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Upper Hutt Leader : August 31st 2011
36 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 31, 2011 NEWS The smallest details are important and this executive home has it. Designed and built to the highest level. From zoned underfloor heating to solar and wetback hot water systems. With the house construction consisting of 160mm pre-formed thermal panels maintaining excellent warmth throughout. Topped off internally with a designer open plan kitchen and separate adult and children bedroom wings this home is a large step above the rest. Wanting luxury, space, sunshine and privacy in an executive part of town then this home is a must view, so call Team Ledger today. OPEN HOME: Sunday 2.15-3.00pm LUXURIOUS ECO DESIGN AND LIVING 2 Colin Guppy Crescent, Riverstone Terraces BY NEGOTIATION HOUSE OF THE WEEK Mike or Tania Ledger P: 04 5290350 Mike P: 04 5290351 Tania M: 0800 TEAMLEDGER (0800832653) AH: 04 5262992 E: email@example.com Web: www.teamledger.harcourts.co.nz Team Hutt Valley Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008 www.harcourts.co.nz ID/UH10581 2514457DD OUTSTANDING VALUE, LUXURY THROUGHOUT 10 WH 3.3x3.0 6.0 0x5.7 4.7x4.7 4.7x4. 5 4.0x4.5 6.0x x6.2 TO T UGHENED D OBSC LOCK 810 KEE LOCK DOUBLEE GA RA AG GE W/R MASTER BEDROOM BED. 3 LOUNGE Y N N FLOOR AREA: 300 sqM ROVER SALESPERSON ON SITE ON WEEKENDS FROM 1-3PM UNTIL THE SHOW HOME IS COMPLETE NEW GOLDEN HOMES ROVER PLAN SHOWHOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION Corner of SH2 and Norana Road 0800 506 507 11 14 4 423 23 23 Community minded stalwart farewelled Community champion: Pat Brosnan when he stood for Hutt Valley Health Board in 2001. If Stokes Valley had broken away from Lower Hutt, it is a pretty good bet that Pat Brosnan would have been elected mayor. The former Lower Hutt deputy mayor died on August 20 after suffering a heart attack at home. He was 81. His funeral at the St Francis Xavier Church in Stokes Valley attracted a huge crowd, includ- ing current and former Lower Hutt city councillors and Mayor Ray Wallace. The organisations he was involved with included the Taita, Naenae, Avalon and Sto- kes Valley rugby clubs and the Stokes Valley Bowling Club. Mr Brosnan was a Freemason, served 15 years as a city councillor, two terms on the Hutt Valley District Health Board, was a JP and marriage celebrant and secretary of the Fire Service Welfare Society. Well into his 70s, he was still a volunteer driver for a local rest home. Never short of a word, he enjoyed public speaking and socialising with people from the organisations, he was involved with. Born in Christchurch he attended St Bede s, where he was a boarder and spent two years in the seminary before deciding the priesthood was not for him. Although small in stature, he played rep rugby and had a life- long interest in the game. Mr Brosnan was one of the few city councillors who took an interest in sport. A Post Office job brought him to Wellington and he married Patricia. They built a house in George St, Sto- kes Valley, and raised five chil- dren. His son Paul says his father always believed in serving the community. He also enjoyed meeting people and sharing a gin and tonic or two with friends and family. Mayor Ray Wallace described Mr Brosnan as a community champion who was involved in a wide range of council activi- ties. He liked the adage that the best speech was a short one. But of course he was always exempted from that. Top dogs at timely pooch payments Huia Prince, Milika Uvea, and Vinh Phat Cam are the winners of an Upper Hutt City Council draw for locals who paid their dog registration fees on time. Each won a hamper of products donated by Masterpet and Upper Hutt Veterinary Clinic and valued at more than $200. When a natural disaster forces a contract break Have you bought goods and services that you now cannot get or use because of earthquakes, tornadoes, floods or volcanoes? The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has some advice if you are in this situation. A WORD OF ADVICE Any agreement to buy goods or services is a contract. Normally, if you break a con- tract, you have to pay the other person for damages (or costs). But since it s not anyone s fault a natural disaster occurred, differ- ent rules apply. First, check if your contract has a force majeure or act of God clause. A force majeure clause will explain what happens if some- thing like a natural disaster gets in the way of each party perform- ing their side of the contract. If your contract does not include this clause, or your type of disas- ter is not covered, the Frustrated Contracts Act may apply. A contract is frustrated if it becomes impossible to carry out or becomes significantly different from what you agreed to. Examples of this are: You cannot get your layby pur- chase because it is stuck in a building in the red zone. You have paid for a log burner to be fitted in your house but your house has been red-stickered. Your wedding venue has been wiped out by a tornado and the alternative venue offered to you is not as good. The usual result of a frustrated contract is that the business does not have to provide the goods or services and you do not have to pay for them. If you have paid in advance you should get a refund. However, the business can claim for the costs it incurred before the disaster, for example supplies they bought to do the work. The business can also claim for the value of a benefit you have already received. For example, if you were staying at a hotel at the time of the disas- ter, and had to cut your stay short, you may have to pay for the days you stayed before the disaster. Each case is different. If your particular case is getting complicated, get some legal advice at a Community Law Centre. If the business you are dealing with does not agree with your view, you can make a claim at the Disputes Tribunal.
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