Nor West News : December 1st 2011
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 2 NOR-WEST NEWS, DECEMBER 1, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 412 8589 Fax 412 7806 Editor Rani Timoti email: firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Sales Supervisor Colleen Nelson email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 9,951 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Thursday, (RD Areas Friday) to Bethells Beach, West Coatesville, Helensville, Huapai, Kaukapakapa, Kumeu, Muriwai, Parakai, Riverhead, Taupaki, Waimauku, Waitakere, Waitoki, Whenuapai, semi- rural areas of Massey, Ranui, Swanson. Includes Rural Delivery areas: Henderson RD 1, 2. Helensville RD 1, 2. Kumeu RD 1, 2. Kaukapakapa RD 1, 3. Waimauku RD 1, 2, 3. Warkworth RD 4 (south). Albany RD 3 (west). Highway 16, above Kumeu Garden Centre, Huapai. P.O. 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James was a railway worker who supplemented his income by running boarding kennels from his home. He was walking towards the sound of the earlier shots when a rifle was discharged yet again from a bach on a nearby hill. The 42-year-old fell dead to the road. Police called to the scene found the first shots -- fired at around 3.30pm, had been directed at Harry Pettit who was on his way to the kennels to pick up his dog. Harry copped one of the bullets in a shoulder but survived to tell the tale. Several armed police were called to the scene along with an ambulance and efforts were made to retrieve James' body. But everyone remained wary of the building where the gunman was still believed to be holed up. Police called on the occupant to give him- self up and were shot at in response. Detective sergeant Neville Power, 25, scrambled his way towards a window and tried to fire tear gas through the open space. The Te Atatu resi- dent failed and was shot dead at point- blank range. Detective inspector Wallace Chalmers, the 46-year-old father of a toddler and an infant, also died in the resulting gunfight. The shooter was Victor George Wasmuth, once divorced and a few years into his second marriage. The 53-year-old was shot in the arm after he exited the cottage a few minutes after slaying both officers. He was arrested and subsequently declared insane and unfit to stand trial. Wasmuth was jailed indefinitely at Auckland Prison under the Mental Health Act. He died in 2005, aged 94. James is buried at Waikumete Cem- etery. Jasmine gets a little help By AMY McGILLIVRAY Singing sensation: Xmas Factor finalist Jasmine Tilyard is thrilled to have singer Stan Walker, right, and More FM host Marc Ellis as mentors. Not many 10-year-olds can say they've had a mentoring ses- sion with pop star Stan Walker. But Jasmine Tilyard can. She is one of the finalists in More FM's Xmas Factor com- petition. The winner will lead the Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park crowd singing We Wish You a Merry Christmas in an unofficial world record attempt for the largest sing- along. Jasmine's hoping Nor-west News readers might help her win that chance. She could hardly believe it when she came face-to-face with the Australian Idol win- ner. I screamed and then I cried and then I screamed a little bit more. Then he just came and gave me a huge hug,'' she says. The year 6 student says her friends were sceptical of her story until they heard her on the radio the next day. She also got the chance to sing with the star and really took his advice to heart. He was really nice and he gave me lots of hints and tips,'' Jasmine says. He told me things like: If you love it you're going to do great'.'' The singer showed her how to warm up her voice and told her what to do if she makes a mistake -- just carry on like nothing happened. Jasmine says the competition has been alotoffunbutshewantstobe number one. I want people to know that I'm out there and I really want to become famous one day.'' Jasmine has been singing for as long as she can remem- ber but her usual style is country pop. Go to www.morefm.co.nz to vote for your favourite finalist. The winner will be announced on December 6. The Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park id at the Auckland Domain on December 10 from 7.30pm and is supported by Suburban Newspapers. Beinto win the top seats in the park Here is your chance to win some of the best seats in the house at this year's Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park. Suburban News- papers, parent company of Nor-west News is a sponsor of the annual event to be held at the Auckland Domain on December 10 from 7.30pm. It has four family passes -- for two adults and three children -- to give winners, providing exclusive front of house access. Go online to www.nor- westnews.co.nz, click on latest issue and check out today's electronic edition of the Nor-west News for your chance to enter the draw. 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