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Upper Hutt Leader : December 21st 2011
5 UPPER HUTT LEADER, DECEMBER 21, 2011 NEWS 4228465AA Ph: 568 3550 www.wastemanagement.co.nz SOME PEOPLE SET THIER CLOCKS BY OUR WHEELIBIN COLLECTION REGULAR AS CLOCKWORK... Solid, dependable, reliable servicing for over 20 years. Pay for 12 months get one FREE *Conditions apply $206 per year 3623965AE 140 Ltr Bin (Weekly Pickups) HN072576 C & i l s l s & S co h C Ov locki g C T t t ff t t t 255-257 i h , i fi l Ph 567-9684 10 - 5 Big S l c io of c s, s & s s OPEN THE DOORS on a great selection BUILDING? RENOVATING? • Doors replaced / installed • Interior or Exterior • Pre-Hung Doors • Cavity Sliders • Locks, Latches & Handles • Houselots catered for 25A Wilford Street • Ph 527 8305 customer car parking easily accessed off Lane Street Email all inquiries to email@example.com 3426837AX REUNION Upper Hutt Bowling Club centennial, Anni- versary Weekend, Janu- ary 20-22, 2012, contact Marie Parsons, 68 Gib- bons Street, ph. 970 0207, email mpar- firstname.lastname@example.org. Big bikes, big smiles, lots of feeling By WALT DICKSON Big softy: Ulysses club member Ron Meiklen -- ''There is a mix of emotions for all of us involved.'' Good lad: Muscular dystrophy sufferer Jacob Andrews in Inglewood receives his gift from Santa during the annual Ulysses tour In the eyes of most children Santa drives a sleigh pulled by reindeer. But when the Wellington branch of the Ulysses club get together for the annual muscular dystrophy ride the big man in red straddles a souped-up motorbike. It makes for quite a spectacle as Mr Claus leads a fleet of rumbling motorbikes on a 1200km journey around the lower North Island. Ulysses has been doing the trip for more than 20 years. Long time member of the club and one of the key drivers behind the ride, Upper Hutt-based Ron Meiklen, says it brings big smiles'' to many faces. The 1200km ride starts in the Hutt, heads over the Rimutaka Hill and up to Hawke's Bay. Day two usually finishes with a sleep over on a marae just out of Waitara, then on day three they take in other parts of Taranaki where there is a cluster of kids with muscular dystrophy before heading back down the island. Throughout the trip the club calls in on children with muscular dystrophy -- some while at school, most at their homes. The school kids go wild, it's absolute mayhem,'' Ron says. At Douglas Park [School] in Masterton and St Anthony's in Pahiatua we get swamped by mobs of kids.'' Big bags of fruit burst lollies disappear in minutes. For the kids with muscular dys- trophy, and any other children afflicted with a disability, there is also a pretty cool gift from Santa. Ron says Wellington kids are looked after with something special'' at this time of year so it is good to be able to take some Christmas cheer'' to the kids in the provinces. The Ulysses is made aware of new diagnoses by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The club follows up with the fam- ily to make sure that they want to be apart of it. The MDA sends us a list each year. Sometimes comparing that with the previous year makes for sad reading as the kids are no longer with us,'' he says. Ron says the kids have been dealt a cruel blow but he is continually amazed at their spirit. There is a mix of emotions for all of us involved. And it is not just the kids that cause the burly leather-clad road hogs to well-up. From my experi- ence the mums of these kids do it really tough. There are some really great dads -- we get to meet themtoo--butinalotofcasesthe dads have just buggered off and the mums have to do it all alone.'' This year the Muscular Dys- trophy ride coincided with a can- cer kids party in Whitby on Sunday, earlier this month. That was the last stop on the tour, the kids just loved it.'' The team at Super Liquor wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas. Super Low Prices. Super Close-by. Ph 527 9403 74 Ararino Street, Trentham $19.99 $60.00 Chantelle Brandy 1 Litre Gordons Gin 1 Litre 2 for Baileys 700ml 2 for Steinlager Pure 12pk Bottles $29.99 Heineken 15pk Bottles Codys 8% 18pk cans Woodstock 5% 18pk Bottles Super Sonic Thurs 22nd, Fri 23rd And Sat 24th Only 3 for $99.99 Up to 30% off Selected Wines VALID TILL 1ST January 2012 Jim Beam 1 Litre Grants Whisky 1 Litre Jose Cuervo Tequila 700ml Coruba Original/ Coruba Gold Rum 1 Litre 4254238AA $31.99 $27.99 $23.99 $50.00 Specials available from 19 Dec-1 Jan 2012 while stocks last Cruiser Range 8% Cans Jim Beam & Cola 5% Cans 10pk
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