Kapi-Mana News : July 12th 2011
11 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 12, 2011 NEWS Lincoln dies at 16 By ANDREA O'NEIL A Titahi Bay dog involved in a horrific organised dog fight in 2009 has died of natural causes. Lincoln, a rhodesian ridgeback, died on June 21 aged 16 years. Lincoln made national headlines in April 2009 when he was rescued by the SPCA after surviving a dog fight which left him bleeding, covered in bite marks and with hunks of flesh torn off him. Porirua man William Kain Campbell, then 25 years old, had stolen Lincoln from his home and taken him to Whitireia Park to fight his own dog, a pitbull called Dukes. Both dogs survived the fight. When Lincoln bit Dukes, Campbell tried to break the elderly dog's legs, then abandoned him in a toilet. A witness called police and Lincoln was nursed by the SPCA before being returned to his owners. Campbell was sentenced to 10 months' jail over the incident. The crime was an isolated incident, and dog fighting is almost unheard of in Porirua, says Porirua City Council's team leader of dog control Murray Chilcott. It was the first I'm aware of. It was a one-off.'' There has never been evidence of organised dog fights in the city, Mr Chilcott says. In his 20 years working in dog control, he has heard only one rumour of dog fighting, in a ware- house in Kenepuru, but he thinks it was a myth. It's an urban legend.'' He is also sceptical about recent reports in Masterton of a dog fighting ring extending to Porirua. Mr Chilcott has received no local reports of the sounds of dogs fighting, and no dogs have been reported by vets or the SPCA with fight injuries, apart from dogs who escape their houses and fight each other. ...FRESH FISH DAILY... WEATHER PERMITTING, SUBJECT TO CATCH OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK ... Inside Moore Wilsons on Kenepuru Drive ... ORDERS & ENQUIRIES PHONE 237 0912 MOANA PACIFIC FISHERIES A Division of Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd Q 30 9 EXPORT QUALITY FISH LANDED LOCALLY FRESH F F FI IS SH H H H H H H H HD D DA A A AILY $5.95 Per Kg Whole Moki FRE E E ES S S S S S SH H H H HF F F F F F F FI I I I I I IS S S S S SH H H H H H H H H $ $ $$$ W From July 1st spend over $25.00 or buy a Garnish-To-Go Meal and you will go in to the draw to win a dinner for 6 cooked by a Moana Pacific Chef 3195517BH Loans for all reasons ADELPHI FINANCE Amounts $500 to $5000 KM112259 FAST Approval CASH NOW Level 3, Adelphi House, Hartham Place, Porirua PH: 237 4171 *All Loans Subject to Normal Lending Criteria Loans for all reasons Providing Cash Solutions 40 Years of Financial Ser vice Old and new: Summerset Retirement Village resident Gloria Parriss among Roseneath School students, who put on a well-received concert on July 5. Young voices raise spirits By KRIS DANDO Gloria Parriss thought the current crop of Roseneath School pupils could sing just fine. Summerset Retirement Village in Aotea was treated to a special con- cert last week. More than half the school's roll of 107 was on hand to sing and play music to the village's residents in one of the main lounges. Following the show -- which fea- tured old hits sprinkled in with more modern tunes -- Summerset's mar- keting manager Tristan Saunders declared, you have made everyone's day''. Gloria Parriss, a Roseneath old girl, who is blind, said the concert was, nice, very nice indeed''. She has been at Summerset for just a few months and recalled her days at Roseneath School -- above Oriental Parade in Wellington -- in the early 1930s with fondness. It was a grim time [due to the Depression] but I loved going to school, it was something you looked forward to. I liked the fact you could look out over the harbour, see all the way to Petone.'' She didn't do a lot of singing at school but Summerset staff confided that Ms Parriss has an excellent singing voice. The Roseneath School visit included a tour of the village and afternoon tea.
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