48 days ago

Good news!

The Team from New Zealand Police

Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) – an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. 👏

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working behind the counter when a man entered the store and demanded money.

He walked behind the counter to the cash register and took a large sum of money, but the owner very quickly managed to activate the anti-theft smoke canon and the offender fled the shop.

Seeing what happened, the members of the public chased the offender and caught him, holding him until Police arrived soon afterwards.

He was then arrested and taken into custody.

A 40-year-old man has been charged with theft and was due to appear in the Waitakere District Court last week.

The money taken was returned to the dairy owners (pictured on the left), who were very grateful to those who stepped in to help.

A great result and example of people going above and beyond to look out for people in their local community.

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6 hours ago

Urgent and important - please note Book Sale dates now changed!!!!

Karen from Welcome Bay

Since we are in Level 2, the Tauranga Rotary Book Sale at Harvard Way Mount Maunganui cannot now be open Friday 5th or Saturday 6th March.

If the Level has dropped to Level 1 we will be open on Sunday 7th March from 9 am until 5 pm, and also the following weekend, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th from 9am until 5pm.

Come and restock your bookshelves, while also helping worthwhile causes in your local community. If you have been here before, you will know it is well worth a visit, because we have 1000s upon 1000s of books. It is really easy to find your favourites since the nonfiction is sorted by topic and the fiction is sorted by author!! We also have jigsaws, and games, cds and dvds and art.

Hope to see you there!
If necessary, please contact Ann Pritchard on 07 543 5350.

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1 day ago

council rates increase fund raising to pay for the extra cost in our rates.

Luisa from Welcome Bay

Hi, as a superannuation person who will struggle to fill any of the bins we will be provided with, and i will also not find it easy to pay the extra cost, i suggest those who are interested to join me in sitting on a deck chair with a sign that reads "Help me pay my rates please, any donation will be gratefully accepted". We could sit outside various places and see what we can get. We can then share it amongst those of us who will need it. If anyone is interested, can you pm me please.