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Upper Hutt Leader : May 25th 2011
14 UPPER HUTT LEADER, MAY 25, 2011 NEWS HOUSES, WORKSHOPS, INDUSTRIAL, HANGARS, RURAL, LIFESTYLE 0800 TOTALSPAN (0800 868 257) LOOKING FOR A CHEAPER OPTION FOR YOUR RUBBISH? 140L Wheelibin for an annual cost paid in full still only $200 Monthly direct debit of $20 which works out to $4.62 per week 240L Wheelibin for a Monthly direct debit of $26.50 which works out to $6.12 per week STILL SERVICING THE VALLEY AFTER OVER 20 YEARS AND STILL OFFERING THE MOST RELIABLE SERVICE AND COMPETITIVE PRICES Ph: 0800 Wheelie Order online www.wheelibin.co.nz 3623965AB Normal membership terms and conditions apply 571 Fergusson Drive, Trentham, opposite UH Vets • (04) 527 8210 $5 new release movies and blu rays EVERY DAY! Easy Key Self Service Laundromat UPPER HUTT 557 Fergusson Drive Ph 528 0515 STOKES VALLEY Scott Court Ph 563 8260 DRY CLOTHES IN ONLY 18 MINUTES! Save time and electricity 13 x Dryers from $4 for 18 mins 8 x Washers - from $5 ALSO AT THESE LOCATIONS Taita 970 0994 Wainuiomata 939 5171 Porirua - Cannons Creek 237 0630 Newtown 389 7926 Lower Hutt 569 5792 Fast Dryers Washers Domestic Laundry Sports Gear Duvets Mink Blankets Bedding 3685419AB 3685406AB 3222878AR Telephone (04) 527 7977 Mobile 027 211 4007 Fax (04) 527 7978 Email firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 40-728, Upper Hutt 5140 3 Jupiter Grove, Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018 Always make sure you use a Licensed Plumber, Gasftter and Drainlayer Winter Heating ... We service and install gas appliances PLUS We install heatpumps CALL US FOR A COMPETITIVE PRICE TODAY $11 LUNCHES (lunch size chicken or lamb or vegetarian with rice and plain naan) • Monday-Saturday 11.30am-2pm • Dinner 7 Days From 5pm • Food cooked to order • Table service • Eat fresh 3623841AA Dine in, Takeaways & Home Deliveries Ph 528 7232 Logan St, The Mall Upper Hutt www.littleindia.co.nz 2p 2pm m NOW OPEN FOR SATURDAY LUNCH We pride ourselves on individually preparing each of our dishes using only the freshest and finest ingredients "DO TRY US!" Warning signs ignored A woman whose vehicle became stuck in a damp part of Maidstone Park has been successfully prosecuted by Upper Hutt City Council. The council s parks manager, Brett Latimer, says the woman had driven past several warning signs, both prohibitive and cautionary when last July she was seen in a car stuck on the grass at Maidstone Park in the early evening. To reach the area, she had to drive past a sign prohibiting vehicles going beyond it. There is also a sign at the entrance to the park stating that vehicles are to stay off the grass. After becoming lodged in a known wet area, the driver continued trying to remove the vehicle before having to be towed out. Mr Latimer says the incident caused significant damage to the ground and the court ordered the woman to reimburse the council for the cost of repair. The woman was fined $500 and ordered to pay reparation of $340. It is disappointing that in an economic climate like this, people have disregard for public prop- erty, resulting in damages expenditure that could otherwise be invested to strengthen the com- munity, Mr Latimer says. This is not an isolated case. We have wilful damage to our parks and recreation grounds on a regular basis. It is unfair for our ratepayers to have their money spent on remedial work resulting from inconsiderate and destructive behaviour. The council recently launched a campaign against tagging in the city. It calls on the public to respond against actions they find within the city of individuals tagging and damaging both public and private property. In one sense, this scenario is no different to tagging, says Mr Latimer. It s still a visual intrusion, it s still damage to public property, it still costs money to clean up. Mr Latimer says the public are encouraged to report any misuse or damage of public property to the council or police in order to bring perpetrators to justice . Youths show pride in their work Team work: The limited service volunteers spread gravel on the Harcourt Park track. Gravel has been put on a Har- court Park track and bark mulch spread around trees by the Defence Force s youth develop- ment unit limited service volunteers. Ninety trainees from the course based at Trentham were challenged to do a community- based activity in Upper Hutt on Saturday, May 14. The initiative, organised in con- junction with Upper Hutt City Council, aimed to give the trainees a sense of serving the community and to increase the community profile of the YDU. Piles of gravel were dumped on a track in Harcourt Park and trainees from three platoons dis- tributed the gravel to make an even covering ready for compac- ting. Volunteers also helped to spread a large number of bark mulch piles around trees in the park. When Upper Hutt City Council, parks and reserves officer Conrad King inspected the site on the Monday morning, he was sur- prised with the amount of work the platoon groups had completed. It was beyond what we were expecting and the quality of finish was perfect, he said. The appearance of that area of the park has certainly been improved. The co-ordinator of the activity for YDU on the day, Lieutenant Jethro Gilbert, said the trainees were excited about helping the community and showing everyone that their initiative and team work had improved while on course. It was great to see the pride they had in their work. The trainees, from the lower North Island, are job seekers with Work and Income. Values the course aims to instil include team work, initiative, motivation and a sense of com- munity pride. Defence Force instructors at the unit are proud of the individual improvements that the trainees make during the six weeks, which is encouraged by the military- styled approach of the course. It s definitely the most satisfying job I ve ever had. It can be hard work at times, but the end product is well worth the effort, says Lieutenant Gilbert. Planning the next Upper Hutt community project is under way for the course in June.
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