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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday March 3 2016
www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, March 3, 2016 — 3 CABINETRY WITH STYLE SHOWROOM: 1 RON DRIVER PL, EAST TAMAKI PH 09 262 0608. EMAIL: SALES@INSIDEVISION.CO.NZ KITCHEN G LAUNDRY G BATHROOM PH 09 262 0608. EMAIL: SALES@INSIDEVISION.CO.NZ Bring in your kitchen design and quote and we will better it by 10 % S pec i a l co n d iti o ns app ly CP0712-V2 Just Hardwood Floors Visit our showroom: 9 Allens Road, East Tamaki (rear unit) Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm & Sat 10.30am-1pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Supply & installation of quality timber flooring. Solid timber, prefinished engineered timber flooring and laminates – new floors or restorations. Full guarantees. W: www.jhf.co.nz T: 0800 999 543 127026-V5 BOTANY 501 Ti Rakau Road (next to Pak n Save). Phone 09 973 2795 • MT WELLINGTON 56 Mt Wellington Highway. Phone 09 574 6529 WESTGATE 21 Fernhill Drive. Phone 09 973 2794 • MANUKAU 85 Cavendish Drive. Phone 09 261 0094 • GLENFIELD 128 Target Road. Phone 09 441 6920 22 STORES NATIONWIDE • www.bigsave.co.nz • OPEN 7 DAY S NOW OPEN IN BOTANY STOREWIDE CHIRO COMFORT King mattress + base ONLY $899 SAVE $950 GARAGE SALE Offers valid 3-7 March 2016 ENDS MONDAY KING SIZE KC11492 Apublicly funded job scheme is benefitting an East Tamaki business that is growing as quickly as it can find suitable staff. Seedling NZ produces and distributes interesting toys and innovative activity kits for children, with its export business now extended into 20 countries. Seedling was founded by chief executive Phoebe Hayman in 2007 as a home business and has expanded to an East Tamaki commercial premises that is manned by 32 staff members and includes a retail store. Finding suitable employees is always a challenge for businesses, though Seedling has had many successes using the CadetMax scheme, says general manager Brenda Margot. Leah Gates, the general manager employment for the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, says CadetMax is a partnership programme between the chamber and the Ministry of Social Development that aims to place young people into entry level and work experience positions. “CadetMax matches businesses with talented young people who have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and the ambition to succeed,” she says. An interested visitor to Seedling recently was the Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley, who was on a busy day’s tour of the Botany electorate arranged by MP Jami-Lee Ross. They met Ms Margot, Ms Gates and former CadetMax placements and now staff members, Lauren Mascalle, Reuben Manuel and Leah Salt. “Anne and I were intrigued to see how the cadets were working out for Seedling,” says Mr Ross. “ What we found is it’s a win-win situation for the employer and the cadets. Seedling gets the ideal employees it’s looking for, and the cadets get the good stable jobs they’re searching for. “Seedling is an encouraging and supportive employer. It wants its staff to be happy in its work, which leads to very positive results in productivity.” Ms Gates says CadetMax is a free service to chamber member businesses, which includes pre-employment screening, assessment and training to ensure the candidates are work-ready. They also receive ongoing mentoring in their first year of employment. CadetMax has helped more than 700 young people get their careers started since 2008. Minister’s visit A productive match From left, Seedling NZ Ltd general manager Brenda Margot, Reuben Manuel, Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley, Lauren Mascelle and her baby, Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross, and Leah Salt. Photo supplied ■■ By natalie Brittan Police are looking for a man in relation to a brutal attack in broad daylight. Detective sergeant Richard Bull of Ormiston CIB says the incident happened on Wednesday, February 10 at 10.45am at a Paparoa Road residence. “Our victim was home alone and that particular day was quite a hot one and she left her front door open to have a bit of air.” He says the victim had gone upstairs and she returned to find a man inside her home. “ They faced off against each other and he simply said ‘money’ quite calmly.” The victim said she didn’t have any and quickly backed away from him, Mr Bull says. “What’s concerning to me is that offenders when normally confronted they’ll turn tail and run but this man has turned aggressive and charged at her.” Mr Bull says the woman was grabbed by her hair and shoulders, forced against the wall and hit multiple times causing bruising to her face and a split lip which smeared blood onto the wall. The alleged offender then grabbed her T-shirt which ripped and allowed her to escape. “She ran away and locked herself in the bathroom. She then listened to him as he wandered around her house looking for items for several minutes,” Mr Bull says. The alleged offender then left with nothing, which is rare. “ The fact that he hasn’t attempted to flee, assaulted her, and in nature and tone became more aggressive, does cause a bit more concern as to what might happen in the future. “We’ve done pretty extensive area enquiries but we’re aware there will still be people we haven’t spoken to. We’d be more than interested to hear from anybody who saw anything they thought suspicious either at that time or before and afterwards.” People with information can call detective sergeant Richard Bull on 261-1300. Man wanted for assault Speakers stolen for ‘battle’ A portrait of the alleged offender. Photo supplied ■➤ From page 1 “We’re actively trying to encourage the community to identify their speakers and make it harder to steal.” Mr Roberts says this includes using SelectaDNA which marks property with a unique invisible ink or keeping a record of serial numbers. “ The use of SelectaDNA and recording serial numbers are crucial in assisting Police in returning recovered items and holding offenders to account,” Mr Roberts says. He says three or four locations, including the Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre in Lloyd Elsmore Park, have been targeted in East Auckland recently. “It is a significant cost to schools and community groups as these speakers can cost upwards of $1000,” Mr Roberts says. Police will be following up. “We want to send out a message that anyone riding around with thousand-dollar speakers on their bikes will certainly be attracting police attention.” People with information on these incidents can contact sergeant John Roberts on 261-1300.
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