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Men­tal Health Aware­ness Week

Great to see heaps get­ting out and dress­ing in yel­low to do there thing and help sup­port Men­tal Health.

Men­tal health is a mat­ter that ef­fects a lot of fam­i­lies and is very close to home for many New Zealan­ders.

So a big thanks to a fan­tas­tic lo­cal com­mu­nity who took the time out to show sup­port and raise aware­ness of this.

Big shout out to all emer­gency ser­vices who helped out.

Po­lice have again been flat out with do­mes­tics and al­co­hol-re­lated in­ci­dents,

It’s sad to see that this type of work never seems to end, but we have put a num­ber of fam­ily vi­o­lence of­fend­ers be­fore the courts.

We are ap­peal­ing to the lo­cal com­mu­nity to help with any in­for­ma­tion in re­la­tion to a jet­ski that was stolen from a drive­way last week.


A ute that was caught on CCTV in the forestry where its oc­cu­pants were poach­ing with dogs has been iden­ti­fied, this was a great re­sponse via Crimes­top­pers and the po­lice Waikato Face­book page.

So po­lice will be knock­ing on a few doors very, very soon.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a shock­ing driving / threat­en­ing com­plaint, in which a dark-coloured Holden Com­modore was seen driving on the wrong side of Port Rd, be­fore stop­ping and abus­ing a young man who al­most got hit.

Thanks to all so far who have come for­ward to help po­lice get to the bot­tom of this mat­ter.

Re­mem­ber all in­for­ma­tion about crime and other is­sues in our town, please call ei­ther 111 or crimes­top­pers 0800 555 111.

Po­lice were called to a sus­pected bur­glary job last week, as a lo­cal Whir­i­toa res­i­dent saw a per­son on pri­vate prop­erty.

Po­lice caught up with the ve­hi­cle and lo­cated some fo­liage, this may have been a mis­un­der­stand­ing and no in­tent to com­mit a crime was in­tended.

When it comes to some­one else’s prop­erty or lo­cal re­serves, please en­sure you get ei­ther per­mis­sion from the lo­cal coun­cil or prop­erty own­ers, a knock on the door is also a good way to keep the po­lice away.

Bad driving

Lo­cal Whir­i­toa res­i­dents are get­ting sick and tried of see­ing quad bikes hooning around the lo­cal vil­lage.

Po­lice will stop and ei­ther dish out in­fringe­ment no­tices or even for­bid rid­ers who haven’t got the ap­pro­pri­ate li­cence, so please think be­fore you ride.

Labour Week­end is upon us and this is time that Whanga­mata ramps up so please lock up valu­ables and don’t give the crooks a chance to create more vic­tims.

Have a cracker long week­end, keep safe and see ya out and about.


Po­lice are ap­peal­ing to the lo­cal com­mu­nity to help with any in­for­ma­tion in re­la­tion to this jet­ski that was stolen from a drive­way last week.

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