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Upper Hutt Leader : April 25th 2012
14 UPPER HUTT LEADER, APRIL 25, 2012 NEWS Digital Edition Now On-line! FREE It's easy to register and it's free at www.upperhuttleader.co.nz Read the latest • complete edition of the Upper Hutt Leader online Read past issues • online The best in local news information how ever you want to receive it 3908784AA 4393297AA 3240690BK Insulate to stay COOL in summer and WARM in winter Registered service provider Locally owned and operated 50 year performance guarantee Ceiling, walls & underfoor Professional installers Fibreglass, polyester & wool *If your home was built prior 2000 then you are eligible for the ENERGYWISETM Insulation funding. Get 33% OFF up to $1300!! Plus a further $500 OFF a heat pump. There is also the option of paying the balance off on your rates. Conditions apply Call now for a free assessment and quote 0508 468 788 (HOTSTUFF) www.kiweco.co.nz Ph: 568 3550 www.wastemanagement.co.nz SOME PEOPLE SET THIER CLOCKS BY OUR WHEELIBIN COLLECTION REGULAR AS CLOCKWORK... 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They also provide: An opportunity to focus your business by identifying your core strengths and competitive advantages. It is a good discipline to review your business and think about what makes you different from other organisations. It can give staff a sense of pride in the organisation they work for and develop a unified team cul- ture. It can generate new levels of motivation and enthusiasm by getting the staff involved in the entry process. The Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards will be launched on Thursday evening, May 31. I experienced high levels of positivity and passion when I was at a Hutt Valley Chamber of Com- merce Business After Five session last week at King Toyota in Upper Hutt. It was very well attended and I was especially pleased to see a sig- nificant number of people from outside Upper Hutt visit our city. King Toyota owner David Clark and his team treated their guests to an easily understood presen- tation especially about the new range of hybrid engines. David also emphasised how important it is having the right staff who are suited for their roles, as many products are very similar these days and the people in the business make the difference for the customers doing business with you. Last week the Upper Hutt Leader had a feature (Wildlife dream come true) about the first 40 years' celebration of Staglands Wildlife Reserve, one of Upper Hutt's main visitor attractions. John Simister's original vision and dedication to his business is a good example to us all what can be achieved. The special book is now on sale at Staglands and will soon be available at the i-SITE Visitor Centre. It is well worth purchasing and reading. Staglands is a major partner in our activities promoting Upper Hutt to visitors, and features regularly in lists of must do'' activities in the Wellington region. Finally Upper Hutt i-SITE Visi- tor Centre staff will be attending the Show me Wellington'' trade show at TSB Arena on Wednesday, July 18, to promote Upper Hutt facilities. This event is the annual show- case for promoting conference, meeting, events and wedding locations alongside those that pro- vide services to this sector. If any Upper Hutt business is interested and wants some initial information call Elaine Barnden at i-SITE on 527 2141. Pride in work an asset Rotary clubs in Upper Hutt and Stokes Valley are inviting bosses to nominate staff who take a pride in their work. Each year the clubs hold Pride of Workmanship awards to honour staff. They believe the sense of res- ponsibility in doing well is still one of the greatest intangible assets in the community. Nominees of the Rotary Pride of Workmanship programme are presented with a citation and tro- phy recognising their achievements. Businesses in Upper Hutt, Sto- kes Valley and Taita are invited to nominate employees who display the qualities worthy of such an award. Selected nominees will be interviewed. Successful nominees will receive their award at a presen- tation dinner at the Te Marua Golf Club on May 21. For details on how to nominate email secretary@stokesvalleyrotary club.org.nz or DaveMulligan@xtra. co.nz to receive a nomination pack and full details. Nominations must be received by May 7.
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