Police, Fire & Rescue

More safe speed cameras ready to roll

New safe speed cameras will start operating this week in an effort to lower speeds and reduce deaths and injuries on our roads. The cameras, on State Highway 2 in Maramarua, Awhitu Road and Waiuku Road are among 33 locations across the country. “Road crashes have devastating impacts on families and communities,” said Superintendent Steve Greally, National Manager Road Policing. […]

Auckland Westpac Helicopter Missions for the weekend 19 -21 January 2018

Awhitu | Friday, 19 JANUARY 2018 2.53pm: W2 Crew tasked to Awhitu to assist a female patient in her 40’s suffering a medical complaint. She was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition. Kaiaua | Saturday, 20 JANUARY 2018 12.19pm: W2 crew were tasked to Kaiaua to assist a female patient in her 40’s suffering a medical complaint. CPR and […]

Aggravated robbery in Meremere, Waikato – offenders required to be located

At about 11.30 this morning 18 January, two men entered the Meremere Superette and Takeaways, carrying knives. They verbally threatened the victim (the shop keeper) and his daughter and demanded money and cigarettes to be handed over. A struggle between the victim and the offenders broke out causing the victim to suffer several lacerations after receiving blows to his forearms […]

Crash closes north bound motorway between Karaka and Takanini

Police are currently in attendance at a serious crash on the Southern Motorway, Auckland after a truck and motorcyclist collided. The Motorway is currently closed North Bound between Hingaia Road, Karaka and Takanini. The motorcyclist has serious injuries and will be transported to Middlemore Hospital. The road isn’t expected to be closed for a significant amount of time however motorists […]

Serious crash – Southern Motorway

Police are currently in attendance at a serious crash on the Southern Motorway, Auckland after a truck and motorcyclist collided. The Motorway is currently closed North Bound between Hingaia Road, Karaka and Takanini. The motorcyclist has serious injuries and will be transported to Middlemore Hospital. The road isn’t expected to be closed for a significant amount of time however motorists […]

Baby hospitalised after being hit by slow moving vehicle

Auckland Westpac Rescue crew were tasked to Drury at 8.03pm on Monday 15 January to assist a baby boy who had been struck by a slow moving vehicle being parked on a property. The boy suffered a head injury and was flown to Starship Hospital in a critical condition.  

Roads during the holidays

According to The Ministry of Transport, 38 people died on New Zealand roads in December 2017. This is seven more than December 2016 and is eight more than the average December road toll for the last five years. Police were notified of a crash at Awhitu/Kaihau Roads at 1:20pm on Monday 1 January 2018. Two vehicles were involved and one […]

19 years of lighting up for charity

For the past 19 years, Craig Prescott  has been illuminating the skies at 25 Prospect Terrace Pukekohe, and  all in the name of charity. Every year both the house and front lawn are decorated with Christmas lights. As well as that, they decorate a shelf inside their front and side windows. This year a Total of $1054.50 was raised for The Pukekohe Volunteer Fire […]

Found property— 16 January 2018

Pukekohe Police have property belonging to : Rebecca Jean Walker Tiffany Tukerangi Challis Te Peno Rapana Gavin Sweeney A wooden guitar found on Victoria Street Pukekohe 1 x silver men’s watch with blue face Black Prado handbag bag found in Bledisloe Park in early December A pair of motorcycle gloves 1 x greenstone necklace, Port Waikato 1 x Samsung Notebook […]

‘Thrilling’ award for 52 years of service

Fifty-two, the number of years Waiuku’s Jim Snedden has been an active member of the Waiuku Fire Brigade. Jim was awarded a Queens Service Medal for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand, in the New Years Honours. It’s an award he said was extremely humbling. “I’m very thrilled. My family are also very proud.” At the age of 12, […]


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