Howick and Pakuranga Times
Botany and Ormiston Times : Howick and Botany Times Wednesday June 25 2014
Est. 2003 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Vol 12, No 25 General 271 8000 Classified 271 8055 Delivery Enquiries 271 8014 Website www.times.co.nz KNOWLEDGE OF LEARNING Today’s Times carries the special Education For All Ages lift-out section, with news stories and information on what is being taught and who are the key education providers. 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(UK) • Backing Counties Manukau Police’s Know Your Neighbour project in Ormiston are, from left, Otara Health Charitable Trust community services co-ordinator Maddi Schmidt, Ormiston community police constable Phillip Toms, Bell Tea marketing manager Jessica Ambler, and Otara Health Neighbourhood Support co-ordinator Dave de Thierry. Times photo Wayne Martin By Chris Harrowell ORMISTON residents are being urged to pluck up the courage to knock on their neighbour’s front door and say hello. A new police project entitled Know Your Neighbour was recently launched in the Bucklands Beach area and is expanding into Ormiston this Saturday. It’s the brainchild of Counties Manukau Police district crime pre- vention officer, constable Garry Boles. He’s enlisted the backing of Bell Tea and the Otara Health Charitable Trust, which are throwing their sup- port behind the campaign. Know Your Neighbour involves the door-to-door delivery of cardboard leaflets folded in the shape of a cup. Each leaflet contains two Bell Tea teabags, which are intended to inspire people to share a hot cuppa and con- versation with their neighbour. They also feature information on Neighbourhood Support, as well as phone numbers for civic organisa- tions and agencies including the Auckland Council, Lifeline, Vic- tim Support and the Howick Local Board. Police officers and volunteers from the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple in Flat Bush will hit the streets around Ormiston this Satur- day to deliver 2000 leaflets and talk to residents. “There is currently nothing set up in Ormiston for Neighbourhood Sup- port,” Mr Boles told the Times. “We want to connect people within this local community. “It can sometimes take a long time for a person to get to know their neighbour and this is an excuse to break that barrier.” Bell Tea marketing manager Jes- sica Ambler says the Highbrook- based company is excited to support such a positive campaign. “A cup of tea can play a strong part in community life and is like a form of social glue,” she says. “It encourages conversation and human interaction. “We want to help New Zealand- ers connect and are all about helping families.” Otara Health Charitable Trust community services co-ordinator Maddi Schmidt says the agency had a great relationship with Ormiston community police constable Phillip Toms when he was part of Counties Manukau East’s Otara neighbour- hood policing team. Otara Health is keen to support the project and expand on what it does in South Auckland to Ormiston. “Know Your Neighbour is a great concept,” says Ms Schmidt. “It reinforces what Neighbour- hood Support is all about, which is connecting people together. “Residents can work with the police around crime prevention and once they feel safe we can look at their social needs and concerns.” Mr Toms expects having Chinese speakers from the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple supporting police this Saturday will be a massive help. “That’s going to help us overcome language barriers,” he says. “I expect to get 20 times as much work done in that one night than I would otherwise. “I haven’t met anyone in Ormiston who isn’t interested in supporting or knowing more about Neighbourhood Support. “People want to know and trust their neighbours.” Neighbourhood Support is a nationwide organisation focused on information sharing, crime preven- tion and natural disaster readiness within communities. Its aim is to make “homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communi- ties safer and more caring places in which to live”. Neighbours’ teatime CRIME Info sought on graffiti vandalism POLICE are working to track down the person responsible for unsightly graffiti vandalism carried out across East Auckland. Meadowlands community police constable Darrin Heaven says the graffiti tag ‘Ewero’ has been spotted along Pakuranga Road and in Cockle Bay. “It’s been reported to us over the past six weeks and has been seen on buildings, fences and power poles,” Mr Heaven told the Times. “It is usually black, but is sometimes in other colours.” Mr Heaven says the person responsible for the graffiti could be charged by police with wilful damage if caught. “We had a spate of graffiti vandalism in Meadowlands about two years ago,” he says. “ The seven young men responsible were caught and dealt with.” People with information on the graffiti tag Ewero can phone Meadowlands community police constable Darrin Heaven on 362- 1130, or email darrin.heaven@ police.govt.nz. Car collides with pole A FEMALE motorist was taken to hospital after her vehicle collided with a power pole and ended up on its side shortly after 2am last Monday. Police officers allegedly saw the woman performing dangerous driving manoeuvres in the four- door sedan car in Flat Bush School Road at about 2.10am. The officers engaged the police patrol car’s blue and red flashing lights and attempted to pull the female motorist over, but she fled the scene. Counties Manukau Police communications manager Katherine Manaton says: “A short time later police officers came across the woman’s vehicle, which had crashed into a power pole in East Tamaki Road, Otara. “She was taken to Middlemore Hospital, but was not seriously injured.” People who witnessed the woman’s driving manner before her vehicle collided with the power pole in East Tamaki Road, Otara, shortly after 2am last Monday, can phone Counties Manukau Police on 261-1300.
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