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Upper Hutt Leader : July 6th 2011
3 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 6, 2011 NEWS YOUR Patchwork, Haberdashery, Embroidery and Knitting Yarn Specialists FREE PARKING AT THE DOOR 40 Park St, Upper Hutt. Ph: (04) 526 6513 email: email@example.com NEW Machines and Overlockers from $299 with a 5 year warranty AND Thimbles Threads 3841690AB Fast Approval CASH NOW 245 High Street 24 Queen Street Lower Hutt Wainuiomata Phone: 566 0989 Phone: 564 1596 *All Loans Subject to Normal Lending Criteria Loans for all reasons ADELPHI FINANCE LTD The Established Company HN105346/wh Amounts $500 to $5000 Providing Cash Solutions 40 Years of Financial Service General Engineering, Fabrication and Machining GRAHAM BERRY RACE CARS LTD 29 Montgomery Crescent. Ph+6445288774Fax+6445287551 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kiwiracecars.com Specialising In Hotrod and Race Car Fabrication Classic Restorations and Upgrades Import Modifications Independent 9" Diff. Unique design. General Automotive Work Welding Specialists Home to NZ's Most Popular 427 SC Cobra Reproduction 30 years Experience, Quality Guaranteed ADVANCED FLUIDTRANSFERSYSTEMS Twin Lakes struts stuff for Goff At the coal face: Labour leader Phil Goff quizzes Twin Lakes Sheetmetals managing director Steve Hockly, right, about a piece of ducting sheetmetal worker Karl Marriott has assembled. Photo: ROSEMARY McLENNAN Labour leader impressed By ROSEMARY McLENNAN The specialised work at Twin Lakes Sheetmetals in Blenheim St impressed Labour leader Phil Goff during a visit to Upper Hutt last Wednesday. Owner Steve Hockly gave him a tour of the factory that employs 25 staff and specialises in sheetmetal ducting for air conditioning systems. They often make one-off designs and compete successfully against many New Zealand businesses. Twin Lakes Sheetmetals began in 1987. They told Mr Goff a contract they did several years ago was the decorative chain mesh used as wallpaper on walls near the lifts in the centre of the Beehive. The company also did modifications on gates at Parliament to allow improved access for vehicles. Architectural steelwork including balus- trades and handrails are also made by the company. They are doing interior handrails and balustrading during the refit of what will be new Telecom headquarters in central Wellington. Twin Lakes has also done work for Te Papa and Fonterra s Hawera factory. The company has diversified into the tourism market and owns New Zealand s only sky dive simulator which is part of Agroventures in Rotorua near the Agrodome. It was designed and built in Upper Hutt for the complex which employs about 25 staff. The company hopes to repli- cate the simulator overseas. A project the company hopes will come to fruition in the next year is a wind turbine capable of pro- ducing electricity on a commercial scale. Mr Goff, accompanied by Rimutaka MP Chris Hipkins, also visited the King Lion Hall for a senior citizens afternoon tea and Export Meats to talk to Steve Bailey about the economic pressures on weekly grocery shopping. They finished the afternoon in Upper Hutt with dinner at the Upper Hutt Cossie Club. Working to work again A project to help parents pre- pare to return to the workforce has been launched by Upper Hutt City Council. Returning to work after a few years off, or searching for your first job since having chil- dren, can be so challenging as a lot of people lose confidence in themselves and forget how extremely capable they are, says Jessica Setu from the council s community services team. The Drive project will start with a focus group for sole parents who receive a benefit and are looking for work. The key element of this proj- ect is for participants to possess the drive to improve their health and wellbeing, and to achieve their goals for them- selves and their family, says Miss Setu. It will give participants access to training for job applications, help sitting their driver licence and gaining a first aid certifi- cate, and finding job placement. The purpose of the focus group is to give us better infor- mation about the needs of parents, their goals, and how we can achieve these. Miss Setu says it will eliminate barriers between being at home with children and employment. There are other elements of this project aimed at young people in our community aged 16 to 24, who are in receipt of a benefit and searching for work, but for now we are concentrat- ing on finding focus group participants. To take part contact Miss Setu 527 2794 or go to upperhuttcity.com/ thedriveproject Country music open day The Upper Hutt Country Music Club celebrates 35 years with a reunion from July 15 to 17 including a day of country music for the public. It holds a weekend of birthday celebrations every five years. There will be a mix and mingle on the Friday night ($10 per person), and dinner and dance on the Saturday night ($20). Sunday, July 17, will be a public open day of country music at the Hapai Club (next to the Upper Hutt police station). It starts at 10am and features the Upper Hutt, Wainuiomata, Hutt Valley and Kapi Mana Country Music Clubs. Admis- sion is $5 for adults, and $2 children, door sales available. The Upper Hutt Country Music Club began in a garage in 1976 and grew into an incorporated society with fortnightly club nights at the Masonic Centre in Islington St. The club has about 80 members, including several founders. It has promoted country music to young and old, raised funds for char- ity, entertained in The Mall and other locations and taken part in community events. It has seen a number of its members become suc- cessful recording artists and many have won local and international awards. Inquiries about the club's anniversary events to Tracy McAra 563 5559.
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