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Upper Hutt Leader : September 19th 2012
14 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 NEWS these collect become a terms and conditions apply grab one of these WIN a vehicle up to the retail value of $50k Vehicles supplied by WIN OPEN: Mon-Fri 7am - 7pm, Sat-Sun 8am - 6pm Public Hols 8am - 6pm MITRE 10 MEGA PETONE 25 Bouverie Street, Petone, Lower Hutt Phone: 04 569 8311 MITRE 10 MEGA UPPER HUTT 9 Park Street, Upper Hutt Phone: 04 527 2227 OPEN: Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm, Sat-Sun 8am - 6pm Public Hols 8am - 6pm See instore for details QUEEN ST ANDREWS LN MAIN ST FERGUSSON DR L OGAN ST PARK ST KING ST WESTERN HUTT RD HUTT RD UDY ST JACKSON ST PETONE ESPLANADE CUBA ST BOUVERIE ST & Visit key areas of the historic Parliament Buildings. Enjoy your free 1 hour guided tour by specially trained staff. The tour operates everyday, on the hour, from the Beehive. Weekdays: 10am-4pm. Saturdays and most public holidays: 10am-3pm. Sundays: 11am-3pm. Tour route/times subject to change. Please arrive 15 minutes before the hour. GIFT SHOP OPEN Parliament Buildings, Molesworth Street, Wellington P: 04 817 9503 F: 04 817 6743 E: email@example.com www.parliament.nz VISIT OUR PARLIAMENT 4868250AA F 8 Tenants Top ite Tim Julian Janette illas S d i i t T t C osi 16th cto 2012 ( ss so d io ) www.co i s.co. z/18652 www.colliers.co.nz SHORTONTIME? Take your first step into the hospitality industry and become a first-class bartender, barista or gain your License Controller Qualification (LCQ). Short courses available: · Two week Bar Course ·Barista ·LCQ Visit www.pbrs.co.nz, call 0508 227 724 or text 'now' to 244 for more info. (Texts cost 20 cents) Lunch Wed -- Sat 11am -- 2pm Dinner Mon -- Sun 5pm -- 11pm Nareat & Chanya 237 Main St, Upper Hutt Ph 528 9878 Traditional Thai For the Best in Thai Cuisine Fully Licensed BYO Wine only Bookings Advised UPPER HUTT 2011 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNER BEST RESTAURANT Since 2001 4843387AB World record-breaker enjoys golden glow Golden smile: Mary Fisher. Photo: COLIN WILLIAMS By COLIN WILLIAMS Mary Fisher's golden moment on the last day of the London Paralympics, a world record- breaking swim in the 200-metre individual butterfly, capped an imposing performance over sev- eral days. For the 19-year-old, swim- ming to success before 17,000 onlookers, there was pride and pleasure and, for a crucial min- ute or two, a little uncertainty. I touched the wall and I guess I knew I had swum well. I thought I had to be first but you have to wait till everyone fin- ishes, then you all get out and all our [blacked out] goggles had to be checked,'' the visually impaired university student says. The rules dictate no support staff can talk to the swimmers while this happens and it was a long couple of minutes'' before Mary was told of her result. The delay meant there was not much time between Mary's comprehension of what she had achieved, including heading off her more fancied, world record- holding German opponent, and taking her place on the centre of the victory dais. The playing of the national anthem, knowing her mum and her auntie, were in the massive crowd...itwasallamazing, she says. The 200m medley, won in 2:46:91, was an event Mary was especially satisfied to have struck gold in. It suggests you have to be decent at all four styles and put a good technical race together,'' she says modestly. I was happily surprised at my time and it was really excit- ing to break the world record.'' Since Mary's golden effort, which followed her two silvers and a bronze, life has been especially busy for the Silverstream-raised teenager. A huge Paralympics team homecoming at Auckland, where Mary and fellow swimmer Sophie Pascoe were the centre of the media attention was first. Then, back at the family home in Dowling Gr, it has been inter- view after interview and, on Fri- day afternoon, there was the understated but appreciated welcome home parade. That was very unexpected, all the support from the com- munity here has been great.'' Mary's motorcade'' went past her old primary school and fin- ished with an address at the adjacent park. Senior pupils from her former Heretaunga College performed a haka and adorned her with a Fruit Burst bouquet. Sunday evening saw her back in the pool but the now Newtown-based flatmate is not playing the Rio 2016 card with any certainty. I'm still really enjoying it [swimming] and, potentially, it would be great if I get there but I haven't really discussed it with my family and my coach.''
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