Stolen and Lost items, on the Net
A couple of my compatriots have struck yet another smart vein on the net. (Ten points to every foreigner who gets any of the place names.)
A Whakatane couple have created a website that will hinder people selling stolen goods. Bill Danby and Joanne Cunningham's website www.stolen-lost.co.nz went live a week ago and five days later had received 65,720 hits.
The website can be used to list stolen or lost items for a $3 to $7 fee. The items stay listed for five years and anyone looking to purchase a second-hand item can search the website free of charge to check that the item is not stolen. Lost items, such as pets, can be listed as well and rewards can be offered.