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It was a ter­ri­ble wel­come to our town last week­end for two young Ger­man tourists who had their rental van ran­sacked while parked along King St.

As I re­port on page 5, Chris­tian En­gel and his friend Do­minik Wied­mann had only been in New Zealand for a day when their Jucy Chaser was bro­ken into af­ter they grabbed some lunch from Sub­way and went to pho­to­graph a soc­cer match.

Around $16,000 worth of pho­tog­ra­phy gear, all their clothes, pass­ports and other items were taken.

Chris­tian said it had been his dream to come to New Zealand for a pho­tog­ra­phy trip for more than 10 years, so it’s pretty heart­break­ing that he will now think of Franklin in such a neg­a­tive light.

Thank­fully, the pair have re­ceived loads of of­fers of help - even the use of a cam­era from a very gen­er­ous Franklin cou­ple.

If any­one else wants to help the duo out, it would be so ap­pre­ci­ated! Those with of­fers of help, can email Chris­tian on en­gel.chris­

- Natalie Pol­ley OF­FICE: 09 237 0400. AD­DRESS: 217 King St, PO Box 14, Pukekohe. NEWS DI­REC­TOR: Julie Kaio, julie.kaio@fair­fax­me­, 09 237 0410, 027 204 2958 AREA SALES MAN­AGER: Ja­son Dou­thett, 027 705 1512, ja­son.dou­thett@fair­fax­me­ SALES IN­QUIRIES: An­gela Dunn, 09 237 0419, 027 276 1758, an­gela.dunn@fair­fax­me­ ED­I­TO­RIAL: Briar Hub­bard 09 237 0406, briar.hub­bard@fair­fax­me­, Ruwade Bryant, 09 237 0413, ruwade.bryant@fair­fax­me­, Natalie Pol­ley, 09 237 0403, natalie.pol­ley@fair­fax­me­ CLAS­SI­FIEDS 09 237 0400, kim.solleder@fair­fax­me­ MISSED DE­LIV­ER­IES: www.fixmy­de­liv­, 09 525 2022, DIG­I­TAL EDI­TION: franklin­coun­

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