Nor West News : March 24th 2011
6 NOR-WEST NEWS, MARCH 24, 2011 NEWS PLUMBING & BATHROOM Callouts keep crew on toes Nor-west fire crews had a busy week last week. On March 16, there was an alarm at Spectrum Health at Mill Flat Rd in Riverhead Forest. On March 17, smoke show- ing at Horselands in Kumeu turned out to be an inciner- ator on fire. On March 18, there was a callout after smoke was seen coming from a concrete cutter at Matua Wines. On March 20, a big steer was stuck in a creek and had to be rescued and there was a fire in Boord Cres in Kumeu. On March 21, there was a fire in a hay barn on State Highway 16 in Whenuapai and a vegetation fire in Riverhead Rd. Quake collection: The Bethells Surf Life Club juniors collected $784.50 for the Red Cross Christchurch earthquake appeal. The group normally collects for essential equipment to help run the club but felt the needs of earthquake victims were more worthy. Bethells juniors feel for Christchurch Phone scammers hit on nor-west residents By RANI TIMOTI Slick scammers are taking advantage of the easy-going trusting nature of nor-west residents. A Muriwai woman, who does not wish to be named, was called four times by rep- resentatives from companies claiming she had money coming to her. The catch was to give them more personal details over her landline which she refused to do. With a background in dif- ferent jobs and businesses, the resident told them if they've got her details they can just send a cheque. They're so persistent and I gave them heaps but they just keep on going and have an answer to everything,'' she says. They work on different levels of your emotions like how could you say no to your money?'' The resident is worried about nor-west residents who will be gullible and feel pressured to give in to them. All of the callers had strong foreign accents. I know there are a lot of scams out there, but they just keep on ringing,'' she says. They're so manipulative and their calls are well thought-out. People are going to do what they say.'' Fed up with the calls she finally made a complaint to Kumeu police. Equine day for a cause Get on your horse for Christ- church. Muriwai's Lincoln Stud and Old MacDonald Travel- ling Farm have an equine training and handling day at 15 Motutara Rd on March 27, 10am to 4.30pm, with all money raised going to the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal. It will provide an inter- active day and an opportunity to get up close to horses and other farm animals. Tips on how to present your horse for showing, including plaiting, quarter marks, grooming and trimming are at 10am. A donation on entry goes towards the quake appeal. We are deeply moved by the events in Christchurch,'' trainer Louisa Clark says. The situation is dire and we want to do our part to help and support the people there. We can't be there to help clear the silt from the streets, or remove the rubble but we can do our bit up here. We want to offer what we do best as a way of raising much-needed funds.'' If you can't make it on March 27 you can go to www. redcross.org.nz/ to make a donation.
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