Letter: Pokeno Highway Patrol

I read your recent Pokeno Highway Patrol article with interest. I’m sure the road policing units around New Zealand believe they are doing a good job and in most part they are. Road deaths are increasing annually so the Sergeant’s comment of ‘being visible and increasing awareness’ is not working. Focusing on speeding drivers is like parking the ambulance at […]

Police Patch—24 April

With all the recent discussion on the road toll, it is somewhat disturbing that the team is still detecting people doing really high speeds around Waiuku. The other night one local was stopped for doing 136 kms on a local country road. On that particular road we have ,in the last six months, attended two serious crashes where people involved […]

New bridge limits a weight on truckies

Local trucking companies are up in arms about the new heavy vehicle weight limits on three bridges in Waikato. In February, Waikato District Council enforced 44 tonne weight limits on Blacks Bridge, Tuakau Bridge and the Mercer Ferry Road Bridge. This has upset some local trucking companies and carriers as it seems “diabolical” and they have had to change their […]

Opinion: Fighting crime vs patrolling Karioitahi Beach

It seems that confusion still reigns over the policing of Karioitahi Beach. Since late October 2015, the number of stories that I have written with regards to ongoing ‘activities’ on the beach, the rules and the regulations surrounding the ‘permits’ accumulate to an average one per every six months. However, it seems as though people still need to be reminded […]

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