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Poll: What do you think of a school calling police on a boy who shot a toy gun?

Denise Piper Reporter from North Shore Times

A Northland school called police after a boy shot a toy plastic gun on the playground. The boy's mother says the treatment was over the top but the ministry says it was correct. What do you think?

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What do you think of a school calling police on a boy who shot a toy gun?
  • 27.3% It's unfair; it was just a toy
    27.3% Complete
  • 41.3% It's reasonable; even toy guns should not be tolerated
    41.3% Complete
  • 30.1% The school should have explained its gun policy before doing this
    30.1% Complete
  • 1.4% Other (please explain in comments below)
    1.4% Complete
143 votes
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Torbay Tennis Club - Opening Day Sunday August 30th.

Alexander from Browns Bay

Torbay Tennis club are having its annual open day on Sunday August 30. We want you all to come and bring friends if you can. It is a fun day of social tennis with old friends and new people. Let's show them the good old Torbay spirit and welcome the new members.

Kids from 10am to 12pm with resident coach Jason Hart. Jason will do fun games for kids of all levels.
Adults from 12 - 3pm. Social tennis - mixed doubles.
Sausage sizzle. Lots of family fun.
Spread the word.

Also for those who don't know Roger Knight retired as club president this year after many many years of great service to the club. Christian Nicholson has taken over as the new club president. But thank you Roger for doing such a good job and showing me the ropes.
Also, Julie Lichtwark retired as club secretary. Julie did a fantastic job for so many years and now we are left with an important position to fill. Alex and Kevin from the club committee are sharing the role in the interim but we are looking for someone keen to take on that role permanently. If you are interested let me know and I will send you a job description.
Our new club Captain is Simon Sherpa. Thank you Simon for taking on that role. The club needs people like you. Simon will be organizing interclub teams this year. Yes there is still time to get your name down so do that soon.
We need ladies especially. Let us know. Lets get ready for summer!
Any questions call Alex on 0272256488