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Upper Hutt Leader : July 6th 2011
5 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 6, 2011 NEWS 3858031AA 122c Whakatiki Street Upper Hutt Ph 5288808 Check out our website www.capitalpools.co.nz or see next weeks Leader for further details POOL & SPA SHOP OPENING SOON Servicing Pools, Spas, Pumps Valet Service Chemical Supplies FREE samples NEW products EXPERT SEMINARS: for the timetable go to www.glutenallergy.co.nz 9-10 July, 10am-5pm TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf MAJOR SPONSOR ONLY $10 entryy CHILDREN UNDER 5 FREE Wellington GLUTEN FREE FOOD & ALLERGY SHOW www.cellfield.com cellfield Testing and treatment for Dyslexia www.kipmcgrath.co.nz 3716177AE Cellfield in association with Kip McGrath Upper Hutt Give your child the gift of reading. For a free, no-obligation consultation about how we can help contact Patrick on 528 7707. If your child: Struggles to read fluently Dislikes reading Has trouble with comprehension Has trouble remembering what they have read Lacks motivation Can't spell Does reading make your child tired? HELP IS AVAILABLE now through CELLFIELD Feathers preened for event On a flight of fancy Bird lover: Darcy Philp proudly displays his award-winning white silkie and black australorp. Photo: JIMMY NESS By JIMMY NESS From beautiful beaks to fluffy feathers, more than 1000 exotic birds will be on display at the 32nd annual Wellington and Hutt Valley Poultry and Pigeon Show. Breeders from across New Zealand will display their prettiest birds at the Riverstone Recreation Centre at Expressions this weekend. A panel of 10 people will judge the birds based on shape, colouring, size and more. Event organiser Darcy Philp says the public can expect to see some of the top birds in the country. It's an eye-opener. There are all types of colours and sizes. They will be washed, blow-dried and groomed for the event. We also have a beautiful display of 60 cups and trophies. People do not realise just how many types of pigeons, poultry and ducks there are.'' Mr Philp has been involved in the Wellington, Hutt Valley and Districts Poultry and Pigeon Club since it was founded in 1979. His wife Cheryle also collects rare poultry and they have about 60 in their personal collection. It's something that grows on you. You get a lot of enjoyment out of from the time you hatch them. It's all about trying to breed the perfect bird,'' Mr Philp says. All hobbies cost you money, but when you get into poultry you can get the eggs back, some people eat them and you get some of the best manure for your gardens.'' Mr Philp says there is a lot of work involved in breeding birds and he has boxes and boxes'' of awards and ribbons. At the same time it's still nice to win after all these years. You still get that bit of satisfac- tion. It's very competitive, but the camaraderie is also great.'' He can recognise his birds at a show among thousands of others and says they are very smart animals. The Wellington and Hutt Valley Poultry and Pigeon Show is open from 12.30pm till 4.30pm on Saturday and from 9am till 11.30am on Sunday. Tickets are $1 child, $3 adult and $6 family. IN BRIEF National darts champs More than 350 people are taking part in the Clubs NZ National Darts Championships at the Upper Hutt Cossie Club from today until Saturday. Paul Lambert from Upper Hutt's i-SITE Visitor Centre says this has generated a high level of occupancy in Upper Hutt's commercial accommodation with some venues full during the event. Rates correction Rural property owners can relax . . . last's week's article on the city council's new rates for 2011-12 contained a typographical error. Owners of an average rural property, valued at $719,000, will be rated at $1252 a year (not the incorrect $12,524 published a week ago). Body found in tree A 30-year-old Caucasian man was found dead near Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors' Upper Hutt premises last Thursday. Staff discovered the local resident in a tree at 1.30pm. Senior Sergeant Wesley Payne says the death was ''completely unrelated'' to a funeral, which was taking place in the building. Police are not looking for anyone in relation to the incident. Chess tournament Rounds three and four of the annual Nick Todd tournament were played on Monday evening at the Upper Hutt Chess Club. The tournament is played over six rounds with a 40-minute time control. Ben Thomas is the only player with four points from his four games. Paul Frost and Pat Cunningham are on three. Behind them are Gerald Carter (2.5 points), with Bob List and Richard Catterall on two points. The final two rounds are on Monday.
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