Pohlen a won­der­ful com­mu­nity as­set

Matamata Chronicle - - Opinion -

Spend­ing two weeks in Pohlen Hos­pi­tal, made me re­ally re­alise what a won­der­ful com­mu­nity as­set we have here in Mata­mata.

I would like to sin­cerely thank the staff in­clud­ing the cooks for the won­der­ful care they gave to me dur­ing my stay.

Thank you their chil­dren); very el­derly peo­ple strug­gling to walk against the wind but mak­ing the ef­fort to stop and wres­tle the money from the bot­tom of bags; fresh faced young peo­ple who stop and chat about their Nana or Pop who has de­men­tia and how sad it makes them.

Our An­nual Ap­peal is a timely re­minder of the good in hu­mankind.

All money raised will be used wisely to pro­vide sup­port to those in our com­mu­nity who are af­fected by De­men­tia.

Please re­mem­ber that Alzheimers Waikato can be con­tacted on 0800 004 001 if you re­quire sup­port /ad­vice.

Once again our grate­ful thanks to you all. were put out on Mon­day, Tues­day and Fri­day.

Wrong, wrong, wrong!!

In a town where a large num­ber of peo­ple can­not get their heads around the con­cept of wash­ing out plas­tic bot­tles, squash­ing them and leav­ing the tops off.

Then per­haps all the new in­for­ma­tion was a bit much . . . we will just do what the neigh­bours do!

Any­way Ki­wis do not waste time read­ing in­struc­tions!

Maybe it is what the hand­book did NOT say that helped cause con­fu­sion such as:

Rub­bish is still col­lected ev­ery week on Fri­day in Mata­mata.

Your bot­tle crate now goes out fort­nightly, in­stead of weekly and on the same day as the wheelie bin.

The list of what does not go in the wheelie bin in­cludes glass.

How close to the kerb to place the wheelie bin and how much ex­tra crates cost.

The state­ment on the back cover of the hand­book that ‘‘It’s all in­side’’ is a lie.

They say change does not come easy!

So, while I feel the hand­book could have been bet­ter, it would seem that any­one caught out could per­haps have used their brains bet­ter. Yours in garbage. I am sure it will all work it­self out.

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