Eastern Courier : June 17th 2011
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Acting crime man- ager inspector Alistair Murray says the man who made the recording demanded $1500 from the woman, threatening to post the webcam video online and send it to her family if she did not pay. Chat rooms and online relationships may be a reality of our times, Mr Murray says. But people need to adopt a common sense approach when liaising with strangers on the internet. And the case proves that it s not just chil- dren who are vulner- able to online scam- mers. People can t afford to get complacent or be too trusting and assume their private online encounters will remain private, he says. By doing so, they could be unwittingly leaving an online record of their most intimate encounters. As this case shows, the repercussions can be humiliating and very destructive. Mr Murray says New Zealand police have limited ability to inves- tigate and prosecute when offending takes place offshore but they can encourage internet users to be on guard. Want to be part of rugby ceremonies? Move quickly if you want to be part of the Rugby World Cup 2011 opening and closing ceremonies. Online registration closes on Sunday for performer and support volunteers. The opening and closing ceremonies will be one of the world s most spectacular arena entertainment events of 2011 and this is a unique opportunity for New Zealand- ers to be part of the show, ceremonies executive pro- ducer and artistic director David Atkins says. Auckland-based choreogra- pher Shona McCullagh will be overseeing the audition process for the hundreds of hopefuls who want to be part of the show. We re looking for people who are fit with great energy and enthusiasm, she says. Formal training and pre- vious experience isn t necess- ary if you are willing to learn, work hard and have fun with us along the way. Behind the scenes volun- teers can join one of the many departments that make a production of this immense scale possible including cast co-ordination, rehearsal operations, prop supervision, costume maintenance, stage management, hair and makeup styling, food and bev- erage support and office assistance. There are opportunities for people over the age of 17 to become involved. Roles need to be filled both on-stage and behind the scenes giving volunteers the chance to become an integral part of Rugby World Cup 2011 while honing their skills in a variety of fields. The opening ceremony will take place before the first match between the All Blacks and Tonga on September 9 in front of Eden Park s 60,000 spectators and a TV audience of millions worldwide. It will showcase New Zea- land culture, our place in the Pacific and the sport of rugby as well as representing the 20 participating countries in a way that captivates both the live and television audiences. Go to www.rugbyworld cup.com/ceremonies to register. Live day is just the right medicine for families Simple remedy: Kirsty Colquhoun gives son Ben, 9, a dose of medicine as daughter Pollyanna, 6, waits her turn. Photo: FIONA GOODALL By STEPHANIE FAWCETT People used some unusual cures in the days before antibiotics were invented. The theme for this month s Howick Historical Village live day is medicinal compounds and staff want to amaze and astound you with weird and wonderful remedies from the Victorian era. We re focusing on the more unusual side of things like using cobwebs in place of bandages and things like that, day co-ordinator Christine Miles says. Germs weren t particu- larly understood and penicil- lin hadn t been invented. It s a wonder they survived really. The day will see visitors taught about old-fashioned herbal remedies and the Victorian attitudes towards health and hygiene. Signs in the herb garden will explain their medicinal uses and there will be talks on the use of herbs. There will also be a sur- geon making house calls around the village. Back in the day they weren t that bothered about washing their hands between patients so we ll have him visiting someone who has scarlet fever and then some- one who s having a baby and things like that, Mrs Miles says. The day will be topped off with a surgical comedy using shadow theatre. The Howick Historical Vil- lage live day is on June 19, from 10am to 4pm on Bells Rd, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga. Normal admission fees apply. Visit www.fencible.org.nz or call 576-9506 for more information.
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