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Upper Hutt Leader : July 6th 2011
4 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 6, 2011 NEWS AVAILABLE FROM $300,000* Two 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom villas These require re - cladding work. OG1428 HUTT GABLES: 1094 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt 5018 Ph (04) 526 9292 www.oceanialiving.co.nz www.facebook.com/OceaniaGroup Two rarely available Retirement Villas available now FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Beverley Sutherland, Village manager Phone : (04) 526 9292 or (027) 433 8166 • Email: email@example.com Rarely are villas available at Hutt Gables. We now have two 2-bedroom villas available to choose from. So, if you have been considering moving to a village conveniently close to central Upper Hutt, this is the time to arrange a visit. Located in park-like settings; Hutt Gables Retirement Village has a new community centre (with gym, library, pool table and petanque), social functions & trips in the village van, and a family-friendly environment. The villas require re-cladding work but this will be undertaken at no cost to you. The village operator, the Oceania Group, is a Retirement Villages Association member and, as a consequence, follows strict standards and guidelines as to how it operates. * Ongoing service fees apply. HUTT GABLES VILLAS OPEN FOR VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT Both villas have open plan living: kitchen, lounge and dining room, heat pump, decorated in neutral colours, wet-floor shower, extractor fan, wall oven, hob, and large single car garage with laundry tub. The First Name in Good Gardens Specials valid till 13/07/11 or while stocks last www.oderings.co.nz www.oderings.co.nz Open 7 Days 8am - 5pm $13.99 $999 EACH Freshly Picked Fragrant Freesias $6.99 Ranunculus Bloomingdale and Magic Huge flowers on compact plants. Very spectacular. Great value. Cut Flower Lillies 3 stems per bunch. Stunning. Asparagus Jersey Giants Heavy crops of juicy spears. $1179 5 CROWNS First of the new seasons FRUIT TREES Instore Now! More arriving daily. Priced from $29.99ea 1066 Fergusson Dr, Upper Hutt. Ph: 939 1020 Not being members we cannot sell or redeem NGIA Gift Vouchers. Other vouchers - Yes. 1/2 price Phormiums 'Flaxes' Jester, Evening Glow, Black Rage, Co-ordination, Emerald Green. Hardy NZ natives - Great Value. $17.99 $899 EACH $429 PACK OF 6 $5.29 $11.99 $1099 BUNCH Erica Melanthera Improved Winter flowering Erica. Excellent for picking. Can be grown in pots or the garden. Alyssum Snowcrystals and Mixed Masses of dainty flowers, winter and spring. Great for borders $3.99 $299 PACK OF 9 Community pays price for cuts Government should protect jobs Rimutaka s Labour MP Chris Hip- kins says he is getting more con- cerned about the impact job losses in the public sector are having on the Hutt Valley. The current government talks about cutting back the bureauc- racy , but they seem to overlook the very real human impact their cuts are having on local residents. They re real people with real fam- ilies, real mortgages, and real bills to pay, Mr Hipkins said. A big part of Wellington s econ- omy revolves around the public service. The National government is exacerbating the current econ- omic downturn by slashing public service jobs at a time when many local businesses are already strug- gling to keep afloat. It s not just government departments that are facing the axe either. Job losses at the Army Camp, the railway workshops, and Avalon TV studios are all taking their toll too. In the past few weeks it has been revealed that up to 60 jobs are at risk at Trentham due to the civilianisation of the army. Up to 20 job losses are likely at the railway workshops in Lower Hutt following KiwiRail s decision to purchase new wagons overseas rather than build them locally. And up to 30 permanent and con- tract jobs will also be lost when TVNZ abandons the Avalon TV studios later in the year, Mr Hipkins said. The flow-on effect all of these job losses are having on our local community is immense. It means people have less money to spend in our local stores, have less money to engage local service providers, and have less money to put back into our community, Mr Hipkins said. Take the closure of Avalon TV studios for example. There are several dozen people who work on the Good Morning TV show that will be out of work, but there will be a wider economic impact too. A lot of local businesses provide services to Avalon, from taxi drivers to couriers to caterers. They re going to suffer as a result of Avalon s closure too. Mr Hipkins argues the National government should be taking a more pro-active stance towards protecting local jobs. We should be building the new trains and wagons that we need here in New Zealand. Not only will that help to protect local jobs, it will also provide a great oppor- tunity for us to recruit and train the workforce of the future. We re going to have a massive shortage of tradespeople in New Zealand in another decade or so, as the baby boomers retire. Build- ing new trains at the local workshops and training more apprentices at the same time could help with that problem. When I m out and about on people s door steps each weekend they all want to know when things are going to start getting better. Unfortunately, the current gov- ernment seems intent on inflicting a whole lot of pain for no real gain, Mr Hipkins said. Murals to transform toilets Young artists: Some of the Timberlea youngsters who worked on the mural project, from left, Jasmine Leask, Serenity Kingi, Josh Iva, Riki Teariki- Cummings, Victoria Chester, Jayden Davis, Koby Crafar, Te Hana Whare and Kaynan Vincent. Photo: ROSEMARY McLENNAN Timberlea s younger residents have become both subjects and artists in a plan to brighten up the public toilets at Timberlea Park. They have made 10 panels featuring their silhouettes created when they lay down and were drawn around. They broke up coloured tiles which were glued to the boards. Timberlea Community Centre service co-ordinator Leanne Collins said the toilet block often bore graffiti and they wanted to create something nice that represented all the local kids. It looks good, she said. They expected to have the murals fixed to the toilet block by Saturday week, July 16, when a craft day will be held in the centre from 9.30am till 3.30pm featuring plants, crafts, baking and jewellery. Stalls are offered for $10 each and will be a fundraiser for the free Timberlea after school programme which caters for up to 60 pupils at a time. Bookings to Leanne 526 8668 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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