Eastern Courier : March 4th 2011
7 EASTERN COURIER, MARCH 4, 2011 NEWS Saveway Highland Park - The Best Quality for Your Choice! • Fruits • Veges • Meats • Seafoods • Groceries Ph: (09) 534 5050 Fax: (09) 534 5051 10/491 Pakuranga Rd, Highland Park, Auckland Open 7 Days a week 8.30am - 6.00pm Highland Park US Oranges $1.99/kg Snapper Fillet $24.99/kg Eagle Coin Grass Jelly (510g) $1.49/can Red Tea/Lemon Flavor (2L) $3.10/btl SAVEWAY HIGHLAND PARK STORE - 04/03 till 06/03 (Friday - Sunday) Weekend Promotional or whilestockslast Lamb Shoulder Chops $11.49/kg Shore Mariner Raw Prawn Cutlets (S26/30 & 1kg) $26.99/pkt Nishin Indian Mackerel (1kg) $8.99/pkt Bananas $1.99/kg Green Tea (2L) $3.10/btl Hoki Fillet $7.99/kg Broccoli 99c/ea Beef Steak Mince $5.99/kg Opposite Event Cinema 3426527AC TM Kitchen Tel: 272 8252 Fax: 272 8661 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org 9 Barmac Place, East Tamaki www.tangming.co.nz Showroom Open Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Sat 10.30am-3.30pm WHERE GREAT KITCHENS ALWAYS COST LESS! KITCHEN VANITY LAUNDRY WARDROBES 3387470AA Young girl assaulted By NICOLA WILLIAMS A family is shellshocked after a nine-year-old girl was indecently assaulted outside a neighbourhood dairy in Pakuranga. The girl's grandmother says a man who attends a learning centre for the intellectually disabled approached the child and indecently touched her. The girl screamed and ran away, relaying what happened to her mother when she got home. She was able to describe the man well and positively identified him when the girl's mother drove her past the shops. The police said he had the mind of a 10-year-old but I don't know any 10-year-olds who do that,'' she says. Any other man would have been arrested.'' The girl's mother says she is devastated and angry. He has taken away her innocence''. The girl is no longer allowed to ride her bike or walk to school without adult supervision. It's a kick in the face if he can't be charged because he has special needs,'' she says. Detective sergeant Wati Chaplow says police are guided by the Mental Health Act when dealing appropriately with intellectually dis- abled people. He says legislation is complicated and until a course of action is decided, police have been assured the man will be under strict fulltime supervision. Police need to look into the man's history and undertake a full investi- gation before they can say whether prosecution will proceed. Mr Chaplow says police have spoken to staff who assured them the man doesn't pose a risk to others. IHC communications manager Phillipa Sellens says every precaution is being taken to prevent any further incidents. We have put in place a support system for him so he is protected, there will be no opportunity for it to happen again.'' The man has been taken to an alternative location. We need to trust the police to make the right decision about whether charges will be laid.'' Bash cash is to help quake kids Variety -- The Children's Charity will now be using all funds raised on the Variety Bash to help children affected by the earthquake in Christ- church. The Bash kicks off on March 5. Variety is also running a charity auction on TradeMe running until March 16. Unique items include going to a movie with Shortland Street stars, tossing your boss from the Auckland Harbour Bridge or Queenstown Bungy, or a personalised poem by New Zealand poet Bill Manhire. Funds may be needed to replace mobility and medical equipment for children with special needs, provide special- ised equipment for schools damaged by the quake or to help children cope with the loss,'' Var- iety chief executive Lorraine Taylor says. Variety is also encour- aging people to donate an hour of their salary to the Give an Hour appeal at www.varietynz.org.nz/ christchurchearthquake or on 0800-454-371.
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