Western Leader : March 3rd 2011
7 WESTERN LEADER, MARCH 3, 2011 NEWS HENDERSON SUPER CENTRE -- FOR LEASE AND FOR SALE 303 -- 309 Lincoln Rd. -- Get in quick -- Fantastic location Call me for more information: Other items: 1. 1500 m2 shed on site for sale -- Make an offer 2. Brand new Investment with Mega Mitre 10 for sale on 12 yr lease in Stage 2. • Over 200 car parks Huge traffic Count • From100m2to3000m2 First centre from motorway • Freehold Titles Huge exposure for your business Exclusively with: Jeff Brill Ph: (09) 962 8252 or 021 530 276 firstname.lastname@example.org Campus Tours every Wednesday at 9.30am Open Day 10.30am to 2.30pm Saturday 5th March ACG Parnell College is the only independent, co-ed, Years 1-13 school in Auckland's central isthmus area. 2 Titoki St, Parnell Phone 308 1666 www.acgedu.com Were focused on achieving great results Keeping watch is a neighbourly thing Looking out: Louise Grevel says Neighbourhood Support is all about making our communities safer. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY By NICOLA MURPHY Loving thy neighbour need not be a chore. Neighbourhood Support Waitakere staff say it's easy once you get involved. Louise Grevel has worked as the junior Neighbourhood Support co- ordinator for around six months, but before she signed up she volunteered in her suburb and worked on getting whole streets to become support areas. The Waitakere resident learned about the organisation and the work it does after a chance meeting with a staff member and set up a meeting to re-establish a Neighbourhood Support group in the area. Six months later many of the streets have signed on and Mrs Grevel is now encouraging other streets, both rural and suburban, to set up their own groups. She was spurred on when thieves stole copper piping from the Waitakere Town Hall, for which she manages the bookings. It's made people more aware of what's going on around them,'' she says. She urges west Auckland residents to get a group started sooner rather than later. Don't wait until you've been burgled,'' the mother-of-three says. This warning is echoed by Waita- kere police who are concerned at the number of burglaries over the past few weeks. Area commander Inspector Gary Davey says Neighbourhood Support is one of the best tools to combat these crimes. It is proven that crime is reduced in areas where there is a strong Neigh- bourhood Support group operating,'' Mr Davey says. Co-ordinator Samantha Farquhar says the recent Christchurch earth- quake is a good example of the role neighbours play in keeping communi- ties safe. Mrs Grevel says signing up gives you access to a huge database of infor- mation. More than 4000 households are part of Neighbourhood Support, in around 250 different west Auckland streets. It's all about making your com- munity a nicer place to live in.'' Visit www.nswaitakere. org.nz or call 834-5815.
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