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Violence in the home a key target
By ANNA PRICE
Children exposed to habitual viol-
ence in the home are less likely to be
empathetic and more likely to
become offenders themselves, a
police assistant commissioner Super-
intendent Dave Cliff says.
Boys, particularly, were suscep-
tible, Rural Women New Zealand
were told at their national confer-
ence in Christchurch at the week-
The police perspective followed the
outcome of the rural women's online
crime and safety survey.
On the other hand, girls exposed to
ongoing domestic violence came to
believe it was perfectly normal'' and
that having a partner later who was
violent, was normal.
Police now regarded family viol-
ence as the most important area in
crime prevention, Mr Cliff, former
head of the Canterbury police
Rural communities were urged to
no longer be bystanders but to take
an active role in helping the police
in every way we can'' to make local
Crimestoppers chairman John
Perham acknowledged stock theft
was a serious problem but
investigators would only get to the
bottom of it'' when evidential
material started to come in.
Rural communities were obliged to
report concerns about stock theft.
Those worried about confidential-
ity should report incidents on the
completely anonymous'' Crimestop-
Farmers and others in outlying
district were also urged to tighten
In terms of machinery theft, such
as quad bikes, questions such as
where were the keys?' were raised.
Let's engage in a little bit of self-
protection,'' Mr Perham said.
Drink driving, a key concern,
showed clear improvements in urban
areas, but the message was not get-
ting through'' in rural areas.
Often other rural people will
know who is regularly driving
By helping police identify them,
habitual drink drivers could be
targeted and held accountable, he
In most years, 80 drink drivers
were killed on the roads.
For every 100 drink drivers killed,
50 passengers and 20 others died. A
further 1000 seriously injured
underlined the dire consequences.
Meals roll to Rolleston
You don't have to be old
to receive meal service
By MAT KERMEEN
HEAD COOK: Kitchen team leader at the Lincoln University catering kitchen Karon
Sanctuary prepares meals to be delivered.
TWO SELWYN organisations with
like-minded goals have teamed up to
extend a popular service.
Lincoln and Districts Community
Care are taking on the responsibility
of increasing their meals on wheels
service into Rolleston.
The Lincoln-based group have
delivered meals into Lincoln,
Prebbleton, Springston and Tai Tapu
for many years but have taken on
the contract for Rolleston as there is
no existing provider.
However they are not taking on
the increased area alone.
Lincoln and Districts Community
Care manager Lois Thomas said her
group was thrilled to be teaming up
with Selwyn Central Community
Care to provide a comprehensive and
Selwyn member Jan Francis was
equally happy to be working together
and said the connection was only
going to bring positive outcomes for
the Selwyn community.
Miss Thomas said an increased
demand for the service in a booming
Selwyn population had prompted
them to spread their wings.
She said it was an exciting and
busy time leading into June 1 when
the service would get under way.
Demand also spikes around this
time as the colder months set in.
All meals are prepared and cooked
by Lincoln Hospitality in the cater-
ing wing of Lincoln University. Vol-
unteer drivers collect the meals
before delivering them and Mrs
Francis' key role is currently trying
to source enough volunteer drivers to
sustain the extended service.
Miss Thomas said the service was
growing in popularity as it lost the
misguided perceptions that it was
only for the elderly.
Many people do not realise they
would be eligible for meals on wheels
She said some clients use the ser-
vice when recovering from injury or
illness short term or while family
members were not around.
Miss Thomas said the introduction
of frozen and uncooked meals to
their menu had appealed to a much
wider client base because it added
Both organisations are keen to
hear from volunteer drivers.
Volunteers are given a timetable
that works around their schedules.
Some do most days of the week while
others do a day a month.
Anyone interested in volunteering
as a driver or receiving the meals on
wheels service should contact Lin-
coln and Districts Community Care
on 03 325 2007.
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