Mugging in Bay
In July me and my brother Daniel set up the pet rock factory so we could save $100 for The Wellington Children’s Hospital’s 100th anniversary, but we managed to save way over that.
People paid $1 for real rocks and $2 for virtual rocks, and some people also gave donations for size, rock food, shelter or other reasons. One lady even bought five rocks and set them free in the wild. Rocks sold: 201 Pet rocks: 170 ($170) Virtual rocks: 31 ($62) Donations: $64 Total: $296 We recently took our donation in to the hospital. They were pleased and proud of us. We made a special “Hospi” rock for the children’s hospital and also took in the last rocks left in case any children from the hospital would like them.
Thank you Kapi-Mana News for writing about my pet rock factory and telling people about it. And thank you to the community for your support.
GEMMA LOVEWELL, Whitby. World and make the southbound traffic give way there as there would also be the Kenepuru traffic going that way as well.
GRAEME FARR, Khandallah. Editor,
I refer to a letter regarding the poor person who was mugged while out for a walk in Titahi Bay (KMN, August 14), minding their own business.
I am from the Bay and I am well and truly over the misery that scumbags spread around here. I have seen an increase of good-for-nothing drop-kicks walking the streets, intimidating people and making a nuisance of themselves.
It’s an embarrassment and it’s unacceptable. Unfortunately, community policing out here is woeful, in other words they talk a big game when they get posted out here and then disappear without a trace. This does nothing for community safety and makes it very easy for criminals to get away with it.
It is absolutely unacceptable to feel intimidated and apprehensive about going out for a walk in Titahi Bay. This coastal suburb is to be enjoyed and embraced by those who choose to live here.
It is with this in mind I would like to make an offer to the poor person who was mugged, and to anyone else who may feel uneasy to walk alone around the Bay.
I have a very good mate who lives with me, he is a pitbull, he loves walking with me around Titahi Bay. I would like to offer you my time. Should you ever wish to take a walk around our great suburb, my four-legged friend and I will happily join you.
It’s about safety in numbers. I challenge my fellow citizens to reach out to neighbours who may be easy targets and help keep each other safe.
I have bought a house and started a family in Titahi Bay and I am dammed if I am going to roll over and let scumbags ruin it for the rest of us. So to the person who decided to rob someone on the street (not that you can probably read this). You and your type are not welcome in Titahi Bay. Stay away.
NAME WITHHELD, Titahi Bay.
Anyone wishing to take up the letter writer’s offer of walking buddy, email email@example.com and we’ll pass on his contact details – Editor.