Crime

Teens arrested for aggravated robbery

At approximately 4:30am on Tuesday 14 November Police received a report of an aggravated robbery at a petrol station on Mill Road, Bombay. Detective Sergeant Veronica McPherson said a group of males entered the store and jumped the front counter, taking tobacco products and the cash register. “Two staff members and a customer were in the store at the time,” […]

Teens arrested for aggravated robbery at Bombay

At approximately 4:30am on Tuesday 14 November Police received a report of an aggravated robbery at a petrol station on Mill Road, Bombay. Detective Sergeant Veronica McPherson said a group of males entered the store and jumped the front counter, they took tobacco products and the cash register. “Two staff members and a customer were in the store at the […]

Solar panels stolen from cenotaph

Members of the community were shocked and disheartened to find that the solar panels, battery and controls had been stolen from Waiuku cenotaph. On Sunday 12 November, those who were preparing to pay their respects for Armistice Day came across the theft, which is believed to have occurred sometime over the weekend. “The stainless control box had been forced open […]

Social Media helps nab offender

A Facebook post helped Police identify and locate an offender who stole a vehicle from an Otaua property. The vehicle was taken from the rural property over Guy Fawkes weekend. After lodging the theft with Police, the complainant also placed a post on Social Media, which happened to identify a key witness to the event. The information provided led local […]

Police Patch – 7 November 2017

Two weeks ago, police staff had to deal with a number of people who had been smoking synthetic cannabis. These people had lost all control of their senses, and had no knowledge of what was going on around them. One of the group ended up in hospital because of his self inflicted stupidity. I wonder how much this cost the […]

Vandalism devastates community

What is believed to be an act of vandalism to three waka ama (outrigger canoes) has caused a community outcry, with many stating it as ‘disgusting and senseless.’ On Wednesday 1 November, Waka Tangata o Te Awhinamai Te Toki ki Tuakau President, Rosalie Ellis, received the call that their three waka had been burnt where they were being stored in […]

Sheep rustled in baaad crime

The wool has been pulled over Tuakau’s eyes as the town’s mascot, Rae the sheep, was fleeced from outside the Ray White office on George Street. It was stolen on Wednesday 25 October around 3.45pm. The yellow sheep has been a popular stop for local children who enjoy giving her a cuddle. Rae’s family and friends want to ram home […]

Police uncover P lab at Harrisville address

Last week, The Post Newspaper reported Harrisville Road was closed with armed Police blocking the roads. After receiving an overwhelming public response we can now reveal the cause of the road closure. Harrisville Road was closed in the early hours of Friday 27 October, as Police executed two search warrants. Detective Sergeant Richard Bull of Counties Manukau Police said as […]

Police close Harrisville Rd, Tuakau

At 5.30am on Friday 27 October, the road from Tuakau towards Pukekohe was closed to traffic at the corner just before Harrisville School. Two armed police were stationed in front of their car. A Police spokesperson confirmed it was a planned Police operation, and a section of Harrisville Road (near the rural end) still remains blocked off.  

What??? $3000 on Uber!

Considering I have never used Uber, it was just a wee shock to learn that over $3000 worth of taxi rides had been charged to my credit card recently. Apparently I had been gallivanting across England, racking up more than 17 Uber rides each day. I wish! As I trawled through my credit card statement (from my home office in […]


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