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Upper Hutt Leader : September 14th 2011
4 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 NEWS Choisya Aztec Pearl Fine leafed 'Mexican Orange Blossom'. Showy, white flowers. $14.99 $999 EACH Nemesia Misty Blue and White showy, perennial, long flowering plant $8.99 $799 BAG Oderings Compost Perfect for all planting including roses and bedding plants. 40 litres. The First Name in Good Gardens Specials valid till 21/09/11 or while stocks last www.oderings.co.nz www.oderings.co.nz Not being members we cannot sell or redeem NGIA Gift Vouchers. Other Vouchers - Yes. Your Guarantee of quality is assured when you purchase plants grown and selected by Oderings. Darryn Odering Open 7 Days 8am - 5.30pm Now Open Until 5.30 Everyday! $8.99 $599 EACH Penstemons 3 New Varieties Grape, Blueberry & Strawberry Taffy. Hardy, long flowering perennials growing to 70cm. Excellent as a background plant. Fuschias Over 50 Varieties of new or recent introductions many in bud now. Small bushy plants. Bush & basket types. $599 ORANY4 FOR $20 EACH NEW $16.99 $1499 BOX Petunia Box Lots Over 20 varieties. Mixed or named colours includes $2 box deposit. Marguerite Daisies 5 choice varieties on offer. Masses of flowers over spring & summer. Excellent in pots. $9.99 $699 EACH Pepper Pots 8 popular varieties from coloured peppers to extra hot chillis. $5.29 $429 PACK OF 6 Petunia Night & Day Brightly coloured mixture of blue & yellow. Early flowering and weather resistant. 30cm $4.29 $329 PACK OF 9 Lobelias Named colours and mixed. Upright and trailing varieties. Great for beds, borders and baskets. $4.29 $329 PACK OF 9 NEW 2011 1066 Fergusson Dr, Upper Hutt Ph: 939 1020 $349 ORANY4 FOR $12 EACH 3571701AN COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, TILT PANEL DESIGN, HOUSES, RURAL, LIFESTYLE WINTER SPECIAL Book with this coupon for... MOONSHINE AUTOMOTIVE "Got a quotation -- we'll beat it!!" 3651527AG 51 Moonshine Road, Upper Hutt Ph: 528 3192 or 027 569 9645 * Car WOF & Service Combo From $99.95 +GST Warrant, Oil + Filter * BRAKE PADS or SHOES Fitted from $79.95 +GST * FREE 35point Winter Check with every WOF * 12.5% OFF REPAIRS -- Retail only * SPEND OVER $500 ON REPAIRS and get a FREE Powersteering Service (Value $89.95)* Conditions Apply NZ First man wants only party vote Old school: New Zealand First candidate for Rimutaka, Joe Glen. Photo: COLIN WILLIAMS By COLIN WILLIAMS After almost 30 years as a soldier and more than 20 as a journalist, Joe Glen, the New Zealand First candidate for Rimutaka, is no doubt a realist. The 69-year-old is unequivocal when he says he is standing as a candidate purely to campaign for the party vote. The big thing is to push for numbers . . . nothing else matters but getting the five per cent (MMP threshold),'' he says. The candidacy is simply the means to the end,'' says the man who served in Malaysia, Borneo and Vietnam and spent the latter half of his army career with the SAS and all its covert stuff''. Still led by the charismatic, if chameleon-like, Winston Peters, but with no current MPs, New Zealand First is a party on the outside looking in. With an election committee set up and about 30 to 40'' financial party members in Rimutaka, Mr Glen believes there is enough sup- port to gather votes at the party level. Three years ago the party deputy, Ron Mark, contested a Rimutakas seat left vacant by the long-serving Labour MP Paul Swain, and claimed more than 15 per cent of the electorate votes and almost 1500 party votes. East Coast born and bred and Ngati Porou, Mr Glen moved to Upper Hutt from Auckland 26 years ago, a consequence of what was to be an army last posting'' to Fort Dorset. In the end Mr Glen, married to Dawn and with two adult children now in Australia, decided he had simply had enough'' of army life. Fluent in Te Reo, Mr Glen arguably went from gamekeeper to poacher in becoming a tele- vision journalist, working in the press gallery and Te Kare news. To start with I was a real duck out of water, it was a real culture change -- but that was when I took a real interest in it all, in politics,'' he says. Unemployment is a big issue facing the country, Mr Glen says. That's the thermometer on how we are doing. Locally I just look at our Main St and of course the thing I notice is that a lot of our shops are empty.'' Not surprisingly Mr Glen is a firm advocate of MMP, arguably a voting system capable of offering a lifeline to his party. From the start I could see it would be a challenge for the major parties, that it called them to task.'' Mr Glen stood for New Zealand First in the East Coast in 2005, taking six months off work to do so. I thought I'd give it a crack.'' That campaign was in a very large electorate, geographically, and was demanding on time and resources,'' he says. This one in Rimutaka, over the next 10 weeks, will be different. We have a small team but this is a small area too,'' says Mr Glen, who talks of the need for good old door knocking and getting out there.''
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