Eastern Courier : March 16th 2011
5 EASTERN COURIER, MARCH 16, 2011 NEWS Six Year Warranty Energy Efficient Quiet and Discreet • • • visit us: 12/318 Beach Haven Rd Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm Call for your FREE quote: 0800 4 FONKO (0800 4 36656) NOW installing HITACHI Heat Pumps! Caring for our community is a walk in the park SEE YOU THERE Wo W for Hospice, Sunday 3rd April 6.3Oam Botanic Gardens, Manurewa. Regist ww.sunrisewalk.co.nz Free breakfast & entertainment for participants plus the chance to win great prizes! TM TM Visit the Neighbourhood Support website: www.nsupport.co.nz CRIME MAP Bucklands Beach Highland Park Howick Botany Downs East Tamaki Flat Bush Pakuranga Dannemora Constable Marc van Krieken Youth Aid Howick Phone: 538-0300 1 0 2 1 3 6 2 0 Truancy is a real problem! As school is now in its seventh week all students, in particular those aged 5 to 16 years, must be at school. This is a legal requirement enforceable by prosecution of the student's caregiver or parents. Sounds a bit harsh? You bet and for good reason Truancy is an intentional unauthorised absence from compulsory school. This idea is more commonly known by the children and young people as ''wagging'', ''bunking'', etc. According to our School Attendance Services Team most truancy issues in our community are a direct result of poor decisions made by an influential adult in the child's life. ''Soft parenting'' is where a parent has chosen to forego the parenting role too early in a child's life and has become merely the billpayer. This can prove difficult to overcome when the youth of today have been counselled by such television programmes as Malcolm in the Middle with the catchphrase ''You're not the boss of me now''. Please if you feel that you may be heading in this direction, get some help from the likes of Parent Inc. Studies have found that there is a link between students who are regularly truant and criminal offending. This leads one to believe that keeping our young people in school as long as possible is one of the single most important factors in keeping them out of trouble. Our concern as your local police is that not all youth truants go on to be criminals, however all youth criminals have been truant. If your child is over five and under 16 and has no legitimate reason for being out of school, the police or an official school attendance officer may detain them for questioning and return them home or to school. Constable Marc van Krieken Youth Aid Howick Burglaries from March 3-13 Pakuranga: Aurea Place, Pakuranga Rd. Bucklands Beach: Hutchinsons Rd. Highland Park: 0. Howick: Vincent St. Botany Downs: Frank Nobilo Drive, Headcorn Place, Anaheim Place. Dannemora: 0. East Tamaki: Lady Ruby Drive, Harris Rd, Ron Driver Place, Snave Place, Chapel Rd, Srah Place. Flat Bush: Ravello Rise, McKittrick Ave. Whitford, Beachlands, Maraetai: 0.
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