North Shore Times : December 14th 2010
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 14, 2010 NEWS Mark and Paulette Rowley For personal, professional ser vice to all areas Phone 445-9800 (24 hours) Office and Chapel 16-18 Anne Street, Devonport www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz 2591265AA Office Ph 489 4189 Fax 486 1950 Editor Peter Eley email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Alan Barr email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: clsad@snl co nz 69,797 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Tuesday/Thursday/ Friday to Albany, Beach Haven, Bayswater, Bayview, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Brookfield, Browns Bay, Bushlands, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Chester Park, Devonport, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Northcote, Northcross, Okura, Paremoremo, Pinehill, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Stanley Point, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Torbay, Unsworth Heights, Waiake, Wainoni, Westlake, Windsor Park. 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna. P.O. Box 33235. www.northshoretimes.co.nz Hours: 8.30am-5pm For safety tips and info go to www.maritimenz.govt.nz or 0508 22 55 22 Look after your family, look after yourself MISSIONHALL MAR832 SECURITY DOORS & WINDOWS Same Day Measure and Quote • TOP Brands • FREE Quotes • QUICK Install RYLOCK HOME PLUS OPEN SAT MORN 444-8696 85 Ellice Road, Glenfield Needy families get help 'Tis the Season: Rangitoto College students Annie Keel, Hayley Colquhoun and Katie McNair helped collect food and toys for Christmas hampers. Photo: BEN WATSON By SARAH CODDINGTON A group of Rangitoto Col- lege students are spread- ing the joy of Christmas to needy families on the North Shore. Christmas hampers filled with new toys, Christmas puddings, chocolates, books and other goodies are ready to be distributed around the community. Year 10 students Annie Keel, Hayley Colquhoun and Katie McNair organised the fundraiser in the school after they heard about the need of gifts for fam- ilies on the North Shore. Every year Rangitoto College collects gifts for needy families over the holiday season, but the gifts are usually sent to the Auckland City Mission. We saw a need in our own community and thought it would be really nice to give some- thing to people on the shore, says Hayley,14. Students from the col- lege donated $1100 for the families. Teacher Leigh Megg- ison was proud of the students for their efforts. The girls will be per- sonally handing the gifts over to local families in time to open on Christmas morning. Murder trial in October A man charged with murdering a woman whose body was found in a burning North Shore house will stand trial in October. The 28-year-old man has name sup- pression and is charged with the murder of Jac- queline Blackbourn, 43.Ms Blackbourn s body was found inside a burning bedroom at a house on View Rd, Glen- field on the night of June 26. Police say Ms Blackbourn, who came to New Zea- land from England 20 years ago, suffered a violent death. A starting date of October 25 has been set aside for the man s trial, ex- pected to take three weeks. The case will return to court for pre-trial applic- ations in March. Further charges likely after toddler's death Police are considering a murder charge after the death of Beach Haven toddler Seini Ikamanu, 3. Seini, also called Jane, was rushed to Starship hospital after a major brain injury on March 24. She never regained consciousness and was in palliative care until her death on Monday. A 27-year-old man was charged with assault soon after. That charge was later replaced with two of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He was remanded on bail and is due back in the Auckland District Court this month. Police say they are considering further charges, which will likely be laid at the man s upcoming court appear- ance. An autopsy was carried out on Seini on Tuesday, North Shore detective senior sergeant Kim Libby says. She was seen happily playing with a neighbour s child just hours before she was admitted to hospital. Seini underwent sur- gery to relieve swelling on her brain but never recovered. At one stage she was released back to her fam- ily but was suffering from severe brain dam- age.
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