PO­LICE PUR­SUITS

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Two teenagers have been ar­rested in re­la­tion to two pur­suits in­volv­ing stolen ve­hi­cles on Septem­ber 9. Po­lice at­tempted to stop a stolen ve­hi­cle driv­ing er­rat­i­cally in Henderson about 11pm be­fore it crashed into a tree. Its oc­cu­pants at­tempted to aban­don the ve­hi­cle. One per­son was caught nearby and an­other fled. A short time later a stolen ve­hi­cle was in­volved in a po­lice pur­suit be­fore crash­ing at the in­ter­sec­tion of View Rd and Mill­brook Rd. The driver was al­legedly in­volved in the ear­lier crash, po­lice said. Both 18 year olds were charged with un­law­fully tak­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and reck­less driv­ing. Po­lice said they were due to ap­pear in court on Septem­ber 13 and 14, 2018.

OIL SPILL

Petrol spilled on a large stretch of Cen­tral Park Drive in Henderson, along­side the Trusts Arena on Septem­ber 12 caused cars to slip. North­ern fire com­mu­ni­ca­tions shift man­ager Jaron Phillips said fire crews were at the scene since 7.30am to as­sist.

LI­BRARY RE­PAIRS

The re­open­ing of Ti­ti­rangi Li­brary has been de­layed. Auck­land Coun­cil project de­liv­ery head John Schermbrucker said it was sup­posed to re­open this month but builders re­fur­bish­ing and fix­ing it up had come across some prob­lems. The roof needed ex­tra re­pair due to rust and there was a gap in the build­ing pa­per. It was now ex­pected to re­open in mid-Novem­ber, he said.

IN­DIGE­NOUS IN­CLU­SION

Massey High School’s deputy head boy Te Ruki Pierce-Dunn hopes to bring back mean­ing­ful in­sights from the United Na­tions to help New Zealand’s in­dige­nous peo­ple. He was one of 22 stu­dents cho­sen to rep­re­sent NZ at the 2018 Global De­vel­op­ment Tour. Te Ruki said as a Ma¯ori and Samoan stu­dent, he was in­ter­ested in look­ing into the fo­cus of in­clu­sion of in­dige­nous cul­tures from the UN.

KIDS TRYATHLON

San­i­tar­ium Weet-Bix Kids Try­athalon has added a west Auck­land se­ries to its cal­en­dar. It will take place at Henderson High School on De­cem­ber 17.

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