Man in custody after male shot in Pukekohe

UPDATE: Police are investigating a firearms incident in Pukekohe where a male in his 50s received a gunshot wound to his leg shortly after 12.40pm on Friday 9 March. He has been transported to hospital and his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. A male is currently in custody and is assisting police with their enquiries. Paerata School is […]

Police search for offender in Tuakau

Tuakau Primary School students were kept inside their classrooms on the afternoon of Tuesday 6 March, due to Police trying to track an offender.   A police spokesperson said they were in the process of tracking a known offender who had fled through the school grounds. “Police asked for the students to stay inside the classrooms briefly while the delta dog unit […]

Police concerned for welfare of fleeing driver who jumped into Waikato River

  Huntly Police are appealing for information about a driver who fled from Police on the early hours of Saturday, 3 March and jumped into the Waikato River. Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson, Area Manager of Investigations for the Waikato Western Police said just after midnight  a Mazda 323 fled from Police between Horotiu and Huntly before the pursuit was […]

Armed robbery of Waiuku’s Queen St Superette

Waiuku’s Queen Street Superette was the target of an armed robbery this morning, Friday 23 February 2018. Detective Senior Sergeant Karen Bright said four offenders armed with a hammer and a knife entered a superette in Queen Street, Waiuku at approximately 6.20am this morning. “The offenders left the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes,” she said. Police […]

New initiative to crack down on illegal dumping

Mayor Phil Goff has announced significant new resources to tackle illegal dumping in Auckland, unveiled as part of a new mayoral led initiative, including a new 0800 hotline to report dumpers. Mayor Phil Goff said, “Illegal roadside rubbish dumping has blighted our city, harmed our environment and burdened ratepayers with the costs of clean-up. I’m sick and tired of it, […]

Hunk of Junk

Story by Kylie Hall Photos by Paul Smith When these photos crossed my desk, my first thoughts were how beautiful the shots were. That’s testament to the excellent skills of local photographer Paul Smith who supplied the images. However, dig deeper and what you see are rusty, ragged wrecks, with jagged broken metal jutting out, just waiting to cause […]

Armed robbery at Caltex Bombay

Caltex Bombay was blocked off once again on Friday 9 February, following an armed robbery. The offenders entered the building armed with a screwdriver.  Police confirmed the incident, saying, “At around 4am, four males were reported to have broken into a service station in Bombay. No one was injured in the incident.”A Caltex spokesperson said the offenders, who were armed […]

Witnesses sought for road rage incident in Ararimu

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed a road rage incident in Ararimu. The incident occurred at the intersection of Turner and Dunn Roads and Ararimu Roads at approximately 9.30pm on Tuesday 6 February, said Detective Liana Watson of Counties Manukau Police.  The victim was driving a blue Toyota Camry when he was attacked by a […]

$10m lost to online scams

Kiwis reported a combined loss of $10.1 million dollars form online scams and fraud to Netsafe in 2017. The largest single loss reported was $480,00 and the average loss was $10,771. It is likely that the reported losses are only a small percentage of the total losses, as many people feel a sense of embarrassment or hopelessness about reporting scams. Netsafe CEO, […]

Burglar apprehended

Police apprehended a burglar the day after motorbikes were reported stolen. The Pukekohe local was arrested today, Wednesday 24 January. They will appear in Pukekohe District Court tomorrow, facing burglary charges. One motorbike has been recovered.

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