Police, Fire & Rescue

Pukekohe Fire report: 1-6 March 2018

1/3 Car fire (truck trailer brakes on fire)  motorway Ramarama/Drury 1/3 Scrub fire Pinnacle Hill Road Bombay 1/3 Bush fire Flynn Road  Pukekohe 2/3 Bus fire (false alarm) Southern Motorway Bombay 2/3 Fire in vicinity Nandina Lane Pukekohe 2/3 Skip bin fire King Street Pukekohe 3/3 Hedge fire Logan Road 3/3 Medical call The Glade South Pukekohe 4/3 Fire in paddock Pinnacle Hill […]

Port Waikato February fire round up

February must be one of the quietest in history for the Port Waikato Brigade. We had one medical early in the month and that’s all! This call out did show how important it is for letter boxes to have clear and correct numbers on them or it’s very difficult for us to find you, especially on shared driveways and that […]

Man in custody after male shot in Pukekohe

UPDATE: Police are investigating a firearms incident in Pukekohe where a male in his 50s received a gunshot wound to his leg shortly after 12.40pm on Friday 9 March. He has been transported to hospital and his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. A male is currently in custody and is assisting police with their enquiries. Paerata School is […]

Westpac called to Waiuku

Emergency services including Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter and St John were called to Waiuku this morning, Thursday 8 March. A teenager had been hit by a vehicle on Kitchener Road, Waiuku. He was crossing the road, pushing his little brother in a pram. The pram was pushed out of the way and his little brother was okay, but the patient […]

Offenders steal cash in aggravated robbery

Police are currently at the scene of an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Takanini Southgate shopping complex this morning. Just after 11am, three heavily disguised offenders carrying a firearm approached security guards who were transporting cash back to the security van. Detective Sergeant Rob Hunkin of Counties Manukau Police said the offenders presented a firearm at the security guards […]

Shoplifters caught

Police received a report at 7.59pm on Saturday 3 March, that two males and one female stole boxes of alcohol from the Tuakau Liquor Store and left in a vehicle. A Police spokesperson said there was no hold-up or robbery. Some liquor was stolen but no one was threatened or hurt inside the store. The vehicle was located by police, […]

Westpac Helicopters W1 and W2 assist in Pollok on the weekend

On Sunday 4 March, W2 crew were tasked to Pollok on the Awhitu Peninsula (pictured) at 12.50pm to assist a boy involved in a head-on collosion where one vehicle carrying five passengers collided with another vehicle. The boy suffered multiple injuries and was flown to Starship Hospital in a serious condition. At 1.02pm W1 Whitianga crew were tasked to assist with […]

Police search for offender in Tuakau

Tuakau Primary School students were kept inside their classrooms on the afternoon of Tuesday 6 March, due to Police trying to track an offender.   A police spokesperson said they were in the process of tracking a known offender who had fled through the school grounds. “Police asked for the students to stay inside the classrooms briefly while the delta dog unit […]

Paula brings new focus to Mercer

Mercer School have begun the term off to a roaring start, with new Principal Paula Sadgrove at the helm. She started in the middle of term four last year, and said it was an unusual time to start, but also gave her a glimpse into school life to prepare her for 2018. “The community are very welcoming and have been […]

Police concerned for welfare of fleeing driver who jumped into Waikato River

  Huntly Police are appealing for information about a driver who fled from Police on the early hours of Saturday, 3 March and jumped into the Waikato River. Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson, Area Manager of Investigations for the Waikato Western Police said just after midnight  a Mazda 323 fled from Police between Horotiu and Huntly before the pursuit was […]

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