Kapi-Mana News : June 11th 2013
8 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 11, 2013 NEWS NEED A SPECIALIST PROPERTY MANAGER? Suite 12, 99 The Esplanade, Mana 5260 t 04 233 2442 f 04 233 2449 m 027 233 2460 ddi 04 233 2179 www.quinovic.co.nz "Hi, I'm Susie Hunt, your local Quinovic owner. We have a good track record of finding the right tenants for our high quality properties. Those people are on our books now. Plus we always look after our properties as if they are our own!" "Here is my handy hint of the month. Regular property inspections are contractual and mandatory, but from time to time, repairs and maintenance may be necessary. We arrange prompt, quality repairs, as required, using competitively priced, reliable contractors. Quinovic are on call 24/7, and we know and trust our contractors to do the job right first time." 5301046AE @metlinkwgtn PUBLICART Kalos Chan, age 20 Cameron Price, age 22 Kumiko Matsumoto, age 40 Josepth McGowan, age 19 Louise Donoghue, age 41 James Goldsworthy, age 10 Rhiannon Murkin, age 15 Pablos Art Studios Inc. PUBLICTRANSPORT 2013WINNERS Easy Key Self Service Laundromat WASH TWO MINK BLANKETS, DUVETS, OR WOOLRESTS FOR ONLY $10! LEVIN 327 Oxford Street Ph 06 368 5461 PORIRUA Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Ph 237 0630 Fast Dryers Washers Mink Blankets Duvets Bedding Sports Gear Domestic Laundry Dry clothes in only 20 minutes Save time & electricity and Taita, Stokes Valley, Wainuiomata 14 x Dryers from $4 for 20 mins 9 x Washers - from $4 ALSO AT THESE LOCATIONS Upper Hutt 528 0515 Newtown 389 7926 Lower Hutt 569 5792 Levin 06 368 5461 Children's champion: Public health nurse Tepa Dol has been honoured for her work in low-decile Porirua schools. Celebrating with her are Titahi Bay students Akilah Thomason- Muldrock, 12, and William Huang, 11. Nurse Dol top carer By ANDREA O'NEIL A Cannons Creek nurse who turns schoolchild- ren s lives around has been honoured for her com- mitment to Porirua families. Public health nurse Tepa Dol is 2013 s Lucy Gunn Award recipient. She was nominated by principals of the four low-decile schools she works at: Windley School and Brandon, Titahi Bay and Bishop Viard intermediates. The award was instituted last year by Capital and Coast District Health Board, after the death of much-loved nurse Ms Gunn, who worked out of Porirua s Work and Income office. Mrs Dol has been a nurse since 2007 and has worked in Porirua since 2010. She monitors students health issues, books specialist appoint- ments for children in need, visits families and often acts as social worker for misbehaving kids. A notable example of her effect on youngsters is when she transformed the academic performance of a schoolgirl who was refusing to wear hearing aids, preferring dangly earrings. Being unable to hear lessons, the best the girl could hope for was a career as a cleaner, Mrs Dol told her. With hearing aids, she could become Wel- lington s first Samoan audiologist. Never mind the bling bling , I told her, Mrs Dol says. Days later the school s deputy principal cornered Mrs Dol. She said What did you do? She is learning! Mrs Dol recalls. Mrs Dol believes in struggling families taking ownership of their health issues. For me, personally, I like to find out what health is to them. I like to know what their beliefs and values are, she says. To me it s important that these people are empowered to think, to own and to do something. It makes people stronger and it makes them wise. Being Samoan-born, Mrs Dol speaks frankly to fellow Pacific parents when they fail to seek medi- cal attention for their children.
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