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Upper Hutt Leader : November 16th 2011
11 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 LETTERS Ancient Grains Bakery 4184931AA 687a Fergusson Drive (Cnr Whakatiki St) Upper Hutt 5018 04 528 5100 027 586 2771 email@example.com Ancient Grains creates delicious gluten-free bakery items for people who have gluten intolerance or for customers who just want to try something new. The smell of delectable baked goods hits you as soon as you open the door to Ancient Grains Bakery. However, this is a bakery with a di erence. You can t see the di erence when you enter. It still has golden-brown pies and sausage rolls, lamingtons, rocky road and chocolate éclairs and there is even Christmas cake on the counter ready for the festive season. What makes Ancient Grains special is what goes into the food they make. It is 100 per cent gluten-free. Owners Lee and Murray Hamilton say the zero gluten content of the food gives the bakery a wow factor. "I ve had more than one person standing there going Is this all gluten-free? ." Lee says. The bakery opened in March after the Ancient Grains team spent three years developing gluten-free recipes which were a ordable and still had the same taste as regular products. "We saw a need for quality and a ordable gluten-free food," Lee says. "That has now grown with customers requesting sugar-free and dairy-free products." Lee and Murray say the array of products they o er present a lifestyle change for their customers. "For a young girl going to a birthday party, she is now able to sit there and have a sausage roll and a lamington with her friends. "A teenage lad is able to have a pie with his mates. "There was a young lad who was back every day for about a week, because he had never been able to have a pie with his mates before." Lee and baker Norman Paterson have gained a reputation for their gluten free pastries and have developed their own our mix for the breads and cakes. The pies are one of the highlights of the bakery and are lled with top-quality lean meats and home-made stocks. Ancient Grains bake their own freshly baked bread on Monday and sell fresh bread from Lievito Bakery on Wednesday and Friday and Thoroughbread each Tuesday. Their food can be brought in frozen bulk and they will make any of their products to your speci c needs, just tell them what you require. They sell Christmas cakes and more festive products will be available in the next month. The shop is open from 10 to 4pm on Monday, 8 to 4pm on Tuesday to Friday and from 10 to 2pm on Saturday. Orders can be placed on their website, www.ancientgrains.co.nz, by emailing the order form. They will have a full shopping basket available online soon. Ancient Grains Ltd dedicated gluten & wheat free food manufacturers 2137523DC For all your domestic, commercial, rental property, electrical needs & heat pump installations Serving Upper Hutt for over 30 years small jobs our speciality Main Street, Upper Hutt Drop off all small appliance repairs to: phone 04 528 2195 email firstname.lastname@example.org web www.uhelectrical.co.nz 4184776AA Removal of Ear Wax using Microscope & Microsuction " A more kind & safe method of wax removal" Management of glue ear, discharging ears & dermatitis For an appointment with a registered nurse Ph Free2mobile (04) 212 5263 Hills Health 723 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt www.earhealth.co.nz Bookings Essential No Referral required FROM Page 10 Lease, don't sell New Zealand s assets could be leased, not sold The National Government intends to sell off 49 per cent of state-owned assets, including state coal-miner, Solid Energy, four power companies and more of the stake it has in Air New Zealand. To be reminded of the dangers of selling off state-owned assets, we need look no further than our recent history. Between 1840 and 1900, 85 per cent of tribal lands were sold and the Maori population was more than halved as poverty and disease spread. The lesson for Maori then was that selling income-earning assets (land) for short-term gain, led to long-term impoverish- ment. That lesson should remain with us now. Will history repeat itself, when more state-owned assets are sold? Alternatively, in ancient Israel leases were used. Because the permanent sale of land was banned, except within walled cities ( see Leviticus 25:23-24), the leasing of land for up to 50 years became the normal practice. All unexpired leases were terminated in the 50th year, the year of Jubilee (Deuteronomy 15:1-3, Leviticus 25:23-34) and the land was returned to the original owner. By way of contrast, once sold, a state-owned asset can never be returned to the state, just as 25 million hectares of land will never be returned to the original Maori owners. The question begged then is; why sell state-owned assets at all when they can be leased to offset expenditure and free up capital? Or is there another agenda? TONY MCCALL, Upper Hutt Books still valued I was delighted to see former principal Jim Milburn beaming out of the Leader (November 9) in an article about Maidstone Intermediate s new library. When I started there in 1971 as part of the second intake of pupils, the school s glory was its still-fresh library. We kids would race for the prime spots in the reading carrels though a lot of non- literary nonsense went on there too. Mr Milburn had two well- known priorities. First, his pupils were young adults , and he always talked to us that way, in assembly and in visits to form rooms to chime in on whatever we were studying at the time. The other was reading. He and his teachers never missed a chance to encourage a love of books. We had book-related quizzes; we joined and regularly ordered from a book club; our teachers read to us from good books; and the library was the school s physical heart. That s where I read the Narnia series and other great books such as A Wrinkle in Time and Lord of the Flies but Mr Milburn also endorsed the Tintin and Asterix books, so I could enjoy those too, without guilt. It s not until now, 40 years later, that I realise just how important and lasting that kind of commitment from teachers can be. So it s wonderful to see the new library continuing that tradition at my old school, with Mr Milburn there to see it happening. NICK BARNETT, Stokes Valley National will clean up rivers This week Dr Nick Smith announced National s policy on fresh water if re-elected. This is an issue that I think all residents of the Hutt Valley have a vested interest in. The key points of the policy include cleaning up nationally- significant lakes and waterways, advancing the Land and Water Forum work to set limits on water quality and quantity, ensuring regional councils monitor and enforce resource consents, introduce new environment reporting systems, as New Zealand is the only country in OECD that doesn t already have this. Once the reporting is complete we will be able to rank all the rivers and lakes in the country from dirtiest to cleanest giving us clarity on areas of most urgent need. National s policy for the first time will allow us to know how clean or dirty our lakes and rivers using a consistent standard across the country. This will empower us to then keep regional councils accountable for our waterways and put focus on those lakes or rivers most in need. This National Government led by John Key, is making large steps forward towards allowing our kids to safely swim in our rivers and lakes again. Recently I attended the Upper Hutt Forest & Bird meet-the- candidates meeting. It was a fantastic night, most notably because of the passion for the environment displayed by those who attended. I mentioned to Roz at the time that as their MP I would want to keep a strong relationship with Forest & Bird in Upper Hutt to make sure their voice was heard in a National Government. One of the concerns from the night was that the collaboration that produced the Land and Water Forum was ignored by the government after all their hard work. I assured the meeting that Dr Smith was progressing the recommendations in stages and that more was to come. With this policy announcement it is clear that National has definitely got the plan to move our country forward. JONATHAN FLETCHER, National Party candidate, Rimutaka electorate Fight benefit cuts Hutt Valley Benefit Education Service Trust (Best) have recently won reinstatement of benefits, with back pay, for people who have had their benefit reduced or cancelled and invite anyone who is in this position, to contact us for assistance. In fact, anyone who has any problem involving Work and Income, or who is having difficulty getting by financially beneficiary or not, cannot really afford not to contact us by telephoning 529 8108, faxing 529 8106, or emailing email@example.com. R M BAMFORD, HV Best, Silverstream Editor's note: HV Best is a charitable organisation which works on behalf of beneficiaries.
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