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Paraglider in serious condition after crash at Karioitahi beach

Police are in attendance at Karioitahi Beach where a paraglider has believed to have crashed. Sergeant Ben Ostler of Counties Manukau Police says a male is in a serious condition. Westpac Rescue Helicopter will transport him to hospital. There is limited mobile coverage in the area so no further details are available at this stage.

Paraglider in serious condition after crash at Karioitahi Beach

Police are in attendance at Karioitahi Beach where a paraglider has believed to have crashed. Sergeant Ben Ostler of Counties Manukau Police says a male is in a serious condition. Westpac Rescue Helicopter will transport him to hospital. There is limited mobile coverage in the area so no further details are available at this stage.

Auckland Police respond to Conifer Grove fatality

Police responded to a report of a drowning in Conifer Grove, Auckland at approximately 8am this morning, Sunday 23 July, 2017. A 9-year-old girl has died at the scene and her death is being referred to the Coroner. Police’s thoughts are with the girl’s family and friends at this tragic time.    

Crash on Masters Road, Aka Aka

Police were called to a crash between two cars on Masters Road, Aka Aka, near Aka Aka Stream Road, at 1:25pm on Friday 21 July. One person received serious injuries and another received minor injuries in the crash. They were both transferred to Waikato Hospital. Diversions are in place while the crash site is being cleared.  

Police appeal for information on fatal Karaka crash

Counties Manukau Police are hoping to hear from members of the public with information regarding a fatal crash which occurred on Linwood Road, Karaka on Thursday 29 June at around 5:30am. The crash involved a white United Taxi van which was travelling towards Papakura on Linwood Road. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and would like to hear […]

Report suspicious behaviour to Police

Time and time again, reports of suspicious behaviour is placed on social media, and yet, it doesn’t get reported to the Police. Just yesterday (Wednesday 19 July 2017), an incident where a man approached and followed a young girl in Waiuku was posted to a local grapevine site. The post has received many comments, including statements from others who had […]

No plea from Palms Rest Home thief

A 20 year old woman who stole from the Palms rest home appeared in Pukekohe District Court last week. The woman, who worked as a cleaner at the Palms stole items from residents. She was dismissed from her job after staff found out. She has not yet entered a plea for stealing close to $30,000 worth of money,jewellery and money […]

New President for relativity new club

Meet the new President for the Rotary Club of Franklin, which is quite a new club itself. Karen Yates of Pukekohe has recently been elected to the role, and says that she hopes she can do her predecessor justice. Karen, who moved to the Franklin area 18 months ago from the North Shore, says she originally joined the club to […]

Andrew Little in Pukekohe

The local Labour Candidate for Hunua, Ms Baljit Kaur, said she enjoyed welcoming the leader of the Labour Party, Andrew Little to the Pukekohe Markets  on a wet winter Saturday 8 July. Ms Baljit Kaur was there to greet him, and along with a team of supporters, took a walk around the market, chatting with most of the stall holders […]

Westpac Daily Missions for the week ending Monday 17 July 2017

Monday 10 July 2017, 544 2.52am W2 Grahams Beach – Crew tasked to Grahams Beach to assist a male patient in his 80s who was suffering a medical complaint. He was transported to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition. Thursday 13 July 2017, 548 11.00am W2 Waiuku – Crew tasked to Waiuku to assist a male patient in his 70s suffering a medical complaint. […]