Crime

Mobile home stolen from Awhitu

A mobile home was stolen from West Coast Road on the Awhitu Peninsular between Monday 11 December, and the morning of Tuesday 12 December, 2017. It is a 1983 Toyota Coaster coloured white and grey, registration SH388. It contains all the owners possessions. Any sightings, call Police on 111, or any information on its whereabouts, calls can be made anonymously […]

Police Patch – 12 December 2017

It may be due to the time of the year and the unseasonable hot weather, but in the last week we have dealt with numerous domestic violence incidents. They have ranged from just verbal arguments through to assaults on partners and children. Domestic violence, at any level, is something that should not be tolerated. The psychological and physical effects on […]

Firearms stolen from Waiuku

Over the weekend, a burglary took place at an address in Sandspit, Waiuku, and a number of firearms were taken. The incident occurred during Saturday 9 December evening and the early hours of Sunday 10 December morning. “Police are always concerned when firearms have been taken, as they usually end up being used for illegal purposes. If anyone has any […]

Police want you home for Christmas

New Zealand Police have launched their latest campaign ‘We want you home for Christmas’ over the holiday season. More people have been killed on our roads this year than any year since 2010, and many have been left with life-long injuries. Over the Christmas and summer periods—with their traditionally higher than usual road use—the joint Police-New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) […]

Stolen sound gear a ‘despicable act’

More than $14,000 worth of sound and lighting equipment has been stolen after it was left in the Pukekohe Town Hall for Parkside School’s end of year concert. The gear belongs to Wayne Paxton, who our readers may recognise as our local Road Policing Sergeant. When he isn’t in uniform, Wayne runs Blueliners Entertainment, and is quite often found at […]

Youths bottle volunteer fire brigade

During the early hours of Sunday morning, the Tuakau Volunteer Fire Brigade were set upon by a group of youths as they returned home from a call out. On Sunday 10 December 2017, the firefighters were returning after helping the Pukekohe Brigade contain a fire on Subway Road when a youth stepped out in front of the appliance, causing them […]

Papakura incident – police looking for offender

Police were called to reports of one shot fired in Short Street, Papakura at about 7.26pm on Friday 8 December 2017. A man, who is known to police, was sought in relation to this, and armed front-line police were used to try and locate him. The man was not located after extensive searching, however Police have some firm lines of […]

Rebuilding after ram raid

When you’re woken in the middle of the night, to the news that your business has been ram raided, you could be forgiven for feeling a wee bit peeved off! Penny Harwood, owner of Harwood Goldsmiths got such a call in the early hours of a Monday morning in 2014. Thieves carried out a ram raid on Penny’s jewellery shop, […]

Letter – Missing stations disappointing

One of the conditions of Mudlarks Mangrove removal programme is for the community volunteers to undertake pest control. Beginning in December 2016, the group manage both sides of the Waiuku Estuary to control rats and stoats. The objective is to reduce predators and to provide a safer resting and nesting zone along the coast line reed beds for wading birds. […]

Baker’s Banter – December 2017

I know a lot of people saw the video footage of the guy getting driven into on Karioitahi Beach last week and the things leading up to that moment and the things afterwards. As an ex cop I am worried when well meaning folk try to take the law into their own hands It might seem like the right thing […]


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