Western Leader : February 1st 2011
7 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 1, 2011 NEWS Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971 www.madbutcher.co.nz 1.5kilo pack Beef Steak Mince FRESH NEW ZEALAND BEEF SALE! for only10 $ Sirloin Steak only16 $ .99 kilo only9 $ .99 kilo BBQ Steak ( plain or marinated ) Crumbed Beef Schnitzel Beef Stewing Steaks Rolled Roast Beef ( plain or seasoned ) Offers valid from Mon 31st Jan - Sun 6th Feb. All Stores Open 7 Days only4 $ .99 kilo Mad Butcher Beef Flavoured Sausages only8 $ .99 kilo only8 $ .49 kilo only8 $ .99 kilo only10 $ .99 kilo Topside Roasts pack Super Low Prices! Great Savings! ( plain or seasoned ) Computer scam around By NICOLA MURPHY A man who almost fell victim to a computer scam is warn- ing others to be careful. Jim Burrows received a call last week from someone claiming to be a Windows helpdesk employee. He was told they could see he had a problem with his computer. His suspicions were raised when he was asked to give the caller remote access to his computer. The Waitakere resident guessed it was a scam and hung up. Computer store owner Wayne Havill says if Mr Bur- rows had kept talking to the scammers he probably would have been encouraged to pay for software to fix a made-up computer prob- lem. Mr Havill says over the past four months he has received about 25 calls from customers who have been contacted as part of the scam. He recommends people hang up if they receive a similar call. The helpdesk people never ring you. You call them. Netsafe operations man- ager Lee Chisholm says it s impossible to say how many people have been affected but the scam has been around for more than a year. She says the software costs up to $300. She says the callers can be quite persuasive and will often call back again and again. Wetland open Waitangi Day A one-off opportunity to explore the wetlands of the Matuku Reserve will be available on Waitangi Day -- thanks to Forest and Bird Waitakere. While the wetlands of Matuku Reserve near Bethells Beach are easily visible access to the reserve usually involves more than a kilometre of steep track. However this Sunday an easier access route through private land will be opened to allow the public to explore the two-and-a-half kilometre walk. John Sumich was part of a team working to clear the track throughout 2010 and says it s an exceptional walk. It s a unique walk that allows you to see the his- toric tramway line as well as the beautiful natural set- ting where the forest meets the wetland. The track has been cleared to allow Ark in the Park rangers easier quad bike access to control predators in the pest-free zone and now native birds are abundant. Mr Sumich says the walk is suitable for the whole family although no dogs are allowed. The walk can be accessed from 10am to 4pm through 119 Bethells Rd. A gold coin donation is appreciated.
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