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Upper Hutt Leader : November 16th 2011
18 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 NEWS J_5432_AC Karen Rhind, Manager. Telephone (04) 567 8766 Mobile 021 577 133 email@example.com "A big thank you to the staff for all the loving care you gave me during my stay at Wesleyhaven. It really helped me regain my independence and I am looking forward to living out in the community again." Wesleyhaven. 249 Rata Street, Naenae. www.wesleyca.org.nz We invite your enquiry; Muldoon's Corner Tra c control - next week A single lane for both uphill and downhill tra c will be controlled by stop/go signs next week while we widen a 100 metre section of the Rimutaka Hill Road, approximately 1km down from the summit. We will start work on Monday 21 November through to Friday 25 November. It takes some time to set up the machinery necessary to carry out the work so work hours will be extended as follows: Monday 21 -- 9.30am -- 8pm Tuesday 22, Wed 23, Thurs 24 -- 6.30am -- 8pm Friday 25 -- 6.30am -- 3pm Two lanes will be open outside these hours. Please follow the signs and drive to the temporary speed limits. Thank you for your patience. More information about the project is at www.nzta.govt.nz/muldoons-corner St Pats honours its top sportsman Victor Ludorum: Liam Higgins is a young man of talent, dedi- cation and faith. Yesterday, these attributes were acknowledged when he became Stream s Victor Ludorum (top sportsman) for 2011. Liam is second from right, with from left to right, rector Gerard Tully, Cory Hutchings and Katrina Grant. A year 13 pupil at St Patrick s College, Silverstream, Liam has been an outstanding sportsman throughout his five years at col- lege, competing at the Old Boys Cup and the McEvedy Shield in long jump, high jump and javelin, and on the football field as a mem- ber of the First XI since 2008. This year Liam has captained the First XI Football team, cul- minating in the team finishing second at the National Secondary Schools Football Tournament in Napier, seeing off the likes of last year s winners Palmerston North Boys High School and the peren- nial powerhouse of Mount Albert Grammar. On top of this, Liam was selec- ted for the under-20 All Whites side that travelled to the World Cup in Colombia in July. Presenting the awards at the prize giving were two sporting heroes: New Zealand Ironman legend Cory Hutchings and Silver Fern and Capital Pulse captain Katrina Grant. In his speech, Cory shared humorous anecdotes about his life as an elite athlete regarding sharks, Hawaiian fishermen, surf boards and shotguns! Cory emphasised that being tal- ented was not enough, that only if you train your guts out could you get to the highest levels in sport. Speaking out on parking By COLIN WILLIAMS The release of the city s planned spending projects for the next ten years, including the con- troversial pay-and-display parking, have prompted 185 public responses. The 22 proposed projects, totalling more than $22m, were included in the initial Long Term Community Plan proposals which will be con- sidered at non-public councillors workshops which began last week and continue into the new year. Formal action of the final plan, which can be expected to vary from the initial list, will take place mid-year. This will include another round of public con- sultation and hearings before the 2012-22 Long Term Plan is approved. Submissions received totalled 185, including 35 that were received late but accepted, city busi- ness development services director Tamsin Som- merville says. The majority of respondents were female, aged between 45 and 60 years and of European descent, she says. Submitters were asked to rate the individual projects as either high, medium or low priority. The two projects receiving the highest support were related tot the city s main shopping area. A proposal to spend $75,000 a year to employ additional resources on a part time basis to deal with graffiti and safety issues received a 47.6 per cent high priority return. The related vacant property improvement pro- gramme , at $20,000 a year was next with a 42.2 per cent high response. EnergySmart branches bought out A Christchurch-based company that was owed $527,000 by EnergySmart has just bought most of the troubled insulation installers branches. EnergySmart, owned by the Hutt Mana Chari- table Trust, was put in liquidation in September, with a shortfall of $1.63 million. Terra Lana, which makes wool insulation and was a major supplier to EnergySmart, last Thursday announced it had purchased Energy- Smart s Lower Hutt, Masterton, Palmerston North, Nelson, Timaru and Dunedin branches. Awarua Synergy Trust had purchased the sev- enth, Invercargill, branch. Hutt News could not find out how much Terra Lana paid. Liquidators Shephard Dunphy say the busi- nesses will trade as a division of Terra Lana and will continue as a service provider for the EECA Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart initiative. In good news for EnergySmart s 75 staff around the country, Terra Lana managing direc- tor Andrew Everist says it will be business as usual while the handover proceeds and an assess- ment of the business operations take place. A meeting of EnergySmart creditors is due to be held tomorrow. At that meeting Shephard Dunphy anticipates advising the quantum and time frame of a distribution to unsecured creditors , a statement released last week said. Last month we reported Hutt Mana Charitable Trust chairman Ian Hutchings as saying the trust could end up as much as $2 million out of pocket on money it has put into EnergySmart.
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