Kapi-Mana News : April 3rd 2012
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Competitive Tyre price Valet Service available Courtesy Car Available (Booking required) s s s s s s s s s s s e OPEN Mon- Fri 7.30am-5pm The Megacentre, 2 Tutu Place, Porirua Phone: (04) 238 4670 I www.ebbett.co.nz Service Ph: Ian 238 4660 I Parts Ph: James 238 4662 4374937AA Ebbett Porirua 3646611AC 3646368AF Open Daily & Weekends 1--4pm Dream it - build it -- love it! Show home Corner of Queen Charlotte Drive and Francis Brown Ave,Aotea • Design & Build Specialists • House & Land Packages available www.estilohomes.co.nz Phone Simon Redshaw Ph 238 1003- Mb 027-4400 793 email@example.com Robbers again raid office By ANDREA O'NEIL Burglars have targeted Porirua Emergency Management Office for the second time in less than six weeks, making off with the only laptop left and at least six UHF radios. The burglars broke in on the night of Sunday, March 25, evading the Serlby Pl office's alarm system, which was installed the day after the first burglary on February 16. The burglars got in a similar way, smashing a small side window on the second-storey office. In February, the burglary was a quick grab-and-run, but on Sunday the burglars went through every drawer and cupboard, Porirua Emergency Management officer Kerry McSaveney said. They were definitely smarter this time.'' In February, five laptops, two cameras, a GPS system and other emergency equipment were stolen. That gear had yet to be replaced. The stolen radios are tuned to emergency channels, but not police frequencies, Ms McSaveney says. They could use them to com- municate between themselves to plan something nefarious but that's all,'' she says. Unlike cellphones they cannot be traced to a location. Police doubt the same bur- glars are responsible for both break-ins, although entry was gained both times from the top of a shipping container under the office's window, Porirua police analyst Warwick Gibbs says. The container's owners have been asked to move it. Police have been unable to identify the hooded youths involved in the first burglary from security camera footage recorded at Porirua Railway Station and have not recovered any of the stolen goods. Treats add to charity By KRIS DANDO Biscuit bonanza: Namoori Teikake makes ready to pop another batch in the oven at the St Vincent de Paul's shop last Tuesday. Tempting treat: Nadia Luketina from Holy Family School is on handout duties to the charity shop customers. Along with a bargain, customers at Porirua's Society of St Vincent de Paul's are receiving a tasty treat cour- tesy of student helpers. As part of an ongoing pro- gramme, a handful of Vinnies -- the society's youth arm, who help people in need through voluntary community work -- have been turning up to the charity shop on Mungavin Ave every week. There, they make Anzac biscuits and hand them out to customers. The biscuits' recipe is also free to take away. What we want to do is encourage home baking,'' says Vinnies Porirua co-ordinator Doris Scott-Rodriguez. It's about passing on know- ledge and empowering people to help themselves. It per- fectly follows the St Vincent de Paul motto of see, reflect and act'. The kids are seeing the benefits of what they are doing, raising their awareness and hopefully they reflect on what they see in their com- munity.'' The recipe they are follow- ing has oats, which are good for cholesterol and sesame seeds, high in calcium. Fifty year 6 students from St Theresa's School and Holy Family School are involved in the Vinnies programme, which runs across all four terms. They help out in the foodbank and will make soup for customers during the win- ter months. Vinnies is part of an initiative that has been running nationwide. Ms Rodriguez-Scott says along with helping people, making Anzac biscuits they also follow the school curricu- lum of using science and maths. Store manager Kerry Atkinson says the customers love seeing the kids and sam- pling the biscuits. She hopes it will have give people the impetus to cook healthy food for themselves or family. CORRECTION Kapi-Mana News ran a story on the Guardians of the Inlet's annual photo competition. The deadline for entries for the contest is April 13, not April 1 as reported. The error is regretted.
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