Big thanks to those 50 who turned out this morning– some great work done!
Hope you are well and that someone has control over the weather?
We want to finish off the seating project at Kaipaki and to that end we are having a Working Bee this coming Sunday 12th at 9 am 12 am.
Just bring spanners and such nuts and bolts tools!!
We want two people to bring strimmers to finish off the banks that are looking a little better than before.
Grass growing and outfield looking better.
Thanks to all those who have attended working bees thus far – some great work done!
Can we put this on Facebook so the young ones know about the working bee please?
Security measures are likely to be beefed up after thieves targeted the Kaipaki Settlers Hall.
Burglars broke into the hall, also known as the Kaipaki Community Centre, and made off with a television, barbecue, fridge and sports equipment.
The hall's association planned to meet to discuss the burglary and what security measures would now be needed.
The hall was on Kaipaki Rd, in a rural area between Cambridge and Ohaupo.
Association chairman John Parker said people feared the thieves would return.
"So the first thing we'll be looking at is a security system of some sort.
"Get that set up and then replacing the goods after that, so it's step one and step two really."
The hall previously did not have any security measures and Parker had ideas for what the association could install.
"I'm sure it'll be an alarm system and a camera system, I think we'll probably invest in both of those.
"So we'll do that over the next week or so."
It could have been somebody that knows the code on the front door of the old hall. Parker said the association was going over details of the break-in. Police had been notified.
"They could have came in, opened the window and made it look as though they came in through the window."
Many items had been taken during the burglary, including a barbecue that was recently donated by Bunnings.
"It's interesting though when you look at the range of stuff that was taken it's as though they're setting up," Parker said.
Parker had left the centre on the morning of Saturday, October 20 and returned to mow the lawns at 1pm the next day.
He believed the burglary happened sometime during that weekend.
He first noticed the barbecue outside had gone, a shader and a lawn mower.
A group then came in on Sunday and had a tea dance, then reported to one of the board members that there had been a burglary inside.
It was then on Monday, Parker noticed how many things had gone missing, including a 60-inch television, mini fridge and archery equipment, to name a few.
"It's a nuisance isn't it, never mind that's life and you just have to get on with it," Parker said.
Last updated 14:16, November 4 2017
Kaipaki Community Centre
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