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Upper Hutt Leader : November 30th 2011
11 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 NEWS 4201972AA THANK YOU We have many local trade businesses among our clients and we contracted some of them to fit out our new premises prior to our move - a great opportunity to work alongside them as well as providing their ongoing accounting and tax requirements. Dave Dalton (Painter & Decorator) Ltd (pictured with Alan Laurenson, Director) Ph: 04 526 7674 Email: email@example.com Barry Emmerson Builder Ltd Ph: 027 497 5528 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ridgeline Electrical Ltd (Jamie Chinn) Ph: 027 668 8386 Email: email@example.com Evan Maguire -- Grounds Ph: 027 491 0239 • Business & Accounting • Budgeting Services • Taxation Services • Cashflow • Trust & Estate Planning • Business Valuations Laurenson Chartered Accountants have recently moved within the Upper Hutt business area to a prominent location at 72 Main Street with street level access, increased visibility and client parking at rear (access from Bradley Lane). We look forward to welcoming both existing clients and new clients. Our practice has particular expertise in monthly reporting and assisting new businesses grow and achieve their goals. We have enjoyed working with Upper Hutt resident Terry Carter who engaged Laurensons when starting a new business earlier this year after seeing our sponsorship signage at the Te Marua Golf Club. Terry (pictured with Director Avril Hillind) uses the online accounting systems Xero and ipayroll to record transactions then meets monthly with Avril to review Spotlight reports for his business. Spotlight reports are easy to understand, usable analysis with a mix of data and visual presentation to aid discussion. The reports are performance and future focused, providing greater clarity for more proactive decision making, not the tired, historic management reporting of old. Non-financial data and KPIs can be monitored and reacted to, along with advice from your designated Laurenson Director if you wish to improve outcomes. As well as working with our business clients we value our links with the local community. Laurenson Chartered Accountants would like to congratulate Upper Hutt Parents Centre on its recent national award "Bigger and Better" and in particular its President Sarah Kitchen on receiving the Parents Centre CEO Award for Excellence. Upper Hutt Parents Centre is making its mark in the community and deserves recognition. While Avril is a life member of Parents Centre and financial advisor at a national level, she has never lost her passion for the local centres. When the dynamic online accounting solution Xero became available she saw a great opportunity for streamlining the volunteer treasurer role and several Wellington Parents Centres including Upper Hutt have taken up the new technology. Xero is recommended by Laurenson Chartered Accountants to crunch the numbers for both business and volunteer organisations and to provide a real time solution to drive towards goals, monitor costs and identify the opportunity for efficiencies. LAURENSON - UPPER HUTT 72-74 Main Street, Upper Hutt t:+6445283739,f:+6445283737 email: firstname.lastname@example.org + Contact: email@example.com 021 270 9113 3489075 PAUL SWAIN UPPER HUTT REGIONAL COUNCILLOR Ph: 568 3550 www.wastemanagement.co.nz SOME PEOPLE SET THIER CLOCKS BY OUR WHEELIBIN COLLECTION REGULAR AS CLOCKWORK... Solid, dependable, reliable servicing for over 20 years. Pay for 12 months get one FREE *Conditions apply $206 per year 3623965AE 140 Ltr Bin (Weekly Pickups) Railway barriers surmountable By JIM CHIPP A host of objections to a proposed heritage railway on the Rimutaka Incline route can all be satisfactorily answered, the trust promoting it says. Rimutaka Incline Railway Heri- tage Trust chairman Hugh McCracken said the plans the trust has put before Wellington Regional Council last week were their best- educated attempt'' at a concept design for the railroad and a neigh- bouring trail, and said all comment was welcome. We have been upfront and said it needs input from all parties.'' At the regional council's cultural and social wellbeing committee meeting last week opponents to the railway included three cycling group representatives, the Conservation Department, the Fell Locomotive Museum and Hutt Valley Rotary Clubs, and Positively Wellington Tourism cautioned against replacing a proven visitor attraction with an unproven one. The cyclists were concerned that the one viable off-road cycle route into Wellington region would be lost. The alternative trail proposed by the trust, running parallel with the railway, would be too narrow and steep for bikes, and would go too high, speakers said. Mr McCracken said that could be addressed when detailed design of the trail was done, by closely follow- ing the contours of the land. That process would be expensive and the trust wanted the regional council's approval in principle first, he said. Far from compromising the only cycle route into Wellington from the Wairarapa, the railway would aug- ment it, Mr McCracken said. A new rail deviation round the back of Kaitoke would include a walkway, and a new easily-graded walkway would also be laid from Mangaroa Valley up Tunnel Gully and feeding into Maymorn Station. Although the Department of Con- servation had invested in interpret- ation signs and shelters for the existing incline trail, which uses the old rail route, it has all been on the understanding that trains could one day return to the incline, Mr McCracken said. Reopening the heritage railway followed a well-established trend overseas. Tasmania and Wales both have old rail lines in heritage ecologi- cal areas re-opened for tourists. With climate change in the United Kingdom, it's highly likely a lot more heritage lines will be reinstated. The English will go back to the holiday habits of the past.'' Festive meal on wheels A Christmas meal has gone mobile for the sec- ond year in a row, with folk from St Mary's Anglican Church in Sil- verstream cooking then driving down a spread for people from Taita and Pomare. Even on the morning of the event, it wasn't entirely clear how many would sit down at the Christmas cel- ebration at the Pomare Multicultural Resource Centre last Thursday. We're just doing a loaves and fishes kind of thing,'' said Christina Silkstone who, with her husband, the Rev Graham Silk- stone, co-ordinates the St Mary's initiative. Eight parishioners were busy the night before peeling spuds, chopping pumpkins and other vegetables and making jelly. The crowd they catered for included people from the nearby Pomare state house protest camp, youngsters from Nga Puawai Kohanga Reo and families on a tough budget who benefit from St Vincent de Paul emergency food parcels during the year.
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