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Upper Hutt Leader : August 31st 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1939 Letters 10 Real Estate 23-30 Arts 31-33 Motoring 37-38 Classifieds 39-43 Sport 46-48 DAFFODIL DAY SUPPORTED Locals respond well 8 KAPA HAKA CULTURE Students show their talents 21 LOCALS ON THE DEFENCE College league starts 48 Flagging it: Ed Brown of Power Construction and Lighting flies high in a cherry picker to place the first of two sponsors' Rugby World Cup promotion flags at H2OXtream while, right, an event flag shimmers on Main St on Friday morning. Photos: COLIN WILLIAMS Flagging the streets Upper Hutt's main shopping areas and traffic entry points got into the Rugby World Cup groove on Friday with the festooning of a variety of event flags. More than 140 flags were placed on Main and Queen streets, Fergusson Dr, behind H2OXtream, at Messines Ave near the racecourse and at entry points from State Highway 2. Organised by the city council, the flags were put up from 5am on Friday by workers from Seaview's Power Construction and Lighting. City promotion manager Paul Lambert says the cost of the flags has mostly been covered by RWC sponsors. They look good. They'll be in place till mid-November or so and then we'll be into the Christ- mas decoration flags,'' he says. Role requires 'gift of the gab' By COLIN WILLIAMS The Upper Hutt City Council is advertising for an economic devel- opment manager with the gift of the gab'' capable of selling Upper Hutt to the world. City chief executive Chris Upton says he is hopeful the appointment to the fulltime, per- manent position will be made before the end of the year. The position is effectively being re-created, following a restructure of the council management, after it was filled for several years by the now city chief executive officer Chris Upton. Our ability to again have this position is due to the restructuring and by our not cre- ating a new director's role,'' Mr Upton says. I've always had that role from when I started but with changing roles I had less and less time for it and it is important we get that back.'' Remuneration for the role, which is undisclosed, has already been allocated in the city's existing budget. According to the advertisement, the job is all about attracting, retaining and expanding busi- nesses in the city and increasing employment and investment in its economy''. A key component is assisting new and potential businesses and developers through the local government consent processes. We'll be looking at easing the intricacies and coming up with a one-stop-shop approach. It's a position for an enthusi- ast. You do have to be a sales per- son and passionate about the role and what can be achieved,'' Mr Upton says.
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