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Upper Hutt Leader : October 19th 2011
11 UPPER HUTT LEADER, OCTOBER 19, 2011 LETTERS WOMEN'S COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES -- TERM 4, 2011 BELLYDANCING FOR ENJOYMENT (6 weeks) • INTERMEDIATE CLASS Mon 31st October 7.00-8.00pm $40.00 This class is suitable for those who have already completed the beginners class or have had some prior experience. Suitable for all fitness levels and a great way to enjoy physical exercise in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Wear something comfortable and bring water. Venue: Fraser Crescent School Hall, Facilitator: Charmaine Seccombe BURLESQUE DANCE CLASSES (6 weeks) • EVENING CLASS Wed 2nd November 6.00-7.00pm $40.00 You have seen it in the Movies - Now learn how. Burlesque Dance Classes are a fun way to get fit by strutting your stuff in a sexy and lighthearted class. Learn how to shimmy and shake your way through sultry, sexy, fun dance sequences. Venue: Anita's Dance Academy, Facilitator Nina COMPUTER CLASSES (4 weeks) • DAYTIME CLASSES Mon 31st October 10.30am-midday $30.00 Suitable for those familiar with the basics wanting to expand their knowledge when working in word and excel. Maximum 7 participants per class. Venue: Timberlea Computer Hub 72 Norana Rd (bus stops outside) Facilitator: Michelle Moen MAKE UP & SKIN CARE • EVENING CLASS Wed 23rd November 6.30-8.30pm $10.00 Learn the fundamentals of choosing and applying make up. Be confident in selecting products that are suitable for your skin type and colouring. The cost of products used is included in the price. Venue and Facilitated by New Leaf Skincare Geange Street Upper Hutt MAKE YOUR OWN BEADED JEWELLERY & GIFTS (4 weeks) • EVENING COURSE Tues 8th November 7.00-9.00pm $30.00 This is a beginners course. Create unique pieces in time for Christmas. Consumables are additional and can be purchased on the night to suit your budget or bring your own. Venue: UH Women's Centre -- Facilitator: Shelly Steer MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS CARDS - Quilling (4 weeks) • DAYTIME COURSE Mon 7th November 9.30-11.30am $20.00 Create wonderful Christmas cards that will impress your friends and family. Materials are included for the first class. Venue UH Women's Centre Facilitator: Jackie Weston SCRAPBOOKING (6 weeks) • DAYTIME COURSE Tues 1st November 9.30-11.30am $40.00 Suitable for beginners and for those with experience. Learn techniques to display your favourite photos in a creative and unique way. Learn what a variety of tools can do to enhance your work. Materials supplied for the first class, just bring 4 photos of the same theme. Venue: UHWC - facilitator: Ineke Kruger SIGN LANGUAGE • BEGINNERS LEVEL 1 - EVENING Monday 31st October 7.00-9.00pm $50.00 Beginners level 1 class will introduce you to important communication behaviours and cultural practises of the deaf community so that you can develop the ability to interact with the community of deaf signers. Venue: UHWC - Facilitator: Kathy Johnston TAI CHI FOR WOMEN • Mondays 10.30-11.30am $5.00 per class • Thursdays 10.45am-11.45am $5.00 per class Enjoy the proven Health benefits that Tai Chi can provide. Enjoy a programme that is open to women of all ages but specifically designed for women over 55yrs. This class is also suitable for women suffering from arthritis, painful joints or restricted movements. The class can also be effectively completed by women who may need to sit throughout the class. Venue: Bridge Club Rooms, Pine Avenue - Facilitator: Tai Chi New Zealand WATERCISE • DAYTIME CLASSES Mon 31st October 11.30am $5.00 per class This weekly class provides a fun way to exercise to music using the water as a safe way to stay fit. Water provides the perfect medium for support and resistance without the risk of injury. This 45 minute women only class is suitable for all ages and abilities. Women are welcome to continue using the pool after class. Venue: Togzone, 24 Lane Street, Upper Hutt ZUMBA CLASSES • DAYTIME CLASSES Mon and Wed 10am -- 11am • EVENING CLASSES Mon 7.30-8.30pm • EVENING CLASSES Wed 8.00-9.00pm If you are looking for inspiration and motivation Zumba has become a worldwide phenomenon! Have fun while you shape up, de-stress and enjoy the party while you get Zumba-fit for life! Venue: Anita's Dance Academy, 5 King Street -- Facilitator: Anita Perin-Zgomba ZUMBA GOLD (50+) • DAYTIME CLASSES Tues 11.00-11.45am $5.00 per class If you are 50+ life has just started! Get out, make new friends and enjoy the health benefits of being active with the low impact Zumba Gold class. Venue: Anita's Dance Academy, 5 King Street -- Facilitator: Anita Perin-Zgomba 4116447AA OTHER SERVICES Did you know that the Women's Centre also offers affordable counselling throughout the week and has a late evening on a Wednesday. Free legal advice is available by ringing the centre to make an appointment and free pregnancy tests are available anytime. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL PHONE UPPER HUTT WOMENS CENTRE 527-0017 OR Email: email@example.com www.uhwc.org.nz Thirsty Liquor, Silverstream 204 Fergusson Drive • Ph: (04) 528 0382 www.thirstyliquor.co.nz 0800 THIRSTY Specials end 31st October 2011 4117162AA Jim Beam 10pk bottles 5% $24.99 Woodstock 18 pk $29.99 Canadian Club Dry or Cola 10pk bottle 5% $24.99 Cody 18 pk 8% $29.99 CONTINUED Page 14 Council active in graffiti prevention There have been many recent articles and letters to the editor, which have not provided readers with an accurate gauge of council s commitment to graffiti removal and prevention throughout this city that we are all so proud to call home. The visual pollution that is caused by offenders is frustrating to us all, and although there are several successful proactive measures that can be utilised, consistently painting out or removing graffiti as quickly as possible is still a very effective method of reducing its proliferation. Staunch commitment is required from residential and commercial property owners, utility companies, police, council, and our contractors. In highly visible or problematic locations, such as the dairy in Ward St, council will go the extra mile to try to eradicate graffiti. Council contractors have, in the past, painted out graffiti on these premises on the proviso that the owners would continue its immediate removal on an ongoing basis. The persistency of the offending in this particular case can of course be demoralising for the property owners, so to aid the ongoing removal, council has delivered a pail of anti-graffiti paint to the premises. The anti-graffiti paint prevents the taggers product from adhering to the surface. These facts, although mentioned by the property owner, were unfortunately left out of the recent article. Council is working with Corrections to use probationary community service hours to clean up graffiti. In some cases, this means the perpetrators are cleaning up their own mess. Council officers have also utilised the goodwill of the Defence Force, which has volun- teered cadets. Public feedback from these initiatives has been positive. Council is also currently asking for guidance from the public, on 22 proposed projects, as part of its pre- consultation for the long term plan for 2012 -2022. One proposal is to increase funds allocated to this area from $45,000 to $75,000. This would allow for a more proactive approach and higher levels of service in regards to graffiti removal. To make a submission online, please go to www.upperhuttcity.com/consul tation. Freepost paper survey forms are also available at the Civic Centre, Central Library, and i-SITE Visitor Centre. CHRIS UPTON, chief executive officer, Upper Hutt City Council The council was offered the opportunity to respond to the Ward St dairy owners original letter to the editor, did plan to do so in the same issue as the letter but then declined the offer. -- editor. How to reduce tagging To the owners of the dairy in Ward St thank you for being responsible enough to repaint your dairy. I have a few suggestions on how you can reduce the amount of tagging that you receive.
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