Accommodation – Ostelli Della Gioventu http://ostellidellagioventu.org/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 22:07:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ostellidellagioventu.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Accommodation – Ostelli Della Gioventu http://ostellidellagioventu.org/ 32 32 Alba by Kuruvita offers accommodation to attract new employees https://ostellidellagioventu.org/alba-by-kuruvita-offers-accommodation-to-attract-new-employees/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 22:07:36 +0000 https://ostellidellagioventu.org/alba-by-kuruvita-offers-accommodation-to-attract-new-employees/

Peter Kuruvita imagined a housing solution for the staff.

Noosa’s housing crisis has had a significant impact on a number of local industries including hospitality and the well-known hotel identity. Peter Kuruvita has found a solution that he believes will help attract and retain quality staff for his restaurant Alba.

Alba by Kuruvita at Parkridge Noosa received rave reviews earlier this year, but securing staff is an ongoing issue.

Peter decided to team up with Parkridge Noosa developer Alex Rigby and Rob McCready of Altum Property Group who developed Parkridge Noosa to offer accommodation as part of a job package with his restaurant.

Peter said: “Most of our current staff are locals so they have their accommodation needs sorted, but we are looking to attract new talent across the business, including appointing a Head of functions. So we had to get creative to provide a more attractive solution. »

“As you can imagine there are a lot of people wanting to move to Noosa and there are plenty of jobs around, but finding suitable accommodation is an ongoing problem. We believe this will give us a real point of difference and help us secure quality staff.

Altum Property Group director Alex Rigby said Parkridge Noosa recently won the UDIA Queensland 2022 award for the state’s best medium-density development and Alba was a strong asset for investors and residents.

“We are in a privileged position to be able to set aside several residences in our latest project, The Whitely on Noosa Eumundi Road, for Peter to use as part of an employment scheme for potential members of staff,” said he declared.

“As far as we know, this is a first for Noosa, where a private hospitality venue has offered accommodation to attract and retain staff. As a long-term local developer, we have seen the current impact of the housing shortage from a demand and supply perspective and are confident this will help Peter ensure that Alba Noosa can continue to grow and prosper.

“The Whitely Apartments will be completed in mid-2023, so we look forward to launching a wide network to attract the best possible talent,” said Alex.

To apply to Alba by Kuruvita, please email your CV to: gm@albanoosa.com.au

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MP for Kettering raises concerns over accommodation of asylum seekers at the Royal Hotel to Immigration Minister https://ostellidellagioventu.org/mp-for-kettering-raises-concerns-over-accommodation-of-asylum-seekers-at-the-royal-hotel-to-immigration-minister/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 07:16:14 +0000 https://ostellidellagioventu.org/mp-for-kettering-raises-concerns-over-accommodation-of-asylum-seekers-at-the-royal-hotel-to-immigration-minister/

Concerns over a proposal to house up to 150 asylum seekers at Kettering’s Royal Hotel have been raised with the UK Immigration Secretary.

Kettering MP Philip Hollobone (Con) spoke in the House of Commons on Wednesday November 16 and called the Home Office’s plan ‘shameful’.

He called for an urgent meeting with Minister Robert Jenrick (Con) and told him he couldn’t think of a worse place than the historic Market Place hotel, which once hosted Queen Victoria.

Philip Hollobone raised the proposal in Parliament.

Mr Hollobone told the House how the National Crime Agency had confirmed that Albanian organized crime gangs were transporting young men to the UK to operate cannabis farms, and then being transported to communities to ‘infiltrate the local crime scene ” after applying for asylum.

He said: “One such community is Kettering, where there is a shameful proposal to house potentially up to 150 single Albanian men in a 50-room hotel with no kitchen, right in the city centre.

“It’s the biggest night-time economy in North Northamptonshire, and it’s close to a family park. These young lads will be walking around in all sorts of trouble.

“I can’t think of a worse location for an asylum hostel. Will the Minister meet with me urgently so that I can explain to him why the proposal should not go ahead?

“From where I sit, at present Her Majesty’s Government are not protecting our coasts or my local community from an increase in imported crime.”

Mr Jenrick replied: “My hon. A friend raised some serious concerns and I would be more than happy to meet with him. He and I have already spoken, but a formal meeting would be an obvious next step.

A few days later, their request was rejected by the High Court, but because NNC also issued a temporary stop notice – alleging a breach of planning control – the asylum seekers cannot be transferred there without that the hotel does not risk a possible lawsuit.

It is not yet clear what will happen when the temporary shutdown notice expires in early December.

NNC leader Cllr Jason Smithers (Con) previously said: ‘North Northamptonshire Council takes its responsibility to asylum seekers very seriously. The council have already offered to have discussions with the Home Office to help identify suitable hotels in the area and we welcome any information they can provide that will enable us to locate suitable alternative accommodation.

“We do not believe that the Royal Hotel in Kettering is the appropriate place to accommodate asylum seekers for a number of reasons. We do not believe that the proposals have been properly considered to ensure the best possible welfare of the asylum seekers. asylum seekers and the local communities in which they are housed.

This month hundreds of refugees had to be moved from an immigration center in Manston, Kent, after fears it had become dangerously overcrowded.

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England Fans Qatar World Cup Hotels and Accommodation: Online Booking, Costs and Websites | Soccer | sport https://ostellidellagioventu.org/england-fans-qatar-world-cup-hotels-and-accommodation-online-booking-costs-and-websites-soccer-sport/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:35:00 +0000 https://ostellidellagioventu.org/england-fans-qatar-world-cup-hotels-and-accommodation-online-booking-costs-and-websites-soccer-sport/

England fans can still book hotels in Qatar for the World Cup despite limited availability in the small Middle Eastern nation. The remaining places are very expensive, particularly if you are looking for a fixed base for the whole group stage period, but the good news is that there are options for those who want to go out to cheer on Gareth Southgate’s men.

One of the most widespread concerns when Qatar won the right to host the World Cup was where everyone would stay. The country is the smallest to ever host football’s flagship tournament at around 100 miles north to south and 50 miles wide.

A wide variety of accommodation types have been made available for the event, ranging from traditional venues like hotels and apartments to more unusual cruise ships and pop-up container villages. Some tournament participants will even fly in from neighboring Middle Eastern countries just for the games as Qatar creaks under the weight of world football fans.

Luckily for those considering a spontaneous trip to support the Three Lions, there are still options available in Qatar. However, it’s not all good news, with any hosting having to come at a huge financial cost.

A bed is particularly difficult to find at the start of the tournament, those looking for a place to settle down for the whole group stage may find themselves very expensive. Al Khor villas in the north of the country are the cheapest you are likely to find, at a whopping £530 per night.

Luckily, there are savings to be made if you just go around and find the best deal based on availability. Barwa Barakat Al Janoub group residences south of Doha can be had for just £71 with more rooms on offer towards the end of the group stage and early knockout stages.

DO NOT MISS

Caravan City, located in Al Messila, also has variable availability during group stages for £96 per night. The best bet for any fan is to go straight to the Qatar accommodation booking portal and come up with a plan that works best with your own personal plans.

Costs don’t improve once you get to Qatar with the massive 40,000 capacity fan zone at Al Bidda Park in Doha charging £12 a beer and £8 a slice of pizza.

The tournament is expected to be hugely expensive for anyone who decides to attend, but the costs could be worth it if England end 56 years of injury and win the World Cup for the first time since 1966.

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Army families suing Department of Defense over substandard housing told to drop claims or have wages tied up | Department of Defense https://ostellidellagioventu.org/army-families-suing-department-of-defense-over-substandard-housing-told-to-drop-claims-or-have-wages-tied-up-department-of-defense/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 18:27:00 +0000 https://ostellidellagioventu.org/army-families-suing-department-of-defense-over-substandard-housing-told-to-drop-claims-or-have-wages-tied-up-department-of-defense/

Army families who sue the Department of Defense over poor housing are given “bullying” ultimatums to drop claims or face a pay cut to cover court costs.

Documents obtained by the Guardian suggest the threat of further financial hardship amid a deepening cost-of-living crisis is being exploited by government lawyers to prevent courts from considering compensation claims.

Hundreds of military families are reportedly seeking legal redress at a time when the Military Family Housing (SFA) system has been overwhelmed with complaints.

The Ministry of Defense did not appear to defend the legal claims already filed, on the grounds that the government failed to provide safe and well-maintained homes.

Government lawyers instead sent aggressive letters warning that unless the claims are dropped, the MoD will seek full costs in the event of a subsequent judgment in their favor.

The strategy has even been deployed where the county court has issued a “default” judgment in favor of the military family in cases where the Department of Defense has failed to defend a claim.

In correspondence seen by this newspaper, a senior government lawyer wrote: “The purpose of this letter is to make you an open offer that if you accept that the default judgment order be set aside and that you drop the claim in consent order process (a copy of a draft of which is attached), the MoD will not seek its legal costs from this process.

“If, however, you do not agree with this by the end of Wednesday September 14, 2022, we will issue the request and seek full legal costs from the MoD.”

In a letter to a second plaintiff, the same government attorney, acting for the Treasury Attorney, wrote: “If you disagree and expose us to the pain and expense of a claim disputed, we will seek the Ministry of Defense’s legal costs (which I have no doubt can be recovered by deduction from your salary). Please respond no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2022.”

When questioned, the lawyer behind the correspondence declined to comment.

A Ministry of Defense spokesman said: “These cases relate to property leased outside the UK. We will not comment further on this due to ongoing legal proceedings.

The revelations drew condemnation from all parties.

Shadow Defense Secretary John Healey said: “This is completely unacceptable. Ministers must cancel the Ministry of Defense’s legal dogs and drop these threats against the families of the forces.

“When service families have to go to court to get basic repairs done, it confirms deep shortcomings in service accommodation. Yet the ministers do not have a proper plan to solve the problems.

Mark Francois, a former Conservative Armed Forces Minister, said: ‘Ministers clearly need to step in urgently, to sort out this terrible mess.’

Tobias Ellwood, Tory Chairman of the Commons Defense Select Committee, said: ‘All service members and their families deserve quality housing.

“When they’re not on operations, that’s where the military spends their time and that’s where the family feels at home. Increasingly, it is the constraints and pressures on family life that tip the scales by forcing serving personnel to leave the military.

A whistleblower says the MoD is looking to ‘bully’ service personnel, but a growing number of service personnel are preparing to take legal action over the MoD’s failure to ensure that their houses were of a decent standard.

According to documents obtained by the Guardian, a military family, following a successful claim in County Court, obtained a High Court writ and sent bailiffs to the headquarters of the infrastructure organization of defense of the Ministry of Defense at Lichfield in Staffordshire.

A senior Ministry of Defense official asked the bailiff to leave without taking any possessions as payment because it “could make headlines”, according to a report on the October 4 incident.

Alfie Usher, a former paratrooper who now runs the claims management company Claims Bible, said he had received 400 expressions of interest in the past fortnight from service personnel interested in filing complaints against the department Defense, of which he expected 100 to meet a threshold for a claim.

He said: ‘They include cases of black mold and cases of asbestos have been reported. A guy who found asbestos in his kitchen, he was just told to stay away from the area. Heating is also important, especially with those who have children.

“A complaint is the only way: when it starts to cost them money, the MoD will start listening. It’s not earned, no fees, and worst case scenario when we make a claim, the MoD will come and fix it.

The condition of accommodation rented to military personnel and their families has long been of concern.

Under a 1996 deal brokered by then Defense Secretary Michael Portillo, around 57,000 such properties were sold to Annington Homes for £1.66billion. The company is now owned by Terra Firma, the private equity giant founded by billionaire Guy Hands.

As part of the deal, the government took a 200-year lease on the houses to continue to provide accommodation for service personnel. The MoD retained responsibility for repairs and maintenance.

Without being able to capitalize on the increase in property values, the Ministry of Defense is struggling to maintain the aging building stock.

Four years ago the National Audit Office found that rising house prices meant the government was between £2.2bn and £4.2bn worse off than it would have been if it had retained the real estate portfolio.

In September, the Ministry of Defense’s Defense Infrastructure Organization was forced to apologize for the ‘unacceptable’ service provided by three sub-contracting firms which were awarded £650million contracts to dealing with complaints, housing allocation and maintenance.

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Treatment of asylum seekers in UK must be in line with international law, says UN https://ostellidellagioventu.org/treatment-of-asylum-seekers-in-uk-must-be-in-line-with-international-law-says-un/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 18:53:43 +0000 https://ostellidellagioventu.org/treatment-of-asylum-seekers-in-uk-must-be-in-line-with-international-law-says-un/

The UK should ensure its ‘treatment of asylum seekers complies with international law’, members of the UN Human Rights Council have said.

They made the recommendation while highlighting plans to send migrants to Rwanda as they reviewed the UK’s human rights record on Thursday.

During the periodic review, a process that takes place every four years, the Netherlands said the government should “revoke parts of the migration economic development partnership that do not comply with the 1951 Convention on the refugees”.

New Zealand called on the UK to ensure that its “treatment of asylum seekers is consistent with its humanitarian responsibilities and commitments under international human rights law and international refugee law”.

Justice Minister Mike Freer, representing the UK at the Geneva session, said he was “absolutely committed to protecting human rights at home and abroad”, adding: “This commitment has not changed”.

The UK has a “long and proud tradition” of providing refuge for those fleeing persecution, he said, but the immigration and asylum system has been “under significant strain” over the past the past decade and continues to face “enormous” challenges.

It comes as the chief border and immigration inspector called on the government to ‘give some certainty’ to asylum seekers by speeding up approvals instead of putting them up in motels – saying that ‘whatever be the number of stars it can have”, temporary accommodation is “dark”.

David Neal, a retired Royal Military Police officer, called the current backlog of cases ‘inexcusably high’ and said it was ‘in everyone’s interests in this country’ to get emergency asylum housing people.

Writing in The Times, Mr Neal, who was appointed by Priti Patel when she was Home Secretary, acknowledged the Home Office was showing leadership in tackling the crisis, but the decision-making struggled to “strike a balance between more speed and quality”.

Low morale and unstable management within teams handling asylum seeker cases further undermined performance, he added.

“The reality of being housed in temporary accommodation, no matter how many stars it may have, is grim,” Mr Neal said.

“The negative impact on mental health as well as the waste of human capital is heartbreaking.

“As the numbers and costs increase daily, expediting decisions on asylum claims must be the medium-term goal of any government, giving hope to legitimate claimants and some level of certainty to tens of thousands of people stuck in limbo”.

Mr Neal called on the government to increase the productivity of approving asylum applications, adding that decision makers were currently averaging 1.3 approvals a week.

“It is in everyone’s interest in this country to give asylum seekers some certainty, to reduce the inexcusably high backlog of cases, to get people out of emergency asylum accommodation and to let them begin to rebuild their lives.

Mr Neal had previously told MPs that the conditions he faced at the Manston treatment center in Kent had left him “speechless”.



It is in everyone’s interest in this country to give asylum seekers some certainty… and let them begin to rebuild their lives.

David Neal, Chief Border Inspector

There were around 4,000 migrants in the facility at the time, more than double its capacity.

As of 8am on Wednesday, the government said the number of people at the facility had fallen to 1,147.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman is under increased pressure to fix the UK’s ‘broken’ asylum system, with the government currently spending £6.8m a day to house migrants in hotels – at an average cost of £150 per person per night.

Home Office figures released in August show asylum spending rose to £2.1billion in 2021-22 – the highest on record.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he and the home secretary were working ‘day and night’ to end the ‘unacceptable increase in Channel crossings’ as he continued to face questions about his nomination.

Ms Braverman has been criticized by some opposition MPs for inflaming the situation after saying the government was committed to ‘stopping the invasion on our south coast’.

Almost 40,000 migrants have arrived in the UK after crossing the English Channel so far this year. But there have been no crossings yet in November in bad weather, leaving the provisional total for 2022 so far at 39,913.

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The Rawtenstall community comes together to help a homeless man find sheltered housing https://ostellidellagioventu.org/the-rawtenstall-community-comes-together-to-help-a-homeless-man-find-sheltered-housing/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://ostellidellagioventu.org/the-rawtenstall-community-comes-together-to-help-a-homeless-man-find-sheltered-housing/ A caring member of the Rawtenstall community helped find sheltered accommodation for a homeless man to keep him warm this winter.

Last week Rachael Jackson stopped by to speak to a homeless man sleeping under Mannings Bakery on Kay Street, Rawtenstall.

She found that Dave, who asked that his last name not be mentioned, suffered from alcohol addiction and had also been hospitalized and discharged from hospital due to hypothermia, and had only the clothes on the back.

Kay Street Baptist is one of many churches in the Valley that provide safe, warm and welcoming spaces for all kinds of people each week.

Dave is a regular at the weekly community meal called “Shine” and the “Hope Cafe” on Tuesday mornings.

The call to help Dave on Facebook last week was made by Rachael who comes to Shine.

She said: “Items were donated in the form of tents, sleeping bags, quilts, jackets, fleeces, clothes, shoes, food and drink.”

Over 100 people commented offering their help and anything they could give Dave.

A nurse from Rochdale, Viv Murphy, went to visit Dave and provided him with clothes and warm food.

She said: “He has cool, warm socks, a dry coat and new boots.

“He’s had breakfast and coffee and has a hot lunch. I’m coming home tonight with coffee and a hot water bottle.

“He says he feels safe where he is but I disagree, he needs a room.”

Just three days after Viv visited Dave and appealed to find him a place to live, Rachael shared a positive update.

On Friday, November 4, she said: “He is now in sheltered accommodation for a minimum of 12 weeks. Will also help with his alcohol abuse.

“It’s now up to Dave to accomplish this, to get better and want a better life. Thank you for all the support, help and kind donations from everyone. I will keep everyone updated on the progress of Dave.”

Rachael and other locals have spent the past week visiting Dave to make sure he has enough to eat and drink.

Speaking on the positive power of social media, Rachael said: “Through posting a message on Facebook, awareness of Dave’s situation has been much more widely known.

“The community was already helping him, but it just wasn’t enough at the time. But with this post, the community came together to provide this man with warm clothes, food and a safer, warmer sleeping space, which has allowed him to now be in sheltered accommodation.

“Community spirit has given this man a lifeline to a happier, healthier life. The local community has been very generous in their donations, and I can honestly say that I am proud to live in this small town.

Jonny Hirst, Minister of Kay Street Baptist said: ‘Since then I have met people from other local churches and businesses who have all offered help, provisions and support to this gentleman.

“A week ago he was in bad shape, but in the days after he returned to the streets, he was provided with warmer clothes, sleeping bags, water bottles and a tent by locals and others. who responded on Facebook, which may have just saved his life.

“At the end of last week, with the help of the community, he found emergency accommodation through a charity.

“I am grateful and encouraged by the number of people who have mobilized to support this gentleman.

“But we know he is one of many in desperate circumstances, whom we support in various ways through meals and food hampers, sharing company, listening ears, giving debt advice through the CAP charity and by reporting to other professional agencies, as well as sharing words of hope and encouragement.

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5 places you can sleep in a cave in South Africa – including a luxury honeymoon suite https://ostellidellagioventu.org/5-places-you-can-sleep-in-a-cave-in-south-africa-including-a-luxury-honeymoon-suite/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 06:56:57 +0000 https://ostellidellagioventu.org/5-places-you-can-sleep-in-a-cave-in-south-africa-including-a-luxury-honeymoon-suite/

Luxury chalet Donkieskraal.

  • Get in touch with your inner Neanderthal with a vacation in a luxury cave dwelling.
  • Cave accommodation these days has all the modern elements while offering breathtaking views.
  • There are several interesting cave stays in South Africa – we’ve looked at five of them.
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Cave dwelling is becoming more and more popular all over the world as accommodation companies turn to alternative forms of accommodation. And these offer more than just a place to roll out your sleeping bag on cold, hard rock in the dark.

In reality, cave stays vary and can offer the same luxury as a hotel. They were created with great respect for their environment. This is to ensure that the new establishment does not detract from the natural elements of a cave.

Cave accommodations offer moderate temperatures, cool in summer and a bit warm in winter. This means that heating and cooling aids are rarely needed.

Here are five interesting cave accommodations you can stay in locally.

Donkieskraal Lodge – Western Cape

Donkieskraal, a two and a half hour drive from Cape Town, offers a quick escape from the city’s usual daily routine.

Guests can choose between luxury cabins and safari tents, with the former offering a cave-dwelling experience.

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Luxury chalet Donkieskraal.

Lodge Donkieskraal (instgram)

Donkieskraal lodge room (Instagram)

Luxury chalets, which blend into the surrounding sandstone formations of the mountain, cost between R1,200 and 1,950.

They have a shower, bath and toilet. The honeymoon suite has a jet/bubble bath. In addition to accommodating two adults, arrangements can be made for a mattress for two children under the age of three. Safari tents can accommodate up to four people.

Bathroom at Donkieskraal lodge (Instagram)

Bathroom at Donkieskraal lodge (Instagram)

Kagga Kamma – Western Cape

Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve is in the Cederberg in the Western Cape, an area once occupied by the Khoi and San peoples. The lodge offers guests a standard, premium and honeymoon cave experience, with prices ranging from R1,358 to R1,881.

Standard Cave Suite (Kagga Kamma)

Standard Cave Suite (Kagga Kamma)

Standard Cave Suite (Kagga Kamma)

Standard Cave Suite (Kagga Kamma)

The standard cave suite, positioned against the staggering rock formations with picture perfect views, has a double bed, an open plan bathroom with shower, air conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities. Prices start from R1,358 per person sharing per night.

The premium cave suite costs R1,683 per person per night, while the honeymoon cave suite starts from R1,881 per person per night.

Honeymoon Cave Suite (Kagga Kamma)

Honeymoon Cave Suite (Kagga Kamma)

Honeymoon Suite (Kagga Kamma)

Honeymoon Suite (Kagga Kamma)

Maakedaat Cave – Baviaanskloof Eastern Cape

Makkedaat Caves, located in Baviaanskloof in the Eastern Cape, offers cave accommodation surrounded by wood and rock. It houses eight people and has running water and an outdoor hot shower fed by a gas geyser. It also has a flush toilet with a pleasant view.

There is a small kitchen equipped with a gas cooker and a sink.

The suite costs R285 for adults per night and R250 for university students.

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Makkedaat Cave Suite (Makkedaat baviansklook)

Makkedaat bavianskloof cave

Dining room (Makkedaat bavianskloof cave)

Bedroo (Makkedaat cave)

Bedroom in Makkedaat Cave.

Groups of 10 people can book the Van Terrebert two-storey cave house. The upper floor offers three separate bedrooms and a wooden veranda overlooking the valley.

Two-storey Terrebert van

Two-story Van Terrebert cave (Makkedaat site)

Van Terrebert bedroom (Makkedaat site)

Van Terrebert bedroom (Makkedaat site)

The lower floor features an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area for indoor lounging during the day and provides additional sleeping space. The lodge charges R310 per adult per night and R250 for university students.

Van Terrebert kitchen (Makkedaat site)

Van Terrebert kitchen (Makkedaat site)

Van Terrebert bathroom (Makkedaat site)

Van Terrebert bathroom (Makkedaat site)

Antbear Eco Lodge

Antbear Eco Lodge in the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, is built under a rock. The cave accommodation, with a glass door that opens onto a wooden deck, offers a living room with a fireplace, a king-size double bed, a jacuzzi spa bath and a rock show.

Luxury Cave Deck (Airbnb).

Luxury Cave Deck (Airbnb).

Drakensberg Luxury Cave (Airbnb).

Drakensberg Luxury Cave (Airbnb).

The unit, with a breathtaking view, costs R4,000 per night on Airbnb.

Deluxe Cave Room (Airbnb)

Deluxe Cave Room (Airbnb)

Weskus Grotjie – Western Cape

Weskus Grotjie is a cave accommodation built into a rock formation on Steenbokfontein Farm in the Western Cape.

Weskus Grotjie (Lekke slaap)

Weskus Grotjie (Lekke slaap)

Located just five miles from the town of Lambert’s Bay, the accommodation offers a lovely retreat for those looking to escape the noise of the city.

The open-plan unit has a bedroom area with a queen-size bed, private bathroom, kitchen and small dining area. From the bathroom you can enjoy a beautiful view of the farm and the ocean in the distance.

Sleeping area with queen bed (Lekke slaap)

Sleeping area with queen bed (Lekke slaap)

Kitchenette (Lekke slaap)

Kitchenette (Lekke slaap)

View from the cave (Lekke Slaap)

View from the cave (Lekke Slaap)

With no TV or phone signal, staying in the cave gives guests the opportunity to enjoy the sound of waves, birds, tame sheep and fresh air.

The unit is suitable for people of all ages and the rates are R1050 per night.

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Hastings council disagrees with iwi over accommodation plan to keep whānau out of jails https://ostellidellagioventu.org/hastings-council-disagrees-with-iwi-over-accommodation-plan-to-keep-whanau-out-of-jails/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 23:28:28 +0000 https://ostellidellagioventu.org/hastings-council-disagrees-with-iwi-over-accommodation-plan-to-keep-whanau-out-of-jails/ JB Heperi-Smith, Vice President of Ngāti Kahungunu, Bayden Barber, President, Jean Te Huia, Managing Director of Choices Kahungunu Health Services, and Aayden Clarke, CEO of K3 Kahungunu Property. Photo: RNZ/Tom Kitchin

By Tom Kitchin, RNZ

Iwi in Hastings wants to transform a fruit packers’ pavilion on the police grounds into a groundbreaking space to keep whānau out of prisons.

But they are struggling to gain support from the local council because they support new property developments.

Omahu Rd is a busy thoroughfare that runs through Hastings near the Hawke’s Bay Freeway – the main road into Napier – and is home to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

It’s also home to the ‘Fruitpackers Lodge’, a quiet space that has been a home for hundreds of successful seasonal workers since it opened in 2009.

Ownership has recently changed hands – it is now owned by the police, who have been working with iwi on a housing development which they hope will be a game-changer for whānau which is battling the justice system.

The idea is for the hundreds of rooms to become places where providers can provide direct support to those who have been arrested or charged by the police.

There would be Maori kaupapa services such as health, budgeting, support for māmā and pēpi and pathways for them to find employment and avoid prison.

Choices Kahungunu Health Services chief executive and midwife Jean Te Huia said the idea was “to stop the cyclical movement of our children through state care, through the justice system and into jail”.

Ngahiwi Tomoana is the former president of the local iwi Ngāti Kahungunu and has worked closely with Deputy Commissioner of Police for iwi and communities, Wally Haumaha, on the same strategy – although Tomoana said this is not was not their idea.

“We just took the vision of the Pita Sharples, the Rose Peres and the Tom Hemopos and the Moana Jacksons who said we had to deinstitutionalize prisons and we had to bring our people into the community.”

Te Huia said the emphasis was on people living in the town, not near the prison, which was on a rural site near Bridge Pā, west of Hastings.

“You need to be where the facilities are available to them, rather than hiding them in a remote rural area where there is no support.”

Ngāti Kahungunu Vice President JB Heperi-Smith said it was to keep people out of jail.

“If I were to hold on to a proverb: ‘te piko o te mahuri, tērā te tipu o te rākau’. So if we do this, what this proverb tells us is that we must provide a loving environment and caring that supports our whānau in terms of future opportunities and if we don’t we go back to the same old same old.”

However, Tomoana said Hastings District Council is “looking askance” at the idea.

“I think they’re a bit nervous about it being right in the middle of town, but if it’s not right in the middle of town it won’t work, might as well keep them in jail. That must be in the community they came from.”

The land is backed by new homes and building sites, which developers promote as ‘desirable’, ‘premium’ and ‘a safe community for families’.

Ngāti Kahungunu’s current chairman, Bayden Barber, hoped that the iwi’s ideas would change the council’s mind.

“Council has reservations about the proximity of some new developments on the road there, but I think it’s a matter of relationships, it’s about sitting down with council. If council were to hear the vision that Jean and Ngahiwi have articulated, I think it’s pretty easy to get on board.”

In a statement, Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst said the land was zoned for residential housing.

“Any form of remand/custody accommodation is provided on land which has been designated for this purpose in other parts of Hastings. People have made investment choices based on land zoning which has been undertaken – any development occurring on residential zoned land should be Residential.”

Anna Lorck, the local Tukituki MP, shared a similar view.

“The location is prime residential land and given that Hawke’s Bay and Hastings have a housing shortage I have always felt that when we have residential land in Hastings we should build houses there.”

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Sauchiehall Street student accommodation plans presented https://ostellidellagioventu.org/sauchiehall-street-student-accommodation-plans-presented/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 10:40:26 +0000 https://ostellidellagioventu.org/sauchiehall-street-student-accommodation-plans-presented/

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Plans for the redevelopment of the former Marks & Spencer store on Sauchiehall Street have been presented for consultation.

The developers have announced that a public consultation event will take place this week on their proposals for student accommodation, and potentially other residential accommodation, for around 500 residents with alternative businesses reinstated on the ground floor.

The plans come amid a widespread shortage of student accommodation in the city, with recent reports that some students are being asked to postpone their studies due to a lack of suitable accommodation.

An overview of the city’s purpose-built student accommodation market revealed that the city only has purpose-built accommodation for 27% of the approximately 70,000 students studying in Glasgow, forcing some students to continue living at home or to turn to the very competitive private sector. leased area.

The in-person event is part of a 12-week consultation period on the proposals, with a Proposed Notice of Nomination (PoAN) having been submitted to Glasgow City Council.

Members of the public are free to attend the consultation at the city’s CitizenM Hotel on Wednesday, November 2, giving them the opportunity to view the proposals in more detail and leave comments to shape the plans.

Mixed-use proposals would see retail brought back to the ground floor to help improve the street-level environment in Sauchiehall Street, while the recreation of the former Wellington Arcade will provide a publicly accessible connection between Sauchiehall Street and Renfrew Street.

The development is proposed by residential and student accommodation developer and operator Fusion Students.

Ben Henry, Acquisitions Manager at Fusion Students, said: “There is clearly a student accommodation crisis in Glasgow at the moment with only 27% of the city’s student population able to access student accommodation built in this effect and these proposals would help solve this problem. miss to win.

“Our proposals would help fill this substantial shortfall by providing quality accommodation for the city’s growing student population, within walking distance of Glasgow School of Art and Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian Universities.

“Sauchiehall Street is synonymous with Glasgow and these proposals have been designed to provide a range of active uses that will contribute to the long-term vibrancy of one of the city’s main thoroughfares.

“We look forward to meeting those interested in our ambitious plans for this iconic Glasgow site at our next consultation event.

“We are committed to listening and engaging with members of the public as we move towards submitting an official planning application. I urge anyone interested in the proposals to attend our in-person event on Wednesday, November 2. Members of our project team will be on hand to discuss the proposals with the local community and to answer any questions they may have.

“We look forward to continuing to engage with the public and to hear feedback on our proposals, which will help shape our future plans.”

More information can be found on the website dedicated to the project. The consultation event at the CitizenM Hotel is held between 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

It is expected that a planning application will be submitted to Glasgow City Council in early 2023.

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Royal Ascot and Cheltenham 2023: tickets and accommodation offer https://ostellidellagioventu.org/royal-ascot-and-cheltenham-2023-tickets-and-accommodation-offer/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://ostellidellagioventu.org/royal-ascot-and-cheltenham-2023-tickets-and-accommodation-offer/ Cheltenham and Royal Ascot are highlights of the Racing calendar and with these exclusive packages you can do them in style.

Racing Breaks has two great deals that will get you tickets, 4-star hotel accommodations among other tempting treats.

Whether you want to watch world-class racing on the Cheltenham course or want to dress to impress at Royal Ascot, here’s everything you need to know about packages.

When is Cheltenham Festival 2023?

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The culmination of the racing schedule will take place over four extraordinary racing days.

Some of the best horses, jockeys and trainers will compete in 14 freshman races across four seven-race maps.

250,000 people descend on the beautiful Cotswold hills when the festival begins on Tuesday 14th March.

The four-day affair, known as “The Greatest Show on Turf”, will conclude on Friday, March 17, 2023.

Cheltenham Festival of Racing Breaks Package

Now that you’ve marked the date in your calendar, there’s only one way to do Cheltenham – and it’s all out.

All you need to do is initially pay a small deposit of £50 per person to secure your ticket, with the rest to be paid later.

Save yourself the stress of booking everything individually and beat the crowds vying for the best deals on tickets, accommodation, and transportation by booking in one convenient place.

The Racing Break travel agency offers an exceptional all-in-one offer with everything you could need at one price.

The complete Racing Break package for the Cheltenham Festival includes:

  • One night accommodation in a choice of four star hotels
  • Breakfast every morning
  • Return transfers to Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Cheltenham Festival tickets
  • Exclusive access to the Cheltenham Festival preview with Nicky Henderson

Race fans can also upgrade their package, including upgrades to Tattersalls or Club Enclosures, plus additional nights and race days.

Book now for just £199 pp by calling 0800 193 6646 and quoting code NICKY.

For more information or to get your exclusive package, you can also visit the Racing Breaks website.

When is Royal Ascot 2023?

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Often described as the pinnacle of fashion and the social calendar, Royal Ascot combines tradition and innovation in the wonderful world of racing.

300,000 people are expected to flock to historic Berkshire Racecourse in June 2023 for five days of the finest horse racing.

The highly anticipated event will take place from Tuesday June 20 to Saturday June 24, 2023.

Racing Breaks Royal Ascot Package

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Lose yourself in the spectacle that is Royal Ascot, which has long been revered as one of the best horse racing venues in the world.

From the arrival of the Royal Procession to the communal caroling around the Ascot Bandstand, Royal Ascot promises five days of entertainment you won’t want to miss.

With an initial deposit of £25 per person, you can experience Berkshire Racecourse in all its glory.

The complete Racing Break package for Royal Ascot includes:

  • One night’s accommodation in a choice of four-star hotels, including breakfast
  • A welcome drink on arrival
  • Royal Ascot Tickets
  • Return coach transfers from hotel to racecourse
  • Exclusive access to Royal Ascot Preview with Frankie Dettori

Similar to the Cheltenham offer, you can upgrade your race tickets as well as boost your package with additional nights and race days.

Book now for just £149 pp by calling 0800 193 6646 or using the local newspaper’s exclusive offer code: FRANKIESSPECIAL via the Racing Breaks website.

For more information or to get your exclusive package, visit the Racing Breaks website.

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