Northern News : November 24th 2010
2 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 24, 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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But demand for the service has grown dra- matically, especially among young people who use it to access social networking websites. The council is con- cerned that people are flouting time constraints put in place to ensure as many library users as possible can use it. Chief executive Dave Edmunds says it is good young people are using the service which the council introduced in partnership with Aotea- roa People s Network Kaharoa. However, in recent weeks there have been a number of incidents which have undermined traditional library use. A minority of secondary school age users appear determined to ignore the privilege of a free service and abuse the system to the detri- ment of others, Mr Edmunds says. This has included both verbal and physical abuse of library staff and squabbles which, on at least two occasions, has led to police inter- vention. He appeals to parents to ask their children not to abuse the service and to respect other library users. He also asks parents to supervise their chil- dren while they are at the library. Parents, either honing their web social networking skills or taking the opportunity for child-free shopping, are using the service as a child-minding facility, creating conflict with traditional library users. The council may tighten access rules or withdraw the service if problems continue, he says. We are reviewing management protocols to establish whether there may be less disruptive ways available to get on top of what has become something of a social issue. More eyes needed on the streets 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 I have had a great response from members of the community to my request for information about youth offending in Kaikohe (Crime stops when neighbours watch, Northern News, November 10). The police have been very active in recovering stolen cars and attending domestic violence incidents and are out walking the central business district of Kai- kohe. Well done! The business association s com- munity patrol recovered a stolen vehicle on the night of November 12 behind Work and Income s offices in Memorial Ave and found three possible offenders. Police caught two, but one escaped. The two who were caught are in Child Youth and Family care. What can we do to stop this sort of crime? Let s start up Neighbourhood Support groups. Senior sergeant Justin Rogers at Kerikeri police station is really keen to help and get interested people along to a meeting to explain how the system works. If you are one of those people, contact Justin on 407-4105 or myself on 401-2651 and we will get the names and organise a place and time. We need to get more eyes on to the streets. The community patrol members and Maori Wardens have joined forces and will patrol the streets together shortly. If you are interested in helping, contact the wardens on 405-3870 or Joe Nol at the community patrol on 401-1052. Remember, we are all in this together so let s pull together and make our town a proud and safe place to bring up our families and enjoy life. -- Tony Taylor Kaikohe Business Association Read about how to protect your home against burglaries this summer on P13. No sign of pets They may be meat in somebody s freezer, but Roban Jury still wants to know who stole five, black-fleeced ewes from her Waikino Rd property near Kawakawa on Sept- ember 22. Nobody has come for- ward with information since she publicised the theft in the Northern News last month. Roban asks anyone who knows anything about the theft to contact sergeant Nathan Davis at Kawakawa Police on 404 3154. Basically, I need clos- ure because they were my pets.
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