Mug­ging in Bay

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Ed­i­tor,

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 ed­i­tor@kmananews.co.nz and we’ll pass on his contact de­tails – Ed­i­tor.

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