Waitomo News : 18 February 2014
10 Waitomo NeWs Tuesday, February 18, 2014 nissan.co.nz nissan.co.nz ACROSS THE ENTIRE RANGE Approved applicants of Nissan Financial Ser vices only. 1% p.a interest rate available with zero deposit and 36 month term. Only available on new Nissan vehicles purchased between 1st – 28th Februar y 2014. Additional fees and on-road charges apply. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and only available while stocks last. Excludes operating lease and some fleet purchasers. Navara Sports bar shown is an optional accessor y. 1% QASHQAI ST HATCH $32,490 +ORC FROM (SAVE $5,500) $31,990 +ORC FROM X-TRAIL 2WD AUTOMATIC RUNOUT (SAVE $7,000) NAVARA ST 2WD $ 29,990 +GST FROM +ORC (SAVE $8,700) PULSAR ST HATCH $27 , 990+ORC FROM (SAVE $2,000) Pulsar SSS model shown NIS4157\TBWA FROM P1 “We analyse each incident critically to minimise any harm to ourselves and the people we are deal- ing with, however, in this case, during the process of arresting an extremely volatile young man one of our officers has been assaulted.” Mr Connors says, during the altercation, Mr Main was struck in the side of the head causing “serious damage” to his cheek, while another blow cut his ear. “This is something we are trained to deal with, but no two situations are the same and sometimes all the planning in the world still isn’t enough. Mike is a bloody nice guy and a fantastic colleague who does a great job for this community. “We never want to see any of our staff get hurt however, this incident serves as a clear reminder that this is a dangerous job and officer safety should always be a high priority.” Mr Main was treated for his injuries by St John paramedics. INDECENT ASSAULT In another serious incident the same day, a 52-year-old Otorohanga farmer was arrested af- ter an alleged sexual assault on Maniapoto St in Otorohanga. While drunk, Brian Hearn approached a 16-year-old girl at the entrance of McDonald’s restaurant, before grabbing her by the shoulder and trying to kiss her. The teenager broke free and called police. Hearn was found nearby asleep in his car. He appeared in Hamilton District Court on February 10 charged with indecent assault. He was remanded on bail to reappear in Te Awamutu District Court on April 10. Otorohanga teen assaults constable THE search is on for the most deserving community DIY outdoor project in New Zealand. Organisers of the competition – RadioLIVE – will consider any worthy outdoor project needing a hand, from building a communal vege garden to landscaping for a community hall. Any group finding it impossible to get the resources and funds for their project, just running out of time or inspiration to get the job started. The winners will receive a visit from RadioLIVE’s Mitre 10 Home & Garden Show host and award- winning landscaper, Tony Murrell. Mr Murrell and his team will roll into town on March 8 and 9 with all the tools, plants and building products required and roll-up their sleeves to help finish the job in one weekend. Entries close on Thursday. To enter, go to the website – ra- diolive.co.nz and upload a photo or photos that show the area in need of transformation, then describe in 50 words or less why the project deserves to win. Project could win help KIWIS are blessed with hundreds of stunning beaches in New Zealand . . . but which is the best? It’s a question the AA is asking the public to decide. AA was behind the ‘101 Must Do’s For Kiwis’ – a celebration of the best this country has to offer – which attracted more than 260,000 votes. Now it’s asking all New Zealanders, including North King Country residents, to champion their favourite beaches by voting for them – pitting beach against beach. From today, people can vote for their favour- ite beaches in each region on the AA’s Facebook page. Those final beaches will head into a knockout phase over a week with the least popular falling off the list every day. The winner will be annouced on March 3. Iconic AA signs will be made for each of the top 10 beaches with the hope they will be erected by the district or city councils lucky enough to be responsible for them. Each voter will be entered into a draw to win one of 10 prizes of $500 accommodation from aatravel. co.nz which they can use to visit their favourite beach, or perhaps discover a new one. So NKC residents – is it Mokau, Awakino, Waikawau, Marokopa or the Kawhia Harbour beaches up to Aotea? To vote, go to the AA New Zealand page on Facebook. New Zealand’s best beach is . . . ?
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