Eastern Courier : June 10th 2011
4 EASTERN COURIER, JUNE 10, 2011 NEWS *Applies to purchases of 1 pair of complete glasses with PENTAX standard single vision lenses from a select range from $169 or above. Other lens types and extra options not included. Offer ends 2nd July 2011. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer including 2 pairs for 1 low price. Frames available while stocks last. © 2011 Specsavers Optical Group • SMART_SPE12288. For a limited time at Specsavers, get 50% o a huge selection of complete single vision glasses from the $169 range or above, including selected designer frames from Country Road, Karen Millen, fcuk, Jasper Conran and many more. Specsavers Pakuranga: Pakuranga Westfield, corner Ti Rakau Drive & Pakuranga Road, (Opposite Countdown entrance), 577 1431. specsavers.co.nz SALE SPECSAVERS 50% OFF COMPLETE GLASSES* Bucklands Beach Highland Park Howick Pakuranga Dannemora East Tamaki Flat Bush Botany Downs ON THE BEAT 6 3 1 6 2 5 4 Merv Hotter Highland Park Community Constable Ph 538-0300 2 Police and local councils are receiving an increasing number of calls from the community about people riding mini motorcycles. These motor vehicles are great fun for riders but if they are used inappropriately or in unsuitable locations they can cause problems. Complaints range from residents being disturbed by the noise, to our parks and reserves being damaged. There are many people in the Howick/Pakuranga area with these motorcycles. There are a select few who cause havoc wherever they go and have no regard for the damage or annoyance they create. When seen by police a lot of young people will find the quickest way to avoid being spoken to. These are the ones who know they are doing wrong and think that if they run away then no one will catch up with them. Many aren't even wearing crash helmets or other protective gear which only puts themselves and others at risk. You may not know where you can ride your mini motorcycle. It can be ridden on private property approved by the property owner or designated off-road areas approved by the council. You may not ride it on the street unless it complies with Land Transport regulations such as a warrant of fitness, registration, licence, etc. What about the local park? Parks and reserves are not the place to ride your motorcycle unless it is approved by the council. Councils have bylaws in place to protect parks and reserves from such situations. Should you continue to ride your motorcycle in a park or reserve then you can be prosecuted under the Reserves Act 1977. This could lead to losing your motorcycle forever. For those of you who are thinking about buying one in the future try to keep the above points in mind. Remember anybody wishing to set up a Neighbourhood Support group should take a look at www.nsupport.co.nz or give me a call at the Howick police station. Keep safe. Merv Hotter Highland Park Community Constable Free WiFi at Starship Hospital Children at Starship Hospital will be able to use free WiFi to stay connected with their friends and family thanks to a new partnership between the Starship Foundation and Vodafone. The partnership will raise funds for Starship s national air ambulance ser- vice by inviting Vodafone customers to regularly donate $5, $10 or $20 through their monthly Vodafone bill. Burglaries from May 30 to June 6 Pakuranga: Ti Rakau Drive (2), Gossamer Drive, Freemantle Place, Cascades Rd, Anthony Place. Bucklands Beach: Bucklands Beach Rd, Jillteresa Cres, Gillard Place. Highland Park: Bradbury Rd. Howick: Gooch Place (2), Bleakhouse Rd, Pegler Court, John Gill Rd, Hutchinsons Rd. Botany Downs: Millhouse Drive (2), Cottesmore Place, Gwenand Place. Dannemora: Lilybank Cres, Packspur Drive. East Tamaki: Beragh Place, Polaris Place, Trugood Drive, Brittas Place, Harris Rd.Flat Bush: Cyril French Drive, Michael Jones Drive. Whitford, Beachlands, Maraetai: 0.
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