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Upper Hutt Leader : November 2nd 2011
20 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 NEWS THE LEADER DELIVERS EVERY WEEK Number 1 in your community History: The Upper Hutt Leader has been a part of your community for over 70 years. We have been here through good times and bad, delivering unique local news, views, advertising and community information. We have an offce on Main Street with local staff including a manager, editor, sales people, journalists, clerical & production people. Local people deliver the paper to you. Our Team give their spare time to help a number of community organisations and local events. Circulation: We distribute 22,226 copies every Wednesday throughout Upper Hutt and Stokes Val- ley. This is independently certifed by ABC (NZ Audit Bureau of Circulation) and is re-audited every year. Year after year independent research proves that the Upper Hutt Leader is read and used by most Upper Hutt people. Readership: The Leader is read each week by *39,000 people aged 15+. These are independent fgures provided by the AC Nielsen's NRM Readership survey (*NRM Q2 2009 -- Q1 2010) Within Upper Hutt there is 91% readership by those aged 15+. Advertising: Independently audited circulation and readership gives Leader advertisers the assurance that most people in Upper Hutt see their advertising. Discounts are often available for using the Leader's sister publications (like Hutt News & The Wellingtonian). Indeed most print advertising across the Fairfax Media NZ titles can be arranged by The Leader staff. News: Every week the Leader is full of unique local news, faces and events. We aim to refect what's going on around Upper Hutt with a local editor and reporters. We can access the wider Fairfax Media NZ news resources when it's important for Upper Hutt readers to get a wider perspective. Community Involvement: Each year the Leader injects up to $500,000 into the Upper Hutt community through wages, rent, rates, delivery payments and many other local services that it uses. It also supports local events and initiatives with promotional space worth up to another $100,000. These events include: ■ Upper Hutt Business Awards ■ Christmas Parade ■ Red Cross Christmas Toy appeal, ■ Sporting events and Awards, ■ Youth Events and Awards, ■ Literary Events, ■ Busi- ness promotions and festivals, ■ Partnering Experience Upper Hutt and local business, for the Christmas passport event and many others Get the facts from your Leader sales team now: Phone Jenny Russell, Rick Clapham & Sandra McIver on 528 9654 4146487AA My Day Spa My Day Spa My Day Spa Gift Vouchers are such delightful and heart-warming gifts your loved or special one will cherish and remember. It's a perfect gift every time and great gift ideas and solution. CHRISTMAS GIFT VOUCHER AVAILABLE NOW!! FREE Chocolate FREE Glass of Wine (only applicable for customers above 18 years old) FREE Spa pool facilities PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB SITE ww w.mydayspa.co.nz "all about you" 5 Brentwood Street, Ph 528 6027 for an appointment. Our mechanics specialise in all makes and models of car including BMW & Mercedes We have the latest diagnostic equipment available and are happy to service or repair your car Call us today for a booking 40 Ward Street Upper Hutt (3 minutes walk to Wallaceville Station) Open 8am till late! email: firstname.lastname@example.org 528 2580 2606836DH * BRAKES * CV JOINTS * TOWBARS * LUBES * WOF * TRAILER HIRE * EXHAUSTS * SHOCKS * CLUTCHES * CAMBELTS Phone 527 8577 29 Queen Street, Upper Hutt Bring in your car for either a WOF or Service and get a FREE COFFEE or Muffin from Muffin Break* Conditions may apply. 4148842AA Trains pass Cup test The Rugby World Cup put Wellington's new trains to a trial by fire and they not only emerged unscathed, but shining. The trains' overhead electricity supply was upgraded to cope with the bigger and more powerful Matangi trains. Greater Wellington Regional Council public transport group general manager Wayne Hastie said the council had opted for a compromise between power and cost when the new equipment was selected. He was pleasantly surprised to find the new system could cope with eight-car Matangi trains. It's something that we weren't counting on.'' Tranz Metro normally expects to carry up to 6000 passengers during a weekend, and 10,000 when there are major events at the stadium, such as the Rugby Sevens. The trains carried 47,000 passengers on the two match days of the quarterfinal week- end and a total of 150,000 on stadium match days during the tournament. The Matangi units can carry 377 people in each pair of cars, allowing 1500 to be carried on an eight-car train. The ability to run limited eight-car Matangi trains provides greater flexibility for managing the peak of stadium event passen- ger loads, Dr Hastie said. KiwiRail passenger general manager Deborah Hume said the eight-car Matangi train sets had been tested and proven under controlled conditions prior to the cup games. We have to be careful how we run them -- not too close together.'' One eight-car Matangi train can run on the Hutt line at any time and two can run on the Kapiti line, provided only one is in the section between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki at the same time. Fond farewell to Sir Frank Achiever: Sir Frank Holmes was farewelled by family and friends on Monday. By AMY JACKMAN The life of one of New Zealand's most noteworthy economists was celebrated in the style he hoped for, with a humour- filled ceremony at Wellington's St Paul's Anglican Cathedral on Monday. Sir Frank Wakefield Holmes died, aged 87, at his Silverstream home on October 23.Son Ross Holmes said he was under strict instructions from his father to organise a funeral with no doom and gloom''. All six speakers portrayed the humour with which Sir Frank lived his life. The music chosen encouraged smiles with lively renditions of I've had the time of my life and Don't worry, be happy. Mr Holmes spoke of his father's achievements and the loving relationship he had with his late wife Nola and the rest of his family. He told the more than 400 mourners some of his father's best jokes. One of Dad's jokes about economics is: Economics is like a bikini. What they reveal is important, what they conceal is vital','' Mr Holmes said. Sir Frank joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1942 at the age of 18 and flew bombers in the Pacific. Mr Holmes said his father learned to fly planes before he learned to drive a car. After the war, Sir Frank studied economics at Otago University and gained his Masters in Arts in 1949. Since the 1950s he was engaged in economic policy work and was involved in the debates about the 1960s and 1980s trade agreements with Australia. He was knighted in 1975 for his contributions to economics. Sir Frank spent many years teaching at Victoria University and was granted two honorary doctorates; one in laws by Otago University in 1997 and one in commerce by Victoria University in 2004. Three of Sir Frank's colleagues and friends, Colin James, Garry Hawke and John Martin, spoke of the passion Sir Frank had for life and his pursuits. Mr Hawke was a student and colleague of Sir Frank at Victoria University. He told the story of when he first borrowed a book from Sir Frank. When I first asked to borrow a book he told me about the reaction of one of his predecessors to his similar request: No, I never lend books. Only fools lend books. Look at all those books over there, all lent to me by fools'. That was the first of many books I borrowed from Frank and I returned every one of them.'' The last speakers were two of Sir Frank's grandchildren. Michael and Paul Holmes spoke on the experiences they had with their granddad. Paul Holmes said that when his father, David Holmes, died in 2005, Sir Frank became a father figure and it would be hard to comprehend how to fill the void left by his death. He said the people who packed the cathedral were testament to the kind of man his grandfather was. I feel blessed to have got to spend as much time with him as I did at the end.'' Tributes for Sir Frank have come from New Zealand politicians and economists. A message from former Prime Minister Helen Clark was printed on the back of the service sheet and tributes from ACT leader Don Brash and Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard were left on an online tributes page. Sir Frank is survived by his son Ross, nine grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. Bid to be B champ On Monday, round nine of the B grade cham- pionships was played at the Upper Hutt Chess Club. In the key match, front-runners Richard Catterall and Mike Stevens drew, guaran- teeing that they cannot be passed in the race for the cup. But Nick O'Kane is only one point behind and has one deferred game to play, so next week he may be able to force a three-way tie for the 2011 B grade champion.
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