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Upper Hutt Leader : June 8th 2011
12 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 8, 2011 LETTERS ALL YOU NEED Four Square NWD 1239 You can trust St John Only St John medical alarms connect directly to St John and are installed by uniformed St John staff. Call 0800 50 23 23 for more information. STJOHN0910 WINTER SPECIAL Book with this coupon for... 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FROM Page 10 If any are caught they should spend a week in solitary confinement in a military prison. There needs to be a very hard line on this behaviour in our city. For added punishment anyone caught tagging or vandalising property should be placed in a pillory on the back of a truck and paraded down Main St so we can all see who these vandals are who have no respect for our city. ROWENA SIMPKISS, Upper Hutt Whitcoulls will be missed It was with disappointment that I learned that Whitcoulls in Upper Hutt is closing down seeing it was not sold to the new owners. The store will be sadly missed, especially as there will be only one other large bookshop in Upper Hutt, itself, although there is another good store down at Silverstream. I feel for the staff as for some time they have been on tenterhooks not knowing what was going to happen and not being able to make any plans for the future. It was only the other day that they shifted from the Main St into The Mall. It was a pity that some local concern had not bought the shop and continued to trade from it. E KEATS, Upper Hutt Where has the water gone? If you have lived in Upper Hutt as we have for over 50 years you will have noticed the decrease in water volume in the Hutt River. Where has all the water gone? Is there less water because our annual rain fall is less or is it that the greater Wellington area consumption of water has increased, or is it both? We need to consider this finite resource and our use of it. In the coming months a decision will be made in regard to allowing more water to be drawn from the river, if needed, so that the storage lakes can be emptied for maintenance, for a period of three years. Our concern is that this not become a smokescreen for a permanent lowering of flow so more water can be taken for consumption. If we want our river to remain a river and not become a stream we seriously need to consider our water use. We can make a personal commitment to limit our use of water in our homes and require those who manage our water to limit the amount taken from the river. The best way to do this currently is to refuse to sanction the proposal to reduce the river flow over the next three years and demand that the current minimum flow be increased. This will mean we will have less water for supply but an increase is achievable if we adopt other means for collecting household water and impose self- restrictions on the amount we use. This matter is urgent, we must act now before it is too late and the river we all love is put under serious threat. TERESA and STEWART HOMAN, Upper Hutt Music creates ambience The use of music is a well-understood and documented tool to create ambience in the retail environment. Feedback from customers is always positive and appreciative. I am sorry to read Richard Reynolds' letter, where, by his own admission, he suspects he may be in the minority when passing my shop. Mr Reynolds purports to be slightly deaf but nevertheless with an admirable lack of irony (if not common sense) complains about noise. If he craves peace and tranquility so much may I suggest there is a place just up the road from where he lives where he could obtain both in spades. S BAILEY, Export Meats Show solidarity with 'peasants' I see that the peasants still do not have a rear door into the library. But that royalty have their rear access from the stables to the castle next door. I would hope that our elected representatives would show some solidarity with the peasants and have the rear door on the castle boarded up until this is sorted out. BOB MCLELLAN, Mangaroa Sentiments endorsed I would like to endorse the sentiments of Nathalie Norris. Nathalie was talking about Arthur Speer who is an unsung hero in Upper Hutt. Arthur spends all his time helping others on a voluntary basis. He is always out there to help the less fortunate and asks for nothing in return. It would be lovely to see Arthur's kindness rewarded in some way. SUE WIHARE, Birchville Praise for UH eateries When we read all the criticism of business and commerce in Upper Hutt, there is one aspect that is seldom mentioned -- the cafes and restaurants around the area. Most of them are very good. But as far as my wife and I are concerned, the prize for excellent cuisine and smiling efficient service goes to Bell House. And we have no commercial or financial interest in that restaurant other than as very satisfied clients. STAN and BERTHA BAYNE, Upper Hutt
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