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Terry Smith says "It's Cooper's stronger construction and deeper treads when compared to many original
equipment tyres, that give you safer grip, more resistance to punctures and more mileage." That's why Cooper
are the only 4WD tyres in New Zealand with a mileage guarantee in writing that ranges from 50,000 to 80,000
km, depending on size and tread pattern.
Cooper Tires are only available from authorised dealers so to help you choose the right tyre,
talk to Paul and the team Tyrepower Rolleston.
Cooper Tires - making tyres that last since 1920.
While other 4WD tyres are being made lighter and cheaper,
Cooper Tires are still being made strong with deeper tread
emember when washing machines and refrigerators
lasted a generation? And tyres used to last for years
too? Things were made to last back then. Now it
seems things are made to wear out. The reason for this is
original tyres fitted to new vehicles are made to the vehicle
manufacturer's price. The result may compromise on the
tyres' performance and life.
Cooper Tires are better value for money.
Tyre companies making aftermarket tyres exclusively for
vehicle owners like you are still providing performance
and longer life. Drivers choosing quality American made
aftermarket tyres are finding they are getting a lot more
mileage and better value for money than original tyres.
For example, Terry Smith of Exclusive Tyre Distributors
explains "When compared to the original tyres (Dunlop
AT22) fitted to the Ford Ranger, the Cooper A/T3 has
12.7mm of tread depth - that's over 29% more than
Dunlop's 9.0mm tread depth."
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Fiscal changes taking
place in defence force
THE COST of living in Burnham
Military Camp could be going up
with a rent adjustment announced
for defence force personnel.
Rents for defence force staff living
in service housing and barracks will
be adjusted to meet market rates
later this year.
But regular force, reserve force
and civilian staff will also benefit
from $45 million set aside for a pay
Chief of the New Zealand Defence
Force Lieutenant General Rhys
Jones said the adjustment will
remove the rent advantage people
living in service housing have, com-
pared with those living off-base.
Other leave and allowance entitle-
ments will also cease. To cater for
this, choices are being offered in the
form of buy-backs or buy-outs of
existing entitlements, for which
$40m has been allocated.
Besides the pay rise, there is an
increase for regular and reserve force
personnel in what is known as the
military factor -- the premium paid
to uniformed personnel in recog-
nition of the hardships associated
with military life such as being sep-
arated from family and on call 24/7.
We are re-investing some of the
savings the defence force has
achieved through the last three
years transformation and reform
programmes back into our people.
This was always one of the promised
rewards of finding efficiencies -- re-
investing in our front line, which is
our people, Lieutenant General
Jones said. Behind these changes
has been the desire to be fair to all
PEDAL POWER: Victoria Steel (left) leads out Paige Paterson in their silver
medal ride at the UCI junior track cycling world championships held at the
Invercargill Velodrome in August.
Photo: ROBYN EDIE/FAIRFAX.
WEEDONS TRACK cycling sen-
sation Victoria Steel has won
off-track recognition, fresh on
the back of her junior world
The 18 year old was recently
inducted into the Inspire Foun-
dation -- a Canterbury focused
charity that recognises out-
standing young talents. The
foundation is unique as it
provides financial assistance
and a learning environment to
better prepare achievers in any
Steel was inducted with 10
other new recruits including a
soprano, actor, water-skier,
gymnast and an inventor.
She was tipped off about the
foundation by a friend, and
applied almost immediately.
Earlier this month she was
invited to attend a ceremony,
but had no idea she was going to
be inducted then and there.
As part of the foundation s
education programme, Steel
attended a public speaking and
media training session just a
week after she was inducted. It
was an exciting opportunity for
Steel, as she rubbed shoulders
with some of the finest young
Central Canterbury swim-
mers Matt Hutchins and para-
lympian star Sophie Pascoe
were at the session, which
Hutchins described as "very use-
Hutchins, currently training
for the national short course
swim championships, said it
was inspiring to be around Pas-
coe and see her Paralympics
medals from London.
Steel, looking forward to more
seminars with the foundation,
said the speech training was
informative and being around
the other members was an
The Villa Maria College stu-
dent and junior national star
will represent her country for
the first time at senior level in
November at the Oceania
Championships. In 2013 she
hopes to gain selection in the
national elite squad, with her
ultimate goal being the Rio
Olympics in 2016.
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