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Upper Hutt Leader : September 21st 2011
29 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 Rates rebate You could be eligible! Are you the ratepayer for the house you live in? Was your total household income (before tax) less than $23,240 in the 2010 -- 2011 tax year? You may be eligible for a rates rebate of up to $580. If you have dependants and a higher income, or if your rates are high, you may still be eligible for a rebate. To nd out about your eligibility for a rates rebate, call us on (04) 527 2169 or go to www.ratesrebates.govt.nz You have until 30 June 2012 to make an application. Council is holding its 7th annual Upper Hutt Seniors Week of events and commemorating the International Day of the Older Person on 1 October. There s a great range of events on o er including guest speakers, music and dance. All events are either free or heavily discounted. Seniors Week will run from Monday 3 October to Sunday 9 October. Information yers are located at council facilities or go to www.upperhuttcity.com/council for more information. Monday 3 October 11.00 am Ken Ring speaks at the Central Library ---FREE Tuesday 4 October 11.00 am Zumba dance class for seniors at the Central Library ---FREE 11.00 am Over 60s swim for free at H2O Xtream until 1.00 pm ---FREE 1.00 pm Te Papa Tuesday at Expressions: painting conservators discuss Poedua, Te Papa s new painting acquisition, and its care and conservation ---FREE Wednesday 5 October 10.00 am Tony Chad sings old-time favourites in Expressions Foyer until 11.00 am ---FREE 11.00 am Share and record memories of Upper Hutt at the Central Library ---FREE Thursday 6 October 10.00 am Upper Hutt Central Library tours on the hour until 4.00 pm ---FREE 11.00 am Over 60s swim for free at H2O Xtream until 1.00 pm ---FREE 10.30 am Pianist Clare Derby entertains in the Genesis Energy Theatre at Expressions, followed by a tour of the theatre and backstage ---FREE Friday 7 October 11.00 am Antiques Road Show at the Central Library until 4.00 pm ---FREE Sunday 9 October 11.00 am Silver Stream Railway, half price for Gold Card holders until 4.00 pm A word from Councillor Nick Thomas It is exciting to see areas of our city starting to regenerate. The recent announcement of a lm studio seriously looking to locate here brings hope of employment for locals. It is through employment that our city will prosper, and bring bene ts for all. I have had the privilege of attending many of our community groups open days and AGMs. It is encouraging to see the enthusiasm and passion in these various organisations. We certainly are blessed with many opportunities to participate in our community. The new Waste Minimisation Strategy was considered at the Wellington Region Waste Forum recently. It was recommended that the local authorities throughout the area adopt the strategy. This will be presented to Council in the near future. There are exciting developments in waste minimisation. Envirocomp is looking to start its nappy composting plant within the region, and is in the process of securing land for this development. Our land ll is now receiving less waste and our recycling is increasing. Council has a responsibility to ensure good stewardship of its ratepayer s funds. I have continued to monitor closely the amount the city spends, however this has been in uenced heavily with the outcomes from the insurance industry. While we proceed through the initial stages of the Long Term Plan, it is my endeavour to see we get the right mix for good nancial management that allows us to grow. The feedback I receive from the community is most welcome. Please feel free to contact me on (04) 528 7588 or nt email@example.com regarding any issues you may have. 3
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