Rodney Times : December 9th 2010
2 RODNEY TIMES, DECEMBER 9, 2010 NEWS Editor Geoff Dobson Ph (09) 426 5024 email: email@example.com Chief Reporter Ph (09) 421 9133 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Reporter Ph (09) 421 9130 Features Ph (09) 421 9131 Sales Manager Pauline Caley Ph (09) 426 5024 email: pauline caley@snl co nz Office & Distribution Manager Heather Ringrose Ph (09) 425 0695 email: h ringrose@snl co nz Circulation (09) 426 5024/(09) 425 8169 email: h ringrose@snl co nz Classifieds Ph 0800 022 812 Fax 0800 022 815 email: email@example.com 37,398 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Tuesday/Thursday from south Wellsford to Kumeu and coast to coast from Helensville to Whangaparaoa. Orewa Office: Cnr Alice Ave & Florence Ave, Orewa. P.O. Box 79. Ph (09) 426 5024. Warkworth Office: Mill Lane, Warkworth. P.O. Box 636. Ph (09) 425 8169. www.rodneytimes.co.nz Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Christmas and New Year Recycling: Collection days for the Christmas and New Year period remain unchanged. Please continue to put recycling and paper out on your normal collection day. Rubbish: Collections in the former Rodney District Council area are provided by private operators so residents will need to check with their private rubbish collectors for collection times. Christmas 2010 Usual recycling collection day New collection day Saturday, 25 December (Christmas Day) No Collection Monday, 27 December (Christmas Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 28 December (Boxing Day holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 29 December No Change Thursday, 30 December No Change Friday, 31 December No Change New Year 2011 Usual recycling collection day New collection day Saturday, 1 January (New Year's Day) No Collection Monday, 3 January (New Year's Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 4 January (New Year holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 5 January No Change Thursday, 6 January No Change Friday, 7 January No Change Public holiday recycling and paper collections AKRD0640/RT HILLTOP LIQUOR STORE Fantastic Christmas Specials changing weekly SPEND $50 GET $5 DETAILS INSTORE XMAS MULTI BUYS SUPER XMAS CASE DEALS COLD BEER 6PK FROM $6.99 WINE 2 FOR $15 and more HILLTOP LIQUOR STORE 170 Hibiscus H'way • PH 09 427 8320 3273686AB Ph 021 234 7766 GOLD RUSH GOLD RUSH Join the 21st Century Your gold has never been worth so much! Bring us all your old, broken or unwanted gold jewellery. WE WILL PAY YOU CASH ON THE SPOT The Plaza Whangaparaoa Warkworth Village CNR Mill Lane & Elizabeth St 3327805AB Tips for holiday peace of mind Burglary rise: Police warn residents to watch for suspicious activity around their neighbourhood during the holiday season as burglars target empty homes. Police warn that homes may be vulnerable to burglars in coming weeks as many head away for the holiday season. Police recommend you carry out a number of steps to lessen the risk of being targeted by thieves. These include: Ensure your house is secure before you leave for your hol- iday. This includes garden sheds, under the house and any other place where you store garden tools or other items such as ladders Have good quality locks installed in your home and consider the use of deadlocks Don t leave your house key hidden outside Notify your neighbours about when you are leaving and when to expect your return. If they see anything suspicious, have them call police Ask a neighbour to clear your letterbox of mail and newspapers. At this time of year, there are many flyers being delivered and it quickly becomes easy to see who is home and who is away Don t leave messages on your answerphone advertising the fact that you are away on holiday If away for a lengthy period, it s a good idea to arrange to have someone mow your lawns and generally keep your house tidy, even hanging their washing on your clothesline A timer which turns your lights on and off at night gives the impression someone is home Join a Neighbourhood Sup- port group. Call Rodney Neighbourhood Support co- ordinator Karen Little for more information, phone (09) 426-0893 or email rod firstname.lastname@example.org Record the serial numbers of all identifiable property at your house. Print this off and keep this in a safe place -- not on your computer hard-drive. More information on serial number recording can be found at www.snap.org.nz. Consider installing a repu- table monitored burglar alarm. With the warmer weather, many will head to Rodney beaches and parks to enjoy the sunshine. Thieves will also be on the lookout for vehicles they can easily access to steal personal items. Police suggest several ways to keep your car safe. These include: Always lock your vehicle, regardless of how long you are leaving it unattended. This includes the quick trip into the dairy to buy the morning newspaper Don t leave your property within view. Lock it in the boot, and do this before arriv- ing at your destination If there is no need to have valuable items with you, leave them at home Park your vehicle in a busy, well lit area, ideally where other members of the public can see it. If you see anything sus- picious, call your local police station. If a crime is being commit- ted, or the offenders have just left, or there is a serious risk to life or property, call 111. -- Sergeant Mark Smith Orewa police Fears over Warkworth ghost town FROM Page 1 But if a highway is inevitable, Mr Wood- ward says having only one access point to Warkworth would have a detrimental effect. Look at Pokeno -- it s a ghost town now -- dead. While it may not have as much of an impact as that it could still be significant. It will make it harder to get public transport in and out, particularly if the access point is perceived to be too far north, he says. Omaha Beach Com- munity president Gra- ham Painter can t understand the fuss. Two kilometres isn t going to phase people, he says. I have no problem with the pro- posed access with traf- fic having to back-track to reach Warkworth or the eastern beaches. Mrs Webster says some on the Auckland Council are not in favour of the project and would prefer the $2 billion to be spent on the inner-city rail link.
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