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Upper Hutt Leader : June 22nd 2011
16 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 22, 2011 NEWS THE LEADER DELIVERS EVERY WEEK Number 1 in your community History: The Upper Hutt Leader has been a part of your community for over 70 years. We have been here through good times and bad, delivering unique local news, views, advertising and community information. We have an offce on Main Street with local staff including a manager, editor, sales people, journalists, clerical & production people. Local people deliver the paper to you. Our Team give their spare time to help a number of community organisations and local events. Circulation: We distribute 22,226 copies every Wednesday throughout Upper Hutt and Stokes Val- ley. This is independently certifed by ABC (NZ Audit Bureau of Circulation) and is re-audited every year. Year after year independent research proves that the Upper Hutt Leader is read and used by most Upper Hutt people. Readership: The Leader is read each week by *39,000 people aged 15+. These are independent fgures provided by the AC Nielsen's NRM Readership survey (*NRM Q2 2009 -- Q1 2010) Within Upper Hutt there is 91% readership by those aged 15+. Advertising: Independently audited circulation and readership gives Leader advertisers the assurance that most people in Upper Hutt see their advertising. Discounts are often available for using the Leader's sister publications (like Hutt News & The Wellingtonian). Indeed most print advertising across the Fairfax Media NZ titles can be arranged by The Leader staff. News: Every week the Leader is full of unique local news, faces and events. We aim to refect what's going on around Upper Hutt with a local editor and reporters. We can access the wider Fairfax Media NZ news resources when it's important for Upper Hutt readers to get a wider perspective. Community Involvement: Each year the Leader injects up to $500,000 into the Upper Hutt community through wages, rent, rates, delivery payments and many other local services that it uses. It also supports local events and initiatives with promotional space worth up to another $100,000. These events include: ■ Upper Hutt Business Awards ■ Christmas Parade ■ Red Cross Christmas Toy appeal, ■ Sporting events and Awards, ■ Youth Events and Awards, ■ Literary Events, ■ Busi- ness promotions and festivals, ■ Partnering Experience Upper Hutt and local business, for the Christmas passport event and many others Get the facts from your Leader sales team now: Phone Jenny Russell, Rick Clapham & Sandra McIver on 528 9654 $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!" OPEN THE DOORS on a great selection BUILDING? RENOVATING? • Doors replaced / installed • Interior or Exterior • Pre-Hung Doors • Cavity Sliders • Locks, Latches & Handles • Houselots catered for 25A Wilford Street • Ph 527 8305 customer car parking easily accessed off Lane Street Email all inquiries to email@example.com 3426837AK 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! 3788501AC Community service a way of life Epitome of service: Joe Cochrane By ROSEMARY McLENNAN Joe Cochrane lived respected and died regretted'', mourners at his funeral were told. Mr Cochrane died suddenly on June 6, aged 85. Celebrant Kevin Nelson described Mr Cochrane as a remarkable man who was honoured with an Upper Hutt civic award and Queen's Service Medal for his lifetime of service to his community. More than 500 people attended Mr Cochrane's funeral at Heretaunga Christian Centre on June 13. Pastor Miles Davison said that 57 years ago his father, Raymond Davison, and Mr Cochrane shared a cabin on a boat from Sydney to Wellington. They checked out Wellington together, shared a flat and were best man at each other's wedding. Both died from heart attacks serving others and it was some- how appropriate that Mr Cochrane collapsed at a Lions meeting in the King Lion Hall. Mr Cochrane was born in Dun- dee in 1926, the youngest of five children. His father, a mines explosives expert, suffered the effects of gassing in World War I. Mr Cochrane lived in tenement housing and was still young when the Depression began. An athletic boy and a good swimmer, he had a milk run, did deliveries and joined the ATC before World War II began. He was evacuated to a farm and loved his time there. At 14 he started work as a butcher. Towards the end of the war he joined the air force but swapped to the army. Regiments he served with included the Gordon Highlanders and Black Watch, seeing active service in the Middle East where British troops faced continual dangers even after the war ended. He was discharged in 1948 and returned to Scotland but left for Hong Kong where he worked as a butcher for two years. He wanted to see the world and visit relatives in Australia before returning to Scotland. Arriving in Wellington he called at a butchery in Courtenay Place and was offered a job at 20 pounds a week, which was twice the aver- age wage in the capital. He met his future wife, Shirley, at a dance but mislaid her address. Knowing only her name and that she lived in Tawa he travelled there the next day and asked around until he found her. They married in 1956 and lived above a butchery in Karori before moving to Upper Hutt. Keeping work and private life separate, he worked in several Wellington butcheries and one in Trentham. He bought a butchery in Karori. After he sold it, he worked at Toops and Placemakers until he retired. Rob Cochrane, Joe Cochrane's son, said his mother's support was the key to his father's many achievements. He was a focused and persistent worker for the community; sup- portive of his children and their friends. A lifetime car and motorcycle enthusiast, he supported Rob's efforts to set up a BSA club. He was involved in establishing junior soccer and through Lions became involved in Special Olympics and Riding for the Dis- abled (RDA). He believed his father chose to live life to the full and died utterly exhausted'' as he did not want his family to go through what others had experienced when a relative became ill. His grandchildren said he was highly respected, demonstrated compassion and was an inspi- ration. He did not do things for recognition but due to the obli- gation he felt to his neighbours. Norm Griffin from Rimutaka Lions said Mr Cochrane was the epitome of service''. His community service and Lions' work were so intermingled they were hard to separate. Mr Cochrane joined Rimutaka Lions in 1978 and had 30 years of 100 per cent attendance. Involvements included the IHC, Special Olympics, Christmas Day Room at the Inn lunch, fundraising appeals for several locals to have transplants over- seas, soccer, RDA and the Royal Foundation of the Blind. He gladly took on a job and com- pleted it and was an expert at cooking sausages for fundraising barbecues. In 1992 he was honoured with a Melvin Jones Fellowship (the Lions International Foundation's highest honour) and in 1993 made a member of the Lloyd Morgan Lions Clubs Charitable Trust. In 2005 he received a Lions' district award for his work for the blind and the collection of glasses. The treasurer of the Upper Hutt RSA, Tom Cormack, said Mr Cochrane was a key figure in the club for many years. He joined in the 1960s and served as president from 2001 to 2005. Until recently he was also the club's serving welfare officer. In April he was made a life member. He died the week before the presentation was to be made. Mr Cochrane had the ability to gather around him the people to get a job done, he said. Poppy Day takings had doubled since Mr Cochrane took over. He developed the welfare sec- tion into an efficient body, visited RSA members in rest homes and their homes and attended nearly every RSA funeral. His death will leave Upper Hutt so much the poorer,'' Mr Cormack said. Adrienne Manthel from Hutt Valley RDA said Mr Cochrane and Rimutaka Lions had given amazing help'' to the club's hum- ble beginnings at Trentham Race- course to its new headquarters at Silverstream. Shirley Cochrane told mourners her family had been overwhelmed with messages of sympathy and thanked all the wonderful people'' involved in her husband's life. Upper Hutt RSA president Syd Giles, giving the formal RSA trib- ute and Last Post, said Mr Cochrane's Scottish regiments were remembered for their war- time exploits. His discharge described him as an honest, sober and cheerful man with initiative, who held responsibility as a despatch rider. Mr Cochrane's casket, covered with the Scottish and Lions Inter- national flags, was piped from the church by his nephew David Andrew from Gisborne and given a guard of honour. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, six children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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