Gen­er­at­ing good­will

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Edi­tor,

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

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