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Thursday January 28, 2016

CORRECTION In last week’s lead story about Peter Blackwood, an email address was incorrectly printed. The correct email address is zumbapartywgtn@gmail. com. We apologise for the inconvenience.  Anyone wishing to donate to Peter can also head to https://givealittle.

Community Patrol providing Safer Plates this summer By James Baker

4 February – World Cancer Day at Cancer Society Wellington

community.” Constable Hamish Knight says stolen licence plates can be used for petty vandalism and organised burglaries. “Tampering is a small crime but it can be used for bigger and badder things. “Typically the plates are attached to another stolen car of similar shape and colour. “Petrol drive offs can also be quite popular with the rise in petrol prices.” Constable Knight said that tampering can make police work difficult. “It’s not a huge problem. But it is a crime that does feature regularly, so having these sort of prevention measures is really important.” He said any indication of tampering should be reported to the police. “If you notice your screws are loose or you notice any damage that looks suspicious call us and we'll have a look. “Another thing you can do is talk to your neighbour and see if they've noticed the same thing.”

A series of talks will be held during the day at the Cancer Society rooms, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown:

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Com munity Patrol was out at the weekend with the Wellington Police to provide tamper-resistant licence plates to Kilbirnie locals. Trevor Mordaunt is a Community Patrol coordinator and says


the plates prevent tampering by replacing the existing screws. “They have a unique head on them so a normal screwdriver won't be able to be inserted in them, this makes it extremely difficult to remove and really not worth the effort. “This is a very easy solution

that's quite cost effective.” Having your license plate replaced will cost $5 and all proceeds contribute to Community Patrol projects. “We have equipment needs so this was a great way to fundraise and at the same time contribute positively to the

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A concert for all ages T he Ka hu ra ngi School community is gearing up for another Waitangi Day concert featuring food, crafts and some of Wellington’s finest electronica musicians. The Kotahi concert is celebrating its third year and organiser Amanda Hereaka said the 2016 proceeds will go towards a super slide for the school. “Kotahi is an all ages concert with an emphasis on


okes, and yet it can have such a massive effect on g a bequest the Cancer Society you’ll be helping You aretowelcome to attend. act of cancer in Wellington for years to come.

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up and coming Wellington musicians,” Amanda said. This year’s audience will be treated to performances by Lord Echo with vocalist Lisa Tomlins and multimediainstrumentalist Isaac Aesili. Disasteradio is back by popular demand and indie R&B band A Girl Named Mo will be making an appearance. Concert goers will be greeted with a school kapa haka performance and Amanda

said this will be a show for all ages. “Bring the kids, a blanket and a picnic, and grab a treat from one of the food or craft stalls”. Amanda said Kahurangi School has a long term vision of installing world class facilities on its site to ensure it becomes a community hub which will provide services to its low socio-economic families and to the community as

a whole. Kotahi, meaning unity, takes place on Waitangi Day which is also the anniversary of the establishment of Kahurangi School from the mergers of Strathmore Community and Miramar South Schools.  Gates will open at 3.30pm on Saturday, February 6 at Kahurangi School in Strathmore Park, and though entry is free donations will be gratefully received.

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