Hutt News : May 17th 2011
59 HUTT NEWS, MAY 17, 2011 Office Coordinator The Upper Hutt Citizens Advice Bureau is looking for someone to coordinate and supervise the running of the Bureau. Our present Coordinator is stepping down after 15 years service. If you have -- • An ability to relate well to a diverse range of people and cultures; • Effective oral and written communication skills; • A sensitivity to the needs of volunteers, clients, and stakeholders; • Competent people management skills and are well-organised; • The ability to maintain strict con dentiality at all times; • The ability to motivate and delegate; • Computer keyboard skills; and would like to work a 20 hour week, and would be able to start on the 18th of July 2011, then this job could be just what you are looking for. Training and mentoring will be provided. You can apply for the position by submitting your CV along with a covering letter to the Chair, Upper Hutt Citizens Advice Bureau, 18 Logan Street, Upper Hutt, 5018. 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TALKING POLITICS GORDON CAMPBELL By some estimates, Ohariu is one of the three most marginal seats in the country. Electorate deals are com- monplace. Last election, National s John Key publicly urged Ohariu voters to split their vote in favour of United Future leader Peter Dunne, and not to vote locally for National s candi- date (and list MP) Katrina Shanks. That couldn t have been pleasant -- to be out asking locals for their vote, while your party leader was telling them to pick some- one else to represent them. At the time, Shanks could see the rationale. It was a totally different scenario in 2008, she explains. National was desperate about getting on to the government benches and having Dunne, a coalition partner of the Labour Government, come across to join them was seen as a fantastic endorsement of the Opposition and marked a loss of faith in Labour. In the end, Dunne squeaked home over Labour s Charles Chauvel by 1006 votes, with Shanks in third place. Times have changed. In November, does Shanks plan on running a two ticks cam- paign for National? Ever the dutiful caucus member, she tries to evade the question: I believe the voters of Ohariu will make that decision themselves . Plainly, she doesn t want to be the person to deliver Dunne the bad news that all deals with National may be off -- not while there is still legislative business to be done in the House. There s a lot of water to go under the bridge over the next six months. Yet the reality is that Dunne s support in the electorate is headed downwards, and no other MPs come in on his coat-tails. If the Greens (who got 2665 electorate votes last time) choose to focus this time only on the party vote, wouldn t all this create a compelling argument for sup- porting National on both fronts to keep Chauvel out? That could well be the case, Shanks concedes. Shanks is not a high-profile MP. In 2010 the Transtasman business service gave her a scathing 3/10 rating, and commented: Showed early promise but hasn t lived up to it. Must do more than ask patsy questions and make the occasional forgettable speech. Was that fair? That s their perception of who I am, Shanks says gamely. And I suppose in politics, perception is a big thing. My biggest fault -- personal fault -- would most probably be that I don t go after the limelight. I just quietly work behind the scenes. That s who I am. That s what I do. Maybe I don t get seen as much as other people do. If her contribution is largely invisible to the naked eye, what does she count as her single biggest achievement since entering Parliament? The maternity policy she devel- oped with Health Minister Tony Ryall in 2008, she says. I advocated it in my policy, put it out there, and got the mandate from New Zea- land to basically get another $100 million into maternity [care]. Despite her mediocre national image, she still won 10,000 electorate votes in Ohariu last time, regardless of the deal with Dunne. It will be a tight contest in November, she predicts. Her natural ability at playing the earnest underdog could well make her a more formi- dable opponent on the ground than Beltway insiders perceive her to be. Dialup no more: Team Talk chief David Ware with the equipment that relays signals via a digital microwave dish to a Chorus cabinet. The result is a high-speed broadband option for Horokiwi. Speed in a box for Horokiwi An innovation as high-tech as a digital micro- wave dish relaying broadband was launched at the weekend with something much more humble -- sausages cooked on a barbecue. Until now, homeowners living in Horokiwi, the steep hill suburb between north Welling- ton and the Hutt Valley, have had to drum their fingers while waiting for frustratingly slow dialup internet to access emails, Facebook and the like. But now Telecom subsidiary Chorus and Wellington s Team Talk (owner of the City- Link fibre network in Auckland and Welling- ton CBD) have joined forces to offer a high- speed broadband solution. Team Talk chief executive David Ware, who, with his Chorus counterpart Mark Ratcliffe, was helping to wield the tongs at a community barbecue on Saturday morning to launch the service, said his company had put up a digital microwave dish capable of picking up the signal from the Wrights Hill cell. Signals are relayed to an adjacent Chorus ADSL2+ cabinet, and from there via traditional copper wiring to homes. There was capacity for up to 48 customers in the relatively isolated hill community, and Mr Ware was pleased with the number signing their interest at the weekend. The service was advertised as capable of 10 megabytes downloading and 1Mb uploading, but in reality was more like 14 downloading and better than one up , Mr Ware said. There were also benefits for better phone services. The Government has a rural broadband initiative, but there was no way of knowing when it would reach a community like Horokiwi. Mr Ware said if the Horokiwi solution worked well and there was sufficient demand, it could be duplicated in other isolated parts of Wellington.
May 24th 2011