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Upper Hutt Leader : October 12th 2011
5 UPPER HUTT LEADER, OCTOBER 12, 2011 NEWS Whatever the weather, it's going to be a dry summer Wellington region's water storage lakes are due for earthquake strengthening and upsizing. What it means, is that for the next two summers we'll have one lake empty while the work is being carried out. This will affect everyone in Porirua, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt and Wellington, but if we all take measures to use a little bit less water, it should see us through. Look out for our spring tips to get your household set up for summer, and for updates on the progress of the project. For more information see our website. gw.govt.nz/water GRW 1048 Help your child increase their exam results... How would you feel if you really knew your child could get better results in their exams? There are 17 Easy-As study tips that are guaranteed to increase your child's marks in exams and to make learning easier. Students will learn about these plus so much more at the fun one day Easy-As Study Skill Programme Money Back Guarantee when you apply 4 techniques from this workshop Easy-As Study Skills Programme Details... When: Tuesday 18th October Where: Upper Hutt Cossie Club Time: 9am -- 3pm Your investment in getting better marks: $99.00 To book your students place please contact Jess Phone: 04 528 9969 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit: www.spectrumeducation.com Light a fire under the Hot Seat The Upper Hutt City Library will launch its Hot Seat'' initiative this month, providing a space in its com- munity lounge dedicated to a free one-on-one advice and information on a variety of topics from various community experts. Library programmes and services team leader Helen Thomas says it is an innovative way of utilising the traditional librarian role of infor- mation broker. Upper Hutt Library is a hub for the community and we aim to pro- vide free advice and information on all manner of topics in an informal and convenient way. The Hot Seat is another avenue where we can fulfil that goal.'' Topics covered will include tech- nology, water safety, genealogy resources, hearing checks, infor- mation for immigrants, community archives, library programmes and events and advice on Alzheimer's disease. Visit the library website or view the Hot Seat timetable in the library. If you think you have useful, free information to share with the com- munity, please contact Ms Thomas on 527 2182. You can also or email: email@example.com. Tag victims hungry for justice Sick of it: Dairy owner Ankur Vyas paints over graffiti with help from resident John Allan, dairy manager Mitul Dalwadi and resident Bhavin Solanki. JIMMY NESS By JIMMY NESS Dairy owners Ankur and Hitesh Vyas say they are being targeted by vandals and the council is not doing enough to help. The couple repainted their dairy last Monday after several letters were written to The Upper Hutt Leader about Ward St, including one which said their dairy was disgusting''. Mrs Ankur says they feel as if they are fighting a losing battle. People say that we need to do something about it, which we have been doing for the last three years. First of all it started with the Coke signs, again they were tagged, torn and ripped off.'' More of the signs were con- stantly tagged and vandalised, so they had to get rid of them and just paint the dairy white, she says. I know this is not a solution to stop tagging, something serious needs to be done. The people who tag should be held responsible and they should be asked to clean it.'' The community should vote for someone who takes initiative and takes tagging seriously, she says. We have gone and met Wayne Guppy with no result. I would also like to request Chris Hipkins to do something about it. If this tagging does not stop or the shop is damaged again, the community should get together and take this issue to Parliament.'' Several locals helped the couple repaint their dairy. Resident John Allan says he offered to help after reading about the problem in The Upper Hutt Leader. It is pretty upsetting to see Upper Hutt being defaced. It's a shame that people have got no respect for other people's property and we just do not need it.'' Mrs Ankur says they have repainted the dairy three times and often it is vandalised the fol- lowing morning. The council came once and painted the whole wall for us but it was tagged again.'' They installed a camera and caught a group of people under 16, but because of their age, they were not punished, Mrs Ankur says. When I go to the police station to fill a complaint form for the problem, the police do not have a complaint form. Not even the parents or the police came back to us saying who was going to pay for it or even that the taggers were sorry.''
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