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Upper Hutt Leader : June 15th 2011
6 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 15, 2011 NEWS The Mad Butcher & Tegel Best Price... Best Quality! Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971. www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 13th Jun - Sun 19th Jun. All Stores Open 7 Days Fresh Chicken Drumsticks Serving suggestion only Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs $10 only .99 kilo Save $8.50 kg off our everyday low price! Fresh Skinless Chicken Thigh Cutlets $8 only .99 kilo Great buying at this low price! $4 only .99 kilo All Mad Butcher Stores Are Open to 7pm Every Night of The Week! Save $4kg off our every day low price! 1098 FERGUSSON DRIVE, UPPER HUTT PH 526 4581 Just 2 minutes north of the City Centre on Fergusson Drive (UPPER HUTT'S NO 1 LOCAL BUTCHER!) Heritage Barn 7m x 11m x 3m with Roller Door & PA Door KITSET ONLY SAVE $1,464 NOW incl GST $13,857* KITSET ONLY SAVE $1,639 NOW incl GST $9,834* Tool Storage & Tractor Shed 12mx6mx3.6mwith3OpenBays &1LockUpBay *Terms & Conditions apply - see website for details. TOTALSPAN WELLINGTON 111 State Highway 1 Paraparaumu Call - 04 297 0033 ON ALL KITSET BUILDINGS WE CAN BUILD THEM TOO, FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION! Guppy calls for amalgamation talks By KAROLINE TUCKEY Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy says now is the time to discuss com- bining the Wellington region's councils, but will not be drawn on his preferences until more research is done. One Wellington council with broad powers complemented by smaller bodies responsible for some local affairs was suggested as the best local government structure for the area in a Greater Wellington Regional Council report publicised earlier this week. The report looked into six dif- ferent options for the region. The options ranged from stay- ing with the status quo of eight local councils and a regional council, through different versions of amalgamations; among them was the possibility of one united Hutt Valley council. However, Mr Guppy says the GWRC is only one council out of nine in the region that will con- tribute to the discussion and any ultimate decision, and the report is just one early stage in the process. [Amalgamation's] nothing new at all, it's been debated on and off for a number of years, but the wind of change is quite strong now. Going into the future there will be changes, and as a com- munity and a region, now is the time to start that debate.'' The need to examine the possibilities for redefining local government had been brought up at regional mayoral forums, he said, and there was strong agreement that widespread dis- cussion and serious research was needed. There's issues with every option, there are issues with some of the collaborations, and we need to put them on the table. Much of the work hasn't been done... we'll get the wrong out- come if it's based on some poli- tician pushing their barrel or based on emotion.'' The new Auckland super council was likely to be a huge power in New Zealand politics and Wellington needed to look at the new political terrain and decide how it should position itself, he said. If and when the Auckland machine swings into action they will be powerful, so that's a debate to have. But we shouldn't be afraid to have that debate, we should look forward to it. We need to look at what we want to do for Wellington to become the best region in the country in the next 10 years, and at the moment we don't know how we're going to do that. By picking one or the other we have first got to see how can we make the region strong.'' Mr Guppy said he expected investigations by local councils would be started soon. There's a lot of things that need to be debated, it's healthy, he said. We need to make sure that whatever the decision, it's the best decision for the communi- ties, the cities and the region,'' he said. Police seek suspected thieves Wanted: Two of the men sought by police. Upper Hutt police are seeking five people believed to be con- nected with thefts during the past few weeks. They have photos of people suspected of taking part in siphoning petrol from vehicles parked off Fergusson Dr on May 14 and 15. The cars were all parked at the Salvation Army Church. Police are also seeking a man in connection with vehicle break-ins on Victoria St in the early hours of May 23. Contact Constable Flora Nielsen at the Upper Hutt police station on 527 2300.
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