Northern News : December 15th 2010
13 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 15, 2010 Celebrate Christmas Ph/Fax (09) 407 6627 55D Cobham Road, Kerikeri Mob: 0274 532 220 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FREE gift with every service! For all your WOF and automotive servicing needs. Comprehensive vehicle repairs: Cars, Vans, Utes, 4 x 4s, Light Trucks. COURTESY CAR Also available imported dirt bikes and quads. 190 Pukepoto Road, Kaitaia (09) 408-1092 Friendly experts - affordable style Have you been in to see the changes yet? We are now a real deal Garden Centre with everything you need and more Come and check out our ever changing GST FREE Zone every weekend Now Open Sunday! 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Ph/Fax 09 401 1706, A/H 09 405 9311 Xmas Hours: Mon to Fri: 9am till late Sat: 9.30am--1.30pm Xmas Eve: Friday 9am-6pm (Closed Statutory Days Only) Karla Tawhai -- 107 Broadway, Kaikohe Ph/Fax 09 401 1706 A/H 09 405 9311 Bouquets on Broadway Easy Parking • Superb Selection • Pay Us A Visit CNR SH10 & WAIMATE NORTH ROAD, KERIKERI PH 09 407 3058 - OPEN 7 DAYS 9.00AM - 5.30PM Beautiful Gifts for Everyone! HUGE Selection. ± Well Stocked, Well Priced, Well Worth a Look! ± • GIFTS • SKINCARE • TOYS • CANDLES • KNITTING WOOL & COTTON and so much more GIFT WRAPPING IS OUR PLEASURE! 3321160AB Beat burglars this summer As the summer holiday period approaches, New Zealand Post, Neighbourhood Support New Zea- land and the police are reminding people to be extra vigilant about protecting their homes with some easy-to-remember precautions. The Christmas break is an opportune time for burglars because many people are away from their homes which contain new goods received as presents. Burglars look for signs that homes are unoccupied, such as mail and newspapers building up in mailboxes. Householders are advised to put their mail on hold and to cancel newspapers before heading away. New Zealand Post targeted communications general manager Sohail Choudhry says a few simple steps, such as organising a mail hold, can make a big differ- ence in protecting homes. Putting your mail on hold also means sensitive information, such as bank statements, won t be left in the mailbox for long periods. New Zealand Post offers a Hold My Mail service which can be set up by visiting www.nzpost.co.nz/ receiving-mail/hold-mail or any PostShop. The service costs $5.50 a week for residential customers and $11 for business customers, and takes three working days to set up. The service is free for senior citizens, those over 65 years. Neighbourhood Support New Zealand deputy chairman and crime prevention officer Paul Mil- ler says before going away it is a good idea to ask a friend or neigh- bour to keep an eye on your house. In addition to mail piling up, burglars will look for homes with no lights on at night or where curtains are drawn during the day, so a friend or neighbour turn- ing on lights and adjusting the curtains will act as a good deter- rent. Most home burglaries occur during the day and knocking on a door is the simplest way for a criminal to establish whether any- one is at home. Asking about a fictitious per- son or whether you have seen a certain dog are examples of the kinds of excuses they use for being on your property. If you don t think it s right, call the police and let neighbours know too, he says. Police advise people should call 111 only in emergencies and to report non-emergency incidents to local police stations. Other home security tips include: Invite neighbours to use the driveway and clothesline so it looks like someone is home Lock away garden tools and ladders that could be used to break in to your home Make arrangements for family pets to be looked after Invite a relative or friend to house-sit Don t leave an answer phone message that you are away. Clear messages remotely or have a friend check them for you Do not hide keys outside, bur- glars know all the hiding places Ensure attractive portable items like laptops, games consoles and iPods, etc, are stored away out of sight Don t advertise new items like DVD players or flat screen TVs by leaving the empty boxes out for recycling. Turn the boxes inside out and fold them down or drop them off at a recycling depot Hide or lock away passports and official documents -- identity fraud is on the rise Don t leave car keys near doors or windows -- car thefts after bur- glaries are also increasing Install a burglar alarm -- they are still one of the most effective means to deterring a burglar. For more information about how to protect your home, visit www.ns.org.nz. To find out more about Hold My Mail and other New Zealand Post services visit www.nzpost.co.nz.
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