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Upper Hutt Leader : July 27th 2011
14 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 27, 2011 NEWS • • • • 9 King Street, Upper Hutt Ph 528 6228 Treat yourself to... •Waxing •Facials • Makeup • Eyebrow Shaping • Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting • Manicures and Pedicures •GelNails •SprayTans • Botox •Sunbeds • Massage • Microdermabrasion 3485871 LOOKING FOR A CHEAPER OPTION FOR YOUR RUBBISH? 140L Wheelibin for an annual cost paid in full still only $200 Monthly direct debit of $20 which works out to $4.62 per week 240L Wheelibin for a Monthly direct debit of $26.50 which works out to $6.12 per week STILL SERVICING THE VALLEY AFTER OVER 20 YEARS AND STILL OFFERING THE MOST RELIABLE SERVICE AND COMPETITIVE PRICES Ph: 0800 Wheelie Order online www.wheelibin.co.nz 3623965AB Easy Key Self Service Laundromat DRY UP TO 4 LOADS OF CLOTHES IN ONLY 18 MINUTES SAVE YOUR TIME & ELECTRICITY UPPER HUTT 557 Fergusson Drive, Ph 528 0515 STOKES VALLEY Scott Court, Ph 563 8260 13 x Dryers from $4 for 18 mins 8 x Washers - from $5 ALSO AT THESE LOCATIONS Taita 970 0994 Wainuiomata 939 5171 Porirua - Cannons Creek 237 0630 Newtown 389 7926 Lower Hutt 569 5792 Fast Dryers Washers Domestic Laundry Sports Gear Duvets Mink Blankets Bedding 3685406AD IN BRIEF Expo for carers An information expo for carers will be held next month on Tuesday, August 23, in Upper Hutt. Laurie Hilsgen, chief executive of Carers NZ, will be a guest speaker at the expo, talking about the latest progress and sources of help for carers. Carers NZ will also have an exhibitor booth at the expo. Other exhibitors will include Life Unlimited, Alzheimer's Wellington, Driving Miss Daisy, Freedom Medical Alarms, Open Home Foundation, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Work and Income and Enliven Community Support. The expo is from 11am till 3pm at Expressions' Riverstone Recreation. The event is free and open to the public. If your organisation would like to take part phone 527 2798 or email email@example.com. Longest morning tea Freemasons in Upper Hutt and Stokes Valley invite locals, especially community groups, to New Zealand's longest morning tea this Saturday, July 30. Lodges around the country are taking part in the event to get to know locals and community groups and ways they can help them. Saturday's event will be at the Trentham Masonic Centre in Islington St, starting at 9.30am. Gold coin donation entry. Inquiries to Brian Green from Trentham Lodge, 526 4421. Chess tournament Round two of the four-round winter tournament was played on Monday night at the Upper Hutt Chess Club. Players to record a win were Anton Reid, Nick O'Kane, Mike Stevens and Paul Frost. O'Kane is in the lead as the only player to record two wins. Rimutaka Hill warning issued The NZTA is urging motorists to exercise caution when driving over the SH2 Rimutaka Hill this winter. NZ Transport Agency Wellington operations manager, Mark Owen, says that with forecasts of more adverse weather expected in the next few days, it's timely to remind drivers to take extra care this winter while work continues on the Muldoon's Corner safety improvements. The onset of winter always brings challenges to people travelling on SH2 Rimutaka Hill Road, where poor weather conditions can affect visibility and make the road surface slippery. So we are urging motorists to put safety first and drive to the con- ditions. We ask that drivers remain vigil- ant and stop and call 0800 100 082 if cones have shifted and lanes are not clear. To aid drivers we have installed flexible plastic posts along 200 metres of the road centreline. We can't put them all through the project because we can't bolt them through the temporary road surface. That is why we are also using traffic cones,'' he says. These are similar to posts that have been installed on some sections of SH1 near Peka Peka and also, more recently, along SH1 Calabar Rd close to Wellington Airport. As well as clearly marking the centreline, they also stop motorists from driving on the centreline and scuffing up the temporary surface'' When the road is finished, reflec- tive paint will be used for the perma- nent line-markings, together with reflective cats-eyes''. Mr Owen says that the NZTA is doing a trial of some new edge marker posts (the white/red ones on the side of the road) with a view to using them on the rest of the project. They're a new product.'' He says the NZTA is interested in seeing how they perform in high winds. They are hinged and even more flexible than the flexible posts on the centreline.'' Top grading for water supply Upper Hutt's top-graded water supply has been joined by a new grading for the Gear Island water treatment plant in Petone. It has just received an A1 grading -- the Ministry of Health's highest endorsement for drinking water. The water from the Greater Wellington's Gear Island plant mostly goes to Wellington. The Wainuiomata and Te Marua treatment plants -- which supply water to the Wellington, Upper Hutt and Porirua cities and parts of Lower Hutt city -- also have A1 gradings. Stokes Valley, Haywards and Manor Park are all on A1-graded water from Te Marua.
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