An URGENT message from Whangārei Intermediate School
URGENT - Please remind your child to be safe by walking home with a friend. Avoid being alone.
A student today was approached when walking home in Third Ave today by a man who drove across to the wrong side of the road and pulled up alongside her. He asked if she wanted a ride and when she declined he reached out and tried to grab her. She escaped his grasp and ran all the way home. The mother has reported to the police and has now arranged for a buddy to walk with her to/from school.
The man was described as possibly 50s, very dark complexion (possibly Indian or African) with grey stubble with a black beanie. Was driving a beaten-up older red car.
This painting was STOLEN from outside the back of Jesse Rose's store in Kamo last week while it was drying. It is especially SPECIAL because the artist is only learning and was really proud of her efforts.
UPDATE- it may look like we got the stolen painting back, But Sadly no- we haven’t. Despite huge efforts to try and do so.. and some truly AMAZING support of the public... (The post I wrote to say the painting had been stolen, has been shared over 440 x already online, so it’s definitely getting out there..)
It’s out of our hands now, but we are still hopeful it will be recovered., so keep sharing... as we Know people have seen this painting/will see this painting.
But in the meantime I printed off the only photo we had, which was an unfinished picture (the stolen painting had been finished) onto fine art paper, and then Melissa finished the final details ...(for the second time)
And that way we were able to include the painting in the exhibition on Saturday night!
Of course not the same as having the original painting- but it was something 🖤
This fantail will have quite a story behind it,
And I know one day (hopefully) it will make its way back to the owner..
If you know anything about this, please let Jesse Rose know on 021 155 6803, or return it to 575 Kamo Road, Kamo, Whangārei 0112.
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