Manukau Courier : March 8th 2011
7 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 8, 2011 NEWS Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971 www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 7th Mar - Sun 13th Mar. All Stores Open 7 Days The Mad Butcher... Best Price...Best Quality! Dairy Dale 2 Litre Milk NRL 2011 commences this Saturday at Eden Park. Kick o 7.30pm Vodafone Warriors v Paramatta Eels Tickets available at the following Mad Butcher stores - Albany, Takanini, Mangere, Manukau and Glen Innes only3 $ .60 each The Mad Butcher Super BBQ Pack! All of this for Only • 8 BBQ Steaks • 10 BBQ Sausages • 10 BBQ Patties • 1 x Garlic Bread Fresh Tegel Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs only10 $ .99 kilo Global Cuisine Butter Chicken Sauce Only $2.95 each -- A complete meal ready in only 15 minutes! 20 $ only3 $ .99 kilo Mad Butcher Beef Flavoured Sausages Save $2.50kg o our everyday low price! Disguised robbers use shotgun in security van hold up By DAVID TAURANGA Police are on the hunt for a group of heavily disguised robbers that held up an an Armourguard van in central Manukau on March 2. The robbery was outside the BNZ bank on the corner of Great South Rd and Ronwood Ave at 3.40pm. Detective senior sergeant Albie Alexander says the guards were making a deliv- ery when they were approached by two of the three men. One presented a sawn-off shotgun and demanded the cash canister being carried by one of the guards, he says. The guards complied and the suspects left in a white Honda Odyssey van being driven by the third person and fled the scene. The trio were last seen heading down Ronwood Ave in the direction of the Auck- land airport. Police found the vehicle a short time later parked on the Lambie Drive side of The Warehouse carpark where it is believed the men changed cars. The Honda had been stolen from Amersham Way between 8am and 3.40pm that day. Police are appealing for information from anyone who was in or around the the BNZ at the time of the robbery or The Warehouse carpark shortly after the robbery. Just to jog people s mem- ories, that van would have been driven erratically at speed to The Warehouse and also would have arrived at speed, Mr Alexander says. We also want to hear from people who saw anything sus- picious in or around Amersham Way, particularly around vehicles. The two men are described as tall and heavy built. They wore dark coloured clothing and were armed with a sawn- off shotgun with a rusty appearance. Call Crimestop- pers anonymously on 0800-555-111 or the Manu- kau police on 261-1300. Dawn walk to help support hospice Walking to remember: Rachael Gapes, is doing the Hospice Sunrise Walk as a way to remember her mum. Photo: MELISSA KINEALY By MELISSA KINEALY Rachael Gapes will mark her mother s life and her birthday by taking a walk at dawn. April 3 would have been her mum Trish s 59th birth- day. At 6am that day Rachael will be taking part in the Sunrise Walk, fundraising for Hospice South Auckland which helped with her care. The walk is one way for me to remember her, Rach- ael says of her mum who died in August from cancer. She was my best friend as well as my mum. The Otara nurse assistant says she s been helped by hos- pice staff. I love the hospice and the people there are so welcom- ing. It s been really tough. People should be aware that the hospice is there to help and the staff are very supportive. The Sunrise Walk is a women-only event on April 3. Women can choose to walk or run 5km or 10km through the Botanic Gardens and Totara Park at daybreak along with Hospice South Auckland ambassador Valerie Adams and hundreds of other women. There s a complimentary light breakfast afterwards. Hospice aims to raise $150,000 from the event to help it continue to provide care for those who need it in the community. Online registration is now open at www.sunrisewalk. co.nz and costs $25. Friends and family can sponsor walk- ers online too. Go to www.manukau courier.co.nz to see hospice ambassador Valerie Adams talking about the Sunrise Walk.
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