One person has died after an early-morning crash at Bombay. Emergency services rushed to the scene in Paparata Rd about 6.20am on Wednesday morning. A van had rolled after hitting a tree and one person was confirmed dead at the scene, a St John spokeswoman said. Diversions were put in place and two fire crews from Pukekohe attended the scene of the crash.
Pukekohe police have recovered items of property they are keen to return to owners. Items include property belonging to Siosaia Motulalo Taulafo, Antonia Lidguard, Zane Maheno Atkins, Leah Puti Puti Haturini, Lee William Sherwin; a Samsung phone found on Morgan Rd, Pukekohe; a black Guess wallet; a G Shock men’s watch; an iPhone; a spool of electrical wire; a child’s bike; an Accelor8 bike found on Kayes Rd; a diamond ring. If you believe these items to be yours found contact the Pukekohe Police Station.
A new organisation will cater to the needs of Muslim victims of domestic violence in South Auckland. Family First Welfare Trust in Otahuhu was officially opened on February 18. It provides domestic violence support, prevention and intervention services for Muslim families in particular and the wider community in general. Trust service delivery and welfare manager Sabah Al Mushtaq says the launch event was attended by people from non-governmental and state organisations as well as the public.
South Auckland Muslim Association secretary Ibrar Sheikh, who’s a trustee of the new organisation, talked about its goals and how the idea of a specialist family violence service provider for Muslims came into existence. The trust offers services including confidential help for Muslims suffering from domestic violence, a toll-free national multilingual phone helpline, crisis, food, outreach, medical and legal support, anger management counselling, referrals to other agencies and free information and advice. Family First Welfare Trust is at 269 Great South Rd, Otahuhu. Go to familyfirstwelfare.org.nz or phone 0800 4357 786 for more information.