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Upper Hutt Leader : August 17th 2011
2 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 17, 2011 NEWS $11 LUNCHES (lunch size chicken or lamb or vegetarian with rice and plain naan) • Monday-Saturday 11.30am-2pm • Dinner 7 Days From 5pm • Food cooked to order • Table service • Eat fresh 3623841AA Dine in, Takeaways & Home Deliveries Ph 528 7232 Logan St, The Mall Upper Hutt www.littleindia.co.nz 2p 2pm m NOW OPEN FOR SATURDAY LUNCH We pride ourselves on individually preparing each of our dishes using only the freshest and finest ingredients "DO TRY US!" MANAGER: JENNY RUSSELL firstname.lastname@example.org The Upper Hutt Leader is published by Central Community Newspapers, a division of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd, and printed at 35 Bouverie St, Petone. The registered of ce of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd is 40 Boulcott St, Wellington CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING: Classified: email@example.com Ph: 528 9654 Fax: 528 3021 154 Main Street, Upper Hutt Now available online at: www.uhleader.co.nz Our Top Ten Stories on: stuff.co.nz go to Newspapers/Upper Hutt Leader Order Photos online at: pix.ccn.co.nz EDITOR: ROSEMARY MCLENNAN firstname.lastname@example.org SPORTS EDITOR: COLIN WILLIAMS email@example.com Delivered to 21,740 Homes and Businesses throughout Upper Hutt, Stokes Valley, Manor Park and Haywards 3874157AA Free service popular FROM Page 1 A feature is their free weekly legal advice clinic where people learn about their options, including what they can do themselves. Mr Gwilliam is pleased to have diversified because changes in the legal aid system mean a future loss of some work, although no date has been announced for Upper Hutt. Another strength is the firm s commitment to professional staff development, mostly through the New Zealand Law Society but also the Chamber of Com- mence. Mr Gwilliam served two years as president of the Upper Hutt Chamber of Commerce and is in his third term on Upper Hutt City Council, chairing the policy committee. He is grateful to have survived a serious health chal- lenge in 2006 when he collapsed with a brain aneurism and needed emergency surgery. Mr Gwilliam and his wife Jill have four daughters. Jennifer Stephens has followed in her father s footsteps and been admitted to the bar, though she is working in a different field. Experience Upper Hutt direc- tor Hellen Swales said the awards recognised the contri- bution to the community from businesses of a range of sizes. Nominations totalled 128 over nine categories and were public recognition of excellence. Many nominations were from people who had used Mr Gwil- liam s free legal advice service. Judges looked for businesses committed to the long haul and contributing to the city, especially its social health. Secret customer inquiries and checking business websites were part of the judging process. A panel of two judges chose the supreme winner. Category winners, pages 16-20 Survey targets youth issues By JIMMY NESS Hutt Valley youth mostly feel cheer- ful and interested in life, according to a council survey. About 2800 young people responded to the 2010 Hutt Valley Youth Survey with 80 per cent say- ing they felt positive. The survey was undertaken by the Upper Hutt and Hutt City councils in collaboration with police and other agencies. Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy says young people are vital to the future of cities in the Hutt Valley. We are here to listen to the voice of youth and work with all the agencies to meet the needs of our young people. There were also some issues ident- ified in the survey. Drugs were a common problem with 19.8 per cent saying they had tried them and about 25 per cent of respondents claimed they had felt depressed at some time. Youth also said they would like more leisure and job opportunities, and there was a shortage of places to hang out . Frances McEwen, Upper Hutt City Council community development adviser, says the council will use the information to target key issues effecting young people and request further funding. We take the biggest issues and try to develop their needs. It s defi- nitely not a surprise. The issues for youth are quite similar around New Zealand. There is always plenty of room for improvement, but a couple of key areas Upper Hutt City Council and local organisations need to focus on is providing better information and support around a range of health issues, particularly mental health, promoting and providing employ- ment, training and education opportunities, and letting our young people know we are interested in hearing what they have to say about Upper Hutt. Ms McEwen says they are working with Upper Hutt high schools to spread awareness of these issues. We hope that by making a video of the results, they will be interested in watching and hearing the out- comes. It s really important that our young people know their feedback has been listened to. For detailed information on the survey and results from previous years visit uhyouth.com. Maymorn growth plan meet Organisers are hopeful of good numbers at this evening s meet- ing opposing the city council s plan for Mangaroa Valley s Maymorn development. The meeting, in the Hapai Club on Fergusson Dr from 6.30pm, is organised by the Keep Maymorn Green (KMG) group (postponement check: maymorn.org.nz). It comes ahead of a deadline for council submissions on the draft Maymorn Structure Plan, a 20-year plan for up to 1800 homes and 4000 people centred around Parkes Line Rd, Maymorn Rd and railway sta- tion area. This has the potential to car- pet a large part of Maymorn/ Mangaroa with high density housing to plots as low as 300 square metres within the existing community, a KMG leaflet says. KMG is also opposed to the council s estimated $52 million spend as policy maker, regu- lator, service provider and development facilitator , saying it is not what the city wants or needs. Parking practice: The driver of this Mazda automatic crashed through The Mall's car park and into a ventilation duct on the afternoon of Sunday, August 7. Administration manager Michelle Turney-Mitchell says the driver accidentally put the car into drive instead of reverse. No-one was injured and no charges will be filed.
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