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The winter is here now
and things have quietened
off regarding the tourist
population. Along with
them the seasonal workers
move on so the town is a bit slower
than we are used to during the
I am now back permanently in
Te Anau following stints of relieving
since my return from East Timor.
Another staff member will be
coming on board in the coming
weeks after the movements of
Constables Finn Murphy and Andy
Unfortunately we have had an
active burglar move into the area
recently and the rate of burglaries
and thefts has increased from
practically zero to a much higher
incidence than we are used to.
Whoever is responsible is either
using a key or picking locks as
there has been no sign of forced
Three properties in Pompolona
Street have had alcohol and
other goods taken over the last
two to three weeks, along with
the Southland District Council
Office and Te Anau Library in
which cash has been taken from
the cash drawers and collection
box. Some of the stolen property
includes several Batman DVDs, a
PS2 Console without the cables
and a set of GHD ceramic hair
straighteners. If you have seen any
of this property please contact us.
Property and cash has also been
taken from three motels during
This is a timely reminder for
people to ensure their properties
are secure. Holiday home owners
should take precautions and have
neighbours or friends keeping an
eye on things.
If anybody has any information in
relation to these burglaries please
let us know and don't be shy to
report any suspicious activity you
see. It might seem like nothing but
if we don't know we can't act.
Be safe and keep warm over the
on the beat
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It is good that Northern Southland
Transport found new uses for its
mountain of old retired green
Uses such as garden waste
disposal and commercial garbage.
Maybe they could even drill holes
in them and flog them off as home
compost bins... That would really
be in the true spirit of recycling!
Wade and Tania Nicholson, pictured with Wade's daughter Lara
(of Dunedin), on Mount Pickering in the Kepler Mountains.
The helicopter flight was a honeymoon gift to the couple.
This photograph was taken by their Southern Lakes Helicopters
pilot Rod Hall Jones.
ONE LAST PIECE OF ADVICE
It is with some sadness that I write my
final "Heads Up" for the time being. I
will be heading off on maternity leave in
late June and will no longer be writing
articles while away!
With my departure there are a few changes
with our Te Anau office. Post June 2011,
the Te Anau office will continue to be
serviced by Damien Pine each Wednesday
and Thursday. Many of you will know
Damien, he is a familiar face around Te
Anau and has been making the weekly
trip up for many years now. Damien is the
firm's Te Anau Partner and specialises in
commercial, property and employment
law, as well as wills and trusts.
AWS Legal remains committed to
providing high quality legal services to
all our Fiordland clients.
Thank you for taking the time to read
"Heads Up" each month and I hope that
you have received some benefit from
them. My final words of legal advice are
... never sign on the dotted line without
speaking to your lawyer first. In the long
run, this will only save you money!!
Are your Employment Agreements
up to scratch?
Changes to the Employment Relations
Act and the Holidays Act have just
come into force, so now is a great time
to review your business' Employment
Did you know, from 1 April:
The 90-day trial period was extended
• to all employers, regardless of the
number of staff they employ
Employees may exchange a
maximum of one week's annual
holidays for cash
The test by which employers are
measured against during a personal
grievance claim will change
The role and powers of labour
• inspectors were extended
Damien Pine, AWS Legal's
employment law specialist, is offering
a limited number of free, half-hour
consultations. Call today to secure your
Freephone: 0800 100 151
Hannah Hodson is AWS Legal's Te Anau Solicitor. Please remember that this
information is designed as a general guide and should not replace specific legal
advice on a particular issue.
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