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Upper Hutt Leader : November 16th 2011
5 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 NEWS 4163332AC 2 2 2 2 2 2 20 0 0 0 0 0 01 1 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 Proudly brought to you by Emotif Photography IN ASSOCIATION WITH MISS UNIVERSE NEW ZEALAND Saturday 26 November 2011-11-02 Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club Logan Street, Upper Hutt TICKETS ON SALE NOW from the Upper Hutt Cossie Club 529 0009 and the Hutt News 570 2040 Dinner and Show $65 - starts 6pm Show Only $35 - starts 7.30pm Glass of Bubbles on entry and nger food provided during the evening The Winner will Represent The Hutt Valley in Miss Universe NZ How to wear a baby Carrying a baby in a baby sling is becoming a popular alternative to pushing around a pram or stroller. Most of these slings are safe when used correctly, so if you are thinking of using one, get some advice and good instructions. At first glance it seems like the biggest danger is the baby slip- ping out, but the main danger is that the baby may suffocate. If the baby is in the wrong position, or has fabric covering their face, they may not be able to breathe. Parents and carers should take care if using slings and pouches to carry babies under four months old or under four kilograms. Donotletthebabylieina curved position with their chin resting on their chest. Any pres- sure on the chin can push the tongue back and close the airway. There are many designs of slings and some are safer than others. Before you buy, do some research. More information about using baby slings is available on consumeraffairs.govt.nz, search for ''baby slings''. Stroke patient defrauded Stolen cheques totalling more than $19,000 were deposited by a Upper Hutt woman into an account in a dead woman s name, the court was told last week. Rosealie Angela Te Kira, a 53-year-old beneficiary, pleaded guilty to nine counts of fraudu- lently using a document for financial advantage. She will be sentenced in the Upper Hutt Court in January. An unknown person stole cheques from a K C Rodgers between 2002 and October 2006, Prosecuting Sergeant Neill Ford said. Between October 27, 2006 and June 28, 2008 Te Kira deposited 10 of the stolen cheques into an account in the name of Meri Bower a friend of her mother who died in 2007, Mr Ford said. The total value of the 10 cheques was $19,945. Three of them were dishonoured by the bank, but the remaining seven cheques, which totalled $15,439, were deposited into the Bower account. Te Kira deposited small amounts of cash at the same time as if to disguise the transactions, Mr Ford said. After depositing the cheques Te Kira went to various ATM machines in the Hutt Valley and Wellington regions and withdrew cash in amounts ranging from $20 to $800. Several withdrawal were made in the same day from differ- ent machines. The total amount Te Kira with- drew from the account was $11,440. The bank was made aware of the stolen cheques by family members of K C Rodgers in September 2008. They found the cheques had been deposited into the Bower account and stopped the debit card of the account in the hope the account holder would get in touch with the bank, Mr Ford said. The bank was unaware Bower was deceased. On September 30, 2008 Te Kira contacted the bank claiming to be Meri Bower. The bank did not re-activate the debit card and Te Kira made no more withdrawals from the account. Mr Ford said the bank record show Te Kira s actions were delib- erate and calculated, but she had co-operated with the police since her arrest. Defence counsel Michael Sceats said Te Kira was given the stolen cheques by a person she would not name. She withdrew the money and gave it to this person, who would give her a percentage. She knew it was wrong but did not realise she would be in this much trouble, Mr Sceats said. He said she was sorry for her actions and used the money to help her get by on the benefit. Judge Denys Barry said the offending was calculated and of serious nature and a pre-sentence report was needed before the mat- ter could be dealt with further. Anti-fluoride lobbyists threaten legal action Fluoridegate Legal Action New Zealand has issued a notice to all councils in New Zealand that flu- oridate water supplies -- that they will face legal action if they con- tinue the water treatment. The notices have been issued by Fluoridegate Legal Action New Zealand s founder Mark Atkin, who has previously said much of the legal groundwork has been done by a United States anti- fluoride group. Mr Atkin said that after 30 years of involvement in the anti- fluoridation movement he was sick of councillors ignoring the scientific evidence that fluori- dation is harmful and ineffective. Mr Atkin said he believed water fluoridation constitutes a crime against humanity, given scientific evidence suggesting that it kills two adolescent males each year in New Zealand as well as new-born infants, particularly those of poor non-white mothers. We already have class action litigants ready to proceed against those responsible for their loss of enjoyment of life, he said. An Upper Hutt City Council spokesman confirmed that it had received the notice. Have you seen this man? Police are seeking a European male who was allegedly involved in an act of offensive behaviour on King St on October 25 at 4.45pm in the afternoon. The male is of average height, between 50 and 60 years of age, has a thin build, grey shaggy hair and white facial hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured baseball cap, dark-rimmed spectacles, sneakers, jeans and a distinctive top. The top is described as having a white background with geometric shapes stamped on it in green, yel- low, blue and other colours. Anyone who can assist police should contact Detective Sergeant Richard Orr at the Upper Hutt police station on 527 2374.
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