Western Leader : November 12th 2010
www.westernleader.co.nz Friday, November 12, 2010 Delicious lunch. Tasty offer. *Maximum of 4 guests per SuperGold cardholder. 50% discount applies to a maximum retail value of $12 per person. SuperGold card must be presented at time of paymen Half-price lunches for SuperGold cardholders* at Opanuku Caf , Vision Waitakere Gardens Get a group together and come between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday to enjoy 50% off our delicious lunches. You'll find us at 15 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson. Bookings are essential so please phone reception on 09 837 0512. t. BIG/VSL331/VWG2 War plaques stolen By STEPHEN FORBES Stolen memorials: Te Atatu RSA president Bob Pettis next to one of the monuments where the plaques were stolen. Photo: STEPHEN FORBES THE THEFT of two brass plaques from a Te Atatu Pen- insula war memorial has shocked returned servicemen and women. The plaques next to the gun emplacements on Gun- ner Drive were in memory of Flying Officer Whelan Haz- ard and the men and women who died serving New Zea- land. Mr Hazard was a Te Atatu resident killed in World War Two during a bombing mission over Germany. The memorials were unveiled on Armistice Day in 2005 and were paid for by the Te Atatu RSA and the Waita- kere City Council. RSA president Bob Pettis says members were shocked to hear the plaques had been stolen. A lot of them just couldn't believe it,'' Mr Pettis says. We were shattered.'' He says the memorials mean a lot to people and should be given the respect they deserve. Auckland Council spokes- woman Barbara Cade says there have been a lot of cop- per and brass thefts across the city, with plaques and spouting going missing. It's a sad indictment on the community when some- one feels desperate enough to have to steal something like this,'' she says. There's been a rash of thefts like this across the region, so unfortunately we're not the only ones who've been targeted.'' Metal thieves have also stolen materials from the KiwiRail network. Spokesman Kevin Ram- shaw says the thefts can cre- ate serious safety issues for both staff and the public. When the price of metal is high we tend to have a prob- lem,'' he says. On Monday night thieves also broke into Western Recycling in Henderson and stole lead and car radiators. Mr Pettis is keen to see the war memorial plaques replaced. Mrs Cade says the council will probably use marble to lessen the risk of them being taken again. Senior sergeant Kim Stew- art from the Henderson police says there has been a nation- wide increase in the theft of metals like copper. He says the type of metals stolen fluctuates with their prices. Mr Stewart says people should contact police if they have information on metal theft. Call Henderson police on 839-0600 or Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111 if you have any information. Survey reveals massive jump in readership More and more people are turning to the Western Leader for their fix of news and views. The latest Nielsen Reader- ship Survey shows a massive 21 percent increase in aver- age issue readership over the last year. The Western Leader, published three times a week, is part of the Suburban Newspapers group where overall survey results also show readership growth and market domi- nation. Suburban News- papers reach 65.6 percent of people in Auckland aged 15+ with a combined average issue readership of 690,000 people. By comparison the New Zealand Herald has an average issue readership of 423,000 and reaches only 40.2 percent of people in Auckland aged 15+. Sub- urban Newspapers has 267,000 more readers or 63.1 percent more readers than the New Zealand Herald.
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