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Upper Hutt Leader : November 9th 2011
11 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 LETTERS Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971. www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 7th November - Sun 13th November. All Stores Open 7 Days only Chicken Tenderloin Kebabs70 c each ( plain or marinated ) Quick & Easy Cooking with only 3-4 minutes each side or until chicken cooked through! Made Instore from genuine Chicken Tenderloins! Fresh Chicken Drumsticks Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets $11 .99 kilo only $ 4.99 only kilo Save $4kg off our everyday low price! Save $3kg off our everyday low price! The Cheapest Price in NZ For Chicken Tenderloin Kebabs! 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Even though a library assistant very nicely gave the woman a free guest pass on a half hour computer, there were small children sitting in front of the nearby computers who also witnessed this incident. This problematic man should have been asked to leave the premises. Furthermore, to minimise the potential for such incidents, it would be more practical to charge the same minimum half hour-slot for everyone, which is the procedure at the Lower Hutt Central Library. H O'CONNOR, Upper Hutt Upper Hutt library manager Debbie Duncan has not been able to find any staff members who witnessed the incident described by the writer. But she wants to reassure the community that the library strives to be a warm and welcoming place for all and that any incidents similar to that outlined should be brought to my attention so that appropriate action may be taken''. -- Editor. Bouquets for flowers What a glorious picture our roundabouts and some of our garden beds have given us. Red tulips, blue forget-me-nots and white daisies. Almost black tulips, orange marigolds and vivid green parsley, magical and these were only some of the combinations. Bouquets must go to the garden planners of these particular displays for constantly bringing smiles to people's faces, well done, bring on the next round of choices and surprises. ANN DEVLIN Walkers need protection Now that cyclists are allowed to whiz along footpaths at high speed, why do they have to wear helmets? It's really the walkers who need the helmet and protective clothing. The footpath is now a very dangerous place for pedestrians, with the combination of cyclists and old people on their motor scooters. I don't suppose it will be long before motorbikes are using the footpath as well. Could somebody please tell me when cycling on footpaths became legal? MERLE CONWAY, Upper Hutt Maori ward not unreasonable Mr Meech's letter (October 26) objects to a Maori ward for the local council. By Mr Meech's own figures, Maori are 13.5 per cent of Upper Hutt's population. To create a Maori ward, and give one voice on council out of 11 is only 9 per cent. This is not unreasonable and is also a small step toward honouring the Treaty (and tino rangatiratanga). Maori have had little or no say in how their own people are governed, either nationally or locally, since Parliament was established. Yet, it is only by the treaty that Pakeha have any right to govern at all. To retain all our privileges, we must honour all obligations, including tino rangatiratanga, not just the bits we find convenient. Similarly, it was only as recently as 2008 (Beijing Olympics) that the average New Zealander was upset by Tibetan circumstances. The Tibetans wanted to say how their own country was run. The Chinese government encouraged Chinese families to move into the region until local Tibetans were totally outnumbered. The government then took a vote from everybody living in the area, (Tibetans and Chinese alike) as to whether China or Tibet should rule. China, of course, won by majority vote (First Past the Post), Mr Meech's preferred system. Many parallels can obviously be drawn with the Maori/New Zealand situation. FPP may be simpler to understand, and it may be one form of democracy, but it is not necessarily the fairest. I hope that New Zealanders will retain MMP in our own referendum on November 26.M CRAIGIE, Upper Hutt
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