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WHAREKAKA NEWS

July 8, 2013 July 2013, Regular Features Comments Off on WHAREKAKA NEWS

Wharekaka-newsWe have had a busy month at the rest home during June.  Lovely sounds of music have filtered through every corner of the facility.  A fabulous concert was enjoyed by everyone.  A special thank you to Vicki Jones, Dawn Proctor and our own Cherry Van Kranen for taking the time to come in and give us an enjoyable afternoon.

We were also fortunate to have a visit from the talented children of Pirinoa School.  They showed us their skills on the piano and Ukulele. … Continue Reading

Wharekaka Dining Room Expands

July 8, 2013 July 2013 Comments Off on Wharekaka Dining Room Expands

Wharekaka-dining-roomAn exciting new development is underway at Wharekaka, but one that few in the community will be aware of because of its location behind the main building.

The dining room at Wharekaka is undergoing a major expansion to give greater space and a more pleasant environment for residents’ mealtimes. The dining room itself will be about twice its original size, and a large outdoor deck is to be constructed beyond that. … Continue Reading

THE  ‘GREAT TORA COOK OFF’

July 8, 2013 July 2013 Comments Off on THE  ‘GREAT TORA COOK OFF’

2013-Cook-Off-(b)Tora’s Great Cook Off, held at Queen’s Birthday weekend, attracted a huge crowd and, with over 60 entries in the seven categories, plenty of great food. 

All the main ingredients of the entries had to be caught, killed or grown in and around the coast, and there were some very inventive recipes presented with lots of interest in the paua fritter, and seafood sections.  The under fourteen’s category drew plenty of entries with some very inventive recipes, and deserts being very popular. … Continue Reading

The equipment

July 8, 2013 July 2013 Comments Off on The equipment

The-equipmentIn the last issue’s item on the new rescue equipment purchased for the Martinborough St John Ambulance by Toast Martinborough we were rather remiss in not describing the actual use of each item. So to rectify this omission:

The main item in the photo is the Hartwell Combi Carrier. This is a spinal-board type carrier which can be used in cases where a stretcher can not access.

The equipment on the left of the photo is a strangely named KODE2 . A spinal immobilization devise used to support trapped patients in vehicles. It looks rather like a large corset. … Continue Reading