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By ZARYD WILSON
A new work roster will see staff at
Edale Resthome take a cut in hours
but no jobs will be lost.
The changes come as Edale Rest
Home Trust Board takes steps to
combat its financial struggles.
Chairwoman of the Marketing
and Promotion Committee Gill
Burne said the board acknowledged
the input of staff members and the
Service and Food Workers Union in
coming to an agreement.
Mrs Burne said all staff would
lose hours but all parties were rela-
tively happy with the outcome.
Everybody from management to
care staff to gardeners (will lose
hours), she said.
She could not say how many
hours had been cut.
The Marton facility has also
appointed Jean Erbacher as the new
Edale was previously run by a
nurse-manager but the board
decided to separate the manage-
ment and nursing roles.
Mrs Erbacher, the trust board
secretary for 15 years, will take up
a management role, while another
registered nurse will be appointed.
Mrs Burne said the changes
would not affect the levels of care
This has gone through the dis-
trict health board and we are meet-
ing all their standards, she said.
In April, the trust asked the
Rangitikei District Council and
other community groups for
donations as they were facing
At the time it was reported that
the financial problems to due to
being grossly overstaffed and
there were fears the home would
Mrs Burne said the changes to
work hours would help to rectify
We have every hope that it will
By ZARYD WILSON
Lake enhancers aim for more activities at Dudding
Improvements: Bruce Gordon of Dudding
Lake Limited says work at Duddings Lake
will improve the site for users.
Dudding Lake is to get an
overhaul almost two years
since it was put into com-
A communal building, lakeside
walkway and perimeter fencing are
improvements planned by the site s
operator Dudding Lake Limited.
Director Bruce Gordon has pur-
chased the Rongotea Bowling Club
building, which he has donated to
the lake. The building, which cost
$15,000, will be used as a communal
area for lake users.
It will be shifted on to the site in
the next few weeks, with the
Marton Lions Club picking up the
$14,000 tab for the move.
Mr Gordon said the site pre-
viously had little indoor communal
What we want to do is enhance
Dudding Lake, he said.
We d really like to get a lot more
activity going on out there.
The trust has also received a
$4000 grant from Horizons Regional
Council to go towards the $10,000
cost of building the fence.
Mr Gordon said they were seeking
sponsorship for the work, which
would likely begin next summer.
He said the additions would be
two-pronged, adding to the amenity
value of the site, while the fencing
would help biosecurity by reducing
stock contamination of the lake.
People will be able to come out
here and go for an evening stroll
around the lake, Mr Gordon said.
This is a long term project.
The use of Dudding Lake is going
from strength to strength.
Mr Gordon said the company was
keen to prove its credentials.
By putting the money up we re
showing our commitment, he said.
Rangitikei Mayor Chalky Leary
said the company were doing a good
job and any improvements would be
He did, however, point out that it
was still costing ratepayers money.
It s what people wanted and it s
working well enough, he said.
In 2010, following months of
controversy surrounding its future,
the Rangitikei District Council
handed over the lake to Dudding
The company, formed by four
Marton Lions Club members, man-
age the lake at a cost of $17,500 a
year to Rangitikei District rate-
The lake, located on State High-
way 3, north of Bulls, was gifted to
the people of Marton by J B S Dud-
ding in 1964.
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