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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 […]

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 […]

Police appeal for sightings of missing Pukekohe man

Police are looking to locate 87-year-old Herbert O’Donnell who went missing yesterday, Sunday 19 November, 2017. He was last seen driving his car from Merlyn Close in Hamilton at approximately 5pm and was heading north towards Pukekohe, however he did not arrive home. Mr O’Donnell is driving a red 2010 Toyota Corolla with personalised registration plate “MRSOD” and is likely […]

Biotoxin alert extended

The Ministry for Primary Industries has extended the shellfish biotoxin warning on the Taranaki/Waikato/Auckland coastline. The alert, which covers the Manukau Harbour, and West coast, now extends south to New Plymouth, covering Lower Kina Road south of Oakura northward to the Kaipara Harbour mouth, but doesn’t include the Kaipara Harbour. Mussels, oysters, tuatua, pipi, toheroa, cockles, scallops, catseyes, kina (sea […]

Pedestrian dies near Pokeno

A 42-year-old man has died following an incident on SH2 at Mangatawhiri near Pokeno that occurred on Sunday morning 19 November 2017. Emergency services were called to the highway just after 2am. Indications are that he was struck by a vehicle. The exact cause of the crash will be investigated by the Counties Manukau Serious Crash Unit.

Netball centre fire caused by birds

Birds building nests in the roof cavity is thought to be the reason behind the fire at the Waiuku Netball Centre on Thursday 16 November 2017. “Thank goodness we had Twilight Netball being played. I don’t think there would have been a building standing if not,” said Club President, Tracey Phillips. A member of the public called the emergency services […]

Car crashes into Waikato River

Just before 10pm on Thursday 16 November, a vehicle came off theTuakau Bridge-Port Waikato Road, and ended up in the Waikato River. Emergency services were called to the scene at 9.55pm. The three occupants of the vehicle were able to get out of the car, and were treated for their injuries. It was originally reported that an adult had received […]

Westpac Helicopter assists cyclist in Hunua

At 11:43am on Wednesday 15 November 2017, W2 crew were retasked from Mission 880 to the Hunua Ranges to assist a male patient in his 60’s who had an accident on his bike. He was wearing a helmet and protective gear but suffered face and back injuries. Crew were assisted by police to the accident scene and retrieved the patient […]

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 […]

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