North Shore Times : November 5th 2010
www.northshoretimes.co.nz Friday, November 5, 2010 High jinks: Rangitoto principal David Hodge called police to the school to deal with female streakers. Female streakers exposed at school Police were called to New Zealand's largest college yesterday after two girls streaked through the main entranceway. One student was arrested and a former pupil is being sought by police. Principal David Hodge says there are always high jinks just before senior students break for exams but staff intervene when things get out of hand. The current student was stopped by staff and clothed, and police were called. Streaking is normally associated with boys and it's rare that girls attempt it, he says. One young man came to me with a big grin on his face and said I'm scarred for life sir.'' Mr Hodge says pupils tend to let their hair down just before exams approach and extra staff patrol the school grounds. Staff take action when there are health and safety issues associ- ated with student behaviour. The college was already on alert after a parent saw a former pupil buying 180 eggs from a supermarket. We didn't know whether they were planning to break the Guinness record with a giant omelette or some act of vandalism,'' Mr Hodge says. Rumours were cir- culating that 37 pupils had been stood down over egg throwing incidents but Mr Hodge says this is incorrect. A North Shore Times reporter visiting the col- lege on another story saw eggs strewn over the footpath, sign and entranceway and toilet paper hung in trees. The reporter was asked to leave the school grounds just before police arrived. Testing time for former mayor By LIZ WILLIS Andrew Williams FORMER North Shore mayor Andrew Williams says he asked to see police chief inspector Les Paterson after being stopped at a breath test checkpoint. Mr Williams recorded an alcohol level on his first test. People in the same situation are usually asked to take a further test by blowing into a device at the checkpoint. Those who fail are taken to a police station and asked to undergo an evidential test. They may be charged with drink driving if they fail that test. The Sunday Star- Times quoted a police source saying Mr Wil- liams accompanied officers to North Shore Policing Centre for an evidential test. Mr Williams, who was stopped at 7.05pm on Friday in his mayoral car, would not say if he had undergone the sec- ond stage, but was ada- mant that he had not failed a breath test. A story in the Sunday Star Times about the incident said police had called for back-up. Mr Williams, when questioned further, says he didn't want to be seen by a junior officer and asked to speak to Mr Paterson. He says he was quite within his rights to do this. What happened next is unclear because neither Mr Williams nor police will comment further. Police do say no enforce- ment action resulted. The incident occurred just days before his term as mayor ended on Sunday. Mr Williams got under 1 percent of the vote in the supercity mayoralty race and failed to get a seat on the new Auck- land Council, coming 11th in the Albany ward. He also failed to be elected to the Waitemata District Health Board.
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