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Location: Te Maˉta
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Coventry Street, Christchurch
Date: April 4, 6-9pm
Environment Canterbury, and its Statutory Partners including
Te Ruˉ nanga o Ngaˉ i Tahu, have released the draft Land Use
Recovery Plan (LURP).
The plan will guide where residential and commercial
development will occur post-earthquakes.
This plan has implications for Maˉ ori Landowners, particularly at
Tuahiwi and Raˉ paki. It also has implications for Maˉ ori landowners
on Banks Peninsula and Taumutu.
We would like to invite you to a hui, to be held at the whare at
ˉ puna o te Maˉ tauraka, CPIT, on Thursday April 4, 6-9pm,
to discuss the contents and effects of the LURP.
All ideas are welcomed before the Plan is submitted to
Minister Gerry Brownlee in June.
For catering purposes, please RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 3712751 by April 1.
To read the plan you can visit this website:
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GROOVING GRANDPARENTS: A series of school holiday concerts in Canterbury aims to
get the generations rocking.
Elders let loose
with rock show
KATH BEE is coming to Canterbury.
Touring her show, Grandparents
Rock!, the award-winning children s
musician is challenging the nation s
older generations to show the little
tykes in the family just what they re
As one audience member recently
commented of the performance, Kath s
a fantastic talent.
It gave us grandparents a chance to
Small children around the country
know and love Kath s songs, which
include Individuality, Dad, I Wanna Be
a Camel, and Save the Planet.
They have won her the APRA/What
Now Children s Video of the Year
Award in 2010 and a top-10 placing in
a US song-writing contest.
She is now on her way to Hanmer,
Lyttleton and Geraldine with band
members Melody White and Rhys
Clarke, with the show s playlist includ-
ing a song especially written for
We re here for the children -- but we
want them to bring their grandparents
and great-grandparents along, if they
can, she says.
The main point is for the littlies to
enjoy the music and a chance to bust
some moves on stage, she says.
Canterbury tour dates are:
Geraldine Cinema, Geraldine,
Tuesday, April 23, 10.30am.
Lyttleton Main School Hall, Lytt-
leton, Wednesday, April 24, 10.30am.
Hanmer Memorial Hall, Hanmer
Springs, Thursday, April 25, 2.30pm.
To listen to songs, or watch videos,
check out: songs4kids.co.nz.
By PETER HIDE
A PHONE triage service for after
hours medical care will continue
after the health hub is built next
to Rangiora Hospital, Canterbury
District Health Board (CDHB)
chief executive David Meates told
a public meeting on Thursday.
The phone service was estab-
lished after Rangiora lost its local
general practitioner after-hours
service in 2010.
Waimakariri MP Kate Wilkin-
son said the phone service was for
those needing non-emergency
medical help out of hours, and
worked very well.
Nurses assessing patients over
the phone determine if they need
to be seen by a paramedic, or can
manage their condition until they
can see their local doctor.
Paramedics currently operating
from St John Ambulance in Albert
Street would be based at the
health hub when it was oper-
ational, but would not treat people
It is not going to be a drop in
centre, Ms Wilkinson said.
Mr Meates told hundreds of
people who crammed the meeting
at the Rangiora Golf Club the hub
will be different to what some
He said the hub would take 15
months to build, and it could be
operational in 20 to 24 months,
but he refused to give a start date.
Many time lines for Canter-
bury have been over ambitious,
The health hub would include
full primary maternity services
and convalescent services.
It would also cater for post
natal care, dental treatment, pub-
lic health nurses, meals-on-
wheels, specialist outpatients
services and specialist mental
health services -- but might not
have X-ray or anaesthetic services
More discussions would be held
to see if such services could be
It is easy to put up buildings,
and easy to get it wrong. We aim
to build a health hub that is
community-supported and meets
the present and future needs on
people in the district.
Rangiora health campaigner
Paula Thackwell told the North-
ern Outlook she was disappointed
not to get anywhere with our
demands for a 24-hour service for
doctors to remain.
She said Mr Meates and the
CDHB were relying on statistics
to prove there was not enough
demand for after-hours services.
We get the real messages. Peo-
ple come to us after things go
wrong and tell us what they ve
been through, Mrs Thackwell
Attendee Helen Hirst said it
would take more than a person on
the end of a phone line to tell peo-
ple accurately what was wrong
But Mr Meates said general
practitioners did not look after the
health of many people who had an
emergency; this was done by nur-
ses and paramedics.
The $7-million cost of the new
health hub would come from new
money and the operational costs
would not be at the expense of
other health services.
He said nobody else in the
country had a triage service where
a nurse or a paramedic would ans-
wer a telephone and advise people
in their own homes whether they
should be admitted to hospital or
they would be okay to see their
own doctor in the morning.
There is an unparalleled
response service in Waimakariri
Another meeting at the Baptist
Hall Rangiora is scheduled for
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