The Porirua Anzac Day parade and service will be live streamed this year for the first time ever. To watch, visit the Porirua City Council Facebook page from 8.45am. Tawa Services Bowling Club member Geoff Bovey has won the Bowls Wellington champion singles title after two days of tough competitive lawn bowls at the start of April. Bovey, who has now been playing for 27 years, paid tribute to his dad, Peter, for sparking his interest in the game, and also to the good grounding he received from his first coach, the late-Brian Martin. Over the past nine years with the club, Bovey has won every club title at least once, and in the case of the singles, six times. Police are urging car owners to hide expensive property from view after a dash of break-ins at Pauatahanui Inlet. Officers investigated two incidents in three days after cars were targeted in public car-parks for the occupants to walk around nearby tracks in mid-April. Senior sergeant James McKay said both times windows were smashed to steal property. Burglaries in Tawa have reduced following a bump earlier this month. Police have arrested several people in a car that was stolen from the area. A police crime unit is looking into the arrested people’s possible involvement in regard to other offences in Tawa around the same time.
BOWLING CHAMP CAR BREAK-INS TAWA ARRESTS CROQUET CLUB WINNERS
Plimmerton won three of the four doubles matches and six of the eight singles games against the Waikanae club to bag the annual competition for the Association Croquet Castle Cup. Plimmerton’s former president Eric Castle and his wife Ursula first presented the cup about 20 years ago to encourage serious competition between the clubs.
CACTUS CLASS GRADUATES
For the past eight weeks, the Cannons Creek Neighbourhood Policing team have been running a Combined Adolescent Challenge Training Unit with Porirua College. For three mornings a week, the students had an hour PT session, breakfast and group activities. The longest day consisted of a 3:45am start and 4:00pm finish, involving physical elements and challenging the kids’ mental fortitude.