength in numbers. Te Rito, Titahi Bay s Mina Ripia and Otaki s Kimo Winiata will also present a conference item on the contemporary his- tory of Maori music and its glo- bal aspirations. The collective needs at least $12,000 to fund all 15 members to attend AWME. We ll be happy with what- ever we raise. It s all going to help, Ripia says. Sunday November 11, Pataka spine, 5.30pm to 9pm, tickets $20 or $35 including a Maori meal from Kaizen.
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