Police, Fire & Rescue

The Post Burglary

The following video was captured the night The Post Newspaper was burgled. The incident took place during the early hours of Saturday 8th September 2018 at our office in Hall Street, Pukekohe at around 1:45am. If you can identify the person in the video please contact Detective Sarah Boniface of Pukekohe Police on 09-237 1700, alternatively you can pm us […]

Police Patch – 02 October 2018

A recent hot commodity for the thieves amongst us is vehicle registration plates. They are being stolen mainly to do petrol drive offs, I suggest due to the rising price of petrol.  They are also used to put onto the criminal’s cars when they go out to get up to no good doing robberies, burglaries and other such activities. So just […]

Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter daily missions – Week ending 01 October 2018

Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew were tasked to Tuakau at 7.29pm on Wednesday 26 September 2018, to assist a female patient in her teens suffering a medical complaint. Crew were stood down enroute and returned to base. On Thursday 28 September at 6.24pm, W2 crew were tasked to Bombay to assist a female patient in her teens who had suffered […]

Pukekohe fire report week ending 2 October 2018

20 Sept 18: Smoke reported in the vicinity 21 Sept 18: Tree on fire at school 23 Sept 18: Two car fires • Lamp post on fire 24 Sept 18: Rubbish bin on fire • Motor Vehicle Accident 25 Sept 18: Report of a house fire 26 Sep 18: Motor Vehicle Accident Daylight savings is upon us.  If you haven’t already, check those smoke alarm batteries and give the […]

Tuakau crew attend structure fire

On Saturday  29 September 2018, The Tuakau Volunteer Fire Brigade was accompanied by a crew from Papakura station to a structure fire in Tuakau which they received multiple emergency calls to. The fire was very visible before the brigades arrived. Upon arriving at the address there was a shed and bamboo hedge well involved in fire. Once it was established […]

Services to Fire and Emergency recognised

Howard Cole of Pokeno received his QSM  for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand from Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Wellington on Wednesday 26 September 2018. Howard Cole is a founding member of the Maramarua Volunteer Rural Fire Force (MVRFF) and is currently Volunteer Rural Fire Force Controller.  Under his leadership, MVRFF has […]

Hurt rate, 21 times higher for motorcyclists

Over the past 18 months, more than 450 motorcyclists have been admitted with injuries to Middlemore Hospital. In 2016, 52 motorcyclists died on New Zealand roads, most were over the age of 40, and 91 per cent were male. With the weather heating up and petrol prices reaching new highs, the expectation is that even more bone crunching injuries and […]

Pukekohe Fire Report – week ending 25 September 2018

13 Sept 18 –  Motor Vehicle Accident 14 Sept 18 – Vehicle in a ditch 17 Sept 18 – Person locked in a public toilet 18 Sept 18 – Alarm sounding – false alarm 19 Sept 18 – Alarm sounding – false alarm Our message: The Pukekohe Fire Brigade has been very busy over the last couple of weeks conducting […]

Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter Daily missions – week ending 25 September 2018

Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter W2 crew were tasked to Clarks Beach on Wednesday 19 September at 7.43pm to assist a male patient in his 70s suffering a medical complaint. He was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition. On Friday 21 September, at 8.46pm, Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter W2 crew were tasked to Pukekawa to assist a male patient […]

Police Patch – 25 September 2018

In the last week we had a number of crashes around the area. Some have been quite serious, requiring numerous emergency services groups attending, including the Serious  Crash Unit and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.    At some of these crashes we have to close the road and put in diversions. This is done because either the road is blocked with […]


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