Northern News : November 10th 2010
2 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 10, 2010 NEWS Editor Malcolm McMillan Ph 09 405 2743 email: northern editor@snl co nz Northern Regional Manager Lynne Popham Ph 09 405 2774 Kaikohe Ph 09 407 0361 Kerikeri email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Alan Puru Ph 09 405 2749 email: alan puru@snl co nz Classifieds Free ph 0800 022 812 Free fax 0800 022 815 email: email@example.com or 09 405 2040 email: northern accounts@snl co nz 12,202 Audited Circulation (ABC December 09) Up to 12,300 Copies Delivered (each Wednesday) to Kaikohe, Okaihau, Ohaeawai, Moerewa, South and North Hokianga and Kaitaia. Rural areas include: Awanui RD 1. Kaikohe RD 1, 2, 3. Kaitaia RD 1, 2, 3(part), 4. Kawakawa RD 1, 2, 3. Kohukohu RD 1. Broadwood RD 2. Kohukohu RD 2. Okaihau RD 1, 2. Russell RD. Kaikohe Office: 60 Broadway, Kaikohe. P.O. Box 1, Kaikohe. Ph 09 405 2040 Fax 09 401 2129 Kerikeri Office: 93 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri. P.O. Box 392, Kerikeri. 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Suspicious activity to be aware of can include strange vehicles driving up and down the road or parked on the roadside, unusual lights in the bush at night, items such as fencing equipment and possum traps going missing, curtains being closed frequently, unusual odours coming from houses and lots of people visiting during the day and night. Last year the number of cannabis plants recovered from the annual police crime and cannabis operation was down on previous years. Police believe this was due, in part, to the drought and that there may be an increase in activity this year as growers put in more plants to make up for their losses. Operation Penny, car- ried out during the 2009/2010 season, led to 48,769 cannabis plants being destroyed, 175 arrests, 46 firearms confiscated, two meth- amphetamine labs dis- covered, 28 grams of methamphetamine found, more than 2kg of cannabis discovered, nearly $30,000 of stolen property recovered and $25,400 cash seized. Northland organised crime unit detective Pepe Reihana says if people notice unusual activity, it is helpful if they can get details of vehicles involved including regis- tration numbers, colour, make and model. Mr Reihana says police are also concerned about the number of fire- arms that have been lo- cated at properties used by drug dealers, growers and manufacturers. This combination of illicit drugs and firearms can be lethal and the growing, manufacturing and dealing in drugs is also linked to gangs. In terms of public safety, we want people to contact us as soon as they see any suspicious activity. If people have any information about illicit drugs they should contact their local police station or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111. Crime stops when neighbours watch I want you: Tony ''Major'' Taylor wants the people of Kaikohe to get behind the Kaikohe Business Association's zero tolerance campaign against tagging and crime in the town. Photo: DEBBIE TAYLOR Eyes and ears can be major crime-fighting tools, says Kaikohe s police boss. Senior sergeant Riki Whiu says burglaries, family violence, stolen cars and thefts from cars account for most of the offences his staff investigates. Vigilance by the community and a willingness to report crime would go a long way towards reducing offending. He urges people to get to know their neighbours and tell them when they are going away to help foil burglars. They need to have a connection with somebody who can cast an eye or walk around the property. Police are happy to help streets form neighbourhood watch groups to combat crime. It really is about residents organising themselves. Mr Whiu asks people to help reduce violence in the com- munity by phoning the police when they see or hear school bully- ing, street fights or violence in the home. There are still people turning the stereo up when some- body is getting bashed. A lot of our victims rely on good people who are willing to stand up for them. People shouldn t think of reporting crime as narking, but as caring about their community. If more people dis- play that kind of atti- tude, the negative ones are outnum- bered. He also asks people to contact police if they see children wan- dering the streets at night or waiting for their parents outside pubs. A phone call to us would sort that out, he says. People keen to set up a neighbourhood watch group should call senior sergeant Justin Rogers at Kerikeri police station on 407-9211. Those who have information about crime but aren't keen to talk to the police can call the Mid North Maori Wardens on 405-3890, phone Tony Taylor at the Kaikohe Business Association on 401-1886 or call or text him at 021- 274-4153.
November 17th 2010