Nor West News : January 17th 2013
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 3 NOR-WEST NEWS, JANUARY 17, 2013 NEWS BACK TO SCHOOL Ph: 831 0230 Westgate AA Rewards 4983455AB • Marina View Primary School • Lincoln Heights Primary School • Massey High School • Whenuapai Primary School • Huapai District School • Taupaki Primary School • Waimaukau Primary School • Royal Road Primary School • Swanson Primary School Participating Schools Each school gets a 5% rebate on back-to-school purchases WIN A FULL CASH REFUND Purchase your back-to-school products from take note Westgate and go in the draw. One student from each participating school will WIN a full cash refund. DRAW MID FEBRUARY Experience Integrity Stephen Theobald Ph 027 4934 662 email@example.com Ph 412 7666 Kumeu Loyal Realty Ltd 4983937AA 5035925AD Woman admits abduction By AMY MAAS A WOMAN has pleaded guilty to abducting a toddler from her parents home north of Auckland last year. Skye Adele Mason, 27, appeared at the Waitakere District Court on Tuesday where she also admit- ted assaulting a police officer. The charge of abducting a person under 17 carries a maximum seven-year jail sentence. Mason abducted 17-month- old Alyssa Barker from her parents home where she was staying in Kaukapakapa on July 27, 2012. The disappearance sparked a manhunt and Alyssa was returned to her family after a woman with whom Mason sought refuge called police. Mason assaulted a police constable with intent to obstruct her duties on July 29 -- the day she was found. Since her arrest, Mason has been held in custody at the Mason Clinic in Pt Chevalier where she has undergone several mental health assessments. She will re-appear in court next month where a psychiatric evaluation addressing sen- tencing options will be put before a judge. Fairfax NZ News Customers hail man who fought off armed robber By JAMES IRELAND Battle scars: Zahid Chaudry managed to scare off the intruder by confronting him. Photo: VANITA PRASAD/ FAIRFAX NZ Go to nor-westnews.co.nz to see the video of the incident. Service station owner Zahid Chaudry has become a celebrity in Swanson after fighting off an armed man who attempted to rob him. Chaudry took action when a man armed with a pistol tried to rob his petrol station Gas Swanson. He says people have been coming into the station every day to bring him gifts and give him high fives. I want to thank all the people who have come in to see me. The reaction of the community has been really overwhelming. This is a very close-knit place and that is why I love it here. People have been generous but I was just pro- tecting my business and my family, he says. A video of the incident uploaded on YouTube by Mr Chaudry s daughter Javeria, called Epic Fists vs Gun!!! has had more than 13,000 views. Comments left include: For all of you who don t believe in reincarnation. Who else could this be but Chuck Norris? and Awesome! Went to this gassy the next day! This is why you don t rob people in West Auckland! West is best! Hahaha. Mr Chaudry says in hind- sight it may not have been the wisest idea to take on an armed man. I think I m lucky I didn t get seriously hurt, he had a pistol, it could have gone very badly. I have been here five years and we have shoplift- ing but this was the first serious problem we have had. I hope the criminals see the video and think twice about robbing me. Mr Chaudry received facial injuries after being hit with the butt of the offender s gun; these wounds are still heal- ing. Police say they are closing in on the robber following strong leads from the public. Director hunts for right cast Unique performance: Bernd Struder is looking for nor-west actors for his thrilling whodunit script to be staged at the new Muriwai community facility. Photo: RANI TIMOTI Applications for actors and the director are rolling in for a whodunit comedy to be staged in Muriwai. But organiser Bernd Struder is hoping for more interest from nor-west residents with some acting experience. He says if they come from the Muriwai and Wai- mauku districts it will make it easier for auditions and rehearsals. The ProjectMurder com- munity project involves live theatre on stage, film scenes on screen and audi- ence participation. It will be the very first show at the new Muriwai community facility on April 5 and 6, planned on those dates because there will be no moon out. Mr Struder, a fan of Agatha Christie novels and an avid reader of detective stories, is hoping to get the right people to portray four women and three men. He has written the script about three elderly hippies who live in a mental ward. When a new patient is admitted, trouble escalates and murder results. Prospective actors can contact him at info@project murder.com or bernd firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to projectmurder.com for more information.
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