Last Friday 20/11, my Mum who lives in Waikanae had a medical event that required urgent medical attention. I called 111 and asked for an Ambulance at 11:11pm and spoke to the responder on the phone who assessed Mum’s symptoms and decided she needed an Ambulance to transport her from Waikanae to Wellington Hospital. Over the next hour I was on/off the phone and received text messages from the Ambulance service . I was advised several times that there was no Ambulance available to attend to my Mum but if her condition deteriorated please call 111 again. After speaking to the Ambulance service last at 12:04am I made the decision to drive my Mum into Wellington Regional Hospital via private vehicle so that she could receive the treatment she required. We arrived at Wellington Hospital just before 1:00am, nearly 2hrs after I initially called for assistance. Thank goodness my Mum’s condition didn’t deteriorate to the detriment of her health.
Has anyone else had similar experiences with being unable to have access to the Ambulance Service on the Kapiti Coast?
It seems that there are not enough Ambulances available to accommodate both Wellington and the Kapiti Coast. I wonder whether our newly elected Labour Candidate for the Otaki Electorate is aware of this situation.
Any feedback and thoughts would be useful please.
Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.
We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.
ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!
Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
Join us for our first of three Acoustic in the Park events.
Saturday 13 February
Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach
Bring your friends and family down to Maclean Park for a relaxing summer's evening enjoying chilled-out music from local musicians Ryan Edwards and Jo Jenkins.
This is a alcohol-and smoke-free event, brought to you by Zeal and Kapiti Coast District Council with support from Mike and Audra - Voyle and Co.
Other Acoustic in the Park nights
Saturday 27 February - Queen Fox Trio
Saturday 13 March - Andrew London Duo