Patrolling the streets
A long-serving volunteer group which keeps a watchful eye on Pukekohe is a part of Z’s Good in the Hood initiative.
Pukekohe Community Patrol is run by local volunteers who patrol Pukekohe streets, and is one of four organisations in the running for $4000 worth of funding at Z Pukekohe.
Patrol co-ordinator Janet Wallington said they were also selected for Good in the Hood in 2015 where they received $400.
‘‘I encourage everyone to support us, and I know there are four good groups involved.’’
The funding would go towards the maintenance of the patrol car, petrol and uniform costs.
Wallington said the patrol worked hard to keep the community safe.
‘‘Hopefully the community can see us out and about and think twice before doing anything bad.’’
The patrol car helped to deter burglars and vandals as well, Wallington said. ‘‘It can be quite quiet, but we do have our times when we see things going on that we do report to the police.’’
Currently, the patrol has 30 members with a majority of them women. Friday night through to Sunday kept the patrol at its most busiest.
Wallington said: ‘‘The more members and volunteers we can get, the safer Pukekohe can be.’’
Rosemary Mills, left, Graham Mills and Janet Wallington from CPNZ.