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Upper Hutt Leader : September 14th 2011
6 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 NEWS 4033637AA Company profile • Company profile • Company profile Whats that place? That Car Place That Car Place is not your typical mechanic workshop. It is a garage which specialises in speaking with customers and making sure they are informed. Owners Stephen and Jennifer Hamilton opened That Car Place at the beginning of July andaimtomakeita friendly and non-intmidatng place. Jennifer says she came up the idea for a garage with a diﬀerent feeling, because she ofen felt intmated at other places as she did not know a lot about cars. ``My friends and myself, have had the experience of going to garages and feeling really out of place, ofen not knowing what the mechanic is talking about. We ofen feel like we might be getng ripped oﬀ. That Car Place aims to do things diﬀerently, she says. ``We aim to be Upper Hu s leading female friendly garage. We try to explain things in a way people can understand and always call people before work needs doing. This is a place where people can feel they are ge ng value for their money. ``We will also tell people about things that could need a repair or service in the future. That way there is no surprise bills next tme you take your car in. Stephen runs the garage personally and has been a mechanic for about 17 years. He started his career in the Army but has spent the last 10 years working at a local Upper Hut garage and says he has a broad range of experience. ``I can do all general automotve repairs and Warrant Of Fitness tests or general services. I can work on motorbikes, cars, trailers and caravans. He also has experience working with both modern and classic cars, and has a diagnostc program which communicates with cars to pinpoint any faults. The duo are Upper Hut locals and have a two year old daughter named Laura. Jennifer also performs in local music trio Avidiva who entertained at Saturdays spring festval. Stephen says their daughter takes afer both of them. ``She loves singing and dancing, but she also pulls out her litle trike and will take a spanner oﬀ my tool-box to pretend shes also fxing the cars. That Car Place is a simple name to remember and a friendly, professional garage. Check them out on Facebook by searching That Car Place. Customers can also request reminder when it is tme for a service or WOF by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in an approachable garage that can give you the best service at great value, give them a call on 526 7054 or 021 674 113. Alterna vely, you can simply pop in and pay them a visit at 45 Montgomery Crescent - Unit 1, Upper Hu . For the month of September, bring your car in to That Car Place and get $30 off the cost of your oil change and service plus a FREE brake check. 526 7054 45 Montgomery Crescent - Unit 1, Upper Hutt Towering performer links with 2degrees A local businessman is using his expertise to help create a national phone network for 2degrees. Mel Griffiths is the owner of Griffiths Civil Build and Griffiths Drilling. He says he has been working with mobile phone provider 2degrees to build cellphone towers. I was very pleased. We started about a month ago. There's quite a few sites all around New Zealand. We have been hiring new staff, all local -- about four in the last four weeks from Upper Hutt.'' Griffiths Civil Build is work- ing in various cities around New Zealand, including Tauranga, Dunedin, Palmerston North and Wanganui. Michael Goss, chief technical officer for 2degrees, says Griffiths Drilling had been working with them over the past few years. They drill core samples of earth, typically down to a depth of 10 metres. The soil sample is then tested for soil type to determine the soil compression, make up and structure (such as alluvial soil, or clay or sand). From these tests, the geotechnical engineers tell our design engineers what type of foundation is required to build certain types of mobile sites.'' Mr Goss said both companies were chosen at the recommen- dation of one of their suppliers. We have been very happy with their work and hope to con- tinue working with them going forward. We have found Griffiths Drilling to be yet another reliable and competent Kiwi company who prides themselves on doing it once and doing it right.'' Mr Griffiths said it was a big operation. It's been an ongoing thing. It's good that we are finally building sites.'' Neither would reveal the price of the project, but said it was significant. Griffiths Drilling were the supreme winners of the 2009 Upper Hutt Business Excellence Awards. Televised taggers grabbed by cops Two local men, 18 and 23, have been charged with about 50 van- dalism offences in Upper Hutt. Police say they saw two men on CCTV cameras at 2.45am on Friday morning. It took just seven minutes for the two to be apprehended and put in custody. Police say the tag marks include mpk, dwd, jerk, nakid, team Rob and fbk. Window etch- ing was also suspected. Police would like retailers to tell them the value of the dam- age done to their properties so they can attempt to claim reparations. Contact upperhuttpolice @police.govt.nz for more infor- mation.
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