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Upper Hutt Leader : September 21st 2011
28 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 2 Building up to the Rugby World Cup, we have been busy promoting local events and attractions to both residents and visitors, domestic and international. Along with a regular column in the Leader, Liesl Harlen, our Rugby World Cup Coordinator has spent many hours promoting, liaising, setting up, and publishing guides showcasing events and facilities, for everyone to enjoy during the Rugby World Cup Tournament. Now that the Tournament has kicked-o , the festivities for RWC 2011 are well under way. Campervan facilities are already available at Harcourt Holiday Park and, with help from several departments at Council, Trentham Gardens at the Wellington Racing Club. Trentham Camper Van Central o ers our visitors additional capacity and, being adjacent to Trentham Railway Station, direct public transport to Wellington Regional Stadium as well as Upper Hutt CBD. We are continuing to promote the Rugby World Cup Tournament and concurrent local events through our website: www.upperhuttcity.com/RWC2011. There are also links on this page to further regional information regarding the Tournament season. If you haven t yet got your What s on Where in Upper Hutt---RWC 2011 events schedule, you can pick one up from the Upper Hutt i-SITE Visitor Centre. Please continue to welcome our guests and host them in a manner that we can all be proud of. World Cup round-up New road alerts service for rural motorists The recent snow storms have highlighted how the situation on Upper Hutt roads can change rapidly. Real-time information assisting drivers to choose an appropriate route or make alternative arrangements will help minimise safety risk and ease tra c congestion. Upper Hutt City Council is establishing a new system to advise residents of changing road conditions. The system will send alerts via text message or email when there has been an incident or emergency event a ecting roads in their area. This service is particularly for rural Upper Hutt residents in the Moonshine, Akatarawa, Kaitoke, Maymorn, Mangaroa Valley, Blue Mountains, and Whitemans Valley Areas. If you are a rural resident and would like to subscribe to the new service, complete the registration form at www.upperhuttcity.com/roadalerts Newspaper Archive launched---heritage preserved Upper Hutt City Library recently launched the Upper Hutt Newspaper Archive during a heritage event held at the Central Library. This work is of considerable importance and is the rst of its kind in New Zealand. Speci c to Upper Hutt, this archive enhances and compliments local heritage for residents and researchers. Hosted on the Upper Hutt City Library website, the archive initially includes content-searchable editions of the Upper Hutt Leader from 1939 to 1964. Plans are in place to continue the process with other newspaper publications including the Hutt Valley Independent and the Upper Hutt Times. Once a search result is selected, the whole page containing the result is loaded, highlighting the relevant article and keyword(s). Users have the option of exploring the page and particular issue further. The experience is designed to feel like reading the paper. This way, the archive can give insight into the social history of Upper Hutt, through the eyes of the community newspapers. The Archive has been designed to be user-friendly with interface features such as the following: • Click and drag will move the page around in order to explore and view other articles. • Click on another article to highlight/select it. • Use the mouse scroll-wheel to zoom in to a result for ease of reading, or zoom out to view all pages of a newspaper issue for further exploration. • Use the left side menu to view the highlighted article s text or navigate through the entire issue s contents and choose other articles that may be of interest. • Share search results through social networks and blogs, including Facebook and Twitter, using the buttons on the right in the main issue header. • During a search, all matching results are listed, ready to be browsed. A Re ne Search menu on the left, allows speci c category, decade, and word- count lters for the keyword.
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