53 days ago

Our kinda kindness at AMI

AMI Insurance

When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”

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Which project are you happiest about?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

The Government has announced $12b of infrastructure projects today. In our region this includes the Melling interchange, Ōtaki to Levin highway, a Hutt Valley maternity upgrade, repairing leaky pipes at Wellington Hospital, an acute mental health facility in Hutt Valley and investment in Wellington's rail network. Which project are you pleased to see included?

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What's On: Acting Workshops with Geraldine Brophy

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Anita’s Dance Academy is excited to offer budding young actors an opportunity to learn from one of New Zealand’s best known actresses. For children aged 8-15 years. Registrations essential.
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The Curtain Store is locally owned

The Curtain Store

Dennis Lind and the friendly, knowledgeable team at The Curtain Store provide a combination of good old fashioned service and expert advice.

Their crafted curtains, drapes, blinds and nets (terylenes) can be found in homes of happy customers all around the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Wellington region, including all the newest housing developments and Summerset Retirement Village.

With over 50 years combined experience, they ensure our customers get exactly the right product for their needs. They get to know customers’ design style and what they want, then use their knowledge to apply what works technically. “This definitely comes up with a superior result,” owner Dennis says. “Knowledge combined with understanding makes a huge difference. “There is nothing better than a customer loving what we have done – that is what all our staff live for - we don’t just want to make a sale – we work hard to make customers happy,” he says.

The Curtain Store has one of New Zealand’s largest' libraries of cut length display samples and one of the largest ranges of fabric rolls in store, which gives plenty of choice and design scope when decision making.
While The Curtain Store specialises in made to order drapes, blinds and other window treatments, plus everything needed for those keen to make their own. They are locally owned and offers a free, no-obligation, measure and quote.

The Curtain Store, 8 Queen Street, Upper Hutt. Phone 0508 4 DRAPES
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