Earthquake affects emergency calls

Earthquake effect on Police services. Police advise that all Emergency 111 lines are currently non operational. All calls for Police service should be made to the local police station which will then forwarded to a Police Communication Centre for actioning. At this time Police are unable to advise when normal services will resume.

Keep your dogs cool this summer

With summer on the way and the weather warming up, it's important to keep an eye on our canine friends, particularly when they're in the car. On a hot day the temperature inside your car can reach 39°C in ten minutes. It's important not to leave dogs in the car as they will overheat and can suffer from heatstroke, which […]

SPCA Annual Appeal

The SPCA held their annual appeal over the weekend. More than 1600 volunteers pulled on their animal onesies, picked up a collection bucket and took to the streets with their four legged friends to raise money for animals in need in Auckland.  Last year they raised $165,000 with hopes they have surpassed the number this year to cater for all […]

Local student one of the new faces of Weet-Bix

Nine year old Jude Holtzhauzen is about to become a nationally recognised face.  The year 5 student from Pukekohe Christian School will have his image on Sanitarium Weet-Bix boxes this summer. Jude, originally from the UK, but who moved to New Zealand when he was four, won one of five winning spots in a national competition.  The budding athlete says […]

Man charged with assault at V8’s

A man who allegedly assaulted a photographer at the ITM SuperSprint in Pukekohe last weekend has been spoken to by Police. He has been summonsed to appear in the Pukekohe District Court on Thursday 1 December on a charge of assault. 

Updates on woman found injured in Waiuku paddock

UPDATE: Police are continuing their enquiries into an investigation where a woman was found critically injured in a paddock on Morley Road in Waiuku. The woman has been taken to Auckland Hospital and remains in a critical condition. She is undergoing surgery today. Members of the public called Police to report a car that appeared to have run off the […]

Outward Bound Diversity Course Scholarship applications open

Scholarships are now available for Outward Bound’s Southern Cross 21-day course in the Marlborough Sounds. The course runs from 3 – 23 Feb 2017 and is for 18 – 26 year olds from culturally diverse backgrounds keen to learn more about cultural and ethnic diversity in New Zealand. Successful applicants need to be involved in their local community, and willing […]

Curiosity caught the cat

A black and white cat with a lid around his neck has been caught and freed from his not-so fashionable accessory. Anna, from Waiuku had posted several times on Facebook about the black cat with white paws, a white patch on its neck, as well as a Sistema lid. She contacted the SPCA who brought a trap to attempt to […]

Golden Oldies creating cricket history in Tuakau

It is being described as a momentous day for cricket in Tuakau.   A group of 'mainly retired' players have formed a Golden Oldies cricket team called the Tuakau River Rats and are set to take on the Karaka Stallions Sunday November 20, on the Tuakau home turf.   The Tuakau team, who are said to be a 'handsome bunch and not too bad former cricketers', consist of […]

Auckland Westpac winches patient to safety

Crew were tasked to Karioitahi  at 2:25pm on Saturday November 5, for a male patient in his 20s suffering a possible spinal injury after diving into a two metre body of water and hitting his head on the bottom. On arrival at the location, Intensive Care Flight Paramedic, Ross Aitken, was winched down to the scene to assess the patient, […]

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