Nor West News : February 23rd 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 3 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 23, 2012 NEWS HPU UP MPTF@ %227&$03 LQKP QWT QDNKICVKQP HTGG VTKCN QHHGT# Oczkowo tguwnvu kp okpkocn vkog# Rjqpg 634 :;54 hqt oqtg fgvcknu Rt Hon John Key MP FOR HELENSVILLE 365 Main Road, Kumeu | P: 412 2496 E: John@Johnkey.mp.net.nz | www.johnkey.co.nz www.national.org.nz Experience Integrity Stephen Theobald Ph 027 4934 662 firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 412 7666 Kumeu Loyal Realty Ltd 4306935AA Burglar escapes By CARYN WIGMORE A WOMAN posing as a TradeMe buyer has helped take $60,000 worth of jewellery from a Riverhead house. The woman claimed to be collecting a Sharpei dog she had acquired through the online auction site. The victim arrived home to find a strange car parked in her driveway on February 10, about 3pm. When told she had the wrong address, the bogus TradeMe buyer made a mobile phone call supposedly to verify the dog s location. Police believe she was calling to warn her accomplice who was still inside the house. Her part- ner in crime fled from the house unseen. The victim later discovered valuable gems missing from her bedroom. These included a sapphire and opal ring, a three- stone diamond ring and a dis- tinctive gold, chunky bracelet. Police are seeking a Maori or Polynesian woman in her mid- 20s, with long brown hair in a ponytail. Call the Kumeu police with any information on 412-7756. Straw characters to crow about Family fun: Show off your creative characters at the Kumeu Arts Centre Scarecrow Festival. It s time to pull straw and think up some ideas for the Kumeu Arts Centre Scarecrow Festival. Hosted by the Kumeu Arts Centre, entries are needed by March 26 for the competition and exhibition on display from April 4 to 21. Any nor-west individual or group is welcome -- so rally together your family, friends, workmates, schools and com- munity groups. There are no set categories but the judges will award prizes for the strangest, silliest, smallest, scariest and most stu- pendous. A people s choice vote will also be awarded. Organisers are also encourag- ing people to create a scarecrow for their front gate or kerb. These Community Pop-up Scarecrows will also be given prizes. For more information, entry forms and costs, contact Kumeu Arts Centre Inc, PO Box 342 Kumeu 0841, email email@example.com or call Sarah on 412-9480. Do you know this woman? Your help: A woman who bought items at the Mobil station in Don Buck Rd, Massey, is wanted by Kumeu police. Police want to speak to a woman in con- nection with a stolen credit card used in many west Auckland shops. They would like her help with inquiries into the fraudulent purchase of $1291 worth of goods, includ- ing cameras and makeup. The credit card was taken from a letter- box. The woman has a butterfly tattoo on her left chest. She also bought items at the Mobil station in Don Buck Rd, Massey. If you have infor- mation on her where- abouts, call constable Mike Collins at Kumeu police on 412-5194. Our circulation keeps on going up It s official -- you re reading the hottest product in town. Latest Audit Bureau of Circu- lation report shows the Norwest News average weekly circu- lation jumped by 4.5 percent in 2011. That makes up a significant portion of the combined average weekly growth in circulation achieved by all Suburban Newspapers Auckland titles of 4.3 percent compared to the same period the year before. We re absolutely delighted with the result, general man- ager David Penny says. It recognises the continued dominance of our products as market leaders in Auckland s media sector and even more importantly shows how we re connected to our readers both in print and online. The growing popularity of our digital editions in particular shows we re moving in the right direction to make sure we keep everyone engaged at a local level. I want to thank all of our readers and advertisers for their ongoing support. IN BRIEF Meltdown: A Kumeu fire truck blocks entry into Princes St for the safety of drivers after powerlines were brought down in Riverhead. Fatality A 17-year-old girl died on Friday night after the car she was in hit a power pole on the Coatesville- Riverhead Highway in the nor- west. She was Samantha Marie Sinclair, a Northcote student. Police say the car lost control on a bend at about 10pm. Miss Sinclair was not wearing a seatbelt, senior constable Colin Nuttall of the police serious crash unit says. She was a front seat passenger. The 18-year-old driver of the car has moderate injuries. Weather woes Lightning strikes melted powerlines and brought them down in Riverhead on Friday. A 400-metre line crumpled in Princes St, leaving Riverhead residents without power. On the same day, powerlines were arcing on the corner of Riverhead Rd and Coatesville/ Riverhead Highway, and a power pole caught fire in Mill Flat Rd, Riverhead Forest. Callouts Police and firefighters from Kumeu attended a number of incidents last week. A chimney caught fire on February 15 in Huapai and a blazing car on Old North Rd in Riverhead Forest on February 19.
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