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Upper Hutt Leader : May 25th 2011
3 UPPER HUTT LEADER, MAY 25, 2011 NEWS Fast Approval CASH NOW 245 High Street 24 Queen Street Lower Hutt Wainuiomata Phone: 566 0989 Phone: 564 1596 *All Loans Subject to Normal Lending Criteria Loans for all reasons ADELPHI FINANCE LTD The Established Company HN105346/wh Amounts $500 to $5000 Providing Cash Solutions 40 Years of Financial Service Dressing Gowns by Citta 2 Geange Street, Upper Hutt. Ph 527 9858 OPEN 7 DAYS 3749181AA Enrolment packs are on their way Every registered voter will be sent an enrolment pack next week, in the start of the leadup to Novem- ber s general election. One of the country s biggest single mailouts, the almost three million enrolment update packs are the start of a major campaign to make sure all eligible New Zea- landers have the chance to vote in November s election. There will be 43,519 packs sent to Rimutaka electorate voters. To vote in this year s election, the first step is making sure you re correctly enrolled, said Murray Wicks, national manager of the Electoral Enrolment Centre. The enrolment update packs being sent out this week are your chance to check your details, make any changes that need to be made, and find out more information about the election and referendum [on the type of voting system]. A particular concern this year is for the thousands of Christchurch residents displaced by the recent earthquakes. There will be specific informa- tion for Christchurch residents in their enrolment update packs, Mr Wicks said. If you ve had your mail redirected to where you are cur- rently staying, your enrolment update pack will be sent there. If you don t receive your update pack, you can find all the information you need on the elections website elections.org.nz, or by calling 0800 36 76 56. People who have not received their enrolment update pack by Thursday, June 2, will need to enrol. Enrolling is easy. People can enrol or update their details online at elections.org.nz. Enrolment forms are also available by free-texting your name and address to 3676, calling freephone 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 3676 5669) or at any Post- Shop. The start of the enrolment drive signals the countdown to election day has officially started, Mr Wicks said. We can t say it strongly enough -- the only way to vote in this year s general election and refer- endum is to be enrolled, so get ready for it now. Down the hatch: Sausage Scoff champion Dioni Fifita ate 22 sausages in an hour. Photo: RICK CLAPHAM Man breaks sausage record By JIMMY NESS Upper Hutt s fastest sausage eater has been crowned. Dioni Fifita, 32, won Saturday s annual Export Meats Sausage Scoff. He ate 22 sausages with bread and sauce in an hour. Mr Fifita broke last year s record of 17 sausages and said he had a few secrets to winning the contest. I basically had no breakfast beforehand. I was starving. I found it easier to chew the sausages properly. All I had to do is make sure I put the sauce on top of the bread, in case they are hot. Mr Fifita was awarded a $100 Export Meats voucher for first prize. He said he felt a bit sick after the competition and is usually not a big eater. Upper Hutt Export Meats owner Steve Bailey said about 20 people entered the contest. It was a really awesome day. The public loved it. They raised about $300 for the Kids Can Stand Tall charity and may plan another competition in Wainuiomata. Mr Fifita said he would be back next year to defend his title. School gets SunSmart nod By JIMMY NESS Mangaroa School is teaching its students to protect their health and fight skin cancer. They became SunSmart accredited by the Cancer Society last Friday. The school had to meet sev- eral criteria to achieve accreditation. This includes ensuring all students wear a broad brimmed hat, develop- ing a sun protection policy and incorporating SunSmart into the teaching curriculum. Cancer Society health pro- motion co-ordinator Leanne Toledo says the purpose of the programme is to promote sun protection to reduce children s exposure to UV radiation and their risk of skin cancer. Skin cancers are the most common form of cancers in New Zealand. The mortality rate from skin cancer is among the highest in the world. The accreditation process recognises the efforts a school is making. For many fami- lies, sun protection is an important component when selecting a school that ensures their children s gen- eral safety. Ms Toledo says other local schools should also get involved. The Cancer Society is encouraging Upper Hutt schools to become accredited after a large grant from the Upper Hutt Cossie Club. It doesn t matter what SunSmart action has been taken in the school in the past, we will work with schools at whatever stage they are to support them to become SunSmart accredit- ed. Missing puppy back with relieved owners Rogue, the nine-week-old staffordshire puppy which went missing from a believed-to-be-locked city council dog control vehicle, has been found and is back with her relieved owners. Owner Craig Scobie was contacted by a local woman whose son had found the tired but otherwise healthy puppy near Maidstone Park early last week. The mystery of the puppy s escape from the council van remains unsolved but the incident has ended well and, anyway, Rogue isn t saying. 3485796AG 113 Main Street, Upper Hutt P: 04 528 3004 E: firstname.lastname@example.org JUST ARRIVED!
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