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Upper Hutt Leader : July 13th 2011
4 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 13, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 20/07/11 or while stocks last www.oderings.co.nz www.oderings.co.nz Open 7 Days 8am - 5pm $35.99 $2999 EACH Spray Roses and Fruit Trees Now with Lime Sulphur Asparagus Jersey Giants Heavy crops of juicy spears. $1179 5 CROWNS 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 Dwarf Fruit Trees Apricots, Nectarines and Peaches. Only grow to 1.5m high. Heavy cropping. Shallots French Red. Culinary delight. Plant now for summer harvest. Very tasty. $849 PACK OF 4 $9.49 Baby House Plants Starter grade fantastic value, huge range. $249 EACH $3.29 SAVE $4 OFF ALL ROSES Huge selection of strong, healthy plants. Bush, English Climbers, Patios Patio Standards Standards 29.99 $25.99ea 36.99 $32.99ea 32.99 $28.99ea 21.99 $17.99ea Youths use art to share stories A series of nine paintings created by Upper Hutt youth depicting road safety themes are on display this week. A programme, run by community services at Upper Hutt City Council and in conjunction with Orongomai Marae, involved bringing together various road safety experts to share their knowledge with young people who had recorded a variety of driving-related offences. The young people were invited to take part in the two-day programme called Your Choices, Your Life'' that encour- aged them to learn about risks associ- ated with driving and how to make future positive behaviour changes. Acrylic painting was just one of the activities they undertook during the pro- gramme which took place on April 16 and 17. The paintings, all done on the Saturday night, and with the encourage- ment of art therapist Carrie Burke, rep- resented the young people's experiences with road trauma. One used her painting to send a mess- age to other young drivers saying Drive like you love me''. Another painting was a tribute to a family member who had been killed on the road. Along with frontline police, fire, and ambulance officers, the participants visi- ted a undertaker where they had a sober reminder of what the ultimate conse- quences of a crash can be. A victim of a road crash shared his experiences with the group and spoke of his frustration at having to learn to cope with a severe injury. He encouraged the participants to try various exercises which demonstrated the physical limits his body now had as a result of the crash. The council's road safety co-ordinator Joanne Kinnaird, who facilitated part of the session, said the young people really engaged with the road safety experts''. They asked lots of questions and talked about finding other solutions to the main problems that face youth and road safety -- drinking and driving, driv- ing without a licence or outside of a licence condition, and dangerous behav- iour, she said. Council community services director Andrea Curtis said the young participants showed incredible amounts of enthusiasm and maturity. The paintings symbolise what they've all learnt about important decision- making and consequences when getting into a car.'' The council plans to run another event in August to give more young people with a history of inappropriate driving a way to improve their decision-making. The paintings are on display in the windows of the former Hannahs building at 175 Main St. Diksy' killer sentence cut By JIMMY NESS One of the men who beat Upper Hutt transvestite Richard Milton Jones to death had his sentence reduced last week. David Shaun Galloway, 20, was jailed for 10 years with a minimum non-parole period of five years, for the fatal bashing on April 29, 2009. Mr Jones, 64, was a small-time cannabis dealer who dressed as a woman and was known as Diksy''. He sustained a fractured skull and 21 rib fractures after Galloway and associate Phillip Christopher Sanders, 42, attacked him in his Totara Park Rd home. The pair were found guilty of manslaughter in 2010 after a jury of 12 was unable to agree on murder charges. Three Court of Appeal judges have since ruled that Galloway's jail term should be reduced to nine years, and his minimum non- parole period cut to four years. Galloway's sentence was higher than that of Sanders, who was jailed for nine and a half years, partly because Justice Robert Dobson determined it was a hate crime on Galloway's part. He told police that he went to to beat up a transvestite'', that he believed in Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve'', and that Mr Jones deserved to die. Galloway and Sanders each blamed the other for the attack, which included throwing a television on their victim's head. The appeal court judges said they believed Justice Dobson overstated the seriousness of the hate crime aspect of the homicide''. They said Galloway was highly intoxicated at the time, had no hate crime history, was sexually abused as a child and had acted prop- erly around a transvestite in prison. Both offenders had bought cannabis from the victim, before falling out after a series of disagreements. Mr Jones had complained about Sanders' behaviour to police, the pro- bation department and the drug treatment centre where he was staying. Colourful visitor: John Holtslag photographed this kereru in a kowhai tree in Fraser Cres. ''Upper Hutt at its best,'' he says. Kereru makes a flying visit
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