Waiheke Marketplace : August 3rd 2011
7 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 3, 2011 NEWS PHONE 372 5555 AVAILABLE 1ST AUGUST - 14TH AUGUST 2011. TRADE NOT SUPPLIED. WHILE STOCKS LAST. You can't beat IN OSTEND 'The Barn' Woman appears in High Court By IMOGEN NEALE A woman charged with the murder of her part- ner made a brief ap- pearance in the High Court in Auckland on Monday. Natalie Theresa Ford, 44, a former Waiheke Island resident, is charged with the murder of west Auckland man Gary Marshall at a house in Orewa on Janu- ary 3, 2010. She has previously pleaded not guilty. With her reddish- brown hair pulled into a french plait, Ford stood in the dock while the jury of six men and six women were empanelled. Wearing a long olive green skirt, grey cardi- gan, grey scarf and small gold hoops in her ears, she stood, watching intently. The jury was sworn in and then stood down until tomorrow afternoon when the trial will get under way. Outside the courtroom, several members of Gary Marshall s family gath- ered, waiting for their chance to enter. Wearing black singlets with rest in peace messages embroidered in fluorescent letters, the family said that the WGYB acronym meant we ve got your back . In life and in death, one male family member said. IN BRIEF Seen on properties Police are looking for a man who was seen in the Burrell Rd area on Monday morning, July 18, going in and out of properties. He is described in his late 20s to early 30s, unshaven, about 1.67 metres tall, slight to average build with medium to long shaggy, unkempt dark hair. He was wearing baggy jeans, a light coloured top and coloured trainers. Anyone who can identify this person is asked to call the police on 372-1150. Two arrests Police made just two arrests last week. The first was of a 21-year-old man from Onetangi, for failing to stop. He will appear in court this week. The second was of a 22-year- old man from Oneroa for breaching his bail conditions. He has already appeared in court. Driver stopped One drink-driver was caught during the last week. A 59-year-old man blew a breath alcohol level of 501mcg when stopped on Mitchell Rd on July 30. The legal limit is 400mcg for those over 20. He also elected to have a blood test done. The police are waiting for the result. Region digs deep for chopper Life saving:The Westpac Rescue chopper at Mechanics Bay. This year s Westpac Chopper Appeal has raised $451,596 for the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopters. This is a 23 percent increase on last year and part of a record $1,656,858 raised across the country, improving on the previous best of $1.45 million raised in 2010. All donations will be dis- tributed back to the 16 rescue chopper services across the country. Westpac national sponsor- ship manager Mark Graham says the record amount is a pleasant surprise given the strong response by New Zea- landers in donating to the recovery of quake-hit Christ- church. More than 5000 missions were undertaken by rescue choppers last year, many proving to be life-changing or life saving for those who are being helped. New Zealand- ers clearly respect and recog- nise the work that is done. These funds are a vital con- tribution to each of the heli- copter trusts and will help them to continue to provide this incredible service in their community. The rescue helicopter ser- vice that attends Waiheke is based at Mechanics Bay in Auckland, providing a vital life link for residents isolated from the mainland. Auckland Rescue Helicop- ter Trust s John Hooper says despite what the public has already been asked to donate to, and the tight economic environment, the trust is genuinely excited about this excellent result. We are tracking towards the busiest year for missions on record and these funds will enable the trust to con- tinue to provide this essential service for the greater Auck- land region, Mr Hooper says. We would like to thank Westpac exceeding fundraising expectations. Donations are welcome at www.chopperappeal.co.nz or any Westpac branch. Amnesty Week on Amnesty International s collectors will be at Woolworths this Friday, as part of their Freedom Week appeal until August 7. The organisation is also celebrating its 50th anniversary and is call- ing for residents to dig deep to help it stop human rights abuses globally. The organisation is now a movement of more than three million sup- porters, members and activists working at the forefront of human rights issues in more than 150 countries and territories Amnesty s purpose is to protect people when their human rights are denied, calling for an end to the discrimination, persecution and harass- ment that individuals face. People can also make donations towards the appeal at www.freedom week.org.nz.
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