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Mrs Richards' friend found a
handful of minor programs had
been uninstalled but apart from
that nothing sinister had been
However, because she had
allowed remote access to her
computer there was no way of
recovering the $500.
The experience had left her wary.
"Even now I'm too scared, believe
it or not, to use my computer... I'm
just so paranoid that something's
going to happen again."
Mrs Richards said she had
changed her credit card and
refused to make any kind of
financial transaction online.
Greg Sheppard, of Te Anau-based
Shepcom said he had received
several of these calls himself, as
had many of his clients.
"There's a lot of people from
round here that have been
contacted," he said. "It's a dirty
technique. I bet they get people all
Stew Bryan, of Winton-based
Central Southland Computer
Services, said the number of calls
he'd had from clients who'd been
phoned had risen dramatically in
the past month or so.
"They get quite persistent," he
said. "They are, from what I've
been told, quite credible."
So far only one of his clients had
fallen for it and a check of her
computer had shown nothing
untoward had been installed. It
appeared to be a straight-out
money-making scam, he said.
His advice to anyone who received
such a call was to hang up.
"The only person who will know
you've got a problem is either
yourself or the person who's
maintaining your computer."
hits south (Continued from Pg 1) There were animals aplenty at the
72nd Waiau A and P Show held
last Saturday in Tuatapere.
Show president Richard Adams
said he was impressed with the
standard of the sheep, cows and
horses and was pleased to see the
return of milking cows to the show
There was an assortment of things
to entertain -- in addition to the
livestock competitions there was
the big bark off, sandpit dig and
produce competition including
an impressively sized cabbage
brought in by Sally Edgerton.
The grand parade was led by
the Waimatuku Pipe Band and
included an impressive line up of
horses, as well as cows, donkeys
and sheep. Horse jumping
participants displayed a colourful
array of winners' ribbons and
Show committee member Don
Brown said the horse and sheep
entries were well up from last
year and the hoof and hook
competition also went very well.
There were 12 calves which was
nearly double the number entered
"I was very pleased with all the
stock that was in... everything
went pretty well," he said.
However, the one disappointment
was the number of other events
taking place that same day which
limited their number of visitors,
Mr Brown said. He added that the
sponsors were very good and said
they appreciated all the sponsors,
judges and people who helped out
on the day.
Animals aplenty at Waiau
LEFT: Horse jumping competitor Anna
McCracken on her horse Babe at the
Waiau A and P Show on Saturday.
By Linda Jane Keegan
Julie Kyte on her horse Gossy after receiving her ribbon in the Riding and
Turnout event at the Waiau A and P Show on Saturday.
Visit us online
Can you spare some time
on Monday, February 28,
at 7pm to establish a new
Join the Friends of the
Southland Museum and Art
Gallery and Lloyd Esler in
a record breaking event to
launch his latest version of The
Southland Book of Records. The
plan is to create a new record for
the greatest number of people
to attend a book launch in
All attending with go in the draw
to win spot prizes and be eligible
for a $5 discount on the book
which Mr Essler will be available
to autograph. He will also relate
some of the fascinating and quirky
records featured in his new book.
And, of course, there's the chance
to be in the group photograph that
will feature in the next volume of
Record-breaking launch planned for record book
A UNIQUELY KIWI CIRCUS IN A BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC BIG TOP
Tickets start from $12 for Children and $17 for Adults 3 year olds and under Free
Nail biting excitement for the
whole family, 90 action packed
awe inspiring minutes of:
hula hoop honeys skillful jugglers ...
colourful clowning brave burly boys.. .
comely contortionists and beautiful aerial angels.. .
Saturday 19th Feb 11am & 7.30pm
Sunday 20th Feb 2pm
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