North Shore Times : November 26th 2010
www.northshoretimes.co.nz Friday, November 26, 2010 2589954AE Collector driven out By LIZ WILLIS Andre Peters aka John Peters POLICE have told a man collecting for a deregistered charity he s not welcome on the North Shore. Officers acting on behalf of the council ordered the man to stop sell- ing pens in Milford for the Disabled Children s Trust on Tuesday because he didn t have a street trading licence. The man wears a name tag saying John Peters but police called him Andre Peters. Takapuna police sergeant Greg Ander told the man he can t collect again on the Shore unless he has a trading permit. Mr Ander says the man s signs should state he is collecting for a deregistered charity and how much money he keeps and how much goes to the charity. Mr Peters is frequently described as a multimillionaire property dev- eloper and usually sells the pens for $20. He has told the North Shore Times in the past that $5 goes to the charity. Mr Peters told the police the pens cost 60 cents. He told them he makes $1000 a week using some of that money to run his Volvo. Mr Ander says he felt that adver- tising a deregistered charity is unethical. People look at the Disabled Children s Trust and straight away they go for their wallet. Mr Ander says Mr Peters was doing nothing illegal, apart from not having a trading permit. Police were contacted after a woman recognised Mr Peters from an earlier North Shore Times article. In October the paper reported the Charities Commission and Shore police were investigating com- plaints against Mr Peters. Mr Peters was also moved on by the council from Devonport for trading without a licence. The commission deregistered the Disabled Children s Trust on July 9 after it established serious wrong- doing as defined by the Charities Act. It can only take further action against someone who says or implies they are registered when they are not. Mr Peters told police a lot of good causes are not registered. He says the last North Shore Times article on him in October was very good and praises the headline Collector won t quit . Jaden's all primed for 5km stadium event Wheely fast: Jaden Movold, 6, is looking forward to racing his way through the 5km Hope and Possibility event at North Harbour Stadium on Sunday. Photo: BEN WATSON By MICHELLE ROBINSON Getting around in a wheelchair doesn t stop Jaden Movold from living an active life. This Sunday he is taking part in a 5km Achilles Hope and Possibility event at North Har- bour Stadium. The lively six-year-old has spina bifida which means he relies on a wheelchair and has regular specialist appointments and operations. But he leads a more active lifestyle than most, his mother Lise Baldwin says. The 5km event will be no worry for Jaden who has taken part in the 8.4km Round the Bays relay for the past three years. And not long ago he was show- ing off his dance floor moves with StarJam, a performance group for children with disabilities. He s also developed a love of tennis since starting school this year. The busy boy is looking for- ward to helping TV news reader Simon Dallow present the Atti- tude Awards 2010 which acknowledge the achievements of New Zealanders with disabilities. His story has featured on the programme. Jaden also loves hanging out with the Wheel Blacks team whenever he can, Ms Baldwin says.
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