A simple walk down the main street of town turned into a frightening experience for several locals just after midday, Tuesday 26 September, after high winds caused a window pane to blow out and smash onto the footpath below.
The locals were walking on King Street, Pukekohe, when a window pane from the abandoned Pukekohe Arcade crashed down.
Luckily, no one was injured in the incident.
The glass was swept aside, thanks to neighbouring businesses, while Constable Nick Richards attended and set up tape around footpath while the building was checked by a local from Pukekohe Builders. He secured the boards in the windows, to prevent further disruptions.
Pukekohe Arcade was established in 1923 and was devastated by a fire in August 2016. It has not been used since.
The building owners were contacted by Police, but are believed to be overseas at the current time.
The gusty northwesterlies that Pukekohe experienced are expected to ease this evening, according to Metservice.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post