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Upper Hutt Leader : May 25th 2011
8 UPPER HUTT LEADER, MAY 25, 2011 NEWS Your friendly team at Caltex Stokes Valley are back and pleased to be able to serve you once again. We d love to say hello, so come in, and grab a free* coffee when you purchase $20 of fuel or more. Caltex Stokes Valley has reopened FREE Free small coffee with every fuel purchase of $20 or more. *Can not be used in conjunction with any other offer. Only original vouchers will be acceptable. Valid 27th May -- 10th June 2011 Stokes Valley Wag Stokes Valley Rd Stokes Valley R tRd d Ea ste rnH # GRAND OPENING! Caltex Stokes Valley The planned 3-month upgrade of the Caltex service station at the entrance to Stokes Valley instead took six months -- but the result has been well worth the wait. The grand opening is this Saturday, with giveways, prizes and the forecourt closed for half an hour from 11am as Mayor Ray Wallace launches the celebrations by cutting a riboon. Caltex Stokes Valley, owned and operated as one of the distrct's few independent service stations by local couple Reece and Christine Lewis, is state of the art. With eight lanes on the forecourt, each of the four pumps offers all the fuel options and on lanes 1 and 8, there's a high flow diesel outlet so truck drivers can get on their way more quickly. There are also four entry/exit points, which makes access so much easier -- including for Eastern Hutt Road traffic to duck in and fill-up. It's only the second site in New Zealand, and the sixth in the world to get the new Caltex branding -- they've even filmed the sparking new LED-lit canopy and huge new shop for an in-house television ad and magazine spread to go around the globe. This is a "full service" service station. There will always be someone on the forecourt to help you with fuel, oil, radiator and windscreen washer fill-ups 7am-8pm weekdays and assistance is available at weekends too. When you bring in your barbecue of heater gas bottle, it will be filled Caltex Stokes Valley is no anonymous corporation outfit. This is a family run business that goes back three generations. Christine's granddad Stan Rains took over the site in 1958, with her Dad taking up the reins in 1978. Christine has worked there since she was 16, and even before that she was stacking shelves in school holidays. She met Reece, from Palmerston North, at a Caltex awards evening Halloween masked ball. He won the Caltex prize that night, but his big win was Christine's heart. The couple have two kids and took up the family business tradition in 2005. for you while you wait. That means you keep your good-condition bottle, not end up with someone else's near-the-end-of-its-life 'swap' bottle. What's more a full nine kilo fill using modern electronic measuring costs just $29.95. Caltex Stokes Valley -- open 6am- 10pm seven days a week - can also top up your Snapper card and is an agent for Genesis Pre-pay. It's not just a convenient depot for filling up the car. You can fuel up yourself in the upgraded food area. For a snack or if you don't feel like cooking the tea, there's hot chips, fried chicken, wedges, fish and chips and sausages. You'll also find sandwiches, wraps, pies, sausage rolls, cakes and muffins brought in fresh from Bake House, Wainuiomata, every day. A good range of competitively- priced grocery items, Tip Top ice cream, party ice, wood, coal and a whole lot of other goods means you can stock up on your way up the Valley. Reece and Christine are already winners of Motor Trade Association awards two years running, and any number of Caltex Awards. With their newly-upgraded facility, their offer to the motoring public and local community has just got even better. Caltex Stokes Valley would like to thank the following companies for supporting the grand opening: Coca-Cola, Diesel & Turbo, Frucor, Demon Drinks, Tip Top Ice Creams, Cookie Time, Online Distribution, Chevron, Waiwhetu Distributors, Sweetline, Whittakers, Bluebird and Anchor Milk. Reece & Christine Lewis 2473396BG You can trust us to do an excellent job at a very competitive price! Our Jewellers will treat your jewellery with the respect and care it deserves! Upper Hutt's own... EVERSON Manufacturing Jewellers This Month Only $1469.00 18ct TDW 0.81 This Month Only $4345.00 18ct 0.15 105 Main Street, Upper Hutt Tel: 528 7491 We have been in business for 27 years and specialise in the design of quality diamond and precious jewellery. We also remake, remodel and repair your beloved jewellery item. Our friendly, trained staff will look after your every jewellery need in our large modern premises. Our qualified manufacturing jewellers work on site in our fully equipped jewellery factory to the rear of the shop. Local police on Facebook By JIMMY NESS Local police have set up a Facebook profile to interact with the com- munity and help make Upper Hutt a safer place. Senior Constable John Cowden said police were using Facebook to interact with young people and to help resolve crime. We publish tags and try to find people who know who the tag belongs to. We are trying to use the same medium that young people use because tagging is usually a young person s thing and they might be able to help us more. We will also be putting up photo- graphs of people who are wanted. Mr Cowden said police would pay a cash reward to anyone who offered new information that led to the res- olution of tagging. We need the evi- dence before we can catch them. To find local police on Facebook, type Upper Hutt Police into the search bar and add them as a friend. UPPER HUTT DISTRICT COURT Drunk vandal guilty A 46-year-old man drunkenly van- dalised a police car but was ex- tremely remorseful, the court was told last week. Andrew James Hapeta was held in custody and pleaded guilty to wilful damage. On May 10, police were called to an Upper Hutt flat at 9.50am on another matter and Hapeta was abusive toward police, prosecuting Sergeant Ian McDonald said. Later in the evening he was highly intoxicated and approached a patrol car on Pine Ave. He picked up a large boulder and threw it at the windscreen of the vehicle, Mr McDonald said. Hapeta also smashed the windscreen with a second boulder. Defence counsel Stephen Iorns said Hapeta was extremely remorse- ful for the crime. He was accepting of the sheer stu- pidity of his actions. Judge Pat Grace asked Hapeta if he was an alcoholic. Hapeta admitted a drinking prob- lem, but said he had slowed down with his drinking compared with previous years. Hapeta was trying to get his life together, Mr Iorns said. He has recently had a grandchild which was a wakeup call. Judge Grace fined Hapeta $316 in reparations and ordered him to com- plete 60 hours of community work.
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