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Upper Hutt Leader : November 9th 2011
47 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 9, 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 PM makes surprise Mall visit Laid-back wander puts Key touch on Upper Hutt shoppers Backing the Beanhive: Mr Key places a bean in the National cylinder in Muffin Break's bean poll, held by Jeff Gardner. Photos: ROSEMARY McLENNAN Smiles all round: Tora Meki, 10 months, and Lyndsey Meki with Mr Key. Down to earth:A youngster, oblivious to all the attention, meets Mr Key. Smile for the camera: Another youngster has her photo taken with the Prime Minister. Signed and sealed: Casey Calder said he would not be washing his arm for a few days after the Prime Minister signed it. Making a point:Mr Key, with security staff and Rimutaka candidate Jonathan Fletcher, gets ready to leave. Copies of these and our other photos can be viewed and ordered at pix.ccn.co.nz. By ROSEMARY McLENNAN John Key was the last person shoppers in The Mall expected to meet on Saturday. While a few people, mostly with National Party connections were in the know, the Prime Minister, followed by an entourage of secur- ity and media, casually walking towards shoppers came as a com- plete surprise. He spent an hour in The Mall on a warm Guy Fawkes Day after- noon and proved popular with the children, having his photo taken with them and crouching down to talk to them. It was a walkabout originally planned for Main St with a McDonald's carpark starting point. But the change of plans saw him enter and leave The Mall via Logan St. Tyler Goffin, 10, managed to get Mr Key to sign the rugby ball he is seldom parted from. On Friday he took it to his Birchville School where it was kicked into a neighbour's place. He and his father rescued it on Saturday morning and Tyler was still clutching it when they visited The Mall to get fireworks and met the Prime Minister instead. Maidstone Intermediate student Casey Calder, 11, was wheeling his scooter in The Mall when the PM came near. Casey asked him to autograph his arm and afterwards pronounced him a good Prime Minister. It was so exciting to meet him,'' Upper Hutt mother Caroline Worth, out shopping with son Alexander, 5, said. But not everyone was keen to shake the Prime Minister's hand and he was rebuffed by a man, wearing a jacket printed in a cannabis leaf pattern. Jeff Gardner from Muffin Break raced up to Mr Key with the cafe's election bean poll and some beans to add to National's No 1 placing in the race for the Beanhive'' (beanpoll.co.nz). Keeping close to Mr Key was the party's candidate for Rimu- taka, Jonathan Fletcher. He said afterwards people were keen to tell the Prime Minister their views on assets sales, immi- gration and child support and some had personal situations Mr Fletcher will follow up. One woman told the Prime Minister about the cost of a legal battle over custody of children following a relationship breakup. After the PM reached the exit in Logan St his departure was smooth, off to woo the voters at Queensgate and more hand- shaking and photos.
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