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CHARRED: The remains of the sand dunes in North New Brighton after a fire ripped through last week. The dunes were planted in the 1990s by volunteers and ecologist Dr Colin Meurk hopes the plants will be able to regenerate. • Story page, 5 PHOTO: NICHOLA TYSON/ FACEBOOK
Burglars hit Burwood BY KYLE KNOWLES Burwood has been gripped by a wave of burglaries. The break-ins are centred around the Lake Terrace Rd area. Police were unable to tell the Pegasus Post how many burglaries they were investigating. But the Pegasus Post has learned from residents that at least 10 houses have been broken into in the past three weeks. Waitakiri Primary School’s river
campus on the corner of New Brighton and Lake Terrace roads has had six break-ins in the last two weekends including four in one weekend leaving the school upset and angry. De Ville Place resident Julie Tolchard was burgled in mid-March losing electronics, clothing and jewellery and said she knew of at least 10 other properties being broken into over the last three weeks. She said police dusted for fingerprints but found nothing and she was not confident of seeing the sto-
Army in red zone, residents feel safer, page 3 len items returned. The intruders broke a window to gain entry to the house. Waitakiri principal Neill O’Reilly said he was very angry at the burglaries which was disrupting pupils’ education.
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“It is very upsetting for the children and staff seeing things ripped off the walls and TVs and laptops stolen so we’ve employed security guards, increased monitoring and we are going to have the city council and police help with monitoring the site. “We’re talking considerable amounts of money being wasted repairing doors and replacing TVs and laptops,” he said. • Turn to page 3
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