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Upper Hutt Leader : October 19th 2011
22 UPPER HUTT LEADER, OCTOBER 19, 2011 NEWS LABOUR WEEKEND RACES Saturday October 22 First race 12.40pm Trentham Race Course Great racing featuring the Group two New Zealand Bloodstock Wellington Thoroughbred Guineas including the chance to meet the 2011 Miss Hutt Valley contestants & see two fashion shows! Celebrate the long weekend with a day at the races! Shop at any participating store 18th -- 24th October (including Labour Weekend) and go in the draw to win a $3000 Shopping Spree -- conditions apply. A full list of participating stores is available at www.huttnews.co.nz go to page21 of Hutt News 'Latest Edition' -- this will also put you in the draw to win a double pass to the Members Stand by -- 20 Double passes to give away!!! HUTT CITY SHOPPING SPREE 4112150AA Family Restaurant & Bar 1 Turon Cres, Totara Park Ph 526 7002 Email: email@example.com VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.upperhuttrestaurantandbar.com (Also follow us on facebook) Your No. 1 Family Restaurant & Bar WATCH THE RUGBY FINAL LIVE AT OUR PLACE great food, great company and lots of spot prizes to be won Licenced + BYO Wine Only 92 Main Street, Upper Hutt • Ph: 04 527 9285 Long established Indian restaurant Upper Hutt's Takeaway only Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Buy 1 curry get the second half price on presentation of this coupon 3703285AH LUNCH: Wed-Fri 12-2pm DINNER: Tue-Sun 5pm-late *Conditions apply Second curry must be of equal or lesser value, not valid with any other specials. Ph: 568 3550 3624309AE Ring 568 3550 and order your skip say "GO THE ALL BLACKS" and you will get the special price of GO the All Blacks! $200 incl gst for 7 days hire until the end of October 2011 Companion plants to keep veges happy FROM Page 20 The only thing to remember is to plant your tomatoes somewhere different from where you planted them last. This will decrease your chances of them getting nasty diseases like blight. Once you have found the perfect spot, mix some general fertiliser (like nitrophoska blue) into the soil. The extra potassium in the fertiliser will help your tomatoes to produce fruit. If you are planting in a pot, a good potting mix will be all you need. Then dig a hole, about three centimetres deep, spacing each seedling about 10cm apart. Place your seedling inside and cover the roots with soil. You can mix the three lots of seedlings up with each other, or plant them in separate areas. Just remember, once your tomatoes get a bit bigger they will require extra room for staking. Staking will help stabilise the plants and protect them from strong winds. Take three stakes and place them in a group with the tomato plant in the middle. Tie the stakes together at the top with rope or string and, as your tomato plant grows, tie the main stem to the stake. Just as all three friends like the same conditions, they all have distaste for overhead watering because it leaves them more susceptible to disease. So, layer newspaper around the plants and then cover the newspaper with pea straw. This mulch will help keep weeds away and lock moisture in between watering sessions. In about four to six weeks your marigolds should start to flower. At this point they will probably need a bit more watering than normal. Put your finger in the soil about 2cm deep. If it is dry, they need a drink. Remember, to keep picking off any deadheads -- this will keep them flowering longer. Your lettuces should be ready for salads and sandwiches in about six to eight weeks -- depending on the temperature where you live. For a continuous supply over summer, plant new seedlings every couple of weeks and just harvest the leaves directly from the garden. Tomatoes take a little bit longer to mature but should be ready for harvesting in about 12 weeks. Bringing those in need together Programme 'has exceeded my expectations already' By JIMMY NESS ' The whole reason [I got involved] was because I did not have that network of support. All my family are back in the UK so it was basically just me and my kids. ' Genna An initiative which provides sup- port for children with disabilities or health conditions is being tested in Upper Hutt. Te Puna Whaiora, the Children's Health Camps Foun- dation, is trialling the Family Friends programme with about 10 families in the Hutt Valley until the end of the year. The aim of the project is to pair a child and their relatives with another family, who can offer sup- port and share skills. Resident Genna, who only wishes to use her first name, has a son, 2, with intellectual disabili- ties and says the programme has been very helpful. The whole reason [I got involved] was because I did not have that net- work of support. All my family are back in the UK so it was basically just me and my kids. Just having someone else there, even just to talk. It has exceeded my expectations already. I never thought it would be quite this good.'' Genna says volunteer Wendy Hale provides support for her. We just catch up and have cof- fee and the kids go for sleepovers, just normal family things. Mrs Hale has been involved in the programme for about three months and says she sees Genna as extended family. It's giving some individual sup- port to the mum. Just a listening ear I guess, just sharing ideas and things. The family have come up to my home. I'm up at Kaitoke and have a couple of animals. My daughter is around the same age as her daughter and they actually get on really really well and my grand- son gets on well with her special needs boy.'' Mrs Hale said it was a rewarding experience and she has always wanted to give something back to the community. It's an eye-opener for yourself. You sort of think you are so busy in your own life, it's nice to take a step back. It's also teaching my own kids that it's OK to ask for help, it's nothing to be ashamed about.'' Te Puna Whaiora business manager Veronica Bennett says the normal stresses and challenges that every family faces can become overwhelming for fam- ilies with a child that has a chronic health condition or a dis- ability. We know that for these famil- ies, being able to rely on a strong and generous extended family is critical to success and survival.'' More Upper Hutt families are sought for the programme and will be supported after the trial ends. For more information call Vanessa Robertson on 027 553 1594 or 472 0101 or email Vanessa.Robertson@healthcamps. org.nz. UPPER HUTT BRIDGE Upper Hutt Bridge Club results for week starting October 3: Monday N/S -- J Bodinetz, R Flaws and M Parsons, D Polglase 1st equal; E/W C Dick, K Wood; Thursday N/S -- B Pritchard, C Vil- lain; E/W R Flaws, R Lynn; Friday N/S -- A Barrett, A Wilson; E/W E Andrew, J Durham. Results for week starting October 10: Monday N/S -- A Dun- can, C Villain; E/W S Pattison, J Rosevear; Thursday N/S -- P Cushnie, J Rosevear; E/W A Pittams, A Skin- ner. Friday results not available.
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