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WEDNESDAY 1st December
9AM - 4PM
THURSDAY 2nd December
9AM - 4PM
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9AM - 2PM
Service for miners
A remembrance service for the 29
miners who lost their lives in the
Pike River tragedy will be held at
Holy Trinity Cathedral on Friday at
The service will be inter-
denominational and open to all
members of the community.
With Christmas just around the
corner the Glen Innes foodbank
urgently needs its supplies
Items like cereal, long-life milk,
pasta, rice, tinned fruit, veggies, fish
and soup would be ideal to
contribute to the Christmas food
Tea, coffee, sugar, baby food,
muesli bars, crackers and biscuits
would also be gratefully accepted.
Drop off your donated goods to the
Citizens Advice Bureau at 100 Line
Rd, Glen Innes, or to 4 Victoria Ave,
Thousands of people across the
east and bays will be lining the
streets to watch Christmas parades
over the next few weeks.
We're keen to run a selection of
video highlights in our online
Email your clip -- no longer than two
minutes -- or YouTube link to
Oliver.Li@ snl.co.nz and watch this
paper for details on when to view
them at www.eastandbayscourier.
Emergencies on show
Volunteer and emergency services
are having an open day on Sunday.
There will be fun rides and free
activities, helicopters and live
displays from the police, Fire
Service and St John Ambulance.
Go to Henderson High School,
Henderson Valley Rd, on Sunday,
December 5, between 10am and
Crime-fighting kids: St Patrick's School students from left: Victor Siua, Caleb Tele'a, Paula Maama, Likisone Inu. The four
boys received community excellence awards for helping report a bag-snatching crime in Panmure.
Photo: JASON DORDAY
Students bag prize
for reporting theft
By SARAH MOYES
AN after-school snack of fish and
chips turned into a crime fighting
mission for four St Patrick's School
Victor Siua, 11, Caleb Tele'a,
Paula Maama and Likisone Inu, all
12, were on Queens Rd in Panmure
on November 11 when they saw a
man holding a woman's handbag
rush to a car with a female driver
who quickly drove off.
Suspicious of what they'd just
seen, the quick-thinking boys
memorised the car registration
number and rushed to the library to
report what had happened.
From there they went to the Pan-
mure Business Association office.
The boys gave an excited but
clear description of the incident and
we were able to get not only our
security guard Taoa onto the case
but we were able to call up for
CCTV pictures of the incident,''
town centre manager Chris Sutton
Within half an hour of the inci-
dent Mrs Sutton says they had clear
pictures of the couple who got away
in the car, and the police were noti-
We now hope that the woman
who had her bag snatched will
report the theft to the police,'' she
The boys were congratulated by
the Panmure Business Association
for their hard work, and were
awarded certificates of community
excellence in a school assembly.
We have to save the community,''
Mrs Sutton says what the boys
did was very helpful to the associ-
ation which is constantly having to
We can't stress enough how
important it is to report a crime,''
Mrs Sutton says.
We have CCTV footage of an
attempted bag snatching but that
incident has never been reported,
which is incredibly frustrating for
us as we are working very hard to
make our town a safe and pleasant
place to come to.''
Glen Innes senior sergeant
Graeme Porter is proud of what the
four students did.
I'm proud of their maturity. They
did the right thing. I give them cre-
dit, them and their school.''
Mr Porter says police have
received two reports of bag
snatchers in Panmure in the past
six weeks, while the third never
He urges people not to carry large
amounts of cash in their handbags
and if their bag is snatched, to
report it immediately.
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