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May Issue 2013

Pakuranga / Bucklands Beach


Committee members
Chair - Ayleen De Vilder
Deputy Chair – Sue Christie
Secretary – Karen Lusis
Treasurer – Pat Horner
Janita Isaacs
Louise Morley


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About this newsletter
This newsletter is published every two months. Contributions and comments are welcome.
Our Aim
Neighbourhood Support aims to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities safer and more caring places in which to live. Neighbourhood Support New Zealand Incorporated provides support for all neighbourhood and rural support groups throughout New Zealand. 

Neighbours Day Celebrated 
Residents in Reelick Ave Pakuranga, and others at Half Moon Bay celebrated Neighbours Day on the 24th March by holding a street party and getting to know each other. Residents in the middle section of Studfall St in Pakuranga also met at the co-ordinators home for afternoon tea and took the opportunity to get to know each other.  But you don’t have to wait for an official ‘Neighbours Day’ to have a party and get to know each other.  Set your own ‘Neighbours Day’ date, get to know them all and start looking out for each other.    Click the links to see photos of the Halfmoon Bay event and the Reelick Ave Event.

Merv’s View…
The essence of being a good neighbour is neighbourliness - that combination of courtesy and consideration for others that enables most people to live on good terms with those next door.  A dispute between neighbours can upset relationships and lead to discomfort, unhappiness and ultimately Police involvement.  How to avoid this?   Read more here…

Keeping their eyes open
Two residents in Pakuranga out for a walk a few months ago noticed a male exiting a house and trying to look inconspicuous.  As a result several burglaries were solved.  Read more about what the residents did and how their actions helped the Police solve several burglaries.

Recognising Suspicious Behaviour
So how do we recognise suspicious behaviour? Read this short article by Highland Park Community Constable Merv Hotter and learn what to take notice of when you are out and about.

Local Hot Spots
If you would like to know what criminal activities have been occurring lately then click this link.  This is not a detailed report, but it will give an indication of the ‘hot spots’ in our community at the moment.
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Police Commander’s Newsletter
Learn about developments in our community in this newsletter from Superintendent Tims of the Manukau Police. 
Topics include:
  • ANZAC day comment
  • Family Violence
  • TV’s, computers and jewellery
  • Car Crime
  • Mobility – Police receive iPhone and iPads
  • Operation Poppy
  • Road Policing
  • Memorandum of Understanding
Street light out or flickering?
In the age of ‘The Super City’, just where do you report street lights that are not working, abandoned cars outside your house, or water supply issues?  We’ve made it easy for you to find out who to contact. Just go to our website and look under ‘Key Contacts’. There are 31 phone numbers listed,  a sort of ‘one stop shop’ for emergency numbers.  While there, have a look at the other topics so you know what’s there in case you need the information one day.

Introducing our Coordinators 
Keith Greenhalgh of Edgewater Drive, Pakuranga has been a Neighbourhood Support street coordinator for the Edgewater neighbourhood group since August 1995 a total just over 16 years.  This makes him one of our longest serving coordinators.  Click here to learn about why he took on the role and what he aims to achieve.

A workshop that may be of interest
MECOSS (Manukau East Council of Social Services) are offering places at the following workshop for those interested in and wanting to involve new migrants in their organisations.  To register just send an email headed ‘REGISTRATION’ to with the name and date of which event you wish to attend. The cost is $20.
27 May 2013 (Monday:9.30am-12.30 pm)
Venue: Haseler Hall , All Saints Church, Howick
Workshop: Mutual Gains: ‘Involving Culturally Diverse Migrants in your Organisation’. Presenter: Dr Mary Dawson, CEO, ARMS Trust.

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