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Upper Hutt Leader : December 21st 2011
6 UPPER HUTT LEADER, DECEMBER 21, 2011 4270398AA To All Our Valued Customers Flair Flooring 22 Pine Avenue, Upper Hutt Ph 939 3524 We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team at. . . Thank you for your support during 2011 We will be closed from Friday 23 December and Reopen Wednesday 4 January 2012 4266287AA Iwishallofyoua Merry Christmas and a Fantastic 2012 Be Safe & Smile Always! Kindest Regards Dr. Anju Basu As another busy year comes to an end I want to say a big 'Thank You' to my patients, my colleagues in general practice, also to my colleagues, nurses, midwives, house surgeons, registrars in Wellington Women's Hospital, Southern Cross & Boulcott Hospital and Specialist Centres for your warmth, kindness and support throughout the year! LIGHT UP CHRISTMAS Participants 2011 Tour List 277 Stokes Valley Rd 23 Forest Rd, Pinehaven 45 Evergreen Cres, Heretaunga 71 Thackeray St, Trentham 31 Tennyson St 6KeatsSt 11 King Charles Dr, Kingsley Heights 67 Kirton Drive 5 Monterey Pl, Totara Park 80A Pasadena Cres 5 Radiata Gr, Brown Owl (Come up drive-way) 11 Sunnyview Dr, Brown Owl 13 Sunnyview Dr 74 Blackbeech St 35 Gillespies Rd, Birchville 18MtMaruaDr 16 Carlow Gr 4270215AA 'Tis Google-mas season With Christmas shopping, parties and family get-togethers to organise, how does Google, most internet users' first stop, come to the rescue? Priyanka Bhonsule tracks New Zealand's search habits to find what we have been looking up. Christmas Googled: It's folk in the provinces rather than the big cities who are turning to Google. What is it about festive, cheesy music that gets people in the spirit of Christmas? That seems to be the thing we search for most often when we type Christmas into Google. Google Correlate is a feature that finds search patterns after tracking users habits. For example, typing in mittens might show what other related things people are searching for, such as knitted hat and puffy jacket . Searching Christmas reveals that the top related searches are musical, from Bing Crosby to John Denver, followed by types of music like rock n roll Christ- mas and Christmas jazz . Candy and Santa s elves also make an appearance in the related searches, most likely by children, while Jesus is far down the list. For some, Christmas is really about the presents so what will you be getting in your stocking this year? If Correlate results are anything to go by, expect more musical gifts as karaoke Christmas and piano make an appear- ance in the top 10 related searches for Christmas presents . Tough economic conditions show their effect as creative Christmas and homemade gifts make it into the top 10 as well. Plenty of people want to offer the best on Christmas morning so top ten Christmas gifts and perfect Christmas gift are popular related searches, and some are giving back with Christmas donations being searched for too. Clearly, some are not expecting to be delighted with their loot. Christmas gift exchange was one of the top related searches. And while Google is tracking and correlating search patterns, the search results themselves are interesting. What about searching perfect Christmas gift ? Well, you can always buy a goat. Buy a Goat, a charitable gift for life for a family living in poverty, is the top link, followed by a link from AskMen.com listing 25 gifts men would like most for the festive season. The top three gifts are a pair of high- powered binoculars, mobile phone and a portable satellite radio receiver. There is also a link to the Darts Ware- house, and firearms are apparently the perfect stocking fillers. Change the setting to New Zealand pages and lot of the links are real estate. Apparently for Kiwis, new house equals perfect Christmas gift. Google Trends analyses searches to compare the interest in a topic over time, in different countries. For the 90 days between September 7 to December 5, searches for Christmas cards and gifts were the fastest rising in New Zealand. Christmas parades were next on the list. Some of the top searches for Christmas'' in New Zealand nz christmas christmas cake christmas parade christmas games christmas songs christmas island white christmas christmas gift ideas christmas jobs Data Sources: Google Correlate (http:/ /correlate.googlelabs.com). Google Insights: (google.com/insights/ search/#q=christmas&geo=NZ%2CGB& date=today%203-m&cmpt=geo)
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