Kapiti patrollers go on parade

Last updated 11:40 03/12/2012

Kapiti school patrollers, bottom row Chanel Harley, Caleb Howell, Olivia Herlihy, Rosie Graham, holding the banner, left, Ella Booth, under the banner Tatyana Bayne, Piri Jervis, Jessica Morris and standing on the right Cushla Kraus and Alesha Bullen, were among about 300 children who took part in a march in Paraparaumu today.

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Rimu Rd in Paraparaumu was awash with children in fluoro vests this morning as about 300 school patrollers from around the district marched from Kapiti police station to Downtown movie theatre.

The outing was planned by Kapiti police and Kapiti Coast District Council as an acknowledgement for the children's service and to thank them for their efforts in keeping their peers safe over the past year.

Mayor Jenny Rowan said she was delighted the children were being recognised.

"These little guardians of school crossings are out there in all weathers. They provide a very valuable service and deserve our support. New Zealand is the only country in the world where children man crossings and they do a great job," Ms Rowan said.

Senior constable Mike Tahere said the school children were "our local heroes, keeping our roads safe for kids coming and going to school".

Kapiti-Mana area commander Inspector John Price told the children he was on pedestrian school patrol when he was their age, and it had encouraged him to become a police officer.

Contact Kay Blundell
Kapiti reporter
Email: kay.blundell@dompost.co.nz

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