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The eyes and ears of the Tawa com­mu­nity have new wheels with the com­mis­sion­ing of a new Tawa Com­mu­nity Pa­trol car.

The pa­trol be­gan in 2008 and now has about 30 mem­bers who take turns keep­ing an eye out for any trou­ble in the com­mu­nity and main­tain a vis­i­ble pres­ence, es­pe­cially on Fri­day and Satur­day nights.

Up un­til now vol­un­teers have been us­ing their own cars, and much of their own petrol, clock­ing up 10,500 kilo­me­tres to date.

The car cost about $9000 and the last $1500 to­wards the fi­nal fig­ure – which will be used to in­stall flash­ing roof lights – was pre­sented by the Ro­tary Club of Tawa at a com­mis­sion­ing cer­e­mony at the Tawa Com­mu­nity Cen­tre last Wed­nes­day.

The white Toy­ota Corolla was do­nated by To­tal Har­bour City Guard Ser­vices with the help of Just Rust, North City Mo­tors Tawa, Welling­ton City Coun­cil, Tawa Com­mu­nity Board, Nichecom, Lions Club of Tawa, AMI In­sur­ance and De­neefe Sign­ing Sys­tem.

Let’s ride: Peter Lock­ery and Robert Tredger, of the Tawa Com­mu­nity Pa­trol show off their new wheels.

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