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Upper Hutt Leader : September 14th 2011
14 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 LETTERS 6 Month Gym Membership for ONLY $300* !! *Conditions Apply Offer Expires 7 October 2011 For more information pop into see us at YMCA Upper Hutt or call 04 527 3380 BODY MIND SPIRIT SPRING IS HERE ! YMCA Upper Hutt Gym Membership Special Y-DANCEKids Recreation Dance Tiny Tappers --- 3 & 4 Year Olds intro to rhythmical movement Kiddy Hoppers--- 3-6 Year Olds, kids with special needs Girlz Rock--- 5-10 Year Olds, fun, funky, relaxed dance for girls Just 4 Boyz--- 5-10 Year Olds, high energy dance, jumps & spins For more information Contact Melissa Sims on 04 527 3380 or firstname.lastname@example.org All information can be found at www.ymcawellington.org.nz NEW TO YMCA UPPER HUTT ALSO AT YMCA UPPER HUTT SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES Oct 10 --21, 2011 Fun and exciting activities for kids aged 5-15 each and every school holidays. WINZ and OSCAR approved. Brochure and information can be downloaded from www.ymcawellington.org.nz SPORTS LEAGUES Now running Indoor Soccer Social League---Monday Nights Year 1 & 2 Indoor Soccer, Year 3 & 4 Indoor Soccer, Year 3 & 4 Miniball For all information on sports leagues contact Ben Keat on email@example.com (*Junior Leagues are run through the schools and all Upper Hutt Schools have been sent appropriate information so talk to your sports coordinator for more info. 4028026 WOF LTSA Approved Corner Queen & King Streets, Upper Hutt Ph 04-528 9770 Fax 04-528 9737 Queen St Auto Centre Ltd WITH EVERY WOF *Some conditions may apply Back for 2011 Bring in a copy of this Ad to receive 3758693AA FREE WIPER BLADES 3758693AI Need a tradesman? Our service is hassle free. All our trade suppliers come with glowing references, so call us today. Glass fitter Plumber Roofer Electrician Gasfitter Gardener Paver Cat door Builder Heat pumps Pool cleaner Appliance repairs www.intelligenttradeservices.co.nz Insulation 3835908AA 0508 443 284 TradeServices iIntelligent Trade Services Ltd 3222878AZ Telephone (04) 527 7977 Mobile 027 211 4007 Fax (04) 527 7978 Email firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 40-728, Upper Hutt 5140 3 Jupiter Grove, Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018 Always make sure you use a Licensed Plumber, Gasftter and Drainlayer Winter Warmth ... We install heat pumps & service & install gas appliances CALL US FOR A COMPETITIVE PRICE TODAY I hold regular constituency clinics throughout the electorate. To book an appointment, please contact my offices. Chris HIPKINS MP for Rimutaka Chris Hipkins Taita Electorate Office: 1195 High Street Taita Phone 04 567 0156 Upper Hutt Office: 216 Main Street, Upper Hutt Phone Email email@example.com chrishipkins.org.nz labour.org.nz 04 528 5715 FREE * BRAKES * CV JOINTS * TOWBARS * LUBES * WOF * TRAILER HIRE * EXHAUSTS * SHOCKS * CLUTCHES * CAMBELTS Phone 527 8577 29 Queen Street, Upper Hutt MAIDSTONE MUFFLERS your undercar specialists Brake & Exhaust Checks 2761602AA For all your HOME LOAN NEEDS! Helen Wilkes 04-939 6058 76 Gibbons Street, Upper Hutt 2881327AG Reunions St Brendan's School, Heretaunga, 50th, October 28-30, 2011. See stbrendans.school.nz. Email stbrendans50thJubilee@gmail.com Otago Boys' High, 150th, 2013. Info on pupils from 1863 on needed. See obhsfoundation.co.nz or contact P O Box 5077, Dunedin, or 477 8977. FROM Page 12 For the other big budget item, the months of delays for the River Rd are finally over, but I'm struggling to see the benefit...Ifthemedian barriers save lives fair enough, but otherwise it seems to be a very expensive way to increase traffic flow by a few kilometres per hour during busy times. Before any more big projects are commissioned (like the Maymorn development), I hope there will be far more compelling cases put up before the bulldozers are sent in. Now, more than ever, those deciding how to spend other people's money should put forward convincing cases to persuade people to support the projects before they are signed off. ADRIAN SPARROW, Upper Hutt (abridged) Patriotism a step too far On Sunday morning, September 11, I was travelling along River Rd near Gibbons St, when I noticed two young men tagging All Blacks'' on the stone pyramid that someone has spent a long time creating on the riverbed. Now I'm a huge fan of the All Blacks, but I wonder if those who were holding the black spray can have also tagged the side of their homes with the same words. When does vandalism versus being patriotic kick in for some people? There would be an enormous public outrage if someone tagged the artworks that have recently been erected around our city. I do hope that the sign-written company van parked alongside the riverbank wasn't the vehicle used to transport these budding artists. IAN SNALAM, first-time writer to the Leader Junk mail weight adds up Since January 1 till August 31 I have received 11.2 kilograms of junk mail, which would mean 16.8kg up to December 31. This would increase towards Christmas. As there are 14,958 dwellings in Upper Hutt who can receive junk mail, but not all do, but assuming they do, as junk mail is available to be delivered anyway, this would be at least 251,294.4kg. If taken to the landfill, think of all the poisonous and toxic chemicals of the paints leaching into the ground. Using organic biodegradable user-friendly paints is a logical way to go. The average weight of a Dom Post per week including extras is 3.435kg. Assume 1000 papers six days a week, this would mean 178,620kg a year. The Leader on average is 125 grams equals 93,487.5kg a year. Assuming there are 500kg of cardboard cartons/ packaging per day from supermarkets and businesses, this would mean a staggering 180,000 kilos per year. Total waste paper per year in Upper Hutt could be 706,401kg, maybe a lot more ...Iwonder how much is recycled in Upper Hutt? The council could give us a modest 5 per cent rates reduction to those who diligently recycle... The main point of this letter is the amount of junk mail being jammed in our mailboxes. We do have a choice not to receive them, the sole purpose is for impulse buying. Buying stuff we don't really need. CRAIG LINDSAY, Upper Hutt (abridged) High street days long gone After reading the comments of mayor Guppy, Hellen Swales and Chris Hipkins in Shopping poll surprise'' I really do despair. Using the volume of trade at Mitre 10 on weekends as some sort of barometer for potential high street shopping is ludicrous. A DIY store doing a brisk trade on a weekend is indicative of what people are doing on their weekends. Buying materials and then going home to do the work. The days of high street shopping are long gone. We live in an upwardly mobile society, where everyone has access to a vehicle and people live expansive lives. Wherever possible our family supports our local mechanic, supermarket, dentist, tradesperson, however, when it comes to our leisure dollar we think nothing of travelling to Wellington City, Lower Hutt or Porirua. Efforts to bolster the shopping experience on Main St are misguided. The decline of Main St is not unique, you only need to look at the decline of the Stokes Valley, Taita and Naenae shopping centres to realise this. The way people shop has changed forever and more change is on the horizon as internet shopping begins to gather momentum. The mindset of our region's leaders is obviously parochial, however, I believe that this will largely be at odds with the younger generations as they begin to raise their families in Upper Hutt. I would rather see Upper Hutt as one of the best suburbs in Wellington as opposed to a small city that wants to be everything to everyone. J P HARLEN, Upper Hutt
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