39 days ago

Poll: What do you think of CCTV on private homes?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I'm writing a story about CCTV security cameras on homes, what's the best system, how to install them, and whether or not they're a useful deterrent.
I wondered what you thought about private security cameras. Are they good for the neighbourhood? Or a sign troubled communities?
If you've got a strong opinion about them, drop me a line and let me know what you think.

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What do you think of CCTV on private homes?
  • 92.4% Yes, they're OK.
    92.4% Complete
  • 4.6% I'm not sure.
    4.6% Complete
  • 3% No, they're not OK.
    3% Complete
1959 votes
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7 hours ago

Ferrymead: Office/conference/function rooms available to rent.

Bernard from Sumner

Situated in the amazing Heritage Park, Ferrymead, secure and versatile accommodation, offering ample free parking. Very reasonably priced by Ferrymead Lions Charitable Trust.

Comprises 2 adjoining meeting rooms/office spaces (48 & 78sqm) which comfortably seat 40 people each (tables and chairs provided). These can be combined for larger functions.

There is a Board/Committee meeting room (40sqm) suitable for about 15 people.

Kitchen facilities that can cater for 40+ people (24sqm), include all utensils and tableware. Cooker, fridge, H&C water, 2 ovens. Service hatch/bar.

The building is air conditioned and has its own integral toilet facilities, including one for the disabled.

At present the rooms are furnished with tables and chairs, but other arrangements may be considered.

Single session bookings are available, but in order to reduce management commitment, we would give preference to longer term tenants.Typical rental costs:

Single sessions (morning, afternoon or evening) $35 to $45, depending on room. Kitchen and catering facilities additional $30. Typically an evening social for 30 to 40 people (sorry, no rowdies!) with bar and kitchen facilities comes in under $100.

Regular/ongoing hirings work out cheaper and start from $100 per week.

For further information please contact

Bill Newsom 3849130, mob.0212173919

Dick Arnst 3842495, mob.0221397341.