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Upper Hutt Leader : November 2nd 2011
16 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 NEWS Ph: 568 3550 www.wastemanagement.co.nz SOME PEOPLE SET THIER CLOCKS BY OUR WHEELIBIN COLLECTION REGULAR AS CLOCKWORK... Solid, dependable, reliable servicing for over 20 years. Pay for 12 months get one FREE *Conditions apply $206 per year 3623965AE 140 Ltr Bin (Weekly Pickups) 2150018CB Dedicated To Your Pet's Wellbeing! UPPER HUTT VETERINARY HOSPITAL & CATTERY 578 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt Tel: 528 4788 We believe in providing professional service without costly price tags. Come in and see us today: you'll notice the difference! Going Away for Christmas? Haven't Found that home away from home for your Cats to stay? We are taking bookings for Christmas and New Years now. Spacious and sunny rooms. Dedicated Staff and competitive pricing. 3240690AZ Panasonic 5.5kw heat pump only $2,725.50 installed SAVE $368.00 (CS-E15LKR standard install) A heat pump combined with insulation will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer Prices are inclusive of GST Free assessments Call 0508 468 788 today We're based in Upper Hutt HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE FRESH SPRING AIR... A ventilation system from KIWeco will keep the air in your home fresh and clean. We can help you choose the right system that benefits you the most. Drivair 3 outlet positive pressure Ventilation system only $2,092.00 fully installed These systems are fully automated and come with a digital controller www.kiweco.co.nz Contact: email@example.com 021 270 9113 3489075 PAUL SWAIN UPPER HUTT REGIONAL COUNCILLOR Tickets available now, contact Gayle Page on (04) 384 6417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Visit dompost.co.nz/wellys for more details Tickets $150 each or $1350 for table of 10 Thursday, 17 November Amora Hotel ?? Get a group of friends together to come along to this memorable and special awards night for an outstanding evening of fine dining, fine wine & beer and entertainment. Raise a glass to our 34 outstanding finalists who make Wellington the coolest little capital in the world, as we announce our nine category winners, culminating in the announcement of our 2011 Wellingtonian of the Year. With entertainment from Tre-Belle, plus the opportunity to win great prizes with the return of our Wellypedia Quiz, it will be a night to remember. You are invited... Special visitor: Joy Cowley reads to Plateau School students. Photos: ROSEMARY McLENNAN Happy reading: Jakob Loveridge with the books he won. He is a keen reader and his favourite book is Joy Cowley's Greedy Cat. Jakob is the youngest of three boys and every night their father, Andrew Loveridge, reads to the two younger boys. By ROSEMARY McLENNAN 'You are all writers now' A Plateau School student s entry in a national competition won his school a visit by author Joy Cowley and Penguin books for himself and the school library. Jakob Loveridge, 7, entered a competition with Upstart Maga- zine and Telstra Clear and was the winner of the random draw from about 4000 entries. Last Wednesday the popular author, who now lives in Featherston, read her latest book Robby and Hoot to the whole school and presented Jakob with Penguin books worth $100, Telstra Clear vouchers worth $100 for his family and books worth $500 for the school. Cowley also gave Jakob a copy of her book Stories of the Wild West Gang. Cowley told pupils she could see their school was fantastic by the art on the walls. And the school gardens were even more creative and an improvement on her place. Jakob s Kiwi Room had also painted their favourite characters from Cowley s books. She told a story, about baked beans spilled from the kitchen table, that ended with a scream which took children by surprise. She repeated the last part which ended with the children joining her for the mass scream. In question time, Cowley said she had written about 50 books and her favourite was always the most recent one. She began writing as a child but it was not until her twenties that she had work published commercially. You are all writers now and if you keep on doing it I will be read- ing your books one day. Her first book was published in 1967, before many of your parents were born, she said. She said she became enthusi- astic about writing when she became a reader. Cowley told pupils she did a pharmacy apprenticeship after she left school, then married and had four children. She never thought of herself as a writer until about 20 years ago. Asked if everything she wrote was published, Cowley said she worked on a historical novel but did not like it and never sent it to the publisher. She had two adult novels published before her first children s book, The Duck in the Gun, which had an anti-Vietnam war theme. I should be retiring now but my imagination does not retire, Cowley told the children. Her focus is writing for children who do not like reading. Books should make children feel good about themselves. Her books also portrayed humour and children problem- solving.
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