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PAPAKURA COURIER, AUGUST 31, 2011
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Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets
Police are warning Papakura
residents to beware of a man selling
fake Farmers gift vouchers.
He's been flogging the fake
vouchers outside the Stampede Bar
and elsewhere around Auckland
over the past two months.
Police have heard from five people
so far who've paid $80 to $85 for
the fake vouchers which the man
claims are worth $150.
The man also reportedly offered the
fake vouchers in exchange for
services, sergeant Reon Blake says.
''Police believe there are likely to
more victims who have not reported
the matter or simply don't realise
they've been scammed yet,'' Mr
The man's described as a tall, slim
Indian in his mid to late 20s who
speaks fluent English and drives a
green Nissan Skyline.
Genuine Farmers gift vouchers look
like credit cards.
Anyone who knows who or where
the man might be can call the police
on 261-1341 or the Crimestoppers
line anonymously on
The roll-out of ultra-fast broadband
to more than 1.4 million
Aucklanders is under way.
Chorus deployed the first fibre in the
city under the government's ultra-
fast broadband initiative last week.
Fibre will be rolled out across
Auckland, including Papakura and
MS trawling for funds
Fishing guru Graeme Sinclair is
urging people to get behind this
year's Multiple Sclerosis Society of
Auckland annual street appeal.
The fundraiser will be held on Friday
All proceeds will go towards the
organisation's field worker service
which provides free information,
support and services throughout the
Mr Sinclair was diagnosed with
multiple sclerosis in 1997 and is
now in a wheelchair.
He continues to produce, write and
star in the ever-popular TV show
Mr Sinclair says every person who
donates $100 or more will get a
signed copy of his latest book Life
New bins wheeled out
New bins for old: Takanini resident Tom Shepherd with one of the first recycling wheelie bins the Auckland Council is
delivering to Papakura households and businesses.
Photo: TROELS SOMMERVILLE
By TROELS SOMMERVILLE
THE recycling revolution is under
way in Papakura with delivery of
new wheelie bins starting yester-
Around 1600 bins will be
delivered each weekday until all
17,000 eligible properties in the dis-
trict have theirs ready for the new
fortnightly recycling collection from
Takanini resident Tom Shepherd,
one of the first to get a new wheelie
bin, expects they'll tidy up the
We're not going to have bottles
and papers blowing all over the
When you drive through Manu-
rewa on collection days, where
they've got these bins already, it
just looks a lot tidier.''
The wheelie bins take four times
as much recycling as the old crates
and eliminate the need to separate
paper and cardboard.
That appeals to Takanini resident
She expects her new bin will
make recycling easier and encour-
age her to recycle more.
The Auckland Council says all
residents, businesses, schools and
clubs in Papakura using the
council's current kerbside recycling
service are eligible for a new
Solid waste manager Jon Roscoe
says anyone using the crate-based
recycling service who hasn't got a
new wheelie bin by the end of Sept-
ember should contact the council.
Recycling will be collected fort-
nightly in future but rubbish bags
will continue to be collected
weekly,'' he says.
And for some properties there
will be a new collection day.
That's because of vehicle routing
changes being made to improve the
efficiency of the collection service.''
From October 3 any recycling
placed in crates or on the ground
won't be collected.
Until then recycling must still be
put out in open-top crates with
paper and cardboard set out separ-
Go to www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
or call 295-1300 for more
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