Shoplifters arrested near Kerikeri
88 Cameron Street,
Friday August 22,
The 'Shoplifting Expo' held in Kerikeri
recently has paid dividends.
Following the expo, which
looked at prevention initiatives and detection techniques, a
business in Waipapa recognised some shoplifters yesterday
and called police
A 22-year-old man and 35-year-old woman
have been charged with multiple shoplifting offences and a
burglary in Kaikohe where a quad bike was stolen.
has been remanded in custody to appear in the Kaikohe
District Court today.
Far North Area Prevention Manager
Senior Sergeant Chris McLellan says this result came about
due to some excellent work done by the business in
"This arrest shows that the 'Shoplifting Expo'
has already paid dividends and we've had some great feedback
from businesses thanking us for supporting them in
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>