Waiheke Marketplace : September 14th 2011
2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 NEWS Editor George Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org Reporters Gill Alcock email@example.com Lyndal Jefferies firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Sales Gail Hughes (manager) email@example.com Dene Priestley firstname.lastname@example.org Graphics Megan Clark email@example.com Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady firstname.lastname@example.org accounts@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz 6,104 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '10.) Delivered each Wednesday to Waiheke homes, businesses, the ferries & central Auckland (Foodtown in Quay St, New World in College Hill & Devonport Library). Ph 09 372 9231 After Hours News Hotline: Ph 027 230 3103 1 Tahi Road, Ostend. P.O. 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Rugby envoys to welcome visitors A team of volunteers from the Waiheke Rugby Club will be on guard at the ferry building on Quay St encouraging rugby fans to visit Waiheke. Under the leadership of Marg Graydon the women will also be travelling on the morn- ing ferries from Down- town to the island, making sure visitors receive a warm wel- come and have infor- mation on what to do while on Waiheke. High on the list will be a visit to the rugby club at Onetangi Sports Park where fans can get their rugby pass- port stamped. It is the only island rugby club in New Zea- land and will be open from 3.30pm to 6.30pm every day. The volunteers will ensure every morning, of every day, of the com- petition visitors will be greeted by a cheery smile and a wealth of information. Resthome closure shocks families By JESSICA TASMAN-JONES and GILL ALCOCK Sanctuary no more: Waiheke's only resthome is set to close. The 20 residents of the island s only resthome have two months to find a new place to live. Representatives of the charitable trust that runs the Seaside Sanctuary home announced its closure last week. Families of the 20 residents were told the water- front resthome would be closed by early November. The 21-unit home has been servicing the community for almost 30 years. Families had been invited to the meeting last week but were given no indication about the home s imminent closure. One resident s daughter, who did not want to be named, says reaction at the meeting was shock . These people are in their late 80s and 90s and they ve been on Waiheke for a long time. It s not only that -- it s taking them off the island, finding another place for them and taking them away from their families over here that visit them quite regularly. Representatives of the charitable trust that runs the home were at the meeting alongside a member of the Auckland District Health Board. Seaside Charitable Trust chairman Paul Harris says they can t afford to upgrade the resthome to a suitable standard. Much-needed renovations would cost $4.4 million, he says. In addition to financial issues, the trust has been unable to find a replacement for nurse manager Pat Orch- ard, who will be retiring when the home closes. Mr Harris says the rest- home has been viable in the past because the current nurse and property managers have done a lot more work than what they really get paid for . The trust has been working closely with the health board to find a solution to keep the home open, he says. The resthome s closure was discussed by the Waiheke Local Board at its monthly meeting on Thursday evening. Chairwoman Faye Storer and member Don McKenzie say they had been invited to a meeting with Seaside Sanctu- ary trust members and the ADHB in early August where ideas for the resthome had been presented by Mr Harris. Ms Storer says one idea put forward had been for a new 22-bed hospital and 20-bed resthome on other land. Not for a minute was it said it would be closed. It just doesn t stack up as far as I m concerned. Mr McKenzie told the board he had offered to help the trust and had researched rest- home models. He says there is debate within the DHBs around the country about pushing services out into the community. It s absolutely tragic, people deserve to age in peace, he says. Board member Denise Roche says she was on the phone for more than two hours talking with Mr Harris and another trust member Brett McDonald. They seemed wedded to the idea of closing the facility, she says. As a local board we should be running with this as I m really worried it s punishing our older people. The board resolved to hold a meeting with the health trust to discuss what options were available. Keyboard club open day The Waiheke Organ and Keyboard Club has an open day this Sunday. The event at the Palm Beach Hall is for all those who would like to learn to play an instru- ment, organisers say. There will be sheet music and CDs for sale. The fun starts at 2pm. For more information phone 372-6663 or 372-7035.
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