Police, Fire & Rescue

Aggravated robbery in Takanini

At approximately 1.30pm today Police received reports of an aggravated robbery at a Post Shop/Kiwi Bank in Takanini. An unconfirmed number of offenders have entered the shop and weapons were presented. The offenders have left the shop with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one has been seriously injured, however one person received minor injuries to their leg. No further […]

Man from Takanini assault identified

Police have identified a 26-year-old man who was seriously assaulted in Takanini on Tuesday night. The man is still recovering from serious injuries after being severely beaten and left on the footpath at approximately 10.20pm on Tuesday night on Great South Road, Takanini. Police would like to thank the public for their assistance with helping identify this man. We are […]

Investigation into historical murder narrows

Police are following positive lines of enquiry as the investigation continues into the 1987 murder of Chris Bush in Maramarua. Mr Bush was shot dead 30 years ago at the Red Fox Tavern just before midnight on Saturday 24th October after two men burst into the premise while he was enjoying a drink with three other staff members. A team […]

Franklin Fire reports for July/ August 2017

Port Waikato  Fire round up for the month of July 2017 It has been a busy July for us as our first month as FENZ (Fire and Emergency New Zealand).  We had nine medicals during July and our own little incident with an 80kg (guestimate) sow running in front of the Ute at 3am on the open road. Thank goodness […]

Lost and Found

The Pukekohe and Waiuku Police have have a range of property that has been found recently, and would like to reconnect the items with their rightful owners. The items that have been found and handed in at the Pukekohe Police Station are a pair of prescription glasses found at Rosa Birch Park, in a brown case, as well as property belonging […]

Busy week for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The first call out occurred on Monday 7 August 2017, when the crew were tasked to assist a woman in her 20s who had fallen off her horse at around 1.23pm The local resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, had come off her horse at a full gallop. “She went to turn around for home, and the sudden movement just […]

Two arrested over German tourists robbery

Two people have been arrested in relation to the robbery of property from two young German tourists last week. Christian Engel, 22 and Dominink Wiedmann, 24, both students and photographers had only been in the country for two days their campervan was robbed in broad daylight in Pukekohe on Sunday 6 August. All of their possessions were stolen, including cameras, […]

IRB edge for Sunset Beach at awards

Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service certainly know its Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRBs) if the club’s success at the 2017 Surf Life Saving Northern Region 2017 Awards of Excellence is any indication. The club picked up three IRB Trophies at the recent celebrations, winning the Region’s IRB Championships and the Competition Team of the Year award for its female IRB crew of […]

Kariaotahi club wins top surf rescue award

Being a volunteer can sometimes be a thankless job. However, the dedication and effort of the Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club has been recognised at the 2017 annual Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSNR) Toyota Financial Services Awards of Excellence. A massive after-hours effort by Surf Life Saving Kariaotahi lifeguards to respond to three separate emergencies in rapid succession, has […]

Westpac tasked to Maramarua

On Tuesday 9 August 2017, W1 Crew were tasked to Maramarua at 4:33pm to assist a male patient in his 20’s whose  vehicle was T-boned by a truck. It took 45 mins to extricate the patient from the vehicle and a RSI (Rapid Sequence Intubation) was performed. He was transported to Auckland City Hospital (not Middlemore Hospital as reported earlier) […]