Stokes Valley News in Brief
March 2002

Brazen Burglar
On Saturday 23rd a burglar broke into a house in Stokes Valley Rd. Entry was achieved through the laundry and the person left through the back door. Only alcohol was taken. What makes this event unusual is there were 20 people in the house at the time at a social gathering. So, you can never be too sure, or careful about your home's security!

Morrison Grove Flooding
Some serious flooding to houses has been occurring around the Hawthorn Crescent, Stokes Valley Road and Morrison Grove areas where Juno Construction have been doing some development work.

Howard and Gail Mills, who live on Stokes Valley Road have had their premises seriously flooded three times. A number of site meetings have been held between Juno Construction, Residents, and the Council, and Council have promised a full review of the situation. We'll monitor events and bring you an update next month if more news develops. This Time for Irene
Last month we interviewed Stokes Valley's own Irene van Dyk who had been nominated for the Halberg Trust's Say When New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year Award 2001. Irene was not successful this time around. The award was given to World Marathon Running Champion Melissa Moon during the Awards Ceremony televised live from Dunedin on Channel One on the evening of 28 February.

While we congratulate Melissa, we can't help but hope that Irene will be nominated again next year, and that she will go on to receive the award for 2002. Other nominations were Marlene Castle (Bowls) and Leilani Joyce (Squash). Irene van Dyk was not able to attend the Awards Ceremony as she was in the Caribbean with the Silver Ferns.