Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Items sought after school burglary

Items sought after school burglary

Over the weekend beginning 30 November 2012 to 03 December 2012 a burglary occurred at the South Makirikiri School near Marton.

The small rural school is currently undergoing an extension building project.

A storage unit containing construction tools was broken into over this time period and approximately $20,000 worth of electrical tools and building items were taken. Other items were found on the site in preparation for removal.

The school buildings were also broken into and four Apple laptop computers were taken. These laptops have a total replacement value of $6,000.

The 158 pupils that attend the school use these computers to complete their work. The four laptops taken were removed from the one classroom. They contained saved student work.

Officer in charge of Marton Police Station, Sergeant Peter Wood said: "While no personal information is held on these machines and they are replaceable, the children's work files held on them cannot be replaced."

The building project has been slowed until replacement work equipment is obtained.

"Some of the stolen property has been recovered at a Marton address and a 40 year-old male and a 36 year-old female have been charged with burglary," said Sergeant Wood.

Police have received information that some of the outstanding stolen items have been sold as far away as Wellington.

Items still sought are all good quality items such as Makita, Ramset, and Hitachi and include battery drills, skill saws, Ramset guns, grinders, and a laser level. These items are mostly engraved with either a number or with initials of the individual builder.

An air conditioning unit from a heat pump was taken along with a large roll of electrical wiring. Two Apple laptops are also still outstanding.

"Police are interested in any suspicious activity in the area so if you have any information that will assist in the investigation please contact us," said Sergeant Wood.

Anyone including second hand dealers who may have purchased tools or laptops, matching the description given, or who have information relating to this incident, are asked to call their local Police Station or make contact directly with the Marton Police on (06) 327 6555.

Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Regulators: Govt To ‘Crowd-Source’ Regulatory Advice

A wide-ranging set of reforms is to be implemented to shake up the way New Zealand government agencies develop, write and implement regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Board Appointments: Some Minister Appoint Less The 3 In 10 Women

“It’s 2015 not 1915: Ministers who appoint less than 3 in 10 women to their boards must do better, they have no excuse but to do better,” said Dr Blue. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The 1990s Retro Proposals For Our Health System

As we learned yesterday, the reviews propose that the democratically elected representation on DHBs should be reduced, such that community wishes will be able to be over-ridden by political appointees. In today’s revelations, the reviews also propose a return to the destructive competitive health model of the 1990s. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Cab Press Conference: Foreign Buyers Register, TPP And Serco

At a press conference today in Wellington, John Key discussed the foreign buyers register as well as the TPP and Serco. Key was questioned on whether a stamp tax might be used as a tool to deal with foreign buyers. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood Satire: Serco To Outsource Prison To Public Sector

In response to high-profile failings, multinational omnicorporation Serco will introduce public management in its prison system. Serco's New Zealand manager, speaking on condition of anonymity, has announced plans for managers from the Department of Corrections to run the Mt Eden Correctional Facility. More>>

National Party Conference: Plans To Nudge Immigrants Towards Regions

The Government will introduce a package of immigration measures aimed at improving the spread of workers, skills and investment across New Zealand, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections: Serco Relieved Of Control At Mt Eden Prison, Retains Contract

Multi-national private prison operator Serco has been forced to hand back control of Auckland's Mt Eden remand prison to the Department of Corrections, which has used a 'step-in' clause in its contract with Serco following a string of increasingly serious allegations about contraband, prisoner injuries and a death. More>>

ALSO:

Other Experiments: Failing Charter School Stays Open 'For Kids'

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she has given Te Pumanawa o te Wairua in Northland a chance to continue operating because of her concerns about finding other educational opportunities for its students. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS News AlertsNews Alerts
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news