Waiheke Marketplace : December 15th 2010
2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 15, 2010 NEWS Editor George Gardner editor @waihekemarketplace co nz Reporters Gill Alcock news2@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz Jerome Gavelle firstname.lastname@example.org Lyndal Jefferies lyndaljefferies@gmail com Sales Managers Gail Hughes sales@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz Vivienne Picard info@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz Graphics Megan Clark graphics@ waihekemarketplace co nz Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady classifieds@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz accounts@ waihekemarketplace co nz 5,921 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday) to Waiheke homes, businesses, the ferries & central Auckland (Foodtown in Quay St, New World in College Hill & Devonport Library. Ph 09 372 9231 After Hours News Hotline: Ph 027 230 3103 1 Tahi Road, Ostend. P.O. 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New face joins police youth aid Youth aid officer: Peter Knight By GILL ALCOCK The island's newest youth aid officer is a policeman with 20 years' service, the last six as youth aid sergeant in charge in Palmerston North. Now, looking for a change of pace and a different lifestyle, Peter Knight and his wife have moved to Waiheke. Senior constable Knight is keen to take over the responsi- bilities of youth aid worker and says it's not only his six years' service in Palmerston North but also raising three children of his own that will help him with his new role. He says the issues young people face here are the same as in Palmerston North but the biggest issue he has seen so far is alcohol. He quotes a new survey of young people on Waiheke which states children as young as 13 and 14 as having the perception that alcohol is cool. But, he admits, it's the grown-ups who are setting the example. He says the average age of the island's drink drivers is 34 and 80 percent of a policeman's work is generated by alcohol. Parents must remember they are their child's teacher as they will mimic their parents,'' he says. With such a small popu- lation on Waiheke, Mr Knight says he'll have the opportunity to follow cases through. So far, one of the cases involved three teenagers who damaged the public toilets at Palm Beach. All three are under his care and have written letters apolo- gising to the Waiheke com- munity. They are working to pay for the damage and are under cur- few. He says children generally come from good families and just need a bit of guidance and help. It's getting them back on track, holding them account- able and making them better people,'' he says. Mr Knight is keen to work with the schools and will be promoting SADD -- Students Against Drink Drivers -- and rather than dealing with senior students, he wants to get in early'' with younger ones before they can learn any bad habits. He also hopes to run crash course sessions which show students what can happen as a result of drink driving. He says they were success- ful in Palmerston North but must be repeated regularly to keep up with all the new drivers. I'm doing a lot of positive proactive, not reactive, work and that is the part I am enjoying. I want to get the kids to sort themselves out. To guide them so they reach their 17th birthday without any convictions that will hinder their ability to get a job or to travel.'' Outside of work Mr Knight and his wife are enjoying the island's walkways and many fantastic vistas''. After work he often heads out fishing to catch dinner. He is also enjoying meeting members of the island's popu- lation although he has this reminder for them. Many parents don't know where their kids are. They think they're at a friend's house. They need to ask questions, make a phone call to check. They need to take more responsibility for their young ones.'' Barges keep waters clean Auckland Council is urg- ing boaties to keep the waters of the Hauraki Gulf clean this summer by depositing their rub- bish and recycling in the rubbish barges provided. For those boating around Waiheke the barge can be found moored off Man O' War Bay. Council spokesman Anthony Cheney says the barge will be avail- able all summer. Those sailing further afield will find a second barge in Man O' War Passage off Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island.
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