Wednesday January 24, 2018
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: How often do you use your mobile phone?
Amy-Jean Young, Wainuiomata “All the time. Mainly for messaging friends.”
Karen Phillips, Wainuiomata “I use it for everything. Banklng, keeping up with friends in New Zealand and overseas.”
Rebecca Stephen, Wainuiomata “Probably too much, but not as much as the young ones. And for photos, communicating with friends and families.”
Darryl Burns, Naenae “For work , like today. And for communicating with friends.”
Bunther Pock, Wainuiomata “Not much. Only for e-mail and a little bit of calling.”
April Curtis, Wainuiomata “I use it a lot. Texting, internet, and phoning.”
LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to email@example.com. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.
To school leavers Dear editor To those seeking jobs, good advice is don’t quit. I went straight from secondary school into the workforce, I’d decided that gardening was going to put food on my table. All it needs is for you young ones to make up your minds as to what you want to work at, except being a coach potato watching TV all day. It takes determination and a strong will to survive in the
real world. Don’t become a cell phone junky. I have heard many young persons say there’s nothing out there to do. There’s lots if they are willing to get off their butts and go searching. Even if it’s picking up rubbish you are earning money. I know National didn’t give you young ones much hope. To get a job no matter what you have
Dear editor A trifle surprised to see a new spelling of what I have always known as Rimutaka Forest Park (Remutaka!). A slip of the editorial pen, or something new that I should know about? Tony Ryan
Dear editor The United Nations is calling for submission on the International Convention Economic Cultural and Social Rights What is happening is that the Human Rights Commission is monitoring whether Human rights are working in New Zealand with ICECSR A lot of people do not understand Human Rights which stop discrimination. There are convenants and conventions which are not understood .
Good question Tony and yes, it is something you need to know about. The spelling was changed following a Waitangi Tribunal proposal to change the spelling to the historical Maori version. That change was passed by New Zealand’s Geographical Board.
to show the boss you are a ‘GOFA’ or Go for it! Don’t turn up at the Job Office with hands in pockets looking like a goofy type dude. My years of work were enjoyable, out in the fresh air, planting plants and trees with a shovel. So think positive. Life is what you make it. Peter Wells (Abridged)
In New Zealand we have an International System. Aotoeroa has a legal Human rights system which is both difficult to achieve Compliance with eg the Disability Convention eg Reasonable Accommodation I attended a workshop last year at the Human Rights Commission office last year and they encourage people to put submissions in. Send to CESCR@ ohchr.org
Petone Summer Carnival The carnival is coming to town on the Petone Foreshore. Offering non-stop family fun for all ages, the Petone carnival features the dodgem cars, ferris wheel and other rides as well as great carnival games and fairground food. Open daily, weather permitting.
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Information days continue Hutt City Council will begin its second series of information days at the end of the month as part of its public consultation on District Plan Change 43. The plan change includes proposals to introduce medium density housing in selected suburban centres. Information days provide opportunities for residents to ask questions about the plan change and get advice on making submissions. Submissions close on March 9. Information dates and times are: • Wednesday, January 31, 10am-
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Published on Jan 23, 2018