Eastern Courier : December 17th 2010
5 EASTERN COURIER, DECEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS Great reading this weekend. Don't miss this Sunday's Punk and pop's fine st making beautiful music together KODY&BIC SUNDAY STAR TIMES MAGAZINE DECEMBER 19, 2010 RICH PASTURES On her new father-daughter drama Sofia Coppola FarmVille's landlords sure are having a field day Candid confessions of Christmas-time liar s Home untr uths SUNDAY MAGAZINE Your glossy Sunday treat. ESCAPE The best of travel, food, wellbeing and entertain ■ Mad about Malaysia - it's neve been easier to get to one of As most appealing destinations ■ Cuisine's rates the top sauvign blancs ■ Suits you - how to find the righ swimsuit this summer PLUS Annabelle White's top Christmas t ■ Kody and Bic - Punk and pop's finest are making beautiful music together ■ Home untruths - Candid confessions of Christmas-time liars ■ Rich Pastures - FarmVille's landlords are having a field day SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES, Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) Byelection date set for Botany Botany voters will go to the polls early next year. Pansy Wong's announce- ment on Tuesday that she will resign from Parliament over the travel perk saga has sparked the Electoral Com- mission into gear. The byelection date has been set for March 5, 2011. Only people enrolled in the Botany electorate are able to vote in the byelection and they have only one vote -- for their electorate MP. There is no party vote,'' chief elec- toral officer Robert Peden says. Voters unable to vote at a polling place in the electorate on election day will be able to vote in advance. On election day polling places will only be available inside the electorate. Advance votes and those from overseas start on Febru- ary 16. Information about where to vote will be available from www.elections.org.nz from February 8. All Botany voters correctly enrolled in time will get an EasyVote card to take when they vote to make voting easier,'' Mr Peden says. It's an important feature of the Botany byelection and people are urged to enrol to vote as quickly as possible to receive it, he says. Lists of people enrolled as of December 14 will be avail- able for public inspection today. The last day for enrolment before electoral rolls close for printing is February 1. Everyone enrolled before that date will get an EasyVote pack in the mail. Residents who enrol after February 1 but before the final deadline of March 4 will need to cast a special declar- ation vote. If a person can't get to a polling place because they are sick, infirm or have a dis- ability, help may be available by contacting the Botany returning officer. Enrolment forms are avail- able from the elections website, by free texting your name and address to 3676, from any PostShop or by call- ing 0800-367-656. Go to www.elections.org.nz to check your details and enrol online. Mobile cop: Acting sergeant Hayden Martin is keen to see people enjoy time at the beach without disorder or crime. Photo: FIONA GOODALL Police take to the beach By NICOLA WILLIAMS Police officers will be swapping the beat for the beach this summer. The mobile police station is doing the rounds at eastern beaches for six weeks. We'll be focusing mainly on disorder and breach of liquor bans throughout the holiday period,'' acting sergeant Hayden Martin says. We'll be enforcing liquor bans to make sure every- one has a good time at the beach.'' Mr Martin says high visibility policing of the beaches helps provide public reassurance the beaches are a safe place to be.He says it fits with the vision of proactive policing to make sure everyone who drives through, lives or visits Counties Manukau can be safe and feel safe. It's giving people the right to walk on the beach without fear of crime.'' The mobile police station attracts a lot of interest from the public. It's an opportunity to provide information about recruitment and crime pre- vention advice. Also people come up to us just to say we are doing a great job and they like to see us out there,'' Mr Martin says.
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