Eastern Courier : December 14th 2011
www.easterncourier.co.nz 10 EASTERN COURIER, DECEMBER 14, 2011 NEWS Check before you chop! A number of general tree rules will continue to be enforced after 1 January 2012 when a law change takes effect. You may still require a resource consent before you can carry out any tree work on your property. To check whether your trees are protected, contact Auckland Council before you remove, prune or undertake works near a tree on your property. Some trees can be cut or removed without council approval, but you need to check before you chop! More trees are proposed for scheduling under district plan changes to be publicly notified in December 2011. If you cut down or damage a protected tree, you may be liable for prosecution and a fine. For information on what trees you can and can't remove or prune call 09 301 0101. www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz OG_AC0593_SUB1 Here at FishingOn we have 2 sizes of new boats available. The 3.9m & 5.4m pontoon hulled boats are tted with the latest four stroke engines. FishingOn also have new 3 seater 1500cc Jetski s available for rent. All boats and skis come fully insured and are tted out with the latest safety gear and electronics. All boats and skis are safe ship certi ed and inspected by Maritime NZ. Cannabis growers in your backyard? Shrouded: Six cannabis plants shrouded under green netting behind the walls of a grower's tomato garden. Seen a suspicious-look- ing plant in your tomato patch or that derelict shed out in the paddock? It could be cannabis. Police say outdoor cannabis cultivators are now planting their crops as they look towards a March harvest. And they re warning rural landowners or ur- ban dwellers that grow- ers could be planting crops on their properties. Cannabis plantations could be tucked away on unused rural land, in a neighbour s tomato gar- den or disguised in a roofless shed, they say. Counties Manukau south criminal investi- gation branch head Al Symonds says rural properties and bush are favoured but urban back- yards, public parks and small patches of bush are also used. Police want to hear from anyone who might have seen or heard sus- picious activities that could be connected with cannabis cultivation -- no matter how trivial. We are interested in anything, Mr Symonds says. In particular they want vehicle registration numbers, descriptions of occupants and locations where suspicious activity has been seen. Report information to your local police station. If they are not confi- dent in telling us who they are, then Crime- stoppers is the way to go -- they can just leave an anonymous message, Mr Symonds says. Over the past two years information from the public has helped the national cannabis and crime operation s war on growers. More than 215,000 plants were seized or destroyed, 1638 people arrested, 187 firearms seized and stolen prop- erty worth more than $520,000 recovered. Seven P labs were also found. Anyone with any infor- mation can contact call (09) 237-1707 or Crimes- toppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.
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