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Upper Hutt Leader : June 22nd 2011
5 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 22, 2011 NEWS 2473396BI 105 Main St, Upper Hutt Tel: 528 7491 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! www.eversonmanufacturingjewellers.co.nz 5350 020292 18ct TDW 0.75 010395 18ct TDW 0.50 3899 010405 18ct TDW 0.80 010318 18ct TDW 0.4 We have been in business for 29 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. 2499 4905 3485796AI 113 Main Street, Upper Hutt P: 04 528 3004 E: email@example.com *conditions apply Selected range of handbags priced from $29 SALE Gethings Completely Upper Hutt, Completely the Hutt Valley, Full Main Dealer Facilities Main Street, Upper Hutt PH: 528 4624 www.mitsubishi-motors.co.nz/dealers/0197/ 105 YEAR YEAR DI MOND ADVANTAGE V NEW ZEALAND'S BEST NEW CAR WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER CARE Visit www.mmnz.co.nz for terms and conditions 3728265AD *Plus on road costs The Mitsubishi Colt Plus • Larger Rear Carrying Capacity • Electric Closing And Locking Rear Hatch • 6 Speed Floor Change, CVT • Automatic Transmission The shopping is all in, push the button the hatch will close and lock for you... Easy.. Great feature Drive away Price $23,990 Colt LS 1500cc MIVEC, CD, air conditioning, full electrics & 5.6 LItres per 100km. Drive away Price $20,750 Retail $28,590* normal price Retail $23,590* normal price Payback for long-time friend Payback is sweet: Peter Fox surprised Tony McDonald with a birthday billboard after waiting 20 years to trick his prankster friend. Photo: JIMMY NESS By JIMMY NESS Evolution took a strange twist on Friday, when a billboard appeared outside Upper Hutt railway sta- tion to celebrate resident Tony McDonald's 50th birthday. The sign, which reads to all his prime-mates celebrating 50 years of evolution'', has a picture of Mr McDonald as a monkey and mentions his gorilla-inspired nick- name silverback''. Local man Peter Foxy'' Fox came up with the idea for the bill- board after waiting 20 years to finally catch his friend by sur- prise. Mr Fox was sneaking a Christ- mas tree out of Akatarawa Forest in 1983, when his friend jumped out of a bush and took a photo of him. He says he was so surprised by the camera flash that he crashed his motorbike down a bank. Silverback was laughing and calling me a Christmas tree thief. He said he was going to send the photo to the park rangers and I swore vengeance to this day. I've waited this long. He's a prankster all right. He's one of those guys who always takes photos of everybody, then years later pulls it out of a hat, so it's payback time.'' Mr McDonald says he was quite shocked'' when he saw the billboard last Friday. I drove past and saw just out of the corner of my eye, what looked like my name. So I went back around and there it was. It's quite well done. I've had texts, I've had phone calls, I've had all sorts. I've had quite a bit of stick for it. He always said, right from the word go, that he would get me back.'' Mr Fox says the billboard, which was created by Upper Hutt's Dzine Signs and Displays, celebrates his long friendship with Mr McDonald and the ageing pro- cess. We went through the evolution of the hippy era with long hair and now we are lucky if we can hold some hair. Most of us have known him all our lives.'' A party was held for Mr McDon- ald last Saturday and everyone signed the billboard, Mr Fox says. He knew nothing; everybody else did though. His boss, his wife, his children. It's a real hoot.'' Chance to learn about potential store lake A drop-in'' meeting is being held this Saturday to update people on Greater Wellington's feasibility studies into a potential water storage lake at Kaitoke, off State Highway 2. Engineering firm URS has been carrying out geotechnical, geologi- cal and environmental investi- gations into the land being con- sidered for the potential lake since last September. This meeting is likely to be of particular interest to Kaitoke residents and we're eager to hear their feedback. URS will be up- dating attendees on our investiga- tions, and there'll be discussion of landscaping, environmental issues and potential recreational opportunities that could be incor- porated into the concept,'' says Greater Wellington's utilities and services general manager, Murray Kennedy. The investigations will be com- pleted in the next few months. If the site is shown to be suit- able for a water storage lake, it will be evaluated along with other options that Greater Wellington has investigated for future water supply, Mr Kennedy says.
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