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Upper Hutt Leader : October 5th 2011
3 UPPER HUTT LEADER, OCTOBER 5, 2011 NEWS Fast Approval CASH NOW 245 High Street 24 Queen Street Lower Hutt Wainuiomata Phone: 566 0989 Phone: 564 1596 *All Loans Subject to Normal Lending Criteria Loans for all reasons ADELPHI FINANCE LTD The Established Company HN105346/wh Amounts $500 to $5000 Providing Cash Solutions 40 Years of Financial Service Tel: 526 6838 DanceFit New Dance based fitness class for all levels of fitness Starts Monday 1st August 7.30pm At DancZport Upper Hutt $5 per class Ph Shelly 021 730307 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 9 Geange Street, Upper Hutt (above Top Cut Hair) -plenty of parking - opposite Upper Hutt Railway Station Something fishy . . . By ROSEMARY McLENNAN Deep sea rivalry: Denzel Bullen as the Rainbow Fish, Tyra Gage as an octopus and Aleki Perez as a deep sea fish show off their costumes. Photo: ROSEMARY McLENNAN Maoribank School produces Rainbow Fish A play about sharing involving all 93 Maoribank School students was performed several times last week. Local kohanga, preschool and kindy pupils were the audience at Wednesday morning s matinee, followed by public shows on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Deputy principal Karen Wel- lington adapted the book The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister into a play which she directed. The Rainbow Fish, played by Denzel Bullen, is covered with shiny scales which he reluctantly decides to share with the other fish in the sea. Eventually the Rainbow Fish becomes friends with the other sea creatures and everyone ends up having a shiny scale each. The play runs for about 35 minutes, but has no speaking parts as a narrator tells the story. Each class had a special part in the play and everyone formed a mass choir. Adult volunteers made up the band but the vocalists were students. Costumes were made by teachers, parents and children and mothers made the set. Fletcher OK with wishlist By COLIN WILLIAMS Jonathan Fletcher, the National candidate wanting to win the Labour-held seat of Rimutaka, is unfazed by his low ranking on the party list. Mr Fletcher is rated 67 of National s 75, and 15th of the 23 first-time candidates. It s largely done on the likeli- hood of your winning your seat, Mr Fletcher says. So if they put me at the bottom ... Last time Rimutaka was one of the seats the party was disap- pointed not to win, so in a way they are saying you should get in on the electorate vote though they are never going to formally say this, of course. Rimutaka was one of the closest seats in the country at the last election, says Mr Fletcher who needs a 0.8 per cent swing to take the seat from incumbent Labour MP Chris Hipkins. The campaigning is going really well. A lot of people are say- ing they like John Key but the biggest issue people are raising is jobs. They want to bring industry, and jobs, back to Upper Hutt, says Mr Fletcher who was door- knocking in Trentham when The Leader called. On the other side of the political divide Mr Hipkins has made sig- nificant upward movement on the Labour list, moving to 30 after being at 47 three years ago. I ve been working hard over the past three years and my promotion to more senior spokes- person roles earlier this year shows that is paying off. But Mr Hipkins says he regards himself as first and foremost as the MP for Rimutaka. I have no desire to be a list MP and I m working hard to again win the confidence of local electors. This is where I live, where I grew up, and this is the constituency I want to represent. Political party or independent nominations for the Rimutaka seat close on October 26. Already confirmed alongside Mr Fletcher and Mr Hipkins are New Zealand First s Joe Glennand the Green Party s Tane Woodley. Ready for more RWC festivities With Wales playing Ireland on Saturday and South Africa taking on Australia on Sunday, the Wel- lington region is ready for another big weekend. On October 6, Orongomai Marae in Railway Ave opens its doors to the public. The powhiri (welcome for visitors) starts at 8.45am. Hangi lunch can be purchased from noon but must be booked today on 528 9639. The Rugby, Racing and Cheer themed day at Trentham Race- course on Friday sees a full race meeting from noon. Entry is free. Former All Black Allan Hewson will be on course as a special guest. New Zealand s oldest sporting trophy, the Ballinger Belt for rifle shooting, will be on display at the races, and a hangi organised by Orongomai Marae will be served. Bookings for the hangi must be made by Thursday on 528 9639. A free bus is running from the Top Ten Holiday Park at Hutt Park to bring campervanners to the races. No doubt the intrigue of the Australian match on Sunday will have David Campese s attention when he joins John Kirwan to speak at Upper Hutt Cossie Club on Friday night from 6.30pm at the Sporting Legends Dinner. Some tickets are still available on 529 0009 at $70, including a buffet dinner.
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