Crime

Aggravated robbery in Meremere, Waikato – offenders required to be located

At about 11.30 this morning 18 January, two men entered the Meremere Superette and Takeaways, carrying knives. They verbally threatened the victim (the shop keeper) and his daughter and demanded money and cigarettes to be handed over. A struggle between the victim and the offenders broke out causing the victim to suffer several lacerations after receiving blows to his forearms […]

Dairy owners concerned for safety

Story by Haylee Robbins Local Tuakau and Pukekohe dairy managers and store owners speak up about the recent spate of vicious robberies last week which left Papakura, Onehunga and Hamilton communities shaken. For security reasons, these store owners and managers wished to remain anonymous but spoke freely about their concerns. “Don’t hurt people!” came the anxious cry of one Pukekohe […]

Found property— 16 January 2018

Pukekohe Police have property belonging to : Rebecca Jean Walker Tiffany Tukerangi Challis Te Peno Rapana Gavin Sweeney A wooden guitar found on Victoria Street Pukekohe 1 x silver men’s watch with blue face Black Prado handbag bag found in Bledisloe Park in early December A pair of motorcycle gloves 1 x greenstone necklace, Port Waikato 1 x Samsung Notebook […]

Tuakau paddlers ready for action

Despite having their waka burnt in an arson attack in November , the team at Waka Tangata o Te Awhinamai Te Toki ki Tuakau, will be taking part in the Waka Ama national champs this weekend. Thanks to two waka loaned from Te Wananga o Aotearoa— along with two others from parent club Te Toki Voyaging Trust, paddlers were able […]

Year in Review: October – December 2017

We take a trip down memory lane, and revisit some of the stories that we shared with the community between October and December last year. October Tuff Mudder: Police working with Auckland Transport and Pukekohe High School organised an event for the year 13 students at PHS. Franklin’s Special Olympic athletes joined Police to run with the Flame of Hope […]

Year in review: July – September 2017

We take a trip down memory lane, and revisit some of the stories that we shared with the community between July and September the last year. July Pokeno community unveil a defibrillator donated by the Mercer Volunteer Fire Brigade. The Post introduced Inspector Dave Glossop, the Area Commander. He wanted to see safer town centres, and Police and the community […]

Year in Review: January – March 2017

We take a trip down memory lane, and revisit some of the stories that we shared with the community over the last year. January After an alleged ‘bomb scare’ in Pukekohe, the object was announced as a primer for an ordnance bomb (a bomb that has not exploded) which dated back to the World War I era. Glenbrook Vintage Railway […]

Top 10 most read stories

Each year we bring you hundreds of stories, Some were funny, some inspiring and others pulled at the heartstrings. Here we refresh you on the top ten stories that had an impact on our community this year, and received the most feedback from our Facebook page. 1:New hospital for Franklin: It was announced that in the coming years Pukekohe will […]

Your holiday Emergency Contacts

Police, Ambulance or Police, Ambulance or Fire Services 111 Alcohol & Drug Helpline 0800 787 797 Civil Defence 0800 2222 00 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Oranga Tamariki 24/7 Line 0508 326 459 Depression Helpline  0800 111 757 Domestic Violence Crisis Line  0508 384 357 Gambling Helpline 0800 654 655 Lifeline – Telephone Counselling 0800 543 354 Mental Health Crisis Team 09 295 […]

Pukekohe Christmas tree vandalised

Pukekohe’s Christmas tree was vandalised last week, with CCTV camera capturing images of a male smashing baubles from the tree, on to the ground. Kendyl Sullivan, manager of the Pukekohe Business Association (PBA) said the PBA installs and maintains the Christmas decorations around town. “We are incredibly disappointed by the senseless vandalism of baubles from our Christmas tree over the […]


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