Monday, May 28, 2012

Text Of The Day

From todays Hawkes Bay Today.

`Re violent crime rising in Dannevirke. When rental companies advertise houses at $100 a week, combined with the fact there are no jobs to be had, there is an influxof the type of losers who have moved into this once peaceful little town. Unattributed.

pdms comment: is this really happening in Dannevirke and perhaps other small towns?
As an aside when I was a teenager growing up in Central Hawkes Bay and playing inter town rugby and cricket in Dannevirke it was always known as `the cleanest town in NZ'. Why you wonder - well it always had water running in the gutters in the main street.


PM of NZ said...

Untruths PDM! It's only rained twice this week - first for 3 days then for 4 days.

Dunno about the 'violent' bit, but as I've previously blogged a while ago, there's those that favour red hoodies strutting the main streets like peacocks. Full of bolshie attitude, they've been moved on from places like Fielding in past months and are visibly congregating in Dannevegas. Quite often can be seen lurking round town with a can or two in hand near liquor ban signs.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Well I suppose water is better than blood, eh bro?

Anonymous said...

I just left the following comment at Kiwiblog on GD and then saw this and thought it fits well here (so apologies for repeating myself!)

This ‘rationalisation’ of the police in Hastings and Napier in conjunction with the instruction to arrest 13% less people is a real slap in the face for the people of Hawkes Bay.
It is a big lie that only two police will be affected by this.
“and alternatives are being considered for the two officers affected,” – actually I know for a fact that many more police than this will be affected.

I guess the instruction to arrest 13% less people (and let people who have committed a crime off with a ‘stern warning’) means the stats will look good. ‘Look everyone! The crime rates in Hawkes Bay are down! The amalgamation has been great progress for Hawkes Bay!”

pdm said...

anon - how about a nick name please.
I saw the appointment but didn't read the article - interesting to say the least.

pm - I thought you might be along. I wasn't talking about rain. In the 60's the gutters had running water in them 365 days of the year. I think it stopped in the mid 70's - ask some of the old timers.