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Upper Hutt Leader : October 19th 2011
25 UPPER HUTT LEADER, OCTOBER 19, 2011 NEWS 3880455AA Care & Education for children 0-5 years Monday to Friday, 7.15am 5.45pm OPEN 52 WEEKS NOW OPEN. The centre is located two minutes walk to Upper Hutt Railway Station. Very convenient for parents commuting to Wellington CHILDHOOD CONCEPTS is an exciting new centre resourced with quality equipment. Children will learn alongside qualifed and experienced caring teachers within a nurturing environment in partnership with parents. We are now accepting enrolments for children from birth to 5 years FOR MORE INFORMATION OR JUST TO DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS CONTACT 527 0282 OR 021 1000 676 28 GOODSHED ROAD, UPPER HUTT 0800 844-888 www.wnc.co.nz Wellington Nannies College • 22 week courses • next starts 30 January 2012 • no course fee • NZQA Nat. Cert. • Live-in or live-out option, board provided if needed. Love kids? Would you like to be a nanny? Phone now for a FREE DVD about our course Wellington Nannies College provides a hands-on, entry-level early childhood education course which equips learners with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to obtain a job as a nanny in New Zealand or overseas. 4090450AA New manager to develop business opportunities COMMERCE COMMENT TAMSIN SOMERVILLE, business development services director, Upper Hutt City Council. It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mark Futter as the Upper Hutt City Council's new economic development manager. His role is to present the opportunities available within the Upper Hutt area to potential new businesses, and help them to find suitable premises or development sites. Mark will assist with smoothing out the council's building and resource con- sent processes, as well as liaising and networking with existing businesses and overseeing the council's city promotion activity. He will also be dealing with the many inquiries that come into the council from those looking to set up a business in Upper Hutt. There are many opportunities for busi- nesses in Upper Hutt, including developable flat land, semi-developed prime real estate for new buildings, and existing buildings for lease or sale. Our key benefits are our close regional links, excellent transport options, a well educated local workforce, a gorgeous green setting, a strong connected com- munity, a relaxed lifestyle, and a range of urban and rural housing options. We also have multiple business sup- port networks available to help. Four of the key business networks available to new and expanding busi- nesses are: Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce provides expert business advice, guid- ance and training, and a business- generating network-building programme. Business.govt.nz provides a range of guidance from starting a new business through to managing and growing a busi- ness. Support includes the provision of business templates, grants, a mentoring programme, training etc. Grow Wellington is the regional econ- omic development agency tasked with helping businesses in the Wellington region grow (particularly those wishing to export). They provide a range of business sup- port options, such as: Activate -- a three-month intensive pro- gramme, which helps early stage busi- ness owners get focused and turn their businesses ideas into reality. Creative HQ -- which works with the region's brightest business minds, help- ing them turn their ideas, technology and innovations into commercial success. Experience Upper Hutt co-ordinates the retail activities in the central business district and promotes the CBD in order to help grow business. It also runs a CBD business networking programme and provide assistance with finding a suitable prem- ises. Most recently, Experience Upper Hutt co-ordinated the Business Excellence and Achievement Awards and soon it will be starting the Christmas Passport pro- motion. Lastly, could I please encourage you all to fill in the long-term plan Have your say'' forms. These invite you to rank your preferences regarding 22 projects proposed for delivery over the next 10 years. You can fill out the form online at: upperhuttcity.com/consultation or pick up a paper form from the central library or council civic centre. NEWS 528 9654 PHONE US AT
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