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Upper Hutt Leader : November 30th 2011
15 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 NEWS 4211148AA Soaring gold prices see hundreds flock to sell The record Gold Prices coupled with the fluctuating New Zealand dollar has hundreds "gold digging" in drawers. Almost every household has old gold -- rings, chains, odd earrings tucked away -- which may no longer have any sentimental or aesthetic value. Rather than leaving the forgotten jewellery to collect dust, many have been opting to let the local gold buying team at Gold Buyers New Zealand in Westfield Queensgate Mall turn golden trinkets into cash, and are becoming gold recyclers. Goldbuyers NZ CEO, Lee Jones says re-using gold reduces tonnes of waste that is produced when mining. It is currently a hot topic. "The gold price is just so high at the moment and people can sell their unwanted gold, silver and platinum items to take advantage of the current returns". Lee says the gold is melted down and can then be recast into new jewellery to be treasured by someone else. Gold Buyers is now a worldwide company with 469 stores in over 24 countries, but Gold Buyers New Zealand is just that, operated and owned by us New Zealanders. Being directly linked to the world gold price means the price instore is constantly updated. Sellers can learn about testing gold and evaluating gold content, this also aids in the purchase of items when shopping for new pieces. In New Zealand most gold is 9 and 18 carat, whereas gold from India is usually 22 carat. The more carats -- the higher the purity and value. The process is simple and fast but make sure you take along photo identification because the company and kiosk staff are all licensed second-hand dealers and follow strict regulations. For more information visit www.goldbuyersnz.co.nz or call 0508 BUY GOLD (289 465) What we buy: Damaged or unwanted gold, silver & platinum • Rings • Earnings • Chains • Bracelets & more! 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Kind Regards Chris Curry Trains are too unreliable for some people By AMY JACKMAN ' Over the past year we have doubled the size of our locomotive engineer training programme and we currently have 10 locomotive engineers in training. ' Scott Brooks Tranz Metro manager Two Totara Park women have been turned off the trains due to recent cancellations and delays on the Upper Hutt line. Judith Taylor is returning to work on Monday after being on maternity leave. She says the recent disruptions on the Upper Hutt train line have caused her to decide to drive and park. You just can't have unreliable transport when you've got a baby and a toddler to pick up from daycare at the end of the day. It's not fair on them and daycare closes at 5.30pm. It's a shame because I really like travelling by train -- you can zone out and just relax. But when you never know if your train will be running or not . . . and to be honest, with kids, the cost of driving and parking would have to be vastly greater for me to consider the train after the recent spate of cancellations.'' Another Totara Park woman, who asked not to be named, says she is dreading coming back to Wellington public transport after spending three months in Sydney. We've been in Sydney for three months on business and have had two trains cancelled in that entire time. It's going to be hard to come back to unreliable trains and poor timekeeping on those that do run. Our biggest issue was that the trains would arrive between two and 10 minutes late. I am a stay-at-home mum and have lost track of the number of times I've had to wrap up my baby to go and fetch my husband because it's bucketing down and the trains were delayed, so he's missed the last bus at 6.45pm.'' Tranz Metro manager Scott Brooks says the problem with the trains at the moment is the lack of extra drivers when someone falls sick. Tranz Metro currently employs 80 locomotive engineers [train drivers]. We need approximately 12 more locomotive engineers to operate nor- mal services with contingency. Over the past year we have doubled the size of our locomotive engineer-training programme and we currently have 10 locomotive engineers in training. We're expecting to see a big improvement in the new year, and hope that by the middle of next year we'll be approaching where we need to be in terms of locomotive engineer numbers. Mr Brooks says while the disrup- tions seem constant, the month to date statistics for November show 98 per cent of services have been delivered to within five minutes of the scheduled times and they are working to improve their service. We acknowledge that we are not where we want to be in terms of ser- vice, and while we realise there are a few bumps in the road ahead, we are very confident we're going in the right direction.'' NEWS 528 9654 PHONE US AT
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