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Upper Hutt Leader : August 1st 2012
13 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 1, 2012 LETTERS Need help close at hand? Find out how. Retirement Care Seminar Thursday 9th August Safety, security and peace of mind become more important as you or your loved ones get older. At Metlifecare Wairarapa we provide all of the above. There is no need to struggle with household maintenance and we can help out with day-to-day jobs like cooking and cleaning. The village also has a vibrant social side with fun activities to be enjoyed with great people. To find out more, simply come to our Retirement Care Seminar or Open Day. RHM5674 RETIREMENT CARE SEMINAR THURSDAY 9th AUGUST, 11am to 12pm RSVP: To reserve your spot call Janine on 06 370 6026 before 6th August The key questions we will answer: What is Serviced Apartment living? What are the care services can we provide? What are the other advantages of Metlifecare living? Saturday 11th August, 10am to 4pm 140 Chapel Street, Masterton Call Janine on 06 370 6026 We are also running an OPEN DAY CRIDDLES CURTAINS 72 QUEEN STREET, UPPER HUTT PHONE 526 6511 Keep the warmth in this winter with Curtains from Criddles Free measure and quote Satisfaction guaranteed FROM Page 10 and believe this is a standard thanks but we don't care'' reply. Mobil Silverstream does not have prepay at the pump as suggested, you must go in and crystal ball a figure to fill your vehicle. Most other service stations will look and acknowledge the customer at the pumps and turn the pump on or even pump the gas, not hide behind the counter with their arrogant response ready. Not everyone is a common criminal and if Mobil is genuinely concerned about petrol theft, they need to employ some forecourt attendants and put the service back into service stations as Z has. I suggest Mr McNaught come and visit Mobil Silverstream and experience the terrible service first hand. H BARNS, Heretaunga Dig this For what seems like years, we have had to put up with road works on Alexander Rd, with construction speed limits and those annoying orange cones. On July 24 I noticed that the traffic islands at the corner of Alexander and Dante roads, only just completed, have not been removed. Is anybody actually doing any coherent planning of road works here, or do they just throw darts at a dartboard? Road works, and the work associated with services which run under the roads, should be planned and co-ordinated in advance so that, for example, roads are not resurfaced (or an intersection rebuilt) only to be dug up again a week later to run a water pipe or something similar. I hope there is a logical explanation, because, frankly, I would prefer that my rates not be wasted building things and then immediately destroying them. D O BUCK, Maoribank Lachlan Wallach, director asset management and operations, Upper Hutt City Council, replies: Council widened the shoulders of the road and is extending the footpath into the area. That is the extent of ratepayer-funded work. The work referred to in the letter is part of the private development of the old General Motors site. The traffic islands that have been removed were temporary traffic safety measures to control traffic until the new roundabout on Alexander Rd at the entrance to the development was built. The roundabout is now being constructed. The temporary work and the new roundabout are all funded and managed by the developer. Accuracy In response to Rowena Simpkiss (July 25) regarding tailgate drivers, have you considered your speedo may be incorrect and when you think you are doing 50kmh you are actually only doing 40kmh? And you are being a pain in the tail of the tailgate driver? Have you had your speedo calibrated by the authorities and have a certificate stating it is correct? I have personally checked the speedo of a Toyota Hiace, Volkswagen Transporter, Toyota Vitz and found the speedos are reading 10kmh high. So don't think for one minute your speedo is 100 per cent correct. RICHARD E WATERWORTH, Trentham Weep for willows I would like to make a couple of final points regarding the activities of the Forest and Bird Society. Does it occur to the society that people might not want flax and tussock in public reserves? Or that people might love the willows and enjoy picnicking under them in the summer? It's difficult to picnic under a flax bush and you are likely to encounter a rat or stoat nest if you attempt to do so. It's upsetting to go to your favourite park to find decimation where beloved trees used to be. These reserves are for everyone. How one small group can ride rough-shod over the feelings of others is beyond my understanding. Because I could find no-one on the council who would admit to giving Forest and Bird permission to do this I can only assume they did it off their own bat. S HADEN, Upper Hutt Thanks We would like sincerely thank the Ascot Cinema, where we held an 80th birthday party and special film screening for our father and 40 guests. The service we received from the manager, Lesley, and the projectionist, Chris, was fantastic. Before the day, they worked with us to ensure every detail was taken care of so this special day went off without a hitch. The staff were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble and all this was provided at a very reasonable cost. Dad enjoyed the event immensely as did the entire family. If anybody is wanting to arrange a special occasion we highly recommend you consider our cinema. We have been Ascot patrons since it opened and have always received friendly service. The cinema and its staff are a credit to Upper Hutt. JEFF BORRA and SARAH LEAN, Riverglade REUNIONS Dunlop reunion, Upper Hutt Cossie Club, March 22 to 23, 2013. Contact C Milne, 60 Whelans Rd, Levin 5571, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Otago Boys' High, 150th, 2013. Seeking contact details for old boys. Website: obhsfoundation.co.nz or con- tact the school's foundation office, P O Box 5077, Dunedin, or 477 8977.
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