Streets are not dumping grounds
A new class of people have moved into our street. It’s been happening for a while and it has to stop.
If you want to live in southern Whitby, by all means move there, but leaving your rubbish sitting on the side of the road for weeks on end expecting others to clean it up or letting the wind blow it around is unacceptable.
I’m no toffee nose but Ayton Drive is not a dumping ground for your pathetic laziness. Basically, clean up your act or leave.
We’re spending a lot of ratepayers’ money on promotions, banners, flags, mail drops, T-shirts for a chosen few, stickers, brochures, travel and more to win a competition.
Is that the best way of using our rates money, when Porirua has considerable debts to repay?
Winning the Gigatown competition isn’t a big deal.
Chorus will roll out ultrafast broadband to 70 per cent of New Zealand by 2019.
Even Titahi Bay will have ultra-fast broadband available before next June.
Chorus needs to transfer as many people to ultra fast broadband as soon as possible so it can maximise its revenue.
Gigatown is just an advertising campaign to stimulate excitement and the consumers, and ratepayers are paying for it.
During a typical shift I assemble and pack 10 candles per box. I put the wicks into the candles and put each candle into its aluminium cup and pack two 50-box trays per shift. I work alongside about 10 other people, some of whom come from the community, and others, like me, who come from inpatient care at Te Korowai Whariki, Raiha St.
I also receive a benefit payment from Work and Income, but because I’m an inpatient, each week I receive $42 on the hospital rate benefit. This is the same type of allowance that is paid to people in rest homes.
I like my bosses and am still going to work at Mana Recovery.
It would be better, though, if we could have our old allowance back because, as a young woman, I have a life to lead, even though I am currently living in hospital. The other people in my situation have similar needs and lives, too.
Mental health has always been the Cinderella of health services. I do not feel this is very fair. come when disabled athletes do not need a special category FOR end-of-year awards.
Incidentally, it was incredible to read that the Halberg Disability Foundation was once called the Murray Halberg Trust for Crippled Children.