Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

New Life Driven Away; Kiwi Migrant with New Business Loses All in Night Raid

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

New Life Driven Away; Kiwi Migrant with New Business Loses All in Night Raid

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Byline: Joel Gould joel.gould@qt.com.au

GOODNA'S Peter Penhall came to Australia from New Zealand to start a new life but now he is picking up the pieces after his van and all his tools were stolen.

Mr Penhall bought a van last week and moved into a house after saving up to start a handyman business.

But those hopes were dashed when he woke up on Thursday morning to start work, only to find his van had been stolen.

aI moved into the house on Saturday and had a big job arranged for the Thursday,'' he said.

aI loaded it on Wednesday night and put everything that I needed for the job in it.

aI came inside and went to bed at 10.30pm and when I woke up on Thursday morning it was gone.

aThey must have pushed it out of the driveway. I've got a dog here, too.a

aPolice were in pursuit of my van on the Wednesday night, which I was unaware of until later, but they had to call it off due to these new laws. …

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