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Upper Hutt Leader : July 6th 2011
7 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 6, 2011 NEWS LIKE US? FOLLOW US! WELLINGTON, LOWER HUTT & UPPER HUTT JOIN US AT www.lifestylegym.co.nz "i'M TOO TiRED" AGAiN! AT LiFESTYLE YOU'LL NEVER SAY If you're having problems keeping active this winter, talk to Lifestyle about how you can get your energy levels up to where they need to be. With three convenient locations, a wide range of equipment and Group Exercise classes (including FREE RiDE and ZUMBA) that our members rave about, we'll have you back up to speed in no time! KEEP UP? WANT TO Food on the march The Upper Hutt Food Bank will be one of many recipients of the Defence Force's nationwide drive to collect canned food during July. The campaign, called Mission Kiwi Can, will involve personnel from the navy, army and air force, as well as navy reserve and territorial force units, collecting canned food. Mission Kiwi Can started on Monday and will end on July 15, when the cans will be handed over to the food banks around the country. This is the third year we have run Mission Kiwi Can. In the past two years we have donated more than 15,340 cans to food banks around the country. This year we are aiming to donate 10,000 cans nationwide which will require a joint effort by all personnel,'' says the chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Rhys Jones. Our involvement with charities is an important part of defence, especially where we are able to support charitable organisations in the communities where we are based.'' In Upper Hutt defence personnel based at Joint Forces New Zealand, Messines Defence Centre, Trentham Regional Sup- port Battalion and the National Service Centre will all contribute to the cam- paign. This donation from the 2011 appeal by Upper Hutt defence personnel is greatly appreciated and follows on from similar support over previous years,'' says Upper Hutt Food Bank co-ordinator Kelvin Strong. The request for food parcels continues to be heavy with many new families within our community requiring assist- ance . . . We are particularly concerned about providing nutritional food for fam- ilies with younger children as we move into the colder weather.'' Upper Hutt man chosen as national president By ROSEMARY McLENNAN Top office: New national president Tayo Agunlejika. Photo: ROSEMARY McLENNAN An Upper Hutt man, Tayo Agunlejika, has been elected national president of the New Zealand Federation of Multi- cultural Councils. He defeated the sitting presi- dent, Prem Singh of Wellington. Known for starting the local multicultural football tourna- ment, Mr Agunlejika was not a member of the national execu- tive. His nomination for the presi- dency was made by the Upper Hutt Multicultural Council on which he has served for seven years and is the current vice- president. At the national annual meet- ing in Lower Hutt on June 18-19, both candidates had to make a presentation to voters. Mr Agunlejika's included a PowerPoint presentation. A secret ballot was held. The national federation rep- resents more than 120 nation- alities and ethnic groups from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. The effect of the Canterbury earthquakes on migrants was a key issue raised and discussed by the more than 80 delegates from 18 regional multicultural councils and three constitutional groups (women, youth and sen- iors). They resolved to ask the Gov- ernment, the Ministry of Social Development, Department of Labour and Minister for Immi- gration to review the rules for migrants holding narrowly focused work permits who have lost their jobs following the earthquake, to allow them to seek work in related profes- sional fields. They will also seek StudyLink support to cover job searches for Canterbury international students who need help and who already have a 20-hour work permit as part of their student visa. Their third resolution was to seek more proactive and positive publicity internationally to promote tourism, education and business prospects in Canter- bury. Volunteers from the Canter- bury branch have spent long hours assisting police to provide many types of help to migrants affected by the quakes. Mr Agunlejika, 36, was born in Nigeria and moved to New Zealand with his Kiwi wife Eliz- abeth after they married in 2004. His wife has three children and the couple have had two more together. Mr Agunlejika has started his own business, coaching primary and secondary football teams. So far he has clients in Lower Hutt and Wellington. The couple are involved in the Hosanna World Outreach Cen- tre at Taita. POLICE Police need the help of residents in their investi- gation into the aggravated robbery of a Chatsworth Rd address on June 19. If you have security foot- age covering the street area in front of your address, or any infor- mation, please contact Senior Constable Flora Nielsen on 527 2300. Can you help? Police are looking for this male after he took a large amount of salmon from Upper Hutt Countdown on the after- noon of June 11. Contact Senior Constable Flora Nielsen on 527 2300 if you have any information or recognise this man. Additional information regarding some of the photos published in the Upper Hutt Leader is now available on the Upper Hutt Police Facebook page. The page also displays material on tagging and people wanted by police. Visit the page at facebook. com/people/Upper-Hutt- Police/100001517268718 and help police to make Upper Hutt safer.
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