Nor West News : January 10th 2013
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An unauthor- ised rubbish fire in Koraha Rd, Kumeu on Saturday was also extinguished by Kumeu firefighters. Census collectors Residents in the nor-west are being sought to become census collectors. They only have until Sunday to apply. The role involves part-time paid work from February 11 to March 24. More then 7000 census collectors are being recruited nationwide. They will deliver internet access codes and paper forms to every home in New Zealand from February 16, 2013. Go to census.govt.nz/jobs to apply. Remember passports Residents in the nor-west are being invited to renew their passports online.Those aged over 16 are eligible to use the new internet service. Go to passports.govt.nz Police have more eyes on crime By JAMES IRELAND Street beat: Constables Sanalio Kaihau and Saurabh Taneja are working to put together the Swanson Community Patrol. Photo: JAMES IRELAND MORE police on foot will soon be pounding the streets of Massey, Swanson and Ranui keeping their eyes peeled for crime. The Starling Park Neighbour- hood Police Team will work with volunteers to create the Swanson Community Patrol. The volunteers will be in pairs patrolling the streets known to police as hot spots for car theft and burglary. Constable Sanalio Kaihau says this is a way for police to get more eyes looking for crime. The volunteers will each come for a ride along with us so we can show them the places of particular concern and we can teach them what to look out for,'' he says. If the community patrol sees a crime in progress they call 111 and keep watch so the police know what is going on, Mr Kaihau says. Sometimes it is as simple as them letting us know if there is a party that looks like it could get out of control. In that case we do a drive-by and check it out,'' he says. Patrol organiser Mary Cameron says they are looking for sponsors and volunteers so they can get the programme running to its full potential. We will be out there in cars marked with the community patrol logos. One of the things that makes us different from Neighbourhood Sup- port is that's done from the home with a network of neighbours, whereas we are out there on the street and we are visible,'' she says. That's what will make us effec- tive, if people are thinking about committing a crime but they know we are out there in the area, hope- fully they will think twice.'' So far the group has eight volun- teers ready to go and another 10 going through training. Each volunteer undergoes a police check and training. Check council website before lighting a fire Firefighters have renewed their pleas for nor-west people to be vig- ilant during the fire-restricted season. Weather conditions are dry but people in rural areas can still light fires if they exercise common sense, Kumeu brigade deputy chief fire officer Stephen Sparnon says. They must apply for a free per- mit through the Auckland Council website. The main thing is to look at the council site, have some common sense and ask do they really need to have that fire,'' he says. Some people think it's their right to have a blazing, stinking fire. But your neighbours could be suffering from health issues and the smoke could be causing a prob- lem. You can ruin a good day for some people if the neighbours have a stinking fire.'' Open fires are banned in the urban areas of Riverhead, Kumeu, Huapai and Waimauku. Areas carrying a 50kmh speed limit are deemed urban, he says. He urges people to visit the coun- cil website for more information about fire permits.
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