Kapi-Mana News : January 31st 2012
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Just starting out, or looking to take that next step in your career? Check out our great range of study options. Courses start 27 February 2012. Enrol today -- spaces are limited. SPACES ARE LIMITED, DON'T MISS OUT SUBARU SPECIALIST NORTH CITY AUTOMOTIVE • WoF • Service • repairS 10B Wall Place, Porirua • 232 0271 2308970AA Camera captures car- thieving Sock Bandit Suspicious attire: Papakowhai's ''sock bandit'' car thief caught on a Kinloch Pl resident's security camera. By ANDREA O'NEIL A bestockinged car thief nicknamed the sock bandit is targeting Kinloch Pl in Papakowhai, stealing two cars and stealing from many more in the last fortnight. The man was caught on a private security camera the night of Tuesday, January 17, entering a driveway and acting suspiciously around four parked cars. His distinguishing feature was mismatched socks he was wearing on his hands and feet. Camera footage showed him opening the door of one car, but leaving the driveway empty- handed. Minutes later, an unlocked Suzuki Vitara was stolen from next door. It was found the next morning in Waitangirua carrying four youths, none of which was the sock bandit, Porirua police Sergeant Stephen McCormick says. Despite the footage being posted on YouTube, nobody has identified the young, brown-haired bandit, he says. Another car was stolen from Kinloch Pl last Wednesday night, and has so far not been found. It was locked and parked on the street. Police are searching for the 1993 silver Mitsubishi Magna station wagon, registration SJ3019. Several other car owners in the street have had their cars rifled through, and while nothing has been reported stolen, there could be car owners who have not noticed missing items yet, Mr McCormick says. Car owners should lock their cars and take out any valuables, he says. People think because a car is up your driveway it s secure, but at that time of night any- thing could happen to it. Avoiding fingerprints and footfall noises are the likely reason the bandit wears socks, Mr McCormick says. The bandit is working with at least one accomplice, but whether that person is also sporting two pairs of socks is unknown. If you recognise the sock bandit, call Porirua Police on 238 1401 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Theatre project on backburner By ANDREA O'NEIL The performing arts theatre project appears destined for the backburner as its organising committee accept the timing is not ideal for an expensive civic venture. The Porirua Performing Arts Trust met on January 20 for the first time since Whitireia pulled its $3 million from the $13.2m project. Trust members are still enthusiastic about the project but will weigh up options for its future during the next six months, trust chairwoman Deirdre Dale says. The support is there for a theatre but they also recognise that this is a difficult time, she says. We see it as a longer term project. A partnership model, where any financial burden is shared, is still the best model, the committee agreed. There was still a lot of support and interest in pursuing the original con- cept as being the most effective and culturally appropriate, Ms Dale says. One option the trust is considering is to find a new partner to replace Whitireia. We believe the theatre is needed, the concept is great. Its time will come, she says. Porirua City Council remains a part- ner for now and has committed $3m to the project. Ngati Toa is also a partner but is not contributing financially. The remaining $7.2m is to be fundraised, and $2.1m in funding has already been secured by the trust. Any next step for the trust hangs on whether the council withdraws its $3m in reaction to Whitireia s pullout. Mayor Nick Leggett has expressed con- cern on the expense of the project, and has warned it may have to be postponed. However, no decision will be made until work begins on the council s long-term plan, he says. Meanwhile, work has begun on Whitireia s new multi-million campus redevelopment. Its cost is a key factor in it pulling out of the theatre project. Earlier this month several of Whiti- reia s pre-fab classrooms were moved to make way for a new building, which will house its health faculty, classrooms, and conference and admin- istration facilities. The 3817 square metre building will cost $16.5m and is scheduled to open in early 2013. Its design includes laboratories, simulation suites and state-of-the art training facilities to cater for about 1000 nursing and paramedic students. Stage two of Whitireia s campus overhaul will see a new student services and arts programme building built.
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