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Wednesday April 18, 2018


Overseas delegation in Johnsonville Flu Immunisations are here! You can now get your 2018 immunisation at the Johnsonville Medical Centre. The flu immunisation is fully funded for those who are pregnant, over 65 or have a qualifying ongoing medical condition. If you’re not funded you can still get immunised for the following prices:





Immunisations can be booked any time during our weekday opening hours. Booked and walk-in appointments are available on Saturday mornings from 21 April.

Why should I get immunised for the flu? Influenza (the flu) is a serious illness in New Zealand. Approximately 150 people die from the flu every year, with several hundred more hospitalised. Even without hospitalisation the flu can mean more than two weeks off work. Being immunised for the flu is the quickest and easiest way to protect yourself and your family.

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From left: Rodney Sipson Osioco, Bougainville, Jon Davies, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Chief Executive, Jilila Nalibu Lal MP Fiji, Greg O’Connor, David Braun Vatavi, Bougainville, Elorm Haligah, Programme Manager CPA UK, and Baroness Redfern, House of Lords.

Members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s UK delegation and Pacific members of Parliament who are in New Zealand, visited the constituency offices of three New Zealand MPs on Friday April 13. They spoke to Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor at his office in Johnson-

ville, Paul Eagle in Newtown and Kris Faafoi in Porirua. Greg says they talked about how a typical electorate office in New Zealand operated, and about the role of the electorate MP. “They were pretty interested in that,” he says. They also discussed broader

issues of how local and national issues mirrored each other he said. The UK delegates who visited Greg’s office included Baroness Redfern, a member of the House of Lords and Conservative MP Adam Holloway. From the Pacific the local office hosted representatives from Bougainville, and Fiji.

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville an attempt was made to break into a house in Broderick Road by smashing a window in a ranch slider door at the rear of the house. No entry was gained, but a garden statue was taken from the back step. A silver Toyota Paseo hatchback parked overnight in Sheridan Terrace was found next morning with all four tyres deflated. A black Toyota Rav4 stationwagon parked locked in the Countdown carpark in Johnsonville Road during the early evening was broken into via a smashed front passenger window. A large black bag full of school material was stolen. A white Toyota Toyoace truck parked overnight in the Salvation Army carpark in Johnsonville Road had its rear registration plate stolen and a silver Honda Accord saloon parked overnight in Morgan Street was entered via a smashed left rear quarterlight window. An auxilliary wire was stolen. A red Holden Commodore saloon, parked for two hours at the end of Old Coach Road while the owner took a dog for a walk, was entered. A gym bag containing gym gear and a quantity of jewellery were stolen.

In Newlands a shop in McMillan Court was subject to a ram raid around 1.30 am. A vehicle was deliberately driven through the shop door to gain entry for the intruders. A large quantity of cigarettes valued at several thousand dollars was stolen. A hose and two potted garden plants were stolen from the garden of a house in Dress Circle. A boat trailer was stolen from the driveway of a house in Newlands Road. Entry to a house in Miles Crescent was gained by smashing the wooden back door. Unspecified items belonging to former tenants were stolen. A black Subaru Forester stationwagon was stolen from Black Rock Road. It was later found in Stokes Valley with the ignition pulled out. An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a grey Mazda MPV stationwagon that had been parked during the night in Batchelor Street. The driver’s door lock had been tampered with to gain entry. Wires under the steering wheel were pulled out in an attempt to start the vehicle. A white Volkswagen Golf stationwagon parked overnight in Black Rock Road had a passenger

window smashed in an attempt to gain entry. The locking system on this vehicle did not allow the doors to be opened in this manner and the offenders abandoned the attempt to steal. A white Toyota Hilux utility vehicle parked overnight in Black Rock Road had its rear registration plate stolen. A grey Mazda Atenza stationwagon parked overnight in Beazley Avenue had its left rear quarterlight window smashed to gain entry. A sum of cash and a quantity of jewellery was stolen. In Churton Park, a red Volkswagen Polo hatchback parked overnight was broken into. The left rear quarterlight window was smashed allowing the intruders to reach through and unlock a door. A large TV set left on the back seats was stolen. In Crofton Downs a white Skoda Octavia stationwagon, parked during the afternoon, had its left front passenger window smashed to gain entry. A wallet and surf board wax was stolen. In Karori a Toyota Swift stolen from outside Onslow College six days earlier was stopped and recovered by Police in Curtis Street.

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The Johnsonville and Districts R&SA Welfare Trust needs assistance with its annual collection in aid of funds to provide welfare assistance to military veterans and their dependants. Collectors will be needed for this important task in areas from Ngaio to Johnsonville between 7.00am and 3.00pm on Friday the 20th of April. If you are willing to help by giving an hour or two of your time that day, please contact: Terry Knight: Telephone 04-237 6212 or email, or Peter Nalder: Telephone 04-973 7216 or email You can help out for as little or as long as you like, just let us know where you would like to collect and when you would prefer to start and finish.

Independent Herald 18-04-18  

Independent Herald 18-04-18

Independent Herald 18-04-18  

Independent Herald 18-04-18