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Upper Hutt Leader : August 31st 2011
18 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 31, 2011 NEWS There's heaps of exciting conservation events happening this September, from coastal clean ups and dune plantings to discovery tours, walks and talks in our great outdoors. Activities include: Heritage Discovery Tours Saturday 10 September & Saturday 17 September, Government Buildings. Weed Swap: meet the locals, banish the weeds Sunday 11 September, Waitangi Park, Wellington Turere Lodge opening celebration Saturday 17 September, Turere Lodge, Orongorongo Valley, Rimutaka Forest Park For more information on these and other events near you visit: www.conservationweek.org.nz 3993403AA Show your country you love it Conservation Week 11--18 September 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 3959630AB For all your Pool & Spa Chemicals come to your new local shop 122c Whakatiki Street Upper Hutt POOL & SPA SHOP OPENING HOURS 8am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday Now open late night Thursday till 6.30pm Servicing Pools, Spas, Pumps, Valet Service, Chemical Supplies Phone 528 8808 www.capitalpools.co.nz 4002652AA Long established Indian restaurant Upper Hutt's Licenced + BYO Wine Only 92 Main Street, Upper Hutt • Ph: 04 527 9285 LUNCH: Wed-Fri 12-2pm DINNER: Tue-Sun 5pm-late Father's Day SPECIAL FREE GLASS of WINE OR BEER* for Dad with every main *Conditions apply UPPER HUTT COURT Judge Carrie Wainwright said Upper Hutt s snowstorm appeared to bring out the stu- pidity in young drivers. Codi Joseph Ashton and Michael Hapu both appeared in court following two separ- ate wheel-spinning incidents on August 16. Prosecuting Sergeant Neill Ford said Ashton had taken his partner s car and performed several 180-degree spins in Upper Hutt s Wakefield St (in the central business district). In explanation he said he was just having some fun in the snow. Duty lawyer Stephen Iorns said the vehicle had been impounded and Ashton was not the most popular man at home . The defendant accepts that his actions were not the wisest thing to do. Mr Iorns said Ashton was now riding a bicycle to work, early in the morning. Hapu also performed wheel spins in a four-wheel-drive vehicle in Wakefield St. Duty lawyer Ian Hard said Hapu took responsibility for his actions. Judge Wainwright disquali- fied both young men from driving for six months and fined Ashton $100. It seems to have brought out stupidity in a lot of young men, she said during Hapu s hearing. Trying to lose licence' A mother of two told police she was trying to lose her licence, after she was caught driving with nearly twice the legal breath alcohol limit. Nicole Ann Davie, 19, admitted excess breath alcohol in court last week. She failed a breath test on August 11 after police pulled her over in Gemstone Dr. Prosecuting Sergeant Neill Ford said her read- ing was 788 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. In explanation the defendant told police that she was trying to lose her licence so she didn t have to drive people around any more. Duty lawyer Mike Sceats said he had spoken to Davie earlier and she confirmed her reason for driving. I understand that she has an uncle that has lost his licence and he s pressed himself on her to drive him around. The uncle had since found other transpor- tation, Mr Sceats said. Judge Carrie Wainwright said Davie s read- ing was very high and she had never heard that reason for drink-driving before. Davie was disqualified for six months and fined $100. Kindy broken into for money By JIMMY NESS Thieves have broken into Matariki Kindergarten and stolen the kind donations of Upper Hutt residents. Two full buckets of Daffodil Day donations were stolen on Saturday. Teacher Jodie Hannah says the thieves may have seen the kindergarten fundraising outside the Inland Revenue building the day before. The alarm went off at 1.07am. They went straight in the place where we keep the money. It had been stored at the back of a filing cabi- net. So we are pretty sure that somebody would have seen us. A Cancer Society representative could not come to collect the money on Friday, so the kindergar- ten was asked to hold it over the weekend. Ms Hannah says their security company did not tell them about the alarm and as nothing else was stolen, they did find out what had happened until Monday. The lady went to collect the money and we saw it was not there. Staff later discovered someone had used an object to the force open the locks on the doors. If you have any information about the robbery contact Upper Hutt Police on 527 2300 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Name sought: This man took a cartridge of glue from Mitre 10 Mega Upper Hutt at noon on Thursday, August 18. If you can help police identify this man, contact Senior Constable Flora Nielsen at Upper Hutt police station on 527 2300 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Who is this? Student thought bike a 'bargain' A 23-year-old student who bought a stolen motorbike without an ignition barrel or number plate told police he thought it was legitimate. Khodi Rakeiwhareao Coffey appeared in court last week and admitted receiving stolen property. Prosecuting Sergeant Neill Ford said a Hyosung motorcycle, valued at $5500, was stolen from Lower Hutt on November 9 and bought by Coffey a few days later. Police attended and examined the motorcycle, finding it had no number plate or ignition barrel and had been painted blue. In explanation he stated that he had paid $1500 and thought the bike was legit. Defence counsel Mike Sceats said Coffey was studying creative technology at WelTec and believed the bike was a good deal. He thought he had been given a bargain and could make some money out of it later on. Judge Carrie Wainwright told Coffey his behaviour was unacceptable. This is the kind of conduct that is at the margins of criminality. I am taking into account that you are a young man and you are in training, and these are two things that I much applaud. Coffey was convicted and ordered to come up if called upon within six months. So keep your nose clean, Judge Wainwright said.
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