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Upper Hutt Leader : May 18th 2011
19 UPPER HUTT LEADER, MAY 18, 2011 NEWS We specialise in accountancy, tax and business advisory services. 6th Floor - CBD Towers, 84-90 Main St, Upper Hutt PO Box 40 017, Upper Hutt Ph: (04) 528 3739 Fax: (04) 328 3737 email:email@example.com www.laurenson.co.nz 2596921BE 2137523CN For all your domestic, commercial, rental property, electrical needs & heat pump installations Serving Upper Hutt for over 30 years small jobs our speciality Main Street, Upper Hutt Drop off all small appliance repairs to: phone 04 528 2195 email firstname.lastname@example.org web www.uhelectrical.co.nz Blossoming railway enthuses historian History tracked down: Author David Parsons has captured the Wellington commuter story in his new book. Wellington s suburban railway system has frequently been front-page (and often unfavour- able) news. Ageing rolling stock coupled with an ageing and failing infra- structure have cost commuters dearly in time and frustration over recent years. The past months have seen tangible investment by Greater Wellington Regional Council into both infrastructure and new units. Commuter and long-time rail devotee David Parsons from Tawa, has published a book about Wellington s railway. Inspired to capture Welling- ton s first major investment in the system in over 30 years, Mr Parsons set about detailing the changes. His book Wellington's Railways: Colonial Steam to Matangi starts in the middle of the 19th century, a time when the city leaders envisaged the need for a reliable transport system. He covers the growth of that system in the 20th century, through to its peak in the 1950s and 1960s, followed by the grad- ual decline hastened by minimal investment from the administrations of that period. However, spiralling fuel prices pushing motorists onto the suburban system in droves, and the subsequent reinvest- ment by GWRC into the sub- urban rail network is seeing a renaissance of the suburban railway, he says. The system has not only survived but is beginning to blossom. The huge popularity of the Waikanae extension and very favourable comments on the new Matangi units will be building blocks in seeing the Wellington suburban system patronage rapidly grow over the coming years, says Mr Parsons. But let s not forget the past. Wellington has a rich railway heritage. In Wellington's Railways: Colonial Steam to Matangi I have attempted to chronicle this history and cap- ture the modern image. The book has been published by the New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society. The book is available from Paper Plus in The Mall, Upper Hutt, Silver Stream Rail, New World at Wellington Station, Capital Books in Featherston St and Mack s Track at Plimmerton Station. RRP $57.50. Has your expensive glazing been etched or damaged by Taggers and Vandals ?? Do you want to prevent it from happening again ?? You don't need to resort to costly replacement, wavy and distorted polished glass, or having to put up with it any longer. GlassproTM can save you $$$ by recovering and protecting your shop fronts and offices. WHAT IS GLASSPROTM ANTI GRAFFITI & SAFETY FILM? GLASSPROTM Is an optically clear, sacrificial protective layer that protects glass from permanent and expensive damage. Glassproº can also recover the effects of existing etching and damage and...... • Increases the tensile strength of glass; • Holds broken glass together; • Protects from scratching & gouging; • Blocks heat, glare, and 99% of damaging UV rays. GLASSPROTM Lower North Island Ltd is based in Upper Hutt and is part of a nationwide network of professional film applicators, providing a cost effective solution against glass damage & breakage. Our products comply with internationally recognised Standards and GlassproTM is an approved member of the Window Film Association of Australia & New Zealand. For more information or a no obligation free quote contact Don Wood on 0800 GLS PRO or 027 244 5967 www.glasspro.co.nz Iusvgtʼ Vxuãrk Ukorng. rggn kv qhh 3737193
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