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new friends an insight to their celebration. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic Composed Tony Watling 11th. Nov. 2015 Two years ago, Mohammed and Mai lunar by calendar, commemorates the first Mostafa brought their young Egyptian revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. family to New Zealand and settled in During this month, Muslims fast each Churton Park. They soon made new day from dawn to dusk, both as an act of Kiwi friends, who quickly made them worship and a means of becoming more feel at home. compassionate to those in need. They Mai, who is the welcoming faceOur at summer wake early forwere suhoor pre-dawn meal) pools built(aby us. the Churton Park Community Centre, and break their fast with an evening meal Blends in well did cause no fuss. has done much to find ways of bringing called iftar. It is common for mosques to slide will cause a splash. people of all ages and cultures togetherWith to hydro host large iftars, especially for the poor it many people nightly prayers foster the area’s community spirit. And toand needy, followed Through native bush we twist and wiggle. As practising Muslims, Mai’s family celcalled tarawih. From the children a giggle. ebrate Ramadan and wanted to give their With help brings from her Egyptian friend


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In Johnsonville intruders entered the A white Mitsubishi Lancer saloon carpark at the rear ofOF the Salvation Army parked overnight on the street in CockTHE D AY premises in Johnsonville Road and using ayne Road was entered via a smashed left Wainuiomata Squash Club bolt cutters removed the padlocks from the rear quarterlight window. An unsuccessAGM bins located there. Rubbish from the bins ful attempt was made to steal the vehicle 51. J.K. was scattered around the area. by pulling out the ignition. The intruders In Newlands a house in Oswald Cres- abandoned the attempt. Rowling 7.00pm cent was broken into. The front door had In Churton Park a30th silverNovember Subaru Impreza chose the Monday been kicked or barged open and the latch stationwagon parked overnight unusual At the Clubrooms on the was located at the end of the hallway. street in Ridley Green was broken into via name All the rooms were given a messy a forced front door lock. The vehicle was ‘Hermione’ Corner of Main search. A TV, passport, car keys, an searched and a wallet left inRoad the vehicle so young and Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata Xbox, a number of pairs of shoes, a hard was stolen. The wallet contained bank girls drive and two power tools were stolen. A cards, an Australian driver’s licence and wouldn’t neighbour has provided Police with the a large sum of cash in both Australian and be teased of a car and its occupants who New Zealand currency. description Bringing local news for are being possibly the intruders. In Crofton Downs a house in Winston nerdy! theinto community Two trucks parked overnight at the rear Street was to broken during the day. A of a building in McMillan Court each had window at the side of the house had been two batteries stolen. smashed. In Khandallah a blue FordSituation Kuga Vacant A window in the back door had also stationwagon parked during the afternoon been smashed and entry gained by in Cockayne Road near the Nairnville reaching through to unlock the door. Recreation Centre was entered. Although Some jewellery items are known to have the vehicle was locked a rear passenger been stolen. side window had been left half open. In Karori a house in Messines Road The thief took the opportunity to reach was broken into by smashed two panes through and grab a handbag left inside of glass beside the front door. A thorough the vehicle. The bag contained a driver’s search was made inside the property and licence, a bank card, an automatic garage the master bedroom was ransacked. Cash, door opener, spare vehicle keys and sun two Galaxy Tablets, and a computer and glasses. monitor were stolen. In Punjab Street the Deliverers owner of a property Required In Northland ain green Toyota Corolla was alerted by the sound of his alarm hatchback parked locked on the street being activated the mid-morning. overnight was damaged when an attempt Area 1: during Momona, Mohaka, Kawatiri - Kaponga. He rushed to his property and found that was made to force an entry. The driver’s intruders had kicked a hole in the side door lock had been punched out to gain of his house to gain entry. The activated entry. The vehicle was entered and alarm caused the would-be burglars to searched but nothing was taken as nothing rapidly depart the of value had been left in the car.

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