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Upper Hutt Leader : December 7th 2011
17 UPPER HUTT LEADER, DECEMBER 7, 2011 NEWS 4239373AA I'm selling my wonderful home, it has been an absolute joy to live in, perfect for the family. Large attractive front yard with mature trees great street appeal and great outlook from the house itself and private. Also large back yard also attractive with mature trees, a wonderful place to spend time in over summer. Back yard is fully fenced and has wendy house and sand pit. House is approx 102m2 with garage and workshop of 73m2. Central heating in every room, Is the warmest home I've ever lived in - 3 bedrooms - double garage - workshop space - Gas central heating - 776m2 section View on Trade Me ref: CDY611 Buyer enquiry $375,000 PH 021 152 6646 for private viewing KIWI DREAM FAMILY PERFECTION Open Home: Sunday 11th Dec 12.30-1.00pm 4240152AA FOR YOUR SAFETY 'SECURITY AT HOME' Burglaries and home invasions are thankfully rare, but they can happen at any time. Last year, in Upper Hutt City, 481 burglaries were reported. However, there's plenty you can do to make your home unattractive to burglars and cut your chances of becoming one of that number. "What it comes down to is acting sensibly, and thinking like a burglar" says Inspector Mike Hill, Upper and Lower Hutt Area Commander. "The bottom line is not to make it easy for someone to get into your house. Burglars will always take the easy option, so if breaking into your house looks too hard, they will choose another." The top tip is very simple -- lock your doors and windows." The days when you could walk out and leave your door unlocked are well gone," says Inspector Hill. "Always check that doors and windows are closed and locked when you go out. It's also a very good idea to keep them locked when you're at home too. If you need to open a window, put on security catches so no-one can climb in. Security chains and peep- holes are also excellent -- that way you can see who's at the door without having to open it. "And if you don't know who they are, you don't have to let them in. It's not bad manners to ask for identification -- it's just good sense. We all want to help someone in need, but most things they say they want -- a phone, a glass of water, a donation -- can be passed out a partially opened window." If you can afford it, install a security alarm. Like a large, growly dog, alarms are an effective deterrent. Another good reason to invest in one is that burglar alarms usually double as smoke detectors. There's also plenty you can do outside your house. "Again, it's about not making it easy for burglars. Don't leave ladders or gardening tools and equipment lying around. These are not only attractive to burglars, but they can be used to break into your house. Install powerful outside lights with motion sensors -- burglars don't like to be seen, so will often run away when they come on. This also means any night visitors can be easily identified. And, importantly, we've all done it but it's a safety no-brainer not to leave keys hidden outside, especially in those obvious places," says Inspector Hill. Nothing attracts a burglar's eye like uncollected mail, so remember to ask a neighbour to collect your mail if you go on holiday. You might also want to ask them to go into your house from time to time and open or close curtains, flick on lights, or put washing out or the line. "And if you get home and think your house has been broken into, don't go in. There could still be someone inside so move away to somewhere safe and call the police." says Inspector Hill." For the safety of you and your family, do all you can to make a burglar looking for an easier option." $11,000 for charities Upper Hutt s Domino s Pizza store has raised more than $11,000 for the community through weekly Doughraiser events in 2011. Amanda and Mark Oliver are franchisees of the five Domino s stores in the Hutt Valley and Porirua but their Upper Hutt store has raised more than the others combined. It holds Doughraisers every week from February to November. Their other stores do not run Doughraisers weekly, but each raised $2000 during the year. Doughraisers see $1 from every pizza sold on a specified day donated to a local charity, community group, school or sports team. The Olivers say they are thrilled to have made such a valuable contribution to the greater Wellington community during the past 12 months. And, in May, a further $1100 was raised in a combined effort across the five stores for the Life Flight Westpac Rescue Helicopter appeal. Given the global recession, we re seeing more and more groups and charities struggling to make ends meet, Mrs Oliver says. If this money goes some way towards kitting out a sports team in uniform, or our local rescue helicopter being able to make more flights, then we re only too happy to help. Domino s New Zealand general manager, Josh Kilm- nik, says the company has a strong focus on philanthropy and giving back to the com- munities that support them. He says Ms Oliver s contri- bution and commitment to her community in 2011 has been outstanding. Amanda has worked tire- lessly throughout the year to help hundreds of different groups, he says. It s fantastic to see how much effort she and her staff have put in to fostering com- munity relationships and offer- ing people a helping hand when they need it. Struggling community groups can rest assured that Domino s Pizza Doughraisers will be back again in 2012, contributing more money to deserving groups throughout the Wellington region. For more information, visit dominospizza.co.nz. Chosen cookie seller New face: Katie Lock is Upper Hutt's Cookie Time Christmas cookie seller. She is one of 71 chosen throughout New Zea- land from more than 500 applicants. The project helps the Cookie Time Charitable Trust, principal sponsor of the Dyslexia Foundation. The pro- ject also provides work for Katie and many other students to help with the costs of their studies. Katie has visited Upper Hutt businesses but will be outside Mitre 10 Mega Upper Hutt on Saturdays and Sundays. Cookies can also be ordered at 0800Xcookie.
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