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Upper Hutt Leader : August 24th 2011
16 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 24, 2011 LETTERS SH1 Cobham Drive to Buckle Street transport improvements The inner-city transport network: improvements for a successful capital city Keeping our people moving SUBMISSIONS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY Have your say about Wellington's inner-city transport improvements between Cobham Drive and Buckle Street. The NZ Transport Agency is presenting its proposals on these improvements for public engagement until this Friday - 26 August 2011. An information brochure and further details of the proposed improvements and why they are needed for our growing city is on www.nzta.govt.nz/witi and at our information centre at the RA Vance Stand, Basin Reserve which is open Monday -- Friday (10am -- 3pm) Thursday -- (3pm -- 8pm). Find out more about the proposals and o er your comments to the project team. Your views are important and will help us to develop an improved design for the inner-city transport network. A feedback form is at the back of the brochure and on our website. Tell us what you think - we're looking forward to hearing from you. What's proposed • A bridge to the north of the Basin Reserve to improve tra c ows and reduce journey times for public transport • A second Mt Victoria Tunnel • Widening Ruahine Street and Wellington Road • A new pedestrian and cycle path between Cobham Drive and the Basin Reserve For more information please contact the Project Team: Tel: 0508 WITI INFO (0508 9484 4636) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.nzta.govt.nz/witi Information centre: RA Vance Stand, Basin Reserve (entrance o Sussex Street) LUNCH FROM $11 (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 3623841AC 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!" Craig Thorn Director - 25 Sierra Way, Upper Hutt 5371 P: 04 528 7524 F: 04 528 7524 M: 021 116 8808 email@example.com www.pcrepair.co.nz COMPUTER ISSUES? Call me today for Fast, Friendly and Professional Service 3839801AE FROM Page 10 Children deserve better We are hearing stories of people facing a great deal of hardship and not being able to feed themselves and their children adequately, resulting in children going to school hungry and often doing without proper bad-weather gear. Unfortunately there is a tendency to blame the parents of these children saying that the money is spent on inappropriate items that are luxuries and not necessities. It is all very well to condemn but no-one knows the circumstances. There are parents who have lost their jobs who were able to provide for their children and now they are reduced to not being able to manage. Money can be very tight in some households and the unemployment benefit is only enough to survive on until other expenses may come up such as doctor's fees etc. The price of food has gone up which means that only very cheap and not good quality food is bought... Children deserve better than this, and no child who is cold and hungry is going to learn at school, and this is something the powers that be are hiding their heads in the sand over. Also in order to feed themselves these children are going to steal from children who are more fortunate. Teachers are doing the best they can and private charities have been helping children in need by providing them with some food and essential clothing. It is all very well to say that people should get off the unemployment benefit and take up work but where is it? Also, if the parents are not able to feed themselves to stay healthy are they going to be in a fit state to work? E KEATS, Upper Hutt (Abridged) Fluoride debate A 1999 poll of 1000 households in Petone by the Hutt City Council found more than 70 per cent of respondents did not want fluoride added to their water. S Haden and Gary Lewis are both completely wrong when they say that Europe has high amounts of fluoride naturally. The Netherlands, East Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Britain, Ireland and Spain have all had fluoridation at some stage but most of them stopped in the 1970s when they found there was no benefit and serious risks. Only Ireland (70 per cent), Britain (10 per cent) and Spain (10 per cent) continue. The Netherlands now have a law that medication can never again be added to public drinking water. Belgium has even banned fluoride tablets. Gary Lewis shows his ignorance of this issue when he suggests that he has been consuming fluoride through his tap water for the past 60 years, since fluori- dation was not introduced in Wellington until 1965 -- he could only have been drinking it for 46 years at the most. We are yet to see 60-year-olds in this country whose mother was consuming fluoridated water while pregnant and who were given it as babies and children. We already have a pandemic of arthritis, thyroid disease and cancer. Studies link fluoride to all these diseases. Medsafe classifies fluoride as a medicine. If S Haden doesn't think people should meddle in others' affairs then he should ask the UHCC to do their utmost to stop the serious interference of medicating people without their informed consent. MARY BYRNE, Petone Open apology I would like to make an open apology to the residents and business owners of Upper Hutt for my inappropriate behaviour over the past 15 years. I will start by apologising for getting on a train to enter the city, and looking back I can see how rude I was. I would like to apologise also for having the nerve to walk into shops, and further for purchasing objects that I wish to possess. I think it is also appropriate to express my sympathy to those who I have attempted to make friendly conversation with, as I was foolish to believe that this was acceptable in modern society. But, I have not acted alone in these travesties, no, I have had accomplices, with whom I have conversed with in these outings of destruction, and discussed places to go to, and what to do next, and even had the nerve to eat in a public place. I would also like to thank you for reminding me where the security cameras are, and protecting other residents from me by escorting me out of the vicinity. I would like to finish up by apologising for not using my telepathic abilities to foretell of your distrust of youths, and for not moving out of your line of view. I do hope that you will forgive me, despite how difficult that may be. REID WICKS, Silverstream Thanks This is a big thank you to the guys at Beaurepaires, Upper Hutt. Recently I had a puncture in a tyre on my mobility scooter. On contacting one tyre service and told most discourteously they didn't do outcalls, I contacted Beaurepaires. Steve was out but would be with me shortly. Twenty minutes later he arrived, whipped off the wheel and arranged to be back after 3pm as I was out till then. At 3.10pm he was back, so all was fixed and with no fuss but a pleasant manner from all the guys, either on the phone or at my home. Thank you all, Beaurepaires boys are the best. B CAMPBELL, Upper Hutt
August 17th 2011
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