Kapiti Observer : June 30th 2011
10 THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011 C howcasing amazing images captured by our local photographers S 27TH JUNE -- 10TH JULY Lee Frampton Carl Lea Ph 04 902 9899 State Highway 1, Paraparaumu coastlands.co.nz Gerald Wilson oastlands Photography Exhibition Rob Scotcher Janie Walker Joanna Piatek Being green: Dancers from the Judith Fuge Dance School entertain at Coastlands during Sunday's aquatic centre Splash Out. Good result for aquatic centre Final bid: Auctioneer Wayne Sutton ramps up the action. Super model: Ron Prockter, centre, explains the model of the new Kapiti Aquatic Centre to members of the public. The funding for the Kapiti Aquatic Centre received another boost on Sunday with the sale of tiles and an art auction at Coastlands raising $2900. After entertainment provided by Harriette the Clown and dancers from the Judith Fuge Dance School, Harcourts auctioneer Wayne Sutton revved up the crowd and urged them to spend a total of $1100 on art works. In two hours there was a rush of sales on tiles for the aquatic centre mosaic, raising $1800. That took the total money raised by selling tiles to more than $8000, said volunteer fundraiser Michelle Laurenson. Members of the public were also able to see an up-to-date model of the aquatic centre, created by the council s model maker Ron Prockter, and to talk with him about aspects of the pool s design. Trust member Diane Ammundsen said there was now real impetus behind raising money for the pool complex because people could see the earthworks underway and see what an asset it will be for the community. Labour pledges paid aged-care training Launch: Labour aged care spokes- woman Steve Chadwick speaks at the launch of the Fair Share for Aged Care campaign in Kapiti on Tuesday night. By JOEL MAXWELL CONTINUED Page 11 Labour would set up govern- ment-funded training for all aged care staff by 2013 as part of its election policy, aged care spokeswoman Steve Chadwick revealed in Kapiti this week. Ms Chadwick revealed aspects of the unreleased policy at the launch of the Fair Share for Aged Care union campaign on Tuesday. Speaking at the Kapiti Com- munity Centre, she said the pro- gramme, replacing ad-hoc indus- try training, would need to be costed in a Labour government s first year. Any family member needs to feel confident that whoever s looking after their mother has a qualification or is working towards a qualification, she said. Labour would also establish legal minimum staffing levels in all aged care facilities, including those run by private providers. Ms Chadwick said currently private providers did not have legal regulations on staffing levels to gain government funding for residents. She could not give a timeline for regulatory changes, saying legal requirements would increase costs, but said Labour would start the journey towards creating the laws if in government. Ms Chadwick said Labour would also introduce pay parity between lower-paid private aged care workers and those in the public sector -- bridging a current gap of about $5 per hour.
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