Manukau Courier : November 9th 2010
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ENROL NOW To enrol now or for more information, contact: 0800 10 10 60 | www.manukau.ac.nz Eight classrooms conveniently located around Auckland. HOWICK I MANGERE I MANUKAU I MEADOWBANK OTARA I PAPAKURA I PUKEKOHE I THREE KINGS DAYTIME I EVENINGS I WEEKENDS 7499 00084 C Mussel poachers caught A man caught at Kawa- kawa Bay with six times the daily limit of mussels is part of an upsurge in illegal fishing that s worrying fisheries offic- ers. The man was caught with 300 mussels -- the legal limit is 50 a day. He s now facing pros- ecution and his boat s been seized -- one of four boats worth $100,000 seized in just a few days by fisheries officers. Auckland field oper- ations manager Greg Keys says at least six fishers face prosecution and dozens more have been issued with in- fringement notices. It s very disappoint- ing. This is the first spell of good weather in months and already we are encountering a rid- iculous level of serious offending. In another case, two men were caught near Maraetai with 119 snap- per on their 4.5 metre boat. The daily limit for snapper is nine per per- son. It is very hard to believe that this many fish were taken just for personal use, Mr Keys says. This summer the min- istry is running a 4 Million Guardians cam- paign to encourage the public to help protect the fishery. Anyone spotting illegal fishing can call 0800 4 POACHER. 300th recruit boosts district police force Milestone: Simon Wallis, left, pictured with Police Minister Judith Collins and district commander Mike Bush, is the 300th extra police officer to start work in Counties Manukau. Photo: SIMON WATTS By NICOLA WILLIAMS The 300th extra police officer to start work in Counties Manukau says it s an honour to take up the milestone pos- ition. The assignment of con- stable Simon Wallis to Manu- rewa police station ticks off a government election promise to boost the district by 300 officers. Joining the police has also fulfilled an ambition Mr Wal- lis has held from a young age. When I left school they said Iwasabityoungandtoget some life experience so 10 years later I gave it a shot and here I am. The boost in officers gives others reassurance there is plenty of backup when required, Mr Wallis says. He is looking forward to the challenge and the variety of the job. They always talk about how no day is ever the same and it s so true, he says. Police Minister Judith Col- lins says the rest of the country has its eyes on Counties Manukau s innov- ative, proactive policing. I am around the country all the time and police are constantly talking about what s going on here. What we are seeing here is a drop in crime. District commander super- intendent Mike Bush says the recruitment drive tar- geted people who live in Counties Manukau to reflect the demographic of the area. It took us 12 months to recruit the 300 and pretty much everyone in the district was involved. High-visibility policing provides a lot of reassurance to the community, he says. When we go to incidents where violence may be antici- pated staff feel a lot more secure knowing they have plenty of backup. The introduction of the extra 300 cops is already pay- ing dividends, he says. Tomasi wins army leadership prize Leaders all: Lieutenant-colonel Rob Hoult with the Army Leadership Trophy and recipients Mikaele Tomasi, right, from Otahuhu College and Joseph Leatinuu. Top of the class was taken by a south Auckland high school student at a Defence Force leadership course at Burnham military camp. Mikaele Tomasi from Otahuhu College was the joint winner of the Army Leadership Trophy with Joseph Leatinuu from Tikipunga High School in Whangarei. The pair took part in the Defence Force youth life skills advanced leadership course for students selected from 18 service academies based at schools around the country. The course is designed to challenge students phy- sically and mentally and test the skills they ve gained throughout the year. Students are assessed on leadership, planning and delivery of instructions, lat- eral thinking and their teamwork. Theory and practical activities culminate in a day- long exercise along the Waimakariri River. Students need to have attended a basic leadership course earlier in the year and be recommended for the advanced course. The Defence Force says students completing the course gain a strong sense of achievement and self esteem is also increased. They re encouraged to act as role models and leaders in their schools and communi- ties. The Army Leadership Trophy is presented to the student who displays the qualities of a leader and best displays the ethos and values of the Defence Force -- courage, commitment, com- radeship and integrity. Army leadership project leader Lieutenant-colonel Rob Hoult presented the tro- phy to Mikaele and Joseph, saying they stood out as equally worthy recipients.
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