Rogue work­ers

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for­wards too.

‘‘I want peo­ple to break the mould that so­ci­ety has tried to cre­ate for them.’’

He said his he­roes were his Mum and Dad be­cause of their ‘‘killer work ethic and fam­ily ori­en­ta­tion’’.

De­spite hav­ing the de­signs and the prin­ters ready to go, Woolloff was seek­ing spon­sors for the first print run of his t-shirts.

‘‘It would be great if peo­ple wanted to sup­port some­thing that is go­ing to help other peo­ple.

‘‘All the money will be go­ing to a good cause.

‘‘I only have a part time job at New World so it would be great if some­one could help with the first batch of shirts.’’ If you would like to help Noa Woolloff print his T-shirts, email on noa­woolloff@gmail.com. ‘‘Rogue’’ tree cut­ters in Whitby have fallen foul of Porirua City Coun­cil and po­lice af­ter pro­duc­ing fake doc­u­men­ta­tion to com­plete work for a res­i­dent.

Coun­cil parks man­ager Olivia Dovey said that last week the coun­cil re­ceived a com­plaint from a Whitby res­i­dent re­gard­ing some tree felling and trim­ming.

‘‘The com­pany had done some work and then were look­ing at tidy­ing up a tree that was on coun­cil land,’’ Dovey said.

‘‘They went away and came back with some pa­per­work with a coun­cil logo on it, so every­thing looked above board. They made a real mess of the tree and then left it all be­hind on the ground for the res­i­dent to clean up.’’

Upon con­tact­ing the coun­cil, the res­i­dent was told no work had been agreed to.

An ar­borist con­tracted to the coun­cil, who would show iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, would al­ways come out for a look be­fore any work started, Dovey said.

Be­cause fake pa­per­work was pre­sented, the po­lice had been con­tacted.

‘‘Our con­cerns are that res­i­dents are get­ting a rough deal from rogue op­er­a­tors that are leav­ing a mess, and that fake doc­u­ments are be­ing used.’’ If you have con­cerns about ar­borists do­ing work on land that isn’t pri­vate, con­tact Porirua City Coun­cil on 237 5089.

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