Counties Manukau

Arrest made following spate of fires

  Police have now arrested and charged a 21-year-old male following a spate of arsons in Counties Manukau South. Counties Manukau South Area Commander Inspector Dave Glossop said he faces 15 charges of arson and one of burglary. The man appeared in the Papakura District Court today.  “Our investigation is ongoing and we cannot rule out the possibility of further […]

Love rugby? Take up the whistle and help our kids

Our Counties Manukau rugby refs will be sporting a snazzy new look this season when they take to the fields. For the first time in quite a few years, the dedicated refs will be stepping out in new gear. One problem though. There’s a bundle of stylie uniforms just waiting for a new home, but not enough ref’s to pop […]

Yana’s Yarn— 20 March 2018

What a joyous week. There was plenty of greenery around for St Patrick’s Day and having an Irish last name myself, I was more than happy to join in the festivities. On Saturday night, we went out for a lovely birthday dinner for one of my friends, only to be caught up in the singing, dancing and entertainment from the […]

Polocrosse tournament excites

To watch a horse traversing a polocrosse ground, is similar to watching a Lord of the Rings battle scene! The thundering hooves, the eerie sound of oxygen being snorted deep into lungs to feed glistening muscles and the mad dedication of the riders. I attended the recent Polocrosse Club Championships hosted by Counties Polocrosse at Abderry Farm near Glenbrook. It […]

Counties Sevens top the table

Counties Manukau were crowned 2017 Northern Regional Sevens Men’s Champions at Memorial Park in Cambridge on Saturday 9 December. They won each of their games against Northland, Bay of Plenty, Auckland, North Harbour and Waikato. Caption: The winning Counties Manukau Sevens side.

Police Patch – 21 November 2017

This week staff had to deal with two incidents in the main street of Waiuku involving youths. In the first incident, a shopkeeper was assaulted. In the second, a male was the victim of what appears to be an unprovoked assault.  Two 14 year olds have been referred to Youth Aid for these matters. You may be aware that there […]

Children given taste of ‘new’ sports

Golf, hockey and martial arts were just a few of the 13 different sports Franklin school students were able to participate in last Wednesday. Counties Manukau Sport (CMS) hosted the first in what is hoped to be a series of ‘Have a Go’ days, where children are given the opportunity to participate in new sports or learn skills that may […]

Athletes run with Flame of Hope

Local police joined some of Franklin’s top Special Olympic athletes on Monday 23 October, to carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope through Pukekohe. Braving the wet weather, they carried the flame from Harvey Norman to Pukekohe Police Station, accompanied by family, friends and supporters. The event was part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), which saw torches relayed […]

Junior Counties players celebrated

The 2017 Counties Manukau Football Union junior awards were held at ECOLight Stadium, last night, Thursday 19 October. Sam Furniss and Liam Daniela from the Counties Manukau PIC Steelers attended the evening as guests to present the awards. Thank you to everyone who attended and congratulations to all of our award winners! Below is a list of the 2017 CMRFU […]

Police warn against dangers of throwing objects from motorway overbridges

Police are concerned following a recent trend of incidents where people have been seen throwing rocks or other items from motorway overbridges. Police would like to remind those responsible that throwing any items from overbridges poses a serious risk to vehicles and their occupants. There have been multiple incidents of this taking place recently on Auckland motorways. Counties Manukau West […]


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