North Shore Times : January 15th 2013
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MASSEY.AC.NZ FOLLOW YOUR PASSION TO MASSEY TRACTA40385-A ENROL NOW FOR 2013 Health concerns for missing teen By MARYKE PENMAN Police are concerned for the health and wellbeing of a teenager missing since December 28. Kevin Birch, 14, was last seen by caregivers at a home in Unsworth Heights. Police say he is known to frequent the areas of Mt Albert, Avondale and New Lynn. Concern for Kevin's health is growing as he has a medical condition that requires ongoing treatment. Kevin is described as Maori, around 179cm tall. He is of thin build and was last seen wearing dark jean shorts, a black T-shirt and a black jersey. Any information should be given to Balmoral Police on 302 6400 extension 94429 or by emailing nicholas.poore@police. govt.nz. Fatalities down on North Shore roads By MARYKE PENMAN Drivers on North Shore roads have been party to achieving the lowest recorded road toll with just two fatalities during the past year. Last year's deaths involved a female pedestrian who was killed after being struck by a courier van in Glenfield and a man in his 20s who died after the car he was driving hit a pole in Milford. He was found to have a high blood alcohol reading and was speeding when he lost control, police say. North Shore police area com- mander Les Paterson says while two deaths is still too many, it is a positive improvement on the four deaths in 2011 and the pre- vious average of five to seven a year. Serious road injuries are also down, he says. The North Shore has the high- est rate of vehicle ownership, but contributes to fewer than 1 per cent of the nation's road fatalities. The fact that there are few 100kmh zones, aside from motor- ways, is likely to be a factor in our favourable statistics, Mr Paterson says. Anyone who thinks speed doesn't do it, needs to reconsider Newton's law of inertia and how it's supported by evidence like these statistics. Lower speeds mean less chance of an impact and less harm when an impact does occur,'' Mr Pater- son says. Police tactics to ensure fatalities remain at a minimum will include reviewing fatal incidents to see if there was any opportunity to intervene with the driver beforehand. Time will now be spent focusing on high risk drivers, Mr Paterson says with strategies such as home visits, driver profiling and follow- ing up on public complaints such as *555. He says police have agreed on a target of less than two road deaths a year by mid 2014 on the North Shore. We're confident our road safety partners and the public will sup- port us in achieving this.''
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