Eastern Courier : February 2nd 2011
4 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS PLEASE CHECK THE EXPIRY DATE ON YOUR NEW ZEALAND FIREARMS LICENCE. If you wish to continue shooting, you must apply to renew your licence before this date, or You may surrender your licence at any time before the expiry date. You need to do one of these things before the expiry date. If you have changed address since your firearms licence was issued, you are required by law to let us know. Complete your details in the space provided and send to your nearest Arms Office (local Police can provide the location). Or, visit our website at www.police.govt.nz and use the link provided to update your address. Firearms Licence Holder NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS (please print) Surname Date of Birth Forename(s) Licence Number New Address Phone Signature Date CRIME MAP Bucklands Beach Highland Park Howick Botany Downs East Tamaki Flat Bush Pakuranga Dannemora Darrin Heaven Meadowlands Community Constable Phone 538-0300 2 0 16 2 1 5 0 0 When I'm on the beat in the Meadowlands Shopping Plaza I pop into the AA office and say hello to the staff and the nervous customers awaiting their driver licence test. A joke I often use is ''I hope I never see you again''. Unfortunately that's rarely the case as young drivers especially are over-represented in traffic incidents. I think the day drivers take the test is the day their attention to the task of driving peaks and it's downhill from there. If there's a marked police patrol car following there is a brief resumption of best driving behaviour. I see many more drivers without seatbelts and using a mobile phone when I'm in an unmarked car. I joke that ACC must be getting more claims for arm injuries from drivers whipping the mobile phones away from their ears after spotting police. Mobile phones feature in a number of thefts. I urge anyone with a cellphone to record the details of their phone in a safe place, especially the IMEI number. This number is usually printed on a label near the SIM card and is very useful if the phone is stolen as the phone could be 'blocked', rendering it useless to the thief. If all stolen phones had no value, the theft of phones would surely drop. With school starting soon, consider taking only low value phones without web browsing functions. No question then of going to inappropriate websites and a less desirable target for a thief. School starting again presents a range of traffic policing issues for police. Please consider alternatives to using a car. Walking to school provides health benefits and eases traffic congestion. If driving is a necessity please take the time to identify clearway zones, yellow lines, flush medians and other places where you can't stop around your school. It will not only save you getting a ticket, it will reduce congestion which benefits us all. Darrin Heaven Meadowlands Community Constable Burglaries from January 24-31: Pakuranga: Blue Gum Rise, Caithness Place, Reeves Rd, Cascades Rd, The Boulevard, Sanctuary Pt (3), Ussher Place, Burswood Drive, Bell Rd, Ti Rakau Drive, Carole Cres, Harford Place, Gossamer Drive, Reeves Rd. Bucklands Beach: Lisa Rise, Blanche Way. Highland Park: 0. Howick: Northpark Drive, Ridge Rd. Botany Downs: Kurnell Drive. Dannemora: 0. East Tamaki: Kerwyn Ave, Accent Drive, Craigavon Drive, Kellaway Drive, Kilkenny Drive. Flat Bush: 0. Whitford, Beachlands, Maraetai: Whitford Rd.
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