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Upper Hutt Leader : July 13th 2011
49 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 13, 2011 NEWS H2O Xtream Lifeguard - third in a team H2O Xtream is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Team at the number one Aquatic Leisure Facility in the Greater Wellington Region. We are open 7 days a week and operate on a rostered shift system. Therefore you will need to have the ability to be fexible in your hours of work to be available to work shifts on the roster including day, night & weekends shifts. To be successful in this role you will: • have great people skills; • enjoy a team environment; • be motivated and professional; • be customer focussed especially with the teen age group • hold a current lifeguard qualifcation In return you will be part of a busy, unique aquatic environment that provides good in-house training opportunities and a great team to work with. You will be working an average of 30 hours per week with the opportunity to step up in to a senior capacity during your shifts. We're a vibrant team who aren't afraid to have fun on the job, and there are plenty of opportunities for someone like you. Interested? View the job description and application form at www.upperhuttcity.com/jobs, pick up a copy from Upper Hutt City Council, or contact Tracey Lakeman on 04 527 2169 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Applications close Friday 22 July 2011 SELL Avon in your area, Free to join, Free training provided, Free gifts. Ph Alison 234 1908, or txt 021 492 641 CAREGIVER/HOME help, 31.5 hrs weekly. Ph Peter 526 4603 CLEANING Supervisor/ cleaner, Mon-Fri 5-8.15pm. Ph 021 421 830 3865263AA Communicating, Connecting and Innovating FAIRFAX Media is New Zealand s largest media company. We publish 3 national, 9 daily and over 50 community newspapers. We host an impressive stable of lifestyle and specialist magazines and have a comprehensive online o ering. Fairfax o ers comprehensive bene ts including medical insurance and superannuation. For further information about your career with Fairfax visit www.fairfaxnz.co.nz/careers. A member of the Fairfax Media group and a division of Fairfax New Zealand Limited. Fairfax Media seeks a sales person who has a passion for customer service and reaching beyond target goals. This is an exciting full time advertising career opportunity within the Wairarapa News Branch. To be considered for this position applicants will have: Self motivation, drive, enthusiasm • and high level of initiative. The ability to develop and • maintain e ective communication and relationships with internal and external customers. Ideally you would have a proven • sales record. Commitment and appreciation of • customer service. Excellent oral computer and • written communication skills. High degree of organisational • skills to cope with the challenge of weekly deadlines and changing priorities in a dynamic and fast paced environment. A determination to achieve above • target results. Full drivers licence required. • In return: We o er a good remuneration with experience and skill. A generous open ended incentive scheme for beyond target performance, plus superannuation and medical scheme. If you are up to the challenge, then please apply with accompanying CV to: The Manager Wairarapa News PO Box 902, Masterton Email: Lynette.email@example.com Applications close 22 July 2011 Advertising Sales Consultant Wind bounces tramp By JIMMY NESS Despite a local family s trampoline flying away, Upper Hutt missed any major damage caused by the weekend s stormy weather. As north-west winds of up to 120kmh and heavy rain lashed residents, Maymorn resident Berna- dette Sharkey-Burns was worried her home s roof would come off. However, she was shocked to find her children s trampoline had disappeared early Monday morning. I said to my husband, Oh my God, the tramp s gone , and he just lay there, and I said, I m not kidding . Mrs Sharkey-Burns found her trampoline across the fence and lying very close to train tracks. She called 111 and fire- fighters hauled it away. The trampoline was moved before any train could hit it, and Mrs Sharkey-Burns said it was also broken. It was pretty munted, and in several pieces. They [the children] thought the firemen were bringing them a new one. Several power outages were reported in Upper Hutt, but there was no other serious damage. Other areas were not so lucky, since several tor- nadoes, including one in Waikanae, caused dam- age, and more than 4000 lightning strikes were recorded by Metservice. Locals Denise Owles and Michele Rosimini were driving to Levin last Saturday night. Ms Owles said the dam- age was horrifying . We saw that there were cars just scattered and they were nowhere near each other. We saw a van that had all of its windows out and it looked like it had been rolled. The couple could have been hit by a falling tree if they had driven through Waikanae just 15 to 30 minutes earlier, Ms Owles says. There was debris all over the highway. It was terrifying. It was pitch black and the rain was horizontal. We hit the top of a tree that was covering the left lane of the highway. Coming back from Levin the next day, the trees were shredded. Huge trees the size of my car were uprooted. Busy weekend marks 50th Almost 500 people have registered for the 50th anniversary of the Upper Hutt Cossie Club at the weekend of July 22 to 24. Celebrations begin on the Friday night with an informal meet and greet and a wine tasting. On Saturday, several adjunct tournaments are programmed, including indoor bowls, darts, pool, snooker, golf, texas hold em poker and an after- noon of racing. About 270 members have booked for the formal dinner and concert on the Saturday evening. The concert lineup is headed by Upper Hutt icon Frankie Stevens plus the Southon family, Lynne Phillips and Gary McFadyen (from Trixx) and the Diamond Divas. A champagne brunch will be held on Sunday morning followed by the time-honoured elevenses and a complimentary bar- becue to wind activities up. Special guests will include Clubs New Zea- land president Tom Fisher and Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy. Registration forms, $10, are available at reception or may be downloaded from the club's website cossieclubs.org.nz. BRIEFS Predator sought Police are looking for a man who approached four female Upper Hutt College students, in three separate incidents. On June 28, a female was approached and accosted by a male in Amundsen Gr, Stokes Valley, while walking home. He was in a black four-door car. He is described as European, 20 to 30 years old, wearing black track pants, a black hoodie and having yellow crooked teeth, with some missing. The second and third incidents occurred on the morning and afternoon of Friday, July 1. A male approached females walking in the Trentham area, near Upper Hutt College. He matched the description given in the previous incident. If you have any information, urgently contact Constable Janine Laing at Upper Hutt police on 527 2300 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Lions at ceremony Silverstream Lions Rex Bullard and Roy Peterson were invited to take part in the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Ronald McDonald House with representatives of more than 70 clubs from the lower North Island. The clubs have raised $750,000 towards the new house. Silverstream Lions have motivated clubs to take part in the project and sponsor a floor called The Lions Den. Chess tournament The fifth and sixth rounds of the six- round tournament for the Nick Todd Trophy were played on Monday evening at the Upper Hutt Chess Club. The unbeaten Ben Thomas gained another two wins to easily retain the trophy he won last year. Second place was claimed by Gerald Carter, and Bob List finished strongly to gain third position. GETTING SORTED Getting wise about paying off your credit card debt By DAVID KNEEBONE, Sorted spokesman Slowly, but surely, the nation is waking up to the fact that high interest con- sumer debt is a bad idea -- and that it is a dumb debt. Reserve Bank figures show consumer debt is declining and recent Nielsen research shows Kiwis attitudes towards debt have changed as well. The research found 56 per cent of New Zealanders are less inclined to take on debt since the recession, and over the next 12 months 26 per cent intend to change the way they manage their debt. While our intentions are good, sometimes following through is easier said than done, and we still have a way to go when it comes to sorting out our debt. Each year Kiwis pay around $650 million in interest on their credit cards. If you are someone who does not pay off your credit card within the interest-free period, then part of that $650 million is your own hard-earned money. That is money that could otherwise be going towards your own goals. To make your credit card work for you, you need to pay it off in full each month. Otherwise you will be paying unnecessary interest, which makes it even more difficult to keep in control of what you owe. Consider making a promise to your- self that you will only use your credit card if you can pay it back within the interest-free period. While credit card statements encourage you to make the minimum repayment each month, do not be fooled. Paying just the minimum will barely dent your total bill, and interest rapidly adds up on the remaining balance. At the recent Financial Literacy Summit in Wel- lington, Retirement Com- missioner Diana Crossan challenged financial institutions to include information on credit card statements showing customers how long it will take them to repay credit card debt and how much the total interest bill will be if they only pay the minimum amount. Until lenders are more forthcoming, it is a good idea to make sure you know how much your debt is really costing you. You can use the Credit card calculator on sorted.org.nz to see how increasing your credit card repayments will cost you less in the long run -- and reduce the time it takes to pay off. New Zealanders do not have to pay $650 million in credit card interest each year. If we all make a few changes, we can get that figure down and all be bet- ter off.
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