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Thursday July 20, 2017

Outstanding colour and inspiration service from your local Guthrie Bowron

LETTERS to the editor (Cont. from page 8)

Showing support Dear Editor, With all the huha of Ms. Turei of NZ Green taking in a subtenant 24 yrs ago to feed and warm her offspring being twisted into requiring her to pay it back, I want to show my support. My support for an audit of W&I for the underpayment of entitlement benefits (and related staff bonuses). I have supplied information to the Minister of Welfare. Staff of W&I told me and involved beneficiaries to forget about the past and ‘get on with it’ several times, which the underpaid clients acquiesced to (for to them overpowering reasons not to upset W&I). There was no rescinding of past and ongoing automatic reductions for ‘return of overpayments’. Like the clamour

for Ms Turei’s arrears, these ‘arrears’ by W&I should be paid out with apologies. I want to show my support for this. If any staff were paid bonuses for reducing pay-outs to ‘get beneficiaries off the benefit’ during the proposed audit these bonuses will be identifiable to case workers- these bonuses should be repaid if they short-changed any beneficiaries. I want to show my support for this. Once this is done I’m sure a lady called Metiria will make some voluntary payments to W&I. I do not even want a check on Mr Joyce’s tax returns over the past 24 years Paul Franken Strathmore Park

Consultation a distraction from the real issues between a goal of lowering, even eliminating, carbon emissions and quickly doing away with the trolley buses which use low-carbon NZ electricity needs to be continually confronted. It is the Kapiti and Hutt suburbs who are pushing these plans. Wellington needs to wrest back control of transport plans for the city and the GWRC needs to consult Wellingtonians on these. Richard Keller Lyall Bay

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Dear Editor, John Lawes’ observation that the GWRC consultation options for bus stop relocation lacks detailed descriptions reinforces my notion that this consultation is intended mainly to be a distraction, leaving the most important decisions out of the consultation process. The main issues for transportation in Wellington concern the trolley buses and the long term plans for lowering carbon emissions. The ongoing obvious disconnect

Nine months ago, the Rickard family of Wellington took ownership of the Guthrie Bowron branch in Thorndon. Managing director, Mark Rickard, is no stranger to a challenge and has been excited making the transition from his role as a Chartered Accountant to lead the Guthrie Bowron team in Thorndon. Mark is an avid adventure sportsman, having competed in the Speights Coast to Coast, local multi-sports events and XPD adventure race. Mark has a strong connection with customer service and team spirit and prides himself on understanding community needs. This has been evident in his voluntary role within the local community and national board of Wellington Plunket for many years. The skills developed through this community role and his work within the corporate world have been easily transferred into the retail environment. “The ability to understand what customers need and what projects they are undertaking to provide them with the best solutions is essential for us,” Mark explained his customer service philosophy. As Mark takes stock of the past few months, he acknowledged the strength of working with a great team in the Thorndon store and their shared focus on providing outstanding service to

Mark Rickard is the new owner and managing director of Guthrie Bowron Thorndon. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

their customers. As managing director, Mark oversees the strategic function of the business and ensures his team have the right tools and skillsets to provide customers with the service they are looking for. “Whether it be paint, curtains, blinds, wallpaper, flooring or decorating accessories, we have everything you need for your decorating project.” As Wellington’s home decorating specialists, Guthrie Bowron Thorndon offer locals everything they need to refresh their homes, providing New Zealand made products and quality supplies imported from overseas.

“Our staff are colour, textile, interior and paint specialists”. Mark encourages customers come instore and access these specialist services as they take on their home project. “Our major strength is without any doubt around service that we offer,” Mark said. His expert team stands for inspiration and colour for beautiful Kiwi homes.  If you would like to seek Mark’s and his team’s expert advice for your new home decoration, visit Guthrie Bowron in 286-288 Thorndon Quay, open seven days a week: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5pm, Saturday 8.30am to 4pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm. PBA

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Ph: 473 3747 - 286 Thorndon Quay (Where Tinakori Rd meets Thorndon Quay)

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