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Enjoy the good life at Acacia Cove 123242 Happy New Year from the Acacia Cove team! By CHRIS HARROWELL AMAN has been arrested and charged by police in relation to a burglary at the Howick Returned and Services’ Associa- tion (RSA) on November 28 last year. Sergeant Paul Devane, of How- ick Police, says the 24-year-old Pakuranga resident was arrested on December 20. He’s charged with three counts of burglary. The man is also facing two drugs-related charges and a charge of receiving stolen property. He appeared in the Manukau District Court on December 20 and was remanded in custody to reappear in the court last Monday. During the court appearance on January 6, he pleaded not guilty to all charges. The man was further remanded in police custody to reappear in the Manukau District Court on March 11. The additional charges he’s fac- ing relate to commercial burgla- ries carried out in East Auckland late last year. A shoe shop in Pakuranga’s Reeves Road was broken into on October 14. The Crook and Flail Bar and Casino in Meadowland Drive, Somerville, was targeted by thieves on November 11. Mr Devane says the arrested man was identifed as potentially being involved in the break-in at the Howick RSA through a foren- sic examination of the crime scene in Wellington Street. Despite the arrest, the investiga- tion is ongoing. “There was defnitely more than one person involved [in the RSA burglary],” Mr Devane told the Times. “Police are pursuing lines of inquiry.” The criminals who broke into the Howick RSA stole money from tills in the bar and restaurant and coins from its 18 gaming machines. Taken also were cigarettes and alcohol. Offces used by several How- ick RSA staff members, including manager Clint Leger, were ran- sacked and damaged. Mr Leger says he wants to pub- licly acknowledge work done by police leading to the burglary sus- pect’s arrest. “I want to thank the police, our members and the community for pulling together,” he told the Times. “This [burglary] touched eve- ryone. For the police to make an arrest is really good.” Mr Devane still wants to hear from people with information on the burglary, or who saw suspi- cious activity in and around Wel- lington or Picton Streets in Howick between 4-5am on November 28. Two white motor vehicles were seen near the Howick RSA on the morning it was targeted. They’re described as late-model Japanese vehicles. One was seen by a Howick RSA employee arriving for work just after 5am. It was driven up the RSA’s drive- way at high speed, turning right into Wellington Street. The other motor vehicle of interest was seen parked outside Howick RSA by a resident at about 2.45am. People with information on the burglary at the Howick RSA in Wellington Street, between 4-5am on November 28 last year, can phone police sergeant Paul Dev- ane on 362-1132, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers tip-off line on 0800-555-111. APPRECIATIVE: Howick RSA manager Clint Leger is pleased police have made an arrest over the burglary at its Wellington Street premises last November. Times photo Chris Harrowell Arrest over RSA break-in Reaching out to new Kiwis F ➤ romPage1 Mrs Mavuso has also been contacted by a variety of agencies who want to be involved in the group, so they can help with advice. “They’re welcome,” she says. “We don’t just drink coffee. These could be people who can point members to places they can go for advice. Even the Neighbourhood Support people hope to come to our meet- ings. And the people from Uxbridge, How- ick’s creative centre, have been in touch. Maybe we’ll go there for art classes.” Settling in a new country, she says, is especially hard for people with children who are in need of neutral friends who can help to look after each other’s children and not have to pay for the service. “People fnd it expensive and I’ve found that getting someone to look after chil- dren when parents need to go out without them is one of the main issues with young migrant families.” The group is also good for sharing per- sonal recommendations, she says, for example, which are the good schools or swimming pools to go to. The African Communities Forum meets once a month and is involved with the dif- ferent African communities’ activities, including an Africa Day last May in Mt Roskill with dancing, food and speeches. Mrs Mavuso’s determination to start a Newcomers Network is buoyed by her experience of migrants from other places, such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Southern Sudan. “There are 25 newcomers groups around New Zealand and we welcome all cultures. It’s a point of connection for people. A lot of groups can feel lost, so this is another avenue for people to feel a relationship with others.” The East Auckland Newcomers Net- ■ work held its frst coffee morning at Pa- kuranga Plaza on November 21. More information about it and the cof- fee meetings is online at www.newcomers. co.nz. Click on newcomers coffee morning and to email Mrs Mavuso click on join us.
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