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Upper Hutt Leader : December 7th 2011
2 UPPER HUTT LEADER, DECEMBER 7, 2011 NEWS 4204286AA 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 Trade your unwanted gold for cash Gold Buyers NZ is changing the world one earring at a time, says Lead Buyer Joanna. With the store open at Westfield Queensgate Mall almost 2years now, thousands have benefitted from exchanging unwanted, broken & damaged jewellery for instant cash. Gold Buyers NZ purchases yellow, white & rose gold as well as silver & platinum jewellery, dental gold, gold coins, nuggets & bullion. Simply bring in any damaged chains, bracelets & bangles, earrings & wedding bands; basically anything you no longer want, and in any condition. Be it a single earring, broken chain, or a ring with the stones missing, "You can have your jewellery professionally tested by one of our gold buyers, who will perform a free purity test while you wait " says Joanna. Everything is tested using traditional assay techniques, it is sorted into the carat groups then weighed using certified scales. The tests determine the gold content and value of the items which is based on the second-hand gold spot price, and is updated regularly throughout the day. This free process happens right in front of the customers, with a no obligation quote at the end. "We figure if you can wear something for 10years, break it or get sick of it & still get some money for it, that's got to be a good thing, right?" The stones can be returned for keepsakes or resetting into another piece perhaps, or if left in will be donated to charity. Recycling gold is an environmentally friendly practice with huge benefits to the environment. Joanna says "sourcing a brand new 18kt gold ring can leave behind tonnes of cyanide saturated waste products. It is unfortunate that this is often the result of open-pit mining." The team at Gold Buyers NZ encourages you to clear out your jewellery clutter, including all your odds and ends, and recycle your old broken unwanted gold for cash. "The more money we give you, the better it is for the environment," says Joanna. Gold Buyers NZ is conveniently located in the Queensgate Mall, so is open 7 days a week. Instant cash for gold! Exchange your unwanted, damaged or broken gold, silver or platinum jewellery and receive instant cash today! What we buy: • Rings • Earrings • Chains • Bracelets • Dental gold • Bullion and more... What we buy: Damaged or unwanted gold, silver & platinum • Rings • Earrings • Chains • Bracelets & more! How it works : Step 1: Visit your nearest Gold Buyers Kiosk at Queensgate Mall Lower Hutt, North City Shopping Centre Porirua, or The Plaza Palmerston North Step 2: Bring any item of gold into one of our kiosks along with your photo I.D. Step 3: Our consultant will perform a FREE purity test Step 4: We will offer you cash on the spot Present this coupon at any Gold Buyers Kiosk RECEIVE AN EXTRA CASH BONUS FOR YOUR GOLD!* *Offer valid until 30th January 2012, one coupon per transaction For more information visit www.goldbuyersnz.co.nz or call 0508 BUY GOLD (289 465) 4211148AB 4211148AC IRD site shuts for quake work The Inland Revenue Department's Upper Hutt operations delivery site on Jepsen Gr will close temporarily so earthquake strengthening can be carried out. Commissioner Bob Russell says a preliminary assessment of the Upper Hutt site has revealed the need for some urgent strengthening work, and the site is expected to be closed for a month. The health and wellbeing of our people is paramount, so we have decided to vacate the site,'' Mr Russell said. Inland Revenue is diverting work done at Upper Hutt to avoid disruption to customer services and Mr Russell says there are staff elsewhere who will help with the work normally done at Upper Hutt. Options for relocating the 250 affected staff are being considered. Team's reaction praised FROM Page 1 EKERS' WEEK None of the staff took up the offer of paid special leave. They all wanted to help with the transition to Lower Hutt. We are really proud of the way they have reacted. They know the decision was made with their best interests at heart.'' He says there is the possibility a temporary location for the court will be found in Upper Hutt. We will be considering any options, but in the interim we had to have somewhere for the people affected to go. It is an interim plan, but it's certainly not a final one. We will be talking to all those involved and finding out what's the best for everyone.'' Area commander for Upper Hutt police Inspector Mike Hill says the police will work with the situation. All we see is that hearings will now be down in Lower Hutt. The community shouldn't see a major change. People arrested overnight will still be processed; they will just appear in Lower Hutt.'' Building deemed unsafe Why it closed A review of various properties was con- ducted by Opus on behalf of the Ministry of Justice. An inspection of the Upper Hutt Dis- trict Court found it had a minimum seis- mic rating of only 26 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS). A building in danger from a significant earthquake is one rated below 34 per cent NBS. The courthouse building is a single storey structure with reinforced concrete walls supporting a timber roof. In a letter to the Ministry of Justice, Opus team leader of structural engineer- ing Carl Ashby stated the main struc- tural weakness of the courthouse was the insufficient connections between load-bearing walls and the roof. These walls rely upon connections to the roof for their stability under seismic loading,'' Mr Ashby wrote. We would consider collapse of the building unlikely and the building a moderate risk level to occupants with the main hazard being from collapse of non-structural ceilings and the like.'' More information Any person in custody will be dealt with in the Lower Hutt District Court on the date they are scheduled for, unless they consent to an earlier remand. Any person who wants their case dealt with before Christmas should advise the court through their counsel. The case will then be heard in Lower Hutt by arrangement. New arrests will be dealt with in Lower Hutt. Any case required to be heard by a judge will be held in Lower Hutt by arrangement. Court list for Wednesday, December 7: All cases previously scheduled for today will go ahead in Lower Hutt court- room 1 unless already remanded by counsel. 9am, registrars list. 10am, criminal judges list. 11.45am, sentencing matters. 2.15pm, judges list. Family Court on Friday, December 9: All family court fixtures for this date will go ahead as planned at the Lower Hutt family courtroom from 10am. Ifyou aredueto appearin courton a later date, and have been assigned a lawyer, contact them to find out if any- thing has changed. All cases will be heard at the Lower Hutt District Court. Any general inquiries about court services phone 914 3380. For information on births, deaths and marriages free phone 0800 225 252. For collections and fines payments 0800 434 637 or fines.govt.nz.
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