by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Upper Hutt Leader : September 21st 2011
18 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 NEWS 2012 Courses Summer Semester Courses Try our Careers Quiz on Prizes & Giveaways! Campus Tours Talk with our Tutors Facebook Listen great to music WELTEC PETONE CAMPUS | www.weltec.ac.nz 12PM --6PM THURS 29 SEP We have recently purchased the most advanced technology in diagnostic tooling for most European, Japanese and Australian vehicles. We have some of the best equipment to work on your car and the most experienced mechanics to follow. 528 2580 40 Ward Street Upper Hutt (3 minutes walk to Wallaceville Station) Open 8am till late! email: email@example.com Call us today for a booking 2606836DB 3880455AA Care & Education for children 0-5 years Monday to Friday, 7.15am 5.45pm OPEN 52 WEEKS NOW OPEN. The centre is located two minutes walk to Upper Hutt Railway Station. Very convenient for parents commuting to Wellington CHILDHOOD CONCEPTS is an exciting new centre resourced with quality equipment. Children will learn alongside qualifed and experienced caring teachers within a nurturing environment in partnership with parents. We are now accepting enrolments for children from birth to 5 years FOR MORE INFORMATION OR JUST TO DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS CONTACT 527 0282 OR 021 1000 676 28 GOODSHED ROAD, UPPER HUTT Recognising the new capital of cool Nigel Kirkpatrick, chief executive, Grow Wellington COMMERCE COMMENT This month visitors from all over the world are flooding into the Wellington region for the Rugby World Cup. If they ve done a little reading before they arrive they ll probably be familiar with Wellington s new reputation as the capital of cool . But what does a title like that actually mean for the region? It is now accepted that the key to creating the kind of long-term opportunities, security and wealth that New Zealand cities need will lie in generating high-value sci- ence and tech- nology know- ledge that can be exported around the globe. These markets are hungry for innovative solutions. The regions that can supply these solutions will become key global centres, regardless of their size or location. If you were an overseas visitor to the region looking at the stat- istics you might expect Welling- ton, with its compact geography and it s highly educated popu- lation, to be a star performer in this area. And you d be right. Wellington is home to just under 2000 science researchers and this concentration of know- ledge has real world benefits. As Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year 2011 Paul Callaghan recently pointed out, among the top 100 technology companies in New Zealand, Wellington compan- ies contribute 20 per cent of export revenue. The Hutt Valley is particularly strong in this area with half the region s science and technology jobs based here. Star performers like Seaview- based companies Im-Able and Mesynthes are producing world- leading research and technology. Fraser Engineering, in Wingate, New Zealand s largest privately-owned engineering com- pany, sells high-tech safety vehicles and accessories world- wide. The reality is that most of our visitors probably won t see much of this during their time here. They ll be too busy enjoying our world-class hospitality and cheer- ing on their home teams. But as they enjoy the coffee, the food, the nightlife and the culture that makes up part of our reputation for cool , it s important for us as Wellingtonians to remember and celebrate how cool innovation is, how cool companies working at the cutting edge of science and technology are and how cool it is that Wellington, and particularly the Hutt Valley is punching way above its weight using science and innovation to produce ideas and products that will improve the lives of people all over the world. Take time to be prepared Daylight saving starts this Sunday, and Hutt Valley emergency man- agement controller Paul Nickalls is encouraging residents to check on stored water and other emergency supplies. When people put their clocks for- ward it s a great time to change stored emergency water or for those who don t have any, to start a supply. We recommend people have at least three litres of clean drinking water per person, per day, for at least three days stored at home. Daylight saving is also a good opportunity to make sure other emergency supplies such as first aid kits and non-perishable foods are in place and everyone at home knows what to do in an emergency. We also support the NZ Fire Ser- vice message to change the batter- ies in your smoke alarms and test them by pushing the test button, he says. When refilling stored water, pour the water onto your garden and wash the containers in hot water before refilling again. Fill each bottle with tap water until it overflows, making sure there are no air gaps, and place the lids on tightly. Store the bottles in a dark place, away from sunlight. Water can be stored in soft drink or fruit juice bottles that contained reconstituted juice (not freshly pul- ped juice and no milk containers). Civil Defence 15-litre water con- tainers are on sale for $15 at the Hutt City Council Building, 30 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt. Residents can find out more about getting prepared by visiting huttcity.govt.nz/getready.
September 14th 2011
September 28th 2011