Police, Fire & Rescue

Name released for fatal Mangatawhiri crash

Police can now release the name of the man who died in a crash on SH2 in Mangatawhiri on Sunday 19 November, 2017. He was 42-year-old Ilati To’a from Meremere. The Serious Crash Unit investigation is ongoing.

Trailer vs power pole in Tuakau

According to a police spokesperson, a trailer has come off  a vehicle this morning (Thursday 23 November, 2017) near Tuakau College. The trailer has hit and damaged a power pole on Buckland Road. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. Police were in attendance, and the local fire brigade are currently blocking one lane while contractors arrive at the scene to […]

Serious injuries after two-car crash

Three people were seriously injured in a crash yesterday evening, at the intersection of Masters and Allcock Roads. At 5.45pm, on Tuesday 21 November 2017, Police and emergency services were alerted to the incident in Aka Aka, where one person was trapped inside a vehicle. The male patient, who is in his 20s, was extricated from the vehicle by the local […]

Update – Missing Pukekohe man located

Police have located 87-year-old Herbert O’Donnell who went missing from Hamilton on Sunday 19 November, 2017. He was found this morning safe and well in Wellington. The Police would like to thank the media and members of public for their assistance in finding Mr O’Donnell.    

Westpac Helicopter tasked to Port Waikato

Om Monday at 8:55pm, W2 was tasked to tasked to Port Waikato  to assist a child patient who had fallen off a seesaw and injured his arm. He was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition. NOTE: Auckland Westpac Helicopter rely on people like you to help save lives. Sponsoring a rescue mission means you will contribute funds directly to […]

Tuwhera to host drug resource awareness expo

Glenys Taupo is a woman well-recognised for the work she does in the community. As the founder of Tuwhera Open Doors Support Group, she has been able to help hundreds of people and families battling drug addictions and supporting whanau through the process. The focus of the group is supporting those with Methamphetamine or ‘P’ addictions. “We are a non-funded […]

Bike accidents keep Westpac busy

Last week saw two incidents involving bikes that the crew on the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter were called to. On Wednesday 15 November, crew were tasked at 11.43am to the Hunua Ranges to assist a male patient in his 60s who had an accident on his bike. He was wearing a helmet and protective gear, but suffered face and back […]

Harnessing the power of correct car seats

Car seats are being checked around Waiuku once again, but this time a slightly different approach is being taken, with Police, Auckland Transport and Plunket heading to Early Childhood centres instead of the road stops. The car seat checkpoints have been well-received in the past, and this is another step to ensuring kids are safe in cars. On Tuesday 14 […]

The Rae-watch continues

The saga of the missing sheep, Rae continues. Rae, the mascot ewe for Ray White Tuakau and local icon for Tuakau, was taken from in front of the store on 25 October. Since then, pieces of information have filtered through, but the team at Ray White are yet to find their faithful friend. Julie Halligan from Ray White said they have had a wonderful […]

Teens arrested for aggravated robbery

At approximately 4:30am on Tuesday 14 November Police received a report of an aggravated robbery at a petrol station on Mill Road, Bombay. Detective Sergeant Veronica McPherson said a group of males entered the store and jumped the front counter, taking tobacco products and the cash register. “Two staff members and a customer were in the store at the time,” […]


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