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Upper Hutt Leader : October 5th 2011
2 UPPER HUTT LEADER, OCTOBER 5, 2011 NEWS 4062585AA Delivered to 21,740 Homes and Businesses throughout Upper Hutt, Stokes Valley, Manor Park and Haywards Cnr Pine Ave and Queen Street, Upper Hutt Ph 528 9654 Now available online at: www.uhleader.co.nz Our Top Ten Stories on: stuff.co.nz go to Newspapers/Upper Hutt Leader Order Photos online at: pix.ccn.co.nz The Upper Hutt Leader is published by Central Community Newspapers, a division of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd, and printed at 35 Bouverie St, Petone. The registered office of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd is 40 Boulcott St, Wellington MANAGER: Jenny Russell email@example.com DDI 527 2422 EDITOR: Rosemary McLennan firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 528 9654 SPORTS EDITOR: ColIn Williams email@example.com DDI: 527 2427 NEWS: Jimmy Ness firstname.lastname@example.org DDI 527 2428 FOR ADVERTISING: Sandra McIver Advertising Consultant email@example.com DDI 527 2423 Rick Clapham Advertising Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org DDI 527 2424 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING: Classified: email@example.com Ph: 528 9654 Fax: 528 3021 NZQA registered and accredited Teaching Level 1, 2, 3 and a selection of Level 4 Elementary = 38 weeks Advanced = 24 weeks (Courses staggered throughout the year) PHC029W WELLINGTON 336 High Street, Lower Hutt Ph: 04 570 0960 www.hairdressing.org.nz email: firstname.lastname@example.org Government Loans and/or Student Allowances available for course fees and living expenses. PREMIER Hairdressing Courses Next course starts: 26th Sept 2011 Enrol Now! Criteria applies FROM Page 1 Power in numbers against petty crime People would take them [the coun- cillors] a lot more seriously if they did step up.'' With the improved numbers a vol- unteer is needed to be rostered for only one night every five weeks. So there is an obvious strength in numbers, a sharing of the load,'' Mr Wheeler says. And it's needed. People, retailers particularly, are getting increasingly angry about the petty crime on the street, the tagging and the etching and the mindless vandalism by a small group of regulars. Organisations like this only pop up when law and order is seen not to be done,'' Mr Wheeler says. If we don't do something then Upper Hutt will be in newspapers for all the wrong reasons.'' Police Senior Constable Flora Nielsen is pleased with the increase in volunteers which followed meetings with businesses and retailers in the CBD. The extra numbers mean an increase on the nights that the patrol works and an increase in the hours that the CCTV is monitored,'' she says. The group liaises with the Hutt Safer City Group which has given them more resources, including a radio and GPS. More volunteers are wanted to allow further coverage, including people to monitor the CCTV, especially on Friday nights, she says. For further information about joining the community patrol and/or monitoring the surveillance cameras, contact Upper Hutt on 527 2300. Letters, page 10, tagger admits vandalism, page 6 Schedule your own hospital time Friday on their minds: Hutt Hospital appointment office staff Carol Rodley, left, Lyn George and Margaret Hutchison, U-book co-ordinator Dawn Livesey and out-patient service manager Sarah Boyes. Photo: JIM CHIPP A school parent-teacher interview led to a computer system that will let outpatients go online to book their own hospital appointments. Hutt Valley District Health Board introduced a manually- entered system that allowed patients to select their own appointments 18 months ago. No-shows for outpatient appointments dropped almost one third as a result Board outpatient service man- ager Sarah Boyes said she came across an online system at her children's school for booking parent teacher interview times. So I printed it off and brought it in and showed it to our infor- mation technology guys.'' They managed to build a tool to do the same thing on a grander scale for the hospital appointments and, after testing, it is scheduled to online in early 2012. Hutt Valley will be the first health board in New Zealand to introduce electronic self booking for out-patients. The system is simple and accu- rate. The new system is a lifesaver for clerks as they used to dread Mondays, Mrs Livesey said. Appointments would be sent to patients on Friday. Then on Monday outpatients would get all the calls.'' When the hospital receives a referral from a general prac- titioner, the booking clerks will contact them to give an estimated appointment date, and six weeks before it they will be asked to make an appointment.
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