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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, August 18, 2014 — 3 20% OFF BLINDS BY LAHOOD* 25% OFF Ultimate Control Roman Blind making* FREE CURTAIN MAKING* Lahood 104 Mt. Eden Road, Mt. Eden | P: 09 638 8463 | www.lahood.co.nz | *Special conditions apply. Offer finishes 31/08/2014 Your local consultant Audrey Mulder For a FREE in home design consultation PHONE 638 8463 NOW 126030 Spinning old trash into treasure CREATIVE FASHION: Among the Saint Kentigern College pupils taking part in the school’s annual Wearable Arts Show are, from left, Emilia Newcombe, India Holder, Jenny Jiang, Rosie Carson, Annie Shepherd, Will Ellett and Hannah Soroka. Times photo Wayne Martin By Chris harrowell COLOURFUL mermaids, hunters, cupcakes and more will hit the catwalk runway tomorrow night for Saint Kentigern College’s annual Wearable Arts Show. The fashion spectacular gets under way in Elliot Hall at the school in Pakuranga Road at 7.30pm. Show director Leisha Slade says pupils are competing for prizes in eight categories including colour, magic and love of books, and illusion and glow in the dark. Contest judges will grade the unique entries on their creativity, zest and innovation; how well they represent the category; overall origi- nality and presentation; and design construction. “We’ve got 240 pupils in years 7-10 involved in the show this year,” Mrs Slade told the Times. “Their entries are absolutely fan- tastic. They are very creative and every year the standard gets better and better.” Half of the pupils in the showcase will take to the stage as dancers in routines choreographed by their peers. Mrs Slade says the wearable arts show’s goal is to get the students engaged in an activity different from their normal classroom work. “The idea is to get them being crea- tive,” she says. “We want to give them a chance to do something that involves inno- vation and is not traditional school- work.” One who is hoping to stand out in tomorrow night’s visual spectacular is year 8 student Will Ellett. He’ll be wearing an outfit made from possums and rabbits that he and his friends shot and skinned. “I’m trying to go for an ancient look, like a huntsman,” says the 12-year-old. “I think it looks quite good. It’s like a long loincloth.” Year 10 pupil Emilia Newcombe is taking a different tack to Will, relying instead on bright colours and deli- cate fabrics. “We had to find something to inspire us and make the outfit based on that,” says the 14-year-old. “My inspirations were red and white roses and I’ve incorporated that into the outfit in my own way.” Emilia worked on her entry at school and in her own time and she’s hoping to win a prize at tomorrow night’s show. “I think that’s everyone’s goal,” she says. Saint Kentigern College’s Weara- ble Arts Show starts at 7.30pm tomor- row, August 19, in Elliot Hall at the school at 130 Pakuranga Road. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children and they’re available at the door. Screwdriver used in violent hold-up SUSPECTS: Police want to hear from anyone who can help identify the two people filmed by security cameras as they allegedly robbed a service station on August 4, or has information on the stolen Nissan Primera vehicle they were driving. Photos supplied By Chris harrowell POLICE are searching for criminals who allegedly used a screwdriver to commit an aggravated robbery at a Pakuranga petrol station. Counties Manukau East Police detective sergeant Glenn Wilkinson says the two offenders entered Gaso- line Alley Services in Cascades Road at about 7.30pm on Monday, August 4. One of the suspects was carrying a black sports bag. Inside the business at the time were a male staff member and one other person. No customers were present during the robbery. Mr Wilkinson says the two victims were assaulted. “They were pushed onto the ground and had a screwdriver waved in their direction,” he says. “An amount of cash and a large selection of tobacco products were taken. “The offenders fled the scene in a stolen silver Nissan Primera station wagon vehicle. “The Nissan vehicle was found abandoned the next morning in Archmillen Avenue, Pakuranga.” The vehicle had been stolen from outside a business in Great South Road, Papatoetoe, on July 29. Police want to hear from anyone with information about the two peo- ple who allegedly robbed the service station. “The two offenders were heavily disguised and wearing gloves,” says Mr Wilkinson. “However, we feel certain they will have told someone about what they did. “Information provided to the police by the public will be essential in helping us track down these two offenders.” Mr Wilkinson says the victims co-operated with the offenders’ demands. “They had a screwdriver pointed at them and were intimidated, but did what police recommend someone in that situation should do.” Images taken from the service sta- tion’s security cameras have been released to news media in the hope it may help police identify the two suspects. “We want to hear from anyone with information about the two people seen in the security camera images, as well those with knowledge of the stolen silver Nissan Primera station wagon,” says Mr Wilkinson. Security camera footage shows that as the two offenders left the crime scene another vehicle was driven onto the service station’s forecourt. People with information on a rob- bery committed at Gasoline Alley Services petrol station in Cascades Road, Pakuranga, at about 7.30pm on Monday, August 4, can phone Counties Manukau East Police on 261-1300, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers tip-off line on 0800- 555-111.
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