Wairarapa News : January 16th 2013
3 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JANUARY 16, 2013 NEWS 4981199AB IN BRIEF Early hours theft Thieves stole eight bottles of wine from the new Solway Four Square in Masterton on Sunday. The theft took place about 5.15am when the intruders found their way in through a roller door at the back entrance to the storage area. The store opens at 4.30am and staff disturbed the thieves, who ran off into the yard and jumped a fence. Tulloch's Farm Machinery just down the road was broken into during the early hours of the same morning. A door was jemmied open, which activated an alarm around 1.30am. Nothing was taken. DOC break-in The Department of Conservation headquarters on South Rd in Masterton was broken into overnight on Sunday. There was evidence that the offices had been searched and drawers rifled through, but staff are unsure of what is missing at this stage. Thieves foiled The front window of Liquor King in Masterton was smashed by would- be thieves but they fled the seen before being able to steal any merchandise. The incident happened just after midnight on Monday morning. The culprits were disturbed and ran off. Search ends The search for a missing fisherman on the South East Coast was abandoned on Sunday after he was reported missing on Thursday last week. Tupara Kiel, 72, of Martinborough, launched his boat from Sandy Bay near Te Awaiti and did not return. Helicopters, RNZAF Orion aircraft and Search & Rescue teams were all employed in the search for Mr Kiel. Police appeal for help in locating Hayden Ranson Wanted: Hayden Ranson, 27, is wanted in connection to the death of Glen Jones. Killed: Glen Jones, 40, died of head injuries suffered in a beating. As the Wairarapa News went to press one man was still on the run in connection with the brutal slay- ing of Glen Jones, 40, who died of head injuries suffered in a beating in his Featherston home early on Saturday. Arrest warrants were issued on Monday for Kristofer Jones, 23, and Hayden Ranson, 27. Police caught up with Kristofer Jones near Hunterville in the early hours of yesterday. He appeared in the Palmerston North District Court yesterday afternoon facing a charge of aggravated burglary. Detective Inspector Sean Hansen says the arrest came after police found the blue 1989 Mitsubishi Mirage they were looking for in Levin late on Monday. Police continue to appeal for any sightings of Hayden Ranson, who we believe is now travelling alone. I would still advise members of the public to not to approach him and to contact police immediately said Mr Hansen. Three people have already appeared in Masterton District Court on Monday relating to the same case -- two women, aged 22 and 32, as well as a 28-year-old man -- facing charges of aggravated burglary. They were charged with entering Mr Jones home with a wooden bat and an axe handle. They were remanded in custody until later this week. All three have name suppression. Police are also speaking to three other people, but it is unknown whether they will be charged in relation to the incident. Anyone with any sightings of Mr Ranson should make contact with Wairarapa Police on 06 370 0300 or anonymously through Crimestop- pers by phoning 0800 555 111. Sports groups urged to contribute Carterton sports clubs, community groups, residents and local busi- nesses are being asked for their thoughts and views on the proposed development of a multi-purpose sports complex in the town s How- ard Booth Park. Representatives from Carrington Bowling and Croquet Club, Wai- rarapa United, Carterton AFC and Carterton Squash Club have formed the Howard Booth Park Development Group to progress plans for a purpose-built sports facility at the park -- an existing sports ground that is already home to Carterton Squash Club, Carter- ton AFC and the 2011 Chatham Cup winners, Wairarapa United. Group chairwoman, Elaine Brazendale, says during the coming weeks project representatives will meet as many Carterton sports clubs and societies as possible to gauge opinion and gather sugges- tions. We ll also be asking how local residents and businesses feel about the project, she says. And as we envisage the pro- posed sports complex as being a Wairarapa-wide facility that will be available for a range of sports, we re keen to seek the views of other communities in the region. This facility would be a great asset for the Wairarapa and will, we believe, help promote sport in the community as well as attract visiting clubs and teams from out- side the region. However, it s a significant proj- ect that will take careful planning, and this consultation period is a key step in making progress. Feedback will help shape a pub- lic information meeting to beheld in March. Free pool entry a boon to families Families looking for final school holiday activities and people keen to get fit can take advantage of the opportunity to swim for free thanks to a grant from Lands Trust Masterton. Free public entry to the Genesis Recreation Centre indoor and out- door pools and hydro slides will be available from Saturday, January 26 until Friday, February 1. A $12,000 grant from Lands Trust Masterton will cover the cost. This is a new way for the trust to benefit all Masterton people as the holidays draw to a close and as family finances tend to tighten up after Christmas, Lands Trust grants committee chairwoman Chr- istine Brewster said. The pools are a wonderful facility for our town and we wanted to give everyone the chance to take full advantage of them. She said the grant was an exten- sion of the trust s annual grants to assist school swimming program- mes at the Masterton pool and pool hire for the primary school and intercollegiate swimming champs. Each year Lands Trust Master- ton distributes more than $1 mil- lion of income from its property rentals in the form of grants to assist educational, cultural and community activities in Masterton.
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