Manukau Courier : November 25th 2010
24 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 NEWS SANTA'S ARRIVAL PAR ADE FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER 6.30PM SUPPORTED BY THE AUCKLAND COUNCIL Starting at Putney Way, going around Westfield Manukau City and ending with a Christmas Extravaganza in Centre Court WES0660/20x4/MC For more information, visit westfield.co.nz/manukau or Customer Service, Corner Great South and Wiri Station Road, Manukau City Christian conference answers police prayers Hallelujah: A church service was held during the second annual Police Christian Support Network conference. By DAVID TAURANGA Organisers of the second Police Christian Support Network conference are hailing the event as a huge success. The three-day confer- ence was held at the Papatoetoe Seventh Day Adventist Community Church recently. The network is a national body within the police force that supports Christian officers in a bid to extend the length of their careers. Organising committee chairman senior sergeant David Lau- matia says all the officers who attended came away invigorated and refreshed. They felt a real sense of community where the congregation prayed for staff and families for the unique role they play in the community,'' he says. More than 110 officers from as far as Dunedin right up to Northland attended the event which include guest speakers and workshops covering a range of topics. Special guests who attended included Auck- land mayor Len Brown, principal Youth Court judge Andrew Becroft, documentary-maker and journalist Rob Harley, retired New South Wales chief inspector Gary Ray- mond and Whakatane detective Jon McKenzie. Mr Laumatia says one highlight was former gang member Amos Ale of The Redeemed minis- try who rode his Harley Davidson motorcycle into the church. It provided an inter- esting contrast with the police motorbike on the stage. Papatoetoe Sev- enth Day Adventist Church were magnifi- cent hosts.''
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