Hutt News : September 27th 2011
2 HUTT NEWS, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 COMMUNITY Delivered to 43,561 homes and businesses in Lower Hutt (including Wainuiomata, Petone, Eastbourne and Stokes Valley) every Tuesday Find us at: www.huttnews.co.nz www.facebook.com/huttnews Ph: 570 2040 Fax: 566 5485 POBox30029 Lower Hutt 22 Raroa Rd Lower Hutt Manager/ Advertising Manager Grant Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org DDI: 589 7617 Editor Simon Edwards email@example.com DDI: 589 7622 For News: Lee-Anne Edwards firstname.lastname@example.org DDI: 589 7624 Nicholas Boyack email@example.com DDI: 589 7623 Priyanka Bhonsule firstname.lastname@example.org DDI: 589 7625 For Advertising: Rachel Janes Advertising Supervisor email@example.com DDI: 589 7618 Elly Morgan Advertising Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org DDI: 589 7621 Kay Southon Advertising Consultant email@example.com DDI: 589 7619 Sam Peryer Advertising Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org DDI: 589 7620 Classified Advertising email@example.com Ph: 570 2040 3746408AA REAL ESTATE INDEX Look here for your new home • Professionals Hutt City.. 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 • Leaders.......................43 • Stirling........................44 • Selig SV ......................45 • Selig LH ................ 46, 47 • Tommys .................48,49 • Harcourts ....... 50, 51, 52 2144331DO Craig Mills 021 454 913 Mobile 920 4008 Office HN082423 Sell. 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The annual tradition of Civic Awards stretches back to 1976. Priyanka Bhonsule and Nicholas Boyack caught up with the winners. Stadium battler: Alan Webb has long been a vocal supporter of the Walter Nash Stadium. His hard work has been recognised with a Civic Award. Stalwart: Eve-Ann Beattie continues to volunteer to keep her mind working. She is pictured with Mayor Ray Wallace. Cultural ambassador: Tireless, selfless and committed to achieving the highest standard has earned Prabha Ravi a Civic Honour award. OTHER AWARDS As well as the civic honours, the awards evening also incorporated the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards, Safe City awards and the Mayoral Citations for Youth Leadership (see pg 16 for the full list of winners). Community service and social wel- fare -- Eve-Ann Beattie Eve-Ann Beattie describes herself as semi-retired but has been volunteering for the past 35 years because it keeps your brain alive . A forthright person who has been a stalwart of the community over many years, Ms Beattie was a nurse and the first woman auxiliary volun- teer in the Wellington Free Ambu- lance. She has been a Justice of the Peace for 20 years and was the first woman to be appointed Dis- tinguished Life Member of the Petone Working Men s Club. At the awards ceremony, Ms Beattie said she had seen many mayors in her time and thanked Mayor Ray Wallace. He has a heart of gold. I asked him around for a chat when he was elected and he fell asleep on the couch, Ms Beattie joked at the awards. When Mr Wallace said she had promised not to bring that up, Ms Beattie quipped: I didn t tell them all of it . Other organisations which have received Ms Beattie s help include Te Omanga Hospice, The Red Cross, Salvation Army and the women s section of the RSA. Cultural affairs -- Prabha Ravi Prabha Ravi has worked tirelessly for the past 13 years to promote Indian culture in Lower Hutt and the wider Wellington region. A trained classical dancer and solo performer in her own right, Ms Ravi has directed her talents to train young people in Lower Hutt through the Natraj School of Dance. She has taught more than 400 students, who, in turn, have performed in local and national events. Dance has been but one avenue for enhancing cultural knowledge and awareness for Ms Ravi -- she is also cultural adviser to the Hindu Coun- cil of New Zealand, a member of Mayoral delegations to China and Japan, a member of the Ethnic Council of Wellington, the Upper Hutt Multicultural Council, and numerous other associations and councils. She credited the solid support of her husband and two children as key to allowing her to selflessly dedicate herself to shaping vision into reality. Community service, recreation, social welfare and youth activities -- Alan Webb Alan Webb got an unusually warm welcome from the city council last week. The 66-year-old has long been a regular at city council meetings, fighting for the Walter Nash Stadium and, at times, the reception has been frosty. But last week he deservedly received a Civic Award for his years battling for basketball and the Taita stadium. He predicted that the long-awaited stadium upgrade and extension out over some of the netball courts will have a bigger impact on the city than Making Places (the strategy to upgrade the central business area). His interest in basketball began in 1959 when, as a fourth former at Hutt Valley High School, he took to the court. Except for a brief period when he went overseas, Mr Webb has been involved with the sport ever since. He helped turn the Palace picture theatre in Petone into a stadium. He was also on hand when Hutt Valley Basketball built the Walter Nash Stadium. In the late 1980s when the stadium got into financial trouble, he was part of the trust that took it over. Although he was not one of the members who mortgaged his house, he fought hard for council support. For 23 years a vice-chairman of the Walter Nash Stadium Trust, in recent years Mr Webb has been very much the loyal lieutenant to Cedric Cudby, who lobbied hard for a stadium upgrade. Although he was pleased to get the award, Mr Webb says it is still a case of unfinished business. He believes strongly that the $11 million stadium upgrade should include seating for 3000, in order to host major sporting events. Both he and Mr Cudby are disap- pointed that the council seems to be moving away from that option but is promising not to let the matter rest. It [upgrading the stadium] is a matter of doing it properly and get- ting it right. From what I know at this stage they are not doing it right. Mr Webb s other interests along- side the sport of basketball have included Sea Scouts, the Muritai Yacht Club and the Eastbourne Community Trust.
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