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Police Patch – 21 November 2017

This week staff had to deal with two incidents in the main street of Waiuku involving youths. In the first incident, a shopkeeper was assaulted. In the second, a male was the victim of what appears to be an unprovoked assault.  Two 14 year olds have been referred to Youth Aid for these matters. You may be aware that there […]

Tuakau incident attended by Westpac Helicopter

On Thursday, 23 November 2017 at 1:30pm, W1 Crew were tasked to Tuakau to assist a female patient in her 40’s who had been crushed by one tonne farm irrigation equipment that had fallen on top of her. She suffered multiple injuries and was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition.  

Name released for fatal Mangatawhiri crash

Police can now release the name of the man who died in a crash on SH2 in Mangatawhiri on Sunday 19 November, 2017. He was 42-year-old Ilati To’a from Meremere. The Serious Crash Unit investigation is ongoing.

Trailer vs power pole in Tuakau

According to a police spokesperson, a trailer has come off  a vehicle this morning (Thursday 23 November, 2017) near Tuakau College. The trailer has hit and damaged a power pole on Buckland Road. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. Police were in attendance, and the local fire brigade are currently blocking one lane while contractors arrive at the scene to […]

Serious injuries after two-car crash

Three people were seriously injured in a crash yesterday evening, at the intersection of Masters and Allcock Roads. At 5.45pm, on Tuesday 21 November 2017, Police and emergency services were alerted to the incident in Aka Aka, where one person was trapped inside a vehicle. The male patient, who is in his 20s, was extricated from the vehicle by the local […]

Update – Missing Pukekohe man located

Police have located 87-year-old Herbert O’Donnell who went missing from Hamilton on Sunday 19 November, 2017. He was found this morning safe and well in Wellington. The Police would like to thank the media and members of public for their assistance in finding Mr O’Donnell.    

Westpac Helicopter tasked to Port Waikato

Om Monday at 8:55pm, W2 was tasked to tasked to Port Waikato  to assist a child patient who had fallen off a seesaw and injured his arm. He was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition. NOTE: Auckland Westpac Helicopter rely on people like you to help save lives. Sponsoring a rescue mission means you will contribute funds directly to […]

Bringing Hope to Waiuku

After being devastated by the deaths of close family members, Lynda Grimmond-Reichel and Tracey Collins decided to do something about suicide in Waiuku. Weeks of planning has led to a fundraising event this Friday 24 November, with proceeds to go to their newly created charity, Sunset Hope. The charity was set up to assist those in the direct community. “We […]

Tuwhera to host drug resource awareness expo

Glenys Taupo is a woman well-recognised for the work she does in the community. As the founder of Tuwhera Open Doors Support Group, she has been able to help hundreds of people and families battling drug addictions and supporting whanau through the process. The focus of the group is supporting those with Methamphetamine or ‘P’ addictions. “We are a non-funded […]

Big event, big numbers, big traffic

The Waiuku Blast to the Past event, held on Saturday 11 November at the Waiuku Sports Park, was a massive success. A perfect evening set the scene for fireworks fun on a super scale. The sparks flew as fireworks went booming up into the still night sky. It was a spectacular scene and fantastic value for money when a gold coin […]


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