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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 […]

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.    

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 […]

Bike accidents keep Westpac busy

Last week saw two incidents involving bikes that the crew on the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter were called to. On Wednesday 15 November, crew were tasked at 11.43am to the Hunua Ranges to assist a male patient in his 60s who had an accident on his bike. He was wearing a helmet and protective gear, but suffered face and back […]

Axemen come to town

Axemen and women from far and wide competed in the annual carnival at the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club. Competitors took to the Honey Arena over the weekend of November 11 and 12, and put on several great performances much to the delight of sponsors, supporters and spectators who watched from the Ruth Douglas Terraces. Saturday saw the closely contested Underhand and […]


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