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Upper Hutt Leader : December 7th 2011
4 UPPER HUTT LEADER, DECEMBER 7, 2011 NEWS The First Name in Good Gardens Specials valid till 14/12/11 or while stocks last www.oderings.co.nz www.oderings.co.nz Not being members we cannot sell or redeem NGIA Gift Vouchers. Other Vouchers - Yes. Your Guarantee of quality is assured when you purchase plants grown and selected by Oderings. Darryn Odering Open 7 Days 8am - 5.30pm 1066 Fergusson Dr, Upper Hutt Ph: 939 1020 Poinsettias Lovely glorious red foliage house plant - ideal for Christmas. Makes a wonderful gift. 17.99 14 99 EACH Our stores are full of great gift ideas for Xmas Gift Vouchers Any amount - no expiry date. Redeemable at all reputable garden centres throughout NZ. Oderings have a huge selection of lovely choice house and pot plants from babies to 'pride of place' specimens. Selection includes: baby house plants, gerberas in flower, ferns, spathiphyllum in flower, hanging baskets, ficus, rex begonias, cordylines, maidenhair ferns, philodendrons, streptocarpus, orchids in flower, african violets, impatiens, poinsettias & many more! CONCRETE STATUARY and ORNAMENTS Animals, bird baths, urns, pots, statues, garden features. All the best prices! GIFTS... Think of Oderings Wind chimes, gardening shoes and tools, sunhats, mosaics, garden cosmetics, weather vanes, glass korus, plaques, garden clocks, wall art, bird feeders, Kevin Kilsby pukekos, artbrellas, pots, ceramics, vases, eco-bags... The list goes on and on. Free gift wrapping on request. Portulaca Mixed Trailing Iceplant with masses of bright flowers spring & summer. Great in a sunny, dry position. 4.29 299 PACK OF 9 4.29 329 PACK OF 9 Alyssum Snowcrystals & Mixed Masses of dainty flowers, winter and spring. Great for borders 5.29 399 PACK OF 6 Impatiens Butterfly Mixed Very showy, large bright flowers on compact plants. Excellent in pots or the garden. Perennial. 4.29 299 PACK OF 9 Nicotiana 5 Best Varieties Long flowering summer bedding plant with masses of bright showy flowers. Metrosideros Known as the New Zealand Christmas tree or pohutukawa, this plant has to be one of NZ's most iconic natives. Beautiful bottle brush flowers appear in summer. Legend has it, if the pohutukawa flowers before Christmas it is going to be a long hot summer. GIFT VOUCHER www.oderings.co.nz The First Name In Go od Gardens 3578591AT In this booklet I have been reading it says that Jesus is only the Mediator between spiritual Israel (the small flock of over-comers from the Gospel Age) and Jehovah. But would this be true, as after his resurrection Jesus became the Mediator for all mankind. In Matt. 7:14, 20:16 it says "because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that that find it; ".. .for many be called but few chosen". To chose ones who come unto the faith, then draw back into the world, for some reason, would mean that they are not of the small spiritual flock, but through their previous walk in faith, they could only come to Jehovah through Jesus as their Mediator. Mediator means a go-between or reconciler. From the Standard dictionary: A Mediator is one who stands between, especially one who interposes between parties at variance in order to reconcile them. "For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus"' 1 Tim 2:5. "But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry , by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant which was established upon better promises, Heb. 8:6 "And for this cause he is the mediator of the New Testament that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant and to the blood of sprinkling that maketh better things than that of Able". Heb. 12:24; 9:15. The need of the Jew and also of the Gentile was for a helper out of the tyranny of sin as well as for a sacrifice for his sins. The apostle points this out very clearly in Heb. 9:14-15. "How much more shall the blood of Christ purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God". And for this cause he is the mediator of the New Testament (covenant) that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament (i.e. the law covenant) they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance". Our Lord's office of Mediator of the new covenant is here linked with the shedding of His Blood to deliver the Jews from the condemnation resting on them because of their sins under the Old Covenant, and from which the sacrifices of bulls and goats could not deliver them. For this cause He is Mediator, a cause then present and requiring to be dealt with, in order that the called, (that is, first, the condemned Jew), might receive the promise of eternal inheritance, Par t One Hundred and Forty. Jesus Our Mediator To be continued. ED 'on way' to treatment targets By SIMON EDWARDS Hutt Hospital s emergency depart- ment is now achieving maximum waiting times close to a new Gov- ernment target. For the final quarter of the 2011 calendar year, the Government expects emergency departments (EDs) to either admit, discharge or transfer 95 per cent of patients within six hours of their walking in the door. The target for the pre- vious quarter was 90 per cent. Hutt Valley District Health Board s ED achieved an average of 93 per cent for October and chief operating officer Peter Chandler told the hospital advisory com- mittee recently that continued good results have been achieved through November, with two days of 99 per cent results. This was despite continued high patient flows of as many as 140 patients a day, when normal is around 115. I think we re on the way, he said. Charting of all patients shows a bell curve of wait times, with the average time taken to deal with a case being two hours, 15 minutes. Involvement of registrar surgeons coming down to help handle cases where it was likely the patient would need to be in an operating theatre was one aspect that had smoothed flows. There are weekly meetings of a team of clinical and adminis- tration staff to flush out explanations for breaches as the ED looks to consistently achieve 95 per cent without the current micro-management. Board member Peter Glensor said he was glad to hear that Mr Chandler is confident the improved flows are sustained and sustainable , and not relying on a level of adrenaline that staff across the board are showing to get to the target. In the September quarter, HVDHB s ED was achieving 87 per cent, which placed it 15th out of the nation s 20 DHBs. Capital & Coast s ED, on 74 per cent, was at the bottom of the performance table but it has been recording better results since. On another Government target, to increase the number of elective surgery procedures, Mr Chandler said a new plan has been agreed with the Ministry of Health that is based on HVDHB undertaking 75 elective operations a week. Of 18 patients who have been waiting longer than six months and for whom an operation still hasn t been scheduled, almost all of them are orthopaedic cases (such as hip replacement). Another 69 patients have been waiting longer than six month, but do have a surgery date. For fairness, the system has recently been changed so that such patient lists are dealt with in chronological order. Some 51 Hutt Valley patients have been waiting longer than six months for an outpatients special- ist appointment, but now have a date; 14 have been waiting longer than six months and still don t have an appointment date -- many of them for plastic surgery. Carols back in park Carols in the Park, the family- orientated, variety entertainment show, will be held on Saturday even- ing at Harcourt Park. The popular Christmas event, which returns to Upper Hutt after a year s absence, will showcase local and regional talent and feature a combined primary school choir along with the usual VIP guests in Father Christmas and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Carols in the Park, which has free entry, starts at 7pm and is hosted by the Soul City Church and principally sponsored by the Rimutaka Trust. There is no rain-off postponement day this year. If the event is can- celled, listen to radio stations or go to facebook.com/carols.upperhutt. Women mean business Two Upper Hutt businesswomen are winners in the Her Greater Welling- ton Businesswoman awards which were announced on Friday. Genevieve McLauchlan, from Adaptive Technology Solutions NZ, was named most inspirational role model. Karen Boyes, from Spectrum Edu- cation, won the sustainable practice award. She was also a finalist in the best small and medium enterprise. Lynda Moore, owner of the Upper Hutt Driving Miss Daisy franchise, was a finalist in the outstanding professional service category. Lawsuit over mall Three former South Canterbury Finance directors and the estate of Allan Hubbard are being sued for $16 million by the firm s receivers. Papers have been lodged in the High Court claiming Edward Sullivan, Stuart Nattrass, Rob White and Mr Hubbard acted recklessly and breached their fiduciary duty when they loaned money for the devel- opment of the Upper Hutt mall. BRIDGE Upper Hutt Bridge Club results for week starting Monday, November 28: Monday N/S B Pritchard, C Villain; E/W N Church, H Otte; Thursday N/S A Cooke, A Lovell-Smith; E/W D Gilchrist, J Godfrey; Friday N/S B Dixon, A Wilson; E/W J Rosevear, J Pouw.
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