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Upper Hutt Leader : August 24th 2011
11 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 24, 2011 NEWS WATCH A MASTER CHEF AT WORK THURSDAY 18 AUGUST 11AM & 1PM Watch Simon Gault create culinary masterpieces live centre-court. Kitchen kindly supplied by: westfield.co.nz/queensgate WES/UHL/1461/2 CHANGE OF DATE NOW APPEARING 25 AUGUST, 11AM & 1PM NZQA registered and accredited Teaching Level 1, 2, 3 and a selection of Level 4 Elementary = 38 weeks Advanced = 24 weeks (Courses staggered throughout the year) PHC029W WELLINGTON 336 High Street, Lower Hutt Ph: 04 570 0960 www.hairdressing.org.nz email: firstname.lastname@example.org Government Loans and/or Student Allowances available for course fees and living expenses. PREMIER Hairdressing Courses Next course starts: 26th Sept 2011 Enrol Now! Criteria applies For all your HOME LOAN NEEDS! Helen Wilkes 04-939 6058 76 Gibbons Street, Upper Hutt 2881327AG Foss commends UH team Personal thanks given to a unique disaster-response team By COLIN WILLIAMS Civil Defence Minister Craig Foss visited the Upper Hutt Com- munity Rescue team head- quarters to personally acknow- ledge its efforts in Christchurch following the February 22 earth- quake. Fifteen members from the res- cue team were deployed to Christ- church the day after the massive earthquake. Mr Foss reiterated his thanks to operations manager Dave Butcher and his team after the meeting at the Hapai Club. The meeting was set up by National's candidate for Rimu- taka Jonathan Fletcher. It's difficult to imagine how hard it was for Dave and his team to leave their families in sudden circumstances and cope with the enormity of our nation's crisis,'' Mr Fletcher said. The government has thanked the teams, of course, but this is personal thanks from the minister to our local community heroes.'' Team leader Geoff Fouhy told the minister how tough it was for the men's families left behind watching their television screens, knowing their husband and dad was working in the earthquake's red zone areas. The Upper Hutt rescue team differs from other rescue group set-ups because they are indepen- dent. Although they team always need to secure money, indepen- dent sometimes can provide better solutions. We started this organisation because we knew things could be done better,'' said Mr Butcher, one of the volunteer organisation's founding members. Since returning from Christ- church the team members have shared their experiences through visits to several schools and com- munity organisations. They have used the visits to reinforce the message of being prepared for natural disasters and how to work together if and when they strike. Mr Foss, who spoke to the team collectively and individually, encouraged them to continue to build strong relationships in the community. Dangers of not insulating Plunging temperatures around the country will have significant hidden costs for families who are unable to keep their homes warm, warns Sustainability Trust chief executive Phil Squire. People often feel they have to choose between staying warm and spending on other essentials. Too many people are becoming ill, going to bed to stay warm, or suffering seasonal depression, when these hidden costs are simply not worth it financially or otherwise, and especially when help is available. It's important to know that whether you're a tenant, landlord or home owner, funding and expertise is available to help make your home warm and dry,'' Mr Squire says. Sustainability Trust is a non-profit organisation providing subsidised insulation, and free expert advice and services that people can access for help staying warm. To find out more about insulation and heating your home, or Sustainability Trust's free community services, visit sustaintrust.org.nz or call 0508 787 824.
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