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Upper Hutt Leader : November 16th 2011
2 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 NEWS 4062585AA Delivered to 21,740 Homes and Businesses throughout Upper Hutt, Stokes Valley, Manor Park and Haywards Cnr Pine Ave and Queen Street, Upper Hutt Ph 528 9654 Now available online at: www.uhleader.co.nz Our Top Ten Stories on: stuff.co.nz go to Newspapers/Upper Hutt Leader Order Photos online at: pix.ccn.co.nz The Upper Hutt Leader is published by Central Community Newspapers, a division of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd, and printed at 35 Bouverie St, Petone. The registered office of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd is 40 Boulcott St, Wellington MANAGER: Jenny Russell email@example.com DDI 527 2422 EDITOR: Rosemary McLennan firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 528 9654 SPORTS EDITOR: ColIn Williams email@example.com DDI: 527 2427 NEWS: Jimmy Ness firstname.lastname@example.org DDI 527 2428 FOR ADVERTISING: Sandra McIver Advertising Consultant email@example.com DDI 527 2423 Rick Clapham Advertising Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org DDI 527 2424 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING: Classified: email@example.com Ph: 528 9654 Fax: 528 3021 3571701AS COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, TILT PANEL DESIGN, HOUSES, RURAL, LIFESTYLE 4133520AA PHC030HB HAWKES BAY Norfolk House, 161 Marine Parade, Napier Ph: 06 835 7363 Government Loans and/or Student Allowances available for course fees and living expenses. www.hairdressing.org.nz email: firstname.lastname@example.org NZQA registered and accredited Teaching Level 1, 2, 3 and a selection of Level 4 Elementary = 38 weeks Advanced = 24 weeks (Courses staggered throughout the year) PREMIER Hairdressing Courses Criteria applies Next course starts: 21 Nov 2011 Enrol Now! Councillor opposes Main St trespass bylaw By COLIN WILLIAMS City trespass laws to curb consis- tent graffiti crime in the Main St will be in place by the end of the year but the only councillor opposed to them, John Gwilliam, believes they are flawed and poss- ibly unworkable. The formal and public reluc- tance of police in Dunedin to not enforce that city's trespass laws on the Occupy'' protesters has further convinced Mr Gwilliam, a lawyer, that the joint approach between the police and the council is wrong and possibly unworkable. In a sense it does,'' he says. My view is that the whole thing is novel which is how [police area commander Inspector] Mike Hill described it to the council.'' Dunedin police have said they did not believe the council's tres- pass notice met the test of balan- cing the rights and freedoms of all parties. I agree with that view and I don't think the balance is right here as well. I suppose the police here may say it's different because the action there is about freedom of expression.'' My opposition is more a matter of principle. I see this as a breach of human rights and I don't think it could be sustained if it was challenged in the courts,'' he says. The city trespass notices will prevent individuals, described by Mr Hill as a hard core little group'', from entering the Main St, between King St and Pine Ave. It's a public road and people are entitled to travel down it. Are they going to stop people in cars?'' Mr Gwilliam says. The trespass proposal will amount to just a general pro- hibition for some some people from walking down the street simply because there is a sus- picion about them that they are taggers,'' Mr Gwilliam says. This gives a fair bit of power to the police officers.'' Mr Gwilliam says he has a lot of sympathy with the Upper Hutt retailers and how they have to put up with the consistent tagging and etching of their central busi- ness district shops. Mr Gwilliam, who formally voted against the trespass move at committee and full council level, says he knows his view is supported by other lawyers. But I have had no comment, one way or the other, from people in the street','' he says. The city solicitor, Andrea Hilton, said vandalism affects the community financially and environmentally. While trespassing individuals will have an impact on them it is justified,'' the report said. She was unable to comment on the Dunedin events and whether it might hold implications for the new Upper Hutt bylaws, which are in train. Under the proposal it is accepted any trespass notice must not prevent an individual from accessing essential services such as a doctor, dentist, pharmacy, supermarket, school or his or her residence. The Leader's new eyes in court Newshound: Amy Jackman is on the beat as Upper Hutt Leader's newest reporter. The Upper Hutt Leader's intrepid court reporter Jimmy Ness has moved on to travel the world and Amy Jackman has taken his place. The Taita College alumni said she was awesome'' at neither maths nor English but was drawn to journalism because she has always been interested in talking to people about their gifts and passions. She graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Communications degree and went on to study journalism, also at Massey. In the course of her studies she said she was lucky to be able to live in England on exchange and study at the Univer- sity of Exeter for six months. Ms Jackman said she would like to make a career in print or radio. You have a decent amount of time and space to actually produce something that can tell both sides, whereas with television you're limited to a 30-second space and you can only tell so much in 30 seconds. With print you might have 400 words and you can tell all sides.'' While still a student, Ms Jack- man broke a story that eventually ran all over the country, about a Government plan to hand student loans over to private debt collectors. It was interesting finding the ins and outs of what the Government will tell you and won't, she said. It's one of the frustrations of journalism that you can find such an amazing story and know some- thing is happening, and not be able to get the information.'' She is most interested in edu- cation issues and has enjoyed visiting schools and hearing what they are able to achieve. I would really quite like to be an education reporter.'' One of her favourite stories was a little story about Dyer Street School and its new-entrant classroom's new deck. The teacher was so excited to be able to use the classroom the way it was intended and the kids were ecstatic.'' Bess Davies' story was another memorable one in Ms Jackman's fledgling career: A 90-year-old woman who plays tennis. It's quite inspirational when you meet people who have such fantastic lives and have a good story to tell, and who are quite humbled that you are interested.''
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