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Upper Hutt Leader : December 14th 2011
4 UPPER HUTT LEADER, DECEMBER 14, 2011 NEWS The First Name in Good Gardens Specials valid till 21/12/11 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. Or buy online - www.oderings.co.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. The Odering family and staff, thank all our loyal customers for the tremendous support given throughout the year. We would remind you that because we are not members of NGIA, we cannot sell or redeem 'Go Gardening' vouchers. Other vouchers from reputable garden centres are welcome. Note: We are closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. All other 363 days, we are open. We wish you a Merry Christmas, a happy and prosperous New Year, and a safe holiday too! 6.99 599 PACK OF 6 Tuberous Begonias Mixed and Named colours. Lovely bright double flowers. 5.29 199 PACK OF 6 Purple Millet Striking purple leaves. Excellent contrast plant. 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 Good Gardens BOX LOT SELL-OUT Great value, large range. Includes impatiens, marigolds, lobelias, petunias plus many more. Includes $2 box deposit. 16.99 13 99 EACH Decorate your home and front garden in a Christmas lights display and you could be a winner with The Professionals Christmas Lights Spectacular* Enter Now 4241841AA Lawyers call for 'urgent action' to restore court Upper Hutt Court sat for the first time in the Lower Hutt district premises last week amid more calls from lawyers for an alternative to be found in Upper Hutt. Miriam Menzies, the spokes- woman for a group of lawyers who met last Friday to discuss the mat- ter, says the earthquake strengthen- ing work at the Upper Hutt court- house needs to be done quickly and the court relocated to Upper Hutt in the meantime. It is important . . . that immedi- ate action now be taken to relocate the court to temporary premises in Upper Hutt, while that earthquake strengthening work is being undertaken. At the moment, trying to run the Upper Hutt District Court out of the Lower Hutt Court is creating stress and confusion, not only for users of the court, but also its staff.'' Ms Menzies says the court is busy, especially in terms of its family work, registry functions and Dis- putes Tribunal and she understands that Mayor Wayne Guppy and coun- cil chief executive Chris Upton have been in discussions with Justice Ministry officials about this issue. I would urge them to press home to these officials the gravity of the situation and the need for urgent action to be taken to restore court facilities in Upper Hutt as soon as possible.'' Mr Guppy was to meet with Jus- tice Ministry officials yesterday to start proceedings to find temporary premises. Ministry of Justice acting deputy secretary of courts Robert Pigou says excellent progress has been made on firming up interim arrangements for court services around the country, after six courts were closed for earth- quake strengthening work. Although some initial disruption was unavoidable, we're on the front foot now and are making some defi- nite head-way. I think everyone understands the priority we've put on the safety of court users and the general public. Discussions will continue, but we have to make sure any alternate venue is seismically safe and fit for purpose but, where possible, we will try and maintain services in the local community.'' Granddad in sex assault A grandfather's indecent assault of his granddaughter was labelled a gross breach of trust'' by a district court judge in court last week. The Upper Hutt man, who received name suppression to protect the victim, pleaded guilty to one charge of indecent assault of a female under the age of 12 and appeared for sentencing last week. He was already in prison serv- ing a nine-year sentence for multiple charges of a similar nature that occurred at a simi- lar time, the court was told. Judge Peter Hobbs sentenced him to nine months in prison, to be served at the same time as his current sentence. Judge Hobbs said the offend- ing occurred when the seven- year-old victim was at the defendant's house. You picked her up and placed her on your lap. You then placed your hand between her legs and rubbed her genitals.'' The assault occurred for only 10 seconds and constituted a gross breach of trust,'' Judge Hobbs said. You were the grandfather of the victim, she was entitled to feel safe in your company.'' Defence counsel Shane Robinson said the defendant had accepted responsibility for his actions. There's some anger towards him from his family. He believes he is where he should be and wants to be punished.'' Mr Robinson said that as the offending occurred at the same time as the defendant's other crimes, the question was the form of sentence. This matter we are dealing with occurred at the same time. It wouldn't have made a huge difference to the sentence handed down for the other offences.'' Judge Hobbs agreed that the sentence should be concurrent.
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