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The tree, in the property’s front yard, was blown over by the strong winds that buffeted Auckland overnight last Tuesday. It fell on Mrs Heng’s house in Bucklands Beach Road, directly above her bedroom, between 11.40-11.50pm. “I was in bed asleep, but not in a deep sleep,” she told the Times. “I heard the strong wind blow- ing and then there was a loud boom on the roof. “There was no creaking before it. It was so sudden. “I thought it was an earthquake as the whole house was shaking.” At home at the time with Mrs Heng were four of her children, aged 12-18, and her mother Sakhan Som. Police officers and firefight- ers from the Howick station were called to the property, but were unable to do much. The incident has been left with Auckland Council building control staff. Mrs Heng, who is renting the home, has also tried to contact her landlord. When the Times visited her property last Wednesday morning, she was waiting for a visit from council officers carrying out dam- age assessments in the wake of the storm. She wasn’t sure whether she and her family would be able to spend another night in the house. The tree didn’t puncture the sin- gle-storey brick home’s roof, but it did crack the ceiling. None of its glass windows broke from the impact of the falling tree. Mrs Heng, who works as a sales- person at Michael Hill Jewellers in Sylvia Park, says she hesitated to go outside when realising what had happened, as she was nervous power lines may have come down. “I wasn’t sure about the electric- ity,” she says. “When I saw the tree had fallen down I was really worried. We slept in the dining room after it had happened, but we were stressed out and shaking all night.” The wind that sent the large tree crashing onto Mrs Heng’s Buck- lands Beach home was part of a weather storm that battered much of Auckland last week. Wind gusts reached speeds of up to 145kph at 11pm last Tuesday and at 1am last Wednesday. Council building control officers are carrying out detailed damage assessments across the region fol- lowing the weather bomb. People whose property has been made uninhabitable can phone the council on 0800-222-200. Residents are advised to secure their property before leaving and turn off the power and gas supply at the mains if possible. “I thought it was an earthquake as the whole house was shaking.” – Leakhana Heng LUCKY ESCAPE: Leakhana Heng is relieved nobody was hurt when a large tree fell onto her Bucklands Beach home. Times photo Chris Harrowell Tree crashes onto house Guns, a mmo taken in raid POLICE are investigating the burglary of an East Auckland home that resulted in the theft of a large number of firearms, as well as 5000 rounds of shotgun ammunition. Thieves broke into the house in Waller Avenue, Bucklands Beach, between 9am- 5pm last Thursday. Detective inspector Dave Lynch, of Counties Manukau Police, says initial indications are that the firearms’ owner complied with appropriate storage and security measures. “The police investigation is still in its early stages, however, we are treating this incident as a priority,” he says. It’s believed the burglary suspects entered the Waller Avenue home through the rear ranch-slider. They left a crowbar and trolley jack at the scene. A motor vehicle registration number plate, EAL626, was found at the top of the home’s driveway and appeared to have been ripped off a vehicle. The number plate was cancelled on December 28 last year. Among the brands of firearms stolen from the property were Caesar Guerini, Browning, Berretta, Winchester, Remington and Parkerdale. Taken from the home were a Caesar Guerini Forum 12-gauge field gun; a Forum 12-gauge sporter impact; an Elipse Evo 20-gauge field gun and a 28-gauge barrel; four semi-automatic shotguns; two 12-gauge Browning semi-automatic firearms; and a Berretta .22 semi- automatic rifle. Missing also are a Browning 20-gauge semi-automatic five-shot shotgun; a Winchester Martini .22-calibre gun; a Remington 30/30 lever action collector’s gun; a Remington 1187 Camo 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun; and a Parkerdale Safari 30-06 rifle. People with information can phone detective senior sergeant Darrell Harpur on 261-1300, or the free Crimestoppers tip-off line on 0800-555 -111.
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