2 – OCTOBER 15 TO OCTOBER 28, 2014 NEWS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR EMAILONLINEPOST CLINICAL NURSE MANAGERS Longview Home (Tawa) & Woburn Home (Lower Hutt) Enliven Services provides aged residential services and home based support to older people in the lower half of the North Island. We believe older people should remain connected to their community and live stimulating and ful lling lives whatever their circumstances. If you value and respect older people and believe you can support older people to maintain their lifestyle we would love to talk to you. We are seeking two highly competent registered nurses to provide clinical leadership, management and support to clinical care sta with being respon- sible for managing clinical quality and risk. To be successful, you must: • Have a current annual practicing certi cate • Have experience in a clinical leadership role within aged care with the ability to provide sound operational and professional leadership skills • Lead and support culture change by coaching and mentoring clinical care sta Enliven is a not-for-pro t service specialising in the support of older people. To apply or for more information please contact: for the position at Longview • Olwyn Cunningham, Manager, on 04 2326842 or email: Olwyn.firstname.lastname@example.org for the position at Woburn • Bernadette Morriss, Acting Manager, on 04 569 6400 or email: Bernadette.email@example.com Or visit our website:www.psc.org.nz/jobs *Please indicate in your cover letter your preferred location. Only those with the legal right to work in New Zealand may apply. Closing Date – Monday, 20 October 2014. HUMAN RERSOURCES MANAGER Napier City Council is looking for an exceptional Human Resources Manager. This rare opportunity offers an exciting challenge for someone to lead HR for one of Napier’s largest employers. As a people person, you’ll have fantastic communication skills and a proven track record in HR.You will be a capable and highly organised individual who can help the Council manage all aspects of staff employment. This role is extremely varied and no day is the same. You’ll be at the front of all our recruitment, employment relations and staff training opportunities. Your knowledge of all aspects of HR policies and processes will enable you to advise senior managers and the Chief Executive on HR matters as required. You will be proactive in ensuring all the Council’s HR requirements are not only met, but also future-proofed. For a detailed job description go to: www.napier.govt.nz keyword “vacancies” Please apply with cover letter and CV, either on-line or to: Human Resource Ofcer Napier City Council Private Bag 6010 Napier 4142 Phone: (06) 833-9799 Fax: 06 835-7574 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.napier.govt.nz APPLICATIONS CLOSE 22nd October 2014 www.upperhuttcity.com Upper Hutt City Council Planning Policy Manager Full-time | permanent The City Planning team at Upper Hutt City Council seeks a passionate and self-driven planning professional with the necessary skills, experience and vision to deliver the high quality planning which is critical to successfully plan for the future of this attractive city. This is a strategic role involving leadership of the planning policy team and the timely delivery of an ambitious work programme to give effect to a number of high priority and highly visible projects. These projects include a Rural Strategy (which is currently in development), and review of our existing Urban Growth Strategy. You will have proven experience, including substantial skills, in District Plan policy work, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and project management abilities, together with the ability to lead and facilitate community consultation. Above all, you will possess the vision and strategic thinking necessary to effectively deliver the outcomes sought by the Urban Growth Strategy and to enhance the District Plan. We offer a competitive salary, a supportive environment for personal growth and development including training opportunities in a busy, friendly and engaging working environment. For further details or an informal chat about this exciting opportunity please contact Richard Harbord, Director, Planning and Regulatory Services on 04 527 2162. Applications close 4pm, 22 October 2014. To view a full job description and to apply, please visit our website www.upperhuttcity.com. Please direct all enquiries to email@example.com. All applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand and hold a current NZ work visa valid for at least 12 months. For appointments phone 478 0076 (Johnsonville Office) 3 Frankmoore Ave firstname.lastname@example.org Available to constituents. Tawa Sat 18th October Johnsonville Mon 20th October Johnsonville Sat 1st November Newlands Sat 8th November 15101409 Dear Editor Alzheimers Wellington would like to express our huge thanks to the community for support- ing our recent appeal. September was World Alzheimers month and throughout our region of Wellington, Porirua, Hutt Valley and Kapiti Coast over 400 collectors were out in force col- lecting on behalf of people affected by dementia. Thousands of people donated to make this year our biggest and most successful yet, we collected an amazing $40,815, an increase of over 30% on last year! These donations assist in our ability to keep offering vital services without charge. Clients tell us that we make a huge difference in their ability to cope with the challenges of a devastating disease. Until there is a medical breakthrough into treatment or prevention of Alzheimers and other dementias, people affected – including the family and friends supporting a person with dementia, need support, advice, advocacy and most impor- tantly information and an understanding of the journey. Your readers have helped many affected by dementia and we sincerely thank them. Thank you Janet Sykes, NZCiF Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator Alzheimers Wellington Contributing to this week’s paper: Susan Allen P: 237 3217 email@example.com Editorial Gerald Ponsford P: 237 3220 firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Frances King P: 237 3203 email@example.com Anne-Lizé O’Neill P: 237 3218 firstname.lastname@example.org Hemi Conroy P: 237 3210 email@example.com Tina McMahon P: 237 3204 firstname.lastname@example.org Operations Peter Hatten P: 237 3202 email@example.com Dallas Neilsen P: 237 3208 firstname.lastname@example.org Housing market activity steady and increasing In the Hutt Valley, listings have begun to increase with the arrival of Spring and the lead-up to the election did not deterred buyers. We spoke to local real estate agent John Ross of Professionals Lower Hutt to get a picture of what the housing market looks like currently. “The month leading up to the election was a very busy time with a lot more property selling than has sold leading up to past elections. “We had budgeted for lower volumes and were surprised to nd we were so busy. “The same has continued post-election with visitor numbers to open homes very high and sales volumes continuing to be strong.” According to the real estate medial release from Quotable Value Ltd, “home values in the Wellington region are still showing a slight downward trend, decreas- ing 0.9% over the past three months and values across the region as a whole are up 0.3% since September last year.” The report goes on to predict, as many real estate of ces assert “well- priced and well-presented homes are still selling well and the rst signs of spring and more daylight hours are likely to increase activity to the market.” Houses are selling within 30 days of being listed. Of these buyers, rst home buyers have dropped off sig- ni cantly. With median house prices around $460,000 and a 20% deposit require- ment due to the LVR, it is making it very dif cult for rst- home buyers to enter the market. However Ross encourages rst home buyers “to explore the ways and means of buying with a low deposit (and there are many options), and have seen buyers with as little as 5% deposits securing a rst property.” With more houses coming onto the market, buyers do have more choices whereas before it was certainly a seller dominated market with limited housing stock. Coming into summer the seller/buyer ratio is evening out. Real estate of ces expect the momentum to continue as we reach summer and peak real estate season.