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Upper Hutt Leader : December 7th 2011
58 UPPER HUTT LEADER, DECEMBER 7, 2011 NEWS 2514457DR RELAX INTO LUXURY HOUSE OF THE WEEK Maria Wilkinson Call DDI 04 527 2975 Mobile 027 413 7399 Gillies and Mark Realty Ltd MREINZ (Licensed REAA 2008) Open Home Sunday 2.45-3.30pm View on www.gilliesandmark.co.nz Web ID #UPP12707 6 Jade Crescent, Emerald Hill, Upper Hutt Low maintenance home ready for you to move in, the stress of building has been taken care of! This brand new home has a crisp kitchen surrounded by sundrenched indoor and outdoor living, situated on a top un-obscured section presenting native bush views. Located in Emerald Hill, on the doorstep to both the Wairarapa and Hutt Valley, this home brings a rural feel while affording the commodities of urban living. It's just a short 5 minute drive to Upper Hutt center and a brief 2-3 minute walk to the nearest bus stop. Entertaining your friends and family is made easy with a fantastic double stacking ranch slider to main outdoor living, with plenty of choice locations to put the barbecue if the afternoon sun gets too hot. With plenty of storage you'll have all the room you need. This fantastic new home offers: • 4 Bedrooms (master with ensuite and walk in wardrobe) • 2 Bathrooms (both with under floor heating), separate WC • Open plan kitchen and living with top quality chattels • Separate lounge for entertaining • Heat pump x2 with bottled gas hot water and cooking hob • Ranch sliders out from dining, family, lounge and master bedroom • Double glazed and fully insulated • Large double garage with internal access with ample off street parking • Alarm, data cabling and plenty of power points throughout • Fantastic 227m2 home on a large 2911m2 section DONT DELAY CALL MARIA WILKINSON TODAY! Price = By Negotiation OUTSTANDING VALUE, LUXURY THROUGHOUT WH 2.7x3 3 3 6 60 0x 0 0 05 57 4.7x 7 74 47 TOU GH G OBSC S S TO T UGHEN ED OBSC S 0KEY E E CK 8 8 8 0KE EY E E LO CK W/R FLOOR AREA: 300 sqM ROVER OPEN 1 -- 4 PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY OR BY APPOINTMENT. CORNER OF SH2 AND NORANA ROAD, UPPER HUTT 0800 506 507 PAN1011423 Aggressive weeds pose big threat Weeding it: Nigel Boniface, from the Masterton Tramping Club, deals to a Spanish heath in the Tauherenikau Valley. There is concern that it and another weed, buddleia, will become widespread in the Tararuas. Flat out: River flats like this one near Cone Hut are in danger of being lost if an infestation of heath and buddleia is not eradicated. By NICHOLAS BOYACK Tramping identity John Rhodes is appealing to clubs to help deal with a nasty weed infestation that is threatening to take over the pic- turesque Tauherenikau Valley. He has written to the Hutt Val- ley Tramping Club asking for help to get rid of Spanish heath and buddleia. The heath infestation was spot- ted about 10 years ago and he is concerned it will eventually spread throughout the Tararuas and overwhelm native species like manuka. Buddleia is also a huge threat as it thrives in river valleys and is fast growing. It has choked several streams in the Rimutaka Forest Park and he says it will do the same in the Tararuas if left unchecked. Tauherenikau Valley is com- monly accessed via Kaitoke and the Puffer Track. The Department of Conser- vation runs volunteer weekends to deal with the heath, but Mr Rhodes says he is particularly con- cerned about the impact weeds will have on river flats. A shortage of manpower has restricted the effectiveness of the work done by volunteers. DOC supports their work by providing some staff and flying in equipment and food. Clubs have been associated with the upper Tauherenikau Valley since 1917, when the Greytown Mount Hector Track Committee built Tauherenikau Hut near the mouth of Reeves Stream. In 1946, the Tararua Tramping Club completed Cone Hut, which is still in use. Because of its easy access from Wellington and the Hutt Valley, many trampers make their first trip in the valley and camp on its delightful flats, he says. We must now help DOC control Spanish heath to preserve the upper Tauherenikau for new generations of trampers.'' The work involves pulling out small plants, cutting larger plants and swabbing the stumps with a herbicide gel. The project needs long-term commitment as seedlings keep appearing. The work is not difficult but does require a reasonable level of fitness and he says that is where clubs like the Hutt Valley Tramp- ing Club can help with manpower. The next Tauherenikau volun- teer weekend is scheduled for March 24 to 25. You can get more information from the DOC website or contact Phil Brady, firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 377 0700.
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