Western Leader : January 18th 2011
3 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 18, 2011 NEWS Europe & Britain 36 Days from $10,750* Departs: 23 May -- 27 Jun 2011 or 8 Aug -- 12 Sep 2011^ ^Includes tickets to Edinburgh Tattoo Egypt & Turkey 28 Days from $9,990* Departs: 17 Apr -- 14 May 2011 Includes 4 night Nile Cruise & Abu Simbel excursion Canada & Alaska 24 Days from $10,999* Departs: 22 May -- 14 Jun 2011 or 28 Aug -- 20 Sep 2011 Includes 7 night luxury Alaskan cruise West & East Coast USA 26 Days from $10,999* One departure only: 16 Sep -- 11 Oct 2011 Includes National Parks & Autumn Colours *Includes international flights ex Auckland and per person twin share United Travel Westgate tel: 831 0250 holidays escorted from new zealand! 3 Cartridge World Henderson 16 Railside Avenue, Ph: (09) 836 7246 Email: email@example.com Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm Saturday 9am to 12 noon Cartridge World New Lynn 3077 Great North Rd, Ph: (09) 826 1022 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm Saturday 9am to 1pm CLEARANCE DEPOT NEW/USED/ENDOFLINES/ LIQUIDATION STOCK Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 3pm, Sat 10am - 3pm 637 Rosebank Rd, Avondale PH 815 1589 Huge variety of office & Household items new & used at HEAVILY DISCOUNTED PRICES!! • OFFICE FURNITURE • INDOOR / OUTDOOR FURNITURE • LINEN • BEDDING • HOUSEWARE • NAPPIES & MUCH MORE SECURITY DOORS & WINDOWS Same Day Measure and Quote • TOP Brands • FREE Quotes • QUICK Install RYLOCK HOME PLUS OPEN SAT MORN 837-2660 M 3331755AO Protein powder theft puzzles gym owner By STEPHEN FORBES Gym burglary: New Lynn Club Physical owner Rowan O'Connor was shocked by the theft of $11,000 worth of protein powder. Photo: STEPHEN FORBES The theft of $11,000 worth of protein powder from a New Lynn gym has puzzled its owner. Rowan O Connor owns New Lynn Club Physical on the corner of Margan Ave and Titirangi Rd. He says the club was broken into twice, on January 5 and 11, and both times the thieves have only taken protein powder. Mr O Connor says the burglars smashed a win- dow to gain entry to the building before loading the stolen products into a car parked outside. He had recently installed security cam- eras and caught the thieves on camera. We ve never seen our- selves as a burglary tar- get before, he says. The stolen products were all Horleys and Balance brand protein powder. Mr O Connor s gym isn t the only one to be targeted. The Club Physical gym in Three Kings has also been broken into twice in the last fortnight and the thieves stole protein powder. Mr O Connor says he is part-way through a $100,000 upgrade of the club and will now have to add more security to the budget. Sergeant John Allen from the Henderson police says the break-ins are bizarre. I would have thought the powder has a limited market. Police are trying to identify the two men from CCTV footage. Mr Allen wants to hear from anyone with information on the burglaries. Call Mr Allen at the Henderson police on 839-0617 or call the anonymous Crime- stoppers hotline on 0800-555-111. IN BRIEF Wood shed fire A wood shed went up in smoke when a Kelston man disposed of ashes from a recent fire in his backyard. The man placed the ashes, wrapped up in newspaper, away from the house but near his garden shed this month. The fire was put out quickly but it destroyed the roof and walls of the shed. The New Zealand Fire Service says it's a good reminder to dispose carefully of ashes because they stay warm for a long time after a fire has been put out. Carnival call Groups wanting to perform at the Auckland International Carnival have until the end of February to sign up. There will be four themed stages at the event, held on March 27 at War Memorial Park in Mt Roskill. World percussion, dance, music and youth stages are available for groups wanting to showcase their culture. Call Helen Cheng on 301-7373 or email helen.cheng@auckland council.govt.nz for more information. Dream job for Alison By CATHERINE HEALY Launch master: Constable Alison Campkin of Titirangi is the first full-time female member of the police maritime unit. ALISON Campkin first boarded the police launch Deodar as a child. I won a colouring competition and got to go on it. I ve wanted to join the police and work on Deodar ever since. Thirty years later, she made it on to Deodar III. The Titirangi born- and-bred constable is the first female member of the police maritime unit and last month she became a senior launch- master. It means I can be responsible for running an incident, such as a search and rescue. We can choose which resources we use -- the Eagle, Westpac helicop- ter, Coastguard and which of the police boats to use, she says. Miss Campkin joined the police in 2004 at age 40, after doing her OE and working in a variety of jobs. She worked on general police duties before joining the mari- time unit. The job ranges from grisly tasks such as recovering a body in a choppy sea on a winter s night to patrolling Auck- land s harbours on sparkling summer days. A lot of our work is educating people. We talk to them about where they re anchored, about lifejackets and the fish- ing they re doing. In 2007 after only being in the unit two weeks Miss Campkin was called to a drowning. The professionalism turns on quite quickly. You end up being the liaison between every- one: The family and other police officers. More recently, she took an inflatable police boat to Lake Pupuke and retrieved the body of a drowned teenager. You have to be dis- creet to get the body on to the boat while shield- ing it and showing respect for the family, she says. Deodar III and her crew also do ambulance pick-ups and prisoner transfers from Waiheke Island, help when swimmers are in trouble and take fire crews out to boat fires. They also assist with big events on the water. Miss Campkin says it s rare for the launch to travel at top speed. If there was someone in the water in trouble, that s when we d put the throttle down. She didn t grow up with boats and has learned a lot on the job from her colleagues. These guys have been doing this for 20-odd years. They have huge experience. You can t learn that from books. I m just a baby cop compared to them. I ve learned so much and there s still so much more to learn.
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