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By PETER HIDE
WILTSHIRE LIFECARE retire-
ment village and Wiltshire House
have been taken over by the rival
Bainswood rest home organisation
-- almost a year after the Canter-
bury District Health Board
appointed a temporary manager
following complaints by residents
and their families against the
Wiltshire home and hospital.
The entire Wiltshire conglome-
rate -- including Wiltshire Lifecare
in Victoria St through to Ivory St,
and Wiltshire House -- is now
owned by Jeff and Sharon Evans,
who operate Bainlea House (2013)
Ltd. Bainswood will continue to
operate as a rest home and retire-
ment village at 191 King St,
between High and Blackett
We threw a whole lot of money
at the owners. That, and the
insurance payout on our Christ-
church rest home, allowed us to
buy up Wiltshire, Mr Evans said.
The takeover meant the owners
had three different levels of care
they could offer people in Ran-
giora. At Bainswood on Victoria
there were about 58 residents, at
Bainswood in King St there were
40 residents and at Bainlea House
there were 28 dementia-level
residents living in Wiltshire
We thought the Bainswood rest
home and retirement village had a
reasonable name in the town, so
why not use that? Mr Evans said.
Our Christchurch rest home,
Willowlea, was munted in the
earthquakes 21G2 years ago. Hence
the name Bainlea, which is a mix-
ture of Bainswood and Willowlea.
Bainswood on Victoria is
managed by Mrs Evans, and the
Bainswood rest home and retire-
ment village in King St by Mr
Evans. A manager, Carol Ritchie,
has taken over the running of
Bainlea House in Wiltshire Court.
The organisation is looking to
employ an office administrator
and registered nurses, as well as
housekeepers, casual caregivers
and kitchen assistants to work in
all three rest home centres.
YARD YAKKA: Search team Mark Allen with dog Coda, Ron Ealam with Seika and Dave Krehic with Stig, in Koziosco National Park.
Canterbury crew gets
By CATE BROUGHTON
DOG handlers involved in the search
for a missing Canadian man in
Australia s Kosiosco National Park
say their first international mission
was a good experience -- but sadly
failed to find the man.
The Canterbury search crew
included Ron Ealam from Oxford,
Dave Krehic from Sumner and Mark
Allen from Twizel.
They were contacted by the family
of Prabhdeep Srawn, who was repor-
ted missing from the park on May 13.
Mr Krehic said the team was flown
into the base camp, 7km from the
entrance to the park where the last
transmission from Mr Srawn s mobile
phone had been traced to.
The first day the team was search-
ing an area lower on the mountain in
dense bushland, however the terrain
was tough on the dogs, Mr Krehic
We were pretty much walking on
top of it because it was so dense and
that hampered the dogs paws.
The inside of the pads got
The following day the team moved
further up the mountain (2000m) into
more open, snow covered terrain.
On day three they were flown back
out as they had finished the tasks
asked of them.
Since their return to New Zealand,
the search has continued under the
supervision of a specialist from
During the mission the men made
contact with two Australian volun-
teers who were keen to train their
own search dogs, Mr Krehic said.
The only search dogs in Australia
are police dogs.
The team offered to provide train-
ing to the men in New Zealand in the
future, and hoped to help them once
they had set up their own search dog
Transporting the dogs to Australia
was complicated and expensive, nor-
mally taking at least one week and
costing more than $6000.
It was for this reason the team
appreciated the efforts by Qantas
freight and Pet Movers Christchurch,
which worked hard to get them there
in two days.
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