Western Leader : December 30th 2010
2 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 30, 2010 NEWS Parents of babies to 6 years old Do call our friendly staff today about your child's needs. 18, 20 & 25 Wolverton St Avondale Ph: 828 9083 Web Page: www.kiwicarepreschool.co.nz Email: email@example.com sudoku THE NUMBER PLACING GAME Fill the grid so that every column, every row and every 3x3 box contains the digits1-9 SOLUTION TO W233 Office Ph 837 0340 Fax 837 1760 Editor Claire Haynes email: edwl@snl co nz Sales Manager Julie Cooper email: julie cooper@snl co nz Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: delivery@snl co nz Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 66,735 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) 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HURRY INTO ONE OF THESE GREAT STORES OPENING HOURS Monday -- Friday 9:00am -- 5:30pm Saturday 9:00am -- 5:00pm Sunday 10:00am -- 5:00pm WERE UP TO $799 $699 NOW • 6061 Alloy Frame • Enigma X-90 Fork with alloy crown • Shimano EZ FIRE Gears, 24 Speed • Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc Brakes 2011 JAGUAR AND FREE SPIRIT MTB WERE UP TO $399 $299 NOW • Men's and ladie's oversized gusseted frame • Zoom suspension fork • 21 speed Shimano components • 36 hole alloy rims 2011 SUMMIT PLUS....Affordable battery replacement service! The year that was We look back on some of the Western Leader's best stories of 2010. Roadside delivery: Constable Tanya Davarle was reunited with baby Olivia Stewart, whom she helped to deliver on the side of the road in late 2009. Photo: LUKE PARKER JANUARY FEBRUARY Ancient relic: Ruben Mita, aged 11, dug up a 200-year-old sword in his back garden in Woodlands Park.Photo: DANIEL MARKHAM MARCH CONTINUED Page 3 An early morning road crash at Piha had a happy ending thanks to the quick actions of a vol- unteer lifeguard. Bruce Simpson was bunking down at a mate's place for the night when he heard the smash. The vehicle was upside-down in a creek and the occupants were under- water. Bruce went under, scrambling to pull all four occupants out -- one of whom was not breathing. He and friend Mario Ozich managed to resuscitate the man and performed CPR until the Westpac Rescue Helicop- ter arrived. Also in January, sev- eral beaches were deemed unsafe for swim- ming. Waitakere City Council closed Huia Beach three times over the summer because of high levels of the bac- teria enterococci, which comes from human and animal faeces. One read- ing was 15 times greater than the safety standard. The council said run-off from farmland and scep- tic tanks were the main causes. In February the British sister of Tracey Ann Patient, whose body was found in the Waita- kere Ranges in 1976, contacted the Western Leader saying she wanted Prime Minister John Key to order the unsolved case be reopened. Tracey Ann was 13 years old when she was strangled with a pair of pantyhose. She was last seen walking home from a friend's house towards Dellwood Ave in Henderson. Debbie, who returned to the United Kingdom with her parents after the tragedy, has never given up on the case, fol- lowing up numerous leads over the years and staying in touch with police. Also in February, hun- dreds of taxis formed a motorcade for taxi driver Hiren Mohini's funeral at Waikumete Cemetery. Mr Mohini was stabbed on the job in Mt Eden. In March, Te Atatu neighbours of convicted sex offender Ronald Van Der Plaat campaigned for his deportation to his native Holland after his release from prison in February. Van Der Plaat, who is in his 70s, maintained his inno- cence and said he planned to mount a legal appeal to clear his name. He was sentenced in 2001 to 14 years for rape, sexual violation, torture and the indecent assault of his daughter, Tanjas Darke, over more than two decades. A legal loophole that has since been closed saw him released after nine years. He moved back into his old house at Bosun Place on the Te Atatu Penin- sula. Also in March, two 100-year-old trees due to be cut down on Rosebank Road in Avondale created a stir when the Tree Council started campaigning for them to be saved. As a result, one tree, a pohutukawa was given a reprieve.
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