Many thanks to all those who supported my nomination for a seat on the Porirua City Council in the recent local body elections. The count was insufficient but the campaign generated much goodwill and I value the new contacts made.
It remains a concern that 63 per cent of our western ward did not vote at all. – GRAEME EBBETT,
Titahi Bay Government funded in-home care is on tasks such as cleaning, ignoring the person’s social and emotional needs.
The elderly should be given a greater choice as to which accredited provider they use, to promote competition and quality improvements across the sector.
Too often the elderly are portrayed as a burden and non-productive members of society. Unless New Zealand addresses its preoccupation with economic growth and individualism it will be difficult to perceive a society that values the elderly.
– LAWRIE STEWART, General manager, Elder Family Matters original plaques were made, to add artwork or a photograph to the memorial.
We thought your readers might like to know of more available solutions to this unfortunate incident.
– SHIRLEY CLOVER, Glover Memorials, Porirua