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Upper Hutt Leader : June 29th 2011
12 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 29, 2011 LETTERS OVER 80 NEW AND USED VEHICLES IN STOCK Garry Ashton 021 242 2144 www.kingtoyota.co.nz Corner Main and Gibbons Street, Upper Hutt All enquiries 04 920 7770 Victor Parker 021 242 2466 2000 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 3.0ltr, Manual White, Sidestep Tonneau & Towbar. 154,000km. $24,990 ps, 2007 TOYOTA AURION GRANDE 3.5Ltr V6, 86,500km Black Leather, Woodgrain Trim, Keyless Entry. Fantastic Value. $25,990 2001 TOYOTA COROLLA 1.5 Auto, Sedan, 2 airbags Higher k's, Great Reliable First Car. $9,990 3373562AO 2007 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 3.0ltr Turbo Dies Manual, Black, 71,800km All SR5 Extras. $40,990 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA 1.8 GX HATCHBACK 6 Speed Manual, 49,950kms Signature Class Benefits. $21,500 2010 DAIHATSU SIRION 1.3 Auto Hatchback. Red, Ex Demo, Only 1,650km, Balance Of New Car Warranty. $20,990 sel, 2002 FORD COURIER CREWCAB Manual, White 158,000km NZ New, Canopy, Tuffdeck, Alloys and Towbar. $14,000 2008 TOYOTA COROLLA 1.8GX Hatchback 6spd Manual, 45,100km, 4 airbags, a/c, Step Up and Enjoy Signature Class Benefits Today. $20,990 2007 CAMRY SPORTIVO Auto, 111,000km Nice Looking Car in Carribean Blue, 8x Airbags, Alloys, Spoiler. $17,990 2150018BR UPPER HUTT VETERINARY HOSPITAL & CATTERY 578 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt Tel: 528 4788 We need to fnd forever homes for 5 adorable kittens and 2 older cats. CAN YOU HELP? If so come and see us at the clinic! 100% COMMITTED TO YOUR PET! 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 FROM Page 11 CONTINUED Page 14 I need my bum kicked for believing that sorry lot had the good of Upper Hutt at heart when they stood for council. There is no way (even given that they may be ignorant, misinformed or plain foolish) that they can be forgiven for putting our children s and our grandchildren s dental health at risk in favour of pandering to the ill-informed and crackpot ideas of the anti-fluoridation whackos and charlatans. Perhaps those councillors that promoted this ill-conceived lobby would have the courage of their conviction to expose themselves through the Leader and explain their personal justification, scientific basis and qualification to make this judgement for our children. In any event I request that the remaining councillors who still have their marbles reopen this issue so that such a dumb request can be withdrawn. Look out over Upper Hutt. What is that noise? It s the hum of ordinary people making money, going about everyday life, grateful to live in our beautiful city. So, councillors, don t give an ear to that small ungrateful group of spook huggers who deny science at the expense of our children s health and the progress of our city. Just think, if you had four kids under the age of seven would you choose to move to or build in Upper Hutt if it didn t have fluoridated water? Not if you wanted your kids to have healthy teeth. ERNEST COSGROVE, Akatarawa Loud music not wanted I would like to lend my support to Richard Reynolds in his criticism of loud music in shops. Many s the time I have had to walk out of a shop due to the loud and unpleasant din. The best shopping experience I have had was on the Gold Coast earlier this year. It was in a homewares shop and the music alternated between classical (baroque) and jazz. I was able to browse happily for ages and ended up spending money. A win-win situation. I wish retailers such as the mean-spirited S Bailey would take notice of shoppers such as Mr Reynolds and me. They may then attract more paying customers. I know I will never buy anything at Export Meats simply because of S Bailey s sarcastic attitude. CAROL PIPER, Upper Hutt Banks should be open It never ceases to amaze me how some decisions are taken unilaterally here in Upper Hutt. Issues like removing fluoride from the water supply is an item that needs to be agreed within the wider community. Ditto the removal of the back door from the plans of the library, without consultation: Not good enough. I was walking down Main St a while back when I came across a contractor uplifting the paving bricks in the road. Two days later black asphalt had been laid down, making Main St more of an ugly road and less of a picturesque, brick-paved roadway. Did anyone think that the cafe-type Saturday morning ambience would be destroyed with this decision? Did anyone notice that cars travel slower on brick-paved or cobbled roadways? Around the world more CBDs are being made pedestrian-friendly, not so in Upper Hutt it seems. And the banks, why oh why are they NOT open on Saturday mornings? It s a no- brainer that people with banking needs have to go to Lower Hutt on Saturday, and that is where their money gets spent! Duh. And finally, if music be the food of love, let it play ON -- people love a vibrant city. NIGEL BENNETT, Timberlea Right of way little comfort With regard to Mrs Jo Kinnaird s letter (June 15) concerning vehicles versus cyclist. Way back when I was young and stupid, as opposed to being old and stupid, I rode and raced motorbikes. I rapidly learnt the hard way that while the track required aggressive driving, the road necessitated defensive driving. When I am a cyclist I have found it advantageous to be prepared to give way and/or take evasive action at all times. After all, when cycling you are not in a life or death hurry, and a stitch in time does indeed save nine. Having had the right of way is of little comfort when you are laid out on the road. The opposition are protected by a steel box which often induces tunnel vision and, an addiction to mobile phone usage. Similarly, the intelligent pedestrian looks to check that vehicles are giving way at a pedestrian crossing, rather than simply striding forward. The diamond road markings are an indication of the distance a vehicle needs to come to a stop in wet weather. JUSTIN RIGGIR, Trentham Some sad and surreal I have been reading this column over the past six months or more and realised that there are some really sad and surreal people out in our community. They appear to knock anything that does not appeal to them in any way or form. To put down our great little city appears to be the only aim in their life. This brings to mind a song that I have remembered over the years and part of it I shall relate to those unhappy people. If you don t love it, leave it. Let this song that I am singing be a warning. When you are running down my country, horse. You re walking on the fighting side of me. FRED J ROBERTS, Upper Hutt Treated like leper For nearly three months I have been hunting for a home for myself and my four children. I ve found some perfect homes in Upper Hutt, some have been very promising. However, every time I mention that I have four rats, four cats and a dog I m immediately stopped in my tracks.
June 22nd 2011
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