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Upper Hutt Leader : September 14th 2011
20 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 NEWS Call the Upper Hutt team for more information Ph 04 528 013 www.PORSE.co.nz A0769-CO shhh! The secret is out... PORSE In-Home Childcare really is affordable! PORSE Home Educators • Care for children in Educator's own home • Care for up to four children at any one time (full and part time) • Provide affordable care with access to ECE and WINZ subsidies • Upskill through professional development and training opportunities. PORSE Nanny Educators • Care for children in the children's own home • A convenient care option for busy families and the perfect familiar care environment for babies and young children • Create affordability by sharing a Nanny Educator with another family, friend or relative • Upskill through free workplace training for your Nanny and professional development. 3728265AJ Gethings Completely Upper Hutt, Completely the Hutt Valley, Full Main Dealer Facilities Main Street, Upper Hutt PH: 528 4624 ASX Sport 4WD $42,990.00 or ASX Sport 2WD $39,890.00* 2.0 MIVEC Petrol - 7.9 Litres per l00Kms 1.8 MIVEC Diesel- 5.9 Litres per l00Kms Features of this All New ASX Cruise control, Immobiliser Alarm, 7 Air Bags, Active Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Traction Control, Level Loading Area, USB Port, One-touch Start, Keyless Operating System, Rain Sensor, Auto Lighting Control, Hands free Bluetooth, Reverse Warning System. New ASX ble in Petrol and Diesel NEW ZEALAND'S BEST NEW CAR WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER CARE Availa *Includes FREE Leather Package LUNCH FROM $11 (lunch size chicken or lamb or vegetarian with rice and plain naan) • Monday-Saturday 11.30am-2pm • Dinner 7 Days From 5pm • Food cooked to order • Table service • Eat fresh 3623841AC Dine in, Takeaways & Home Deliveries Ph 528 7232 Logan St, The Mall Upper Hutt www.littleindia.co.nz 2p 2pm m NOW OPEN FOR SATURDAY LUNCH We pride ourselves on individually preparing each of our dishes using only the freshest and finest ingredients "DO TRY US!" 4 Goodshed Road Upper Hutt Chris Fouhy Phone/Fax 528 4070 firstname.lastname@example.org UH103840T All Mechanical Repairs All Makes & Models Warrant of Fitness (While you wait service available) Hours: 7am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday 8am - 12midday Saturday SINCE 1978 Online help on electoral systems Help at hand: Chief electoral officer Robert Peden introduces an online electoral-system tutor. By JIM CHIPP If you think you need to be a mathematician to understand the difference between list MPs and supplementary members -- and a geek to care -- help is at hand. The Electoral Commission has set up an interactive website to help people learn about the various electoral systems before they have to vote for one on November 26. At the general election polling booths, a referendum will ask voters whether they want the present mixed member pro- portional (MMP) representation system to continue, or a change. If change is wanted they will also be asked to choose between first past the post (FPP), preferen- tial voting (PV), supplementary member (SM) or single transfer- able vote (STV). Chief electoral officer Robert Peden said voters less than 35 years old (more than a million voters), will have never experi- enced any system but MMP. We want every voter who goes to the polls in November to be able to make an informed decision on the electoral system.'' The commission has begun a two-stage process of informing voters on the coming poll. Phase two will see a really intense tele- vision, radio, online and print campaign to make sure that, unless you're living in a very deep hole, by the time you go to the polls on November 26 you will know that there is a referendum on, you will know what it is about and you will know where to get information on it,'' he said. The site went live on Friday. It steps visitors through an interactive sequence informing them in a variety of ways, including text, animations and quizzes. It shows them how to decide what system is good for them, the mechanics of the systems and what types of government each system tends to deliver, and allows any two systems to be com- pared. Finally an assessment tool allows people to rank the importance of five attributes: accountability, effective govern- ment, effective Parliament, proportionality and represen- tation, and then indicates which electoral systems most closely match their preference on each value. What it isn't going to do . . . [is] provide the voter with an answer and nor should it,'' Mr Peden said. What it does do is enable them to identify what is important to them and how systems tend to perform in relation to their answers.'' If electors opt to keep MMP, there will be a Parliamentary review of the MMP system next year. If not Parliament will decide whether there will be another ref- erendum to choose a system and what form it might take. Visit referendum.org.nz or youtube.com/ReferendumNZ
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