Police, Fire & Rescue

Thousands raised by local brigades

The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge took place on Saturday 19 May, 2018. Waiuku Volunteer Fire Brigade’s Jim Snedden was on the fundraising leaderboard, in seventh. He raised $8483 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. Jim was also awarded the Patu on the night for the competitor who showed the spirit of the Firefighters Sky Tower challenge event. A […]

Helicopters respond to Waiuku motor vehicle accident

On Wednesday 16 May, at 3.28pm, W1 crew responded to Waiuku for a six year old female suffering multiple injuries as a result of being involved in an motor vehicle accident (MVA). She was flown to Starship Hospital in a critical condition. At 3.32pm, crew of W2 co-responded to the Waiuku MVA. They landed in a paddock next to the […]

Kayaker picked up in Harbour

Emergency services were called to assist a kayaker who had fallen out of their kayak in the Manukau Harbour, on the afternoon of Tuesday 15 May. Westpac Rescue Helicopter W2, Waiuku Coastguard, and Police Eagle were called to help the person who was having difficulty getting back onto the kayak. Upon arrival, Police Eagle helicopter had located the man, in […]

AED donated to Pokeno Community

A potential lifesaving donation has been made to the Pokeno community by a local gas station. The Pokeno community now has access to an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) thanks to the generosity of Ravi from Pokeno GAS. On 10 May the new community AED was handed over to Community Committee representative, Todd Miller by Ravi. The AED has been installed into […]

Police Patch – 15 April 2018

I know I spoke about speeding a couple of weeks ago but this week we had more examples of local residents complete disregard for their safety and more importantly the safety of other road users and people in the community. A number of locals were caught doing between 20km and 30km over the speed limit around town. Don’t go thinking […]

Master of the stair climb

Waiuku’s Jim Snedden will be packing on his gear and walking up 1103 steps of the Skytower for charity. The 76 year old is the oldest to take part in the annual event. He has been part of the Waiuku Volunteer Fire brigade for 53 years. Jim will be joined by team captain Paul Griffiths, Philip Shore, Clint Hornell, Erik […]

Britomart Station open this morning

Britomart Station has reopened this morning following yesterday’s partial derailment. Eastern and Southern Line services will run to Britomart on a 20-minute frequency. Western Line services will run to Newmarket, where they link with Southern Line services. Onehunga Line services will operate as a rail shuttle between Onehunga and Penrose, where they link with Southern Line services. In Britomart, platforms […]

Police Patch – 8 May 2018

It might have something to do with the change of the weather but recently we have been attending a lot of Family Harm incidents or as they were previously known, domestic violence incidents. These can range from verbal arguments, psychological abuse, minor assaults, right through to the worse case scenario, a homicide. There will always be arguments in relationships but […]

Weekend missions for Auckland Westpac Helicopter

On Saturday 5 May 2018, there were two local missions by the Auckland Westpac Helicopter. At 8:58pm, W2 crew were tasked by the Rescue Coordination Centre to the Hunua Ranges where a beacon had been activated. On searching the area crew found a runner, a male patient in his 50’s, who was lost and cold. He was winched from the area […]

Five arrested following kidnapping in Auckland

  Auckland Police have arrested and charged five people, including four teenagers, following a serious incident overnight where two women were kidnapped. The incident started on Bowen Avenue in Central Auckland around 10pm where the victims confronted the five offenders allegedly attempting to break into their car. They were assaulted and then forced to comply with orders and made to […]


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