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A man was taken to hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous burn in­juries af­ter fall­ing into a bon­fire on Satur­day night near Pukekohe. Fire and Emer­gency north­ern shift man­ager Jaron Phillips said crews were called to Paer­ata Rd at 8.30pm. ’’The man fell into a fire pit, and was trans­ported to Mid­dle­more Hos­pi­tal in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion with burns,’’ he said. Phillips said the bon­fire, which was in a ru­ral pad­dock, was left to burn down with­out fur­ther in­ter­ven­tion. It was un­clear whether the fire had been lit as part of Guy Fawkes cel­e­bra­tions. Phillips said while Satur­day evening was busy, fire­works did not ap­pear to have caused any in­crease in emer­gency call­outs.


Pukekohe Com­mu­nity Pa­trol is host­ing a Safer Plates in­stal­la­tion event Pukekohe’s Count­down South on Satur­day, Novem­ber 11, from 10am to 2pm. Safer Plates is run with the New Zealand Po­lice to as­sist mo­torists in de­ter­ring the theft of their num­ber plates. For just $4 any­one can have their num­ber plate screws re­placed with se­cu­rity screws to de­ter theft of the plates. There will also be a sausage siz­zle. Num­ber plates are stolen for use on other cars in­volved in il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties, such as rob­beries, non pay­ment at petrol sta­tions and other crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties. With the greater use of sur­veil­lance cam­eras, the theft of num­ber plates is de­creas­ing.


Pukekohe po­lice have re­cov­ered items of prop­erty they are keen to re­turn to own­ers. Items in­clude two-black jack­ets found in Mont­gomery Ave, a green­stone neck­lace found in Tuakau, a Sam­sung Note­book found on Manukau Rd, a Canon cam­era, with pho­tos of dam­aged road signs, a bag with sports poles in it found at Bom­bay, a Makita GIB fix­ing tool, prop­erty be­long­ing to Michael Gray, Kodi Ruwhiu and Antony Ho­race Wipa. Con­tact the Pukekohe Po­lice Sta­tion on Manukau Rd on 09 237 1700 if you be­lieve any of th­ese items to be yours.


Pukekohe Po­lice are keen to chat to the per­son in this im­age (right) in re­la­tion to a a theft in Pukekohe on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 4. The vic­tim’s ve­hi­cle was parked on King St, and items of value were stolen, in­clud­ing an Eftpos card that was used at the BP ser­vice sta­tion on Ed­in­burgh St, Pukekohe, where this CCTV footage was recorded. Read­ers with any in­for­ma­tion are asked to call the Pukekohe Po­lice Sta­tion on 09 237 1700.

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