Wairarapa News : January 23rd 2013
19 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JANUARY 23, 2013 NEWS Need a Warrant? Go to the best At the end of the day Warrants of Fitness are about motorists having the reassurance that their vehicles are safe and roadworthy. The Workshop in Carterton has an extraordinary track record in providing the best possible service to Wairarapa people needing a warrant. The LTSA has a stringent audit programme that makes sure private warrant assessors are doing their job properly. The Workshop has achieved 100 percent grades for their last two audits which demonstrates how seriously they take the business of keeping your car safe. It's not about finding faults that they can fix, it is about having great staff and solid procedures that will check all the critical components of the vehicle to make sure that it will perform as it should until the next time it needs to come in for a warrant. This friendly and efficient service from one of Wairarapa's most respected teams of mechanics and technicians is the reason the Workshop has earned such a respected reputation. Owners Bryan and Melissa Styles have brought together an excellent group of guys that passed the audit with flying colours. Warrant providers are assessed along a whole host of criteria and the maximum score allows them to issue warrants for 24 months until the next audit. The Workshop also specialises in providing excellent truck maintenance and pre-COF checks. It pays to have trucks checked before going for their COF because it ensures a good rating for the records. They stock a comprehensive line of automotive products and supplies. No job is too big or too small and they deal with all makes and models. The Workshop is an AA call-out service provider. The Workshop, B&M Styles Ltd. 191-203 High St North, Carterton. Phone 0800 86 77 77. 5123911AA See us for WOF Checks, Car & Truck Servicing & Repairs, Wheel Alignments. Your Safety is Our Priority Open 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday Health & Science l Trades l Early Childhood l Beauty l Music Administration l Professional Cookery l Baking & Pastry l Hairdressing Friday 25th January 11.30am-2.30pm Get your hands on some summer fun this Friday. Come along to UCOL Wairarapa on Friday 25th January and chat with our friendly lecturers and staff about programmes in 2013 and beyond. Find out more about what UCOL has to offer Meet our expert lecturing staff Check out the house our Carpentry students built The UCOL Su m R i z E UCOL Campus, 143-159 Chapel Street, Masterton Workplace cycling incentives on offer ' Studies have shown that employees who exercise regularly can be more productive, feel more alert and are less stressed in their jobs than those who don't ' NZTA Network User Behaviour Manager Jennie Gianotti To help businesses get more employees in the saddle, the New Zealand Transport Agency has launched a new set of free Bike Wise resources. The resources include guides on running in-house cycle events; tips on cycle safety; the health, financial and sustain- able benefits of cycling; and helpful suggestions on how to improve workplace cycling facili- ties and develop a cycle plan to engage staff. The agency's network user behaviour manager Jennie Gianotti said encouraging staff to cycle to work, take lunchtime cycle breaks or participate in company-wide cycling events can benefit the individual as well as the workplace. Studies have shown that employees who exercise regu- larly can be more productive, feel more alert and are less stressed in their jobs than those who don't,'' she said. The Bike Wise programme is about encouraging Kiwis to give cycling a go, and to see how fun and easy it can be, while realis- ing all the benefits cycling can offer. You don't need to be a die- hard, lycra-clad cyclist to get involved.'' Cycling also offers social bene- fits for the workplace. Employees cycling together can improve teamwork and streng- then relationships, which in turn increases happiness, pro- ductivity and general wellbeing in the workplace. The Auckland office of projects firm Sinclair Knight Merz sup- ports its employees' cycling efforts through a dedicated bike user group. Launched in 2008, the bike user group provides support and advice for cyclists, while staff also have access to facilities such as a bike lock-up, showers, lockers and fresh towels. Sinclair Knight Merz bike user group champion Matt Han- cock said the benefits are great for both the company and its employees. After riding to work, I feel more awake than if I had been sitting on the bus or in the car,'' Mr Hancock said. Having the office facilities available makes things really easy. Supporting staff who decide to cycle makes them hap- pier and more alert, as well as reducing the hassle and expense of car parking. People also feel good about using a sustainable transport option.'' With national Go By Bike Day on February 13, part of Febru- ary's Bike Wise Month, compan- ies are encouraged to launch their own in-house cycle pro- gramme or events. Each workplace that registers events on the Bike Wise website (www.bikewise.co.nz) will receive a box packed with cycle safety giveaways that are guaranteed to be hot property around the workplace (limited stocks). For more information on how to get your workplace cycling, please visit www.bikewise.co.nz/ resources/resources-workplaces.
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