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Upper Hutt Leader : December 14th 2011
12 UPPER HUTT LEADER, DECEMBER 14, 2011 07/1 For full trading hour s and f t Hours of major retailers may vary. Wed 14 Dec 9am -- 6pm Thurs 15 & Fri 16 Dec 9am -- 10pm Sat 17 Dec 9am -- 7pm Sun 18 Dec 9am -- 6pm Mon19--Wed21Dec 9am -- 10pm Thurs 22 & Fri 23 Dec 9am -- Midnight Christmas Eve 9am -- 6pm Christmas Day CLOSED Boxing Day 9am -- 7pm WES/UHL/190 For full trading hours and perfect prezzies, visit p p g g a u westfield.co.nz/queensgate 426344 6 4 426344 426344 42 44 426344 434 4263 63 2 3 2 4AA 4AA 4AA 4AA A AA A 4AA 4AA 4AA 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 SAFE HOLIDAY MOTORING Stolen cars now listed You will now have the ability to check if cars are stolen with a public database of stolen cars now up on the New Zealand police website. The database can be searched by entering an individual number plate, engine, chassis or vehicle identification number of any car in New Zealand. Users can also download a list of all vehicles stolen in the last six months in New Zealand or in an individual police region. The database enables users to find out whether a vehicle is listed as stolen and if so, provides them with a description of the vehicle and what date it was stolen. The database is automatically updated three times a day with information from the National Intelligence Application. Inspector Rob Duindam of the Crime Service Centre based at PNHQ, says the database will be enormously useful for a range of people. Security guards, community patrols, insurance agencies, scrap metal dealers and the general pub- lic now have an up-to-the minute database which they can access from any device at anytime.'' See police.govt.nz/stolen/vehicles 'Tis the season to be safe on roads Stay alert: Drivers test the revamped Muldoon's Corner on the Rimutaka Hill Road in June, one of many state highway upgrade projects around the North Island. Photo: JIMMY NESS CONTINUED Page 13 It is that time of year -- the time to pack your house into your car and go away for a well-deserved summer holiday. A holiday filled with icecream, fish and chips on the beach, swimming and, hope- fully, no car crashes. All of the extra traffic on New Zealand's roads at this time of year means the risks to motorists are higher than usual. Road policing manager Inspector Peter Baird says the added risks are due in part to more vehicles on the road, people driving on unfamiliar roads, fatigue and stress from things like heat and noisy and bored children. So to help you and your family have a safe summer here are some tips from the police to help you keep safe on the roads. Before you leave Check your car's oil and water levels. Safety checks. Most garages offer safety checks for tyre tread and pressure, lights, brakes, cooling systems and other components. The better your car runs, the more you will save on fuel. Check that your warrant of fitness and vehicle registration are up to date. Check that you have a current driver's licence. More vehicles The busy roads at this time of year can often make for frustrating driving. Here are some simple ways to stay calm and in control: Be courteous. Remember to indicate before changing lanes or turning. Keep left unless passing, especially if you are a slower driver. Be patient. If another driver is being aggressive, pull over and let them pass. Keep an eye out for cyclists and other road users. Observe safe following distances. Trucks and towing vehicles have lower speed limits. Wait for a passing lane or until you have enough clear road to pass.
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