Fireworks theft reveals drugs operation
Rd. A vehicle went through a fence and hit a power pole. The Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade also attended and assisted the police and ambulance staff. Police are encouraging residents on Tower Rd, and in rural areas, to take down the number plates of suspicious vehicles as there have been a number of burglaries there. Fireworks were stolen in a burglary of a Firth St property. After being granted a search warrant Matamata police discovered a cannabis growing operation within a storage lockup but were not able to locate the missing fireworks. Police are also encouraging local businesses who buy asparagus to make sure the sellers of this vegetable are legitimate. They say there is a continuing problem with people picking asparagus grown in Waharoa and then on-selling it. A Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade crew attended a tractor fire on Buckland Rd. Matamata fire chief Kevin Curtis encourages farmers, especially at this time of year, to stop and pop the hood of their tractors to check for nesting material. ‘‘They need to do this all the time, even if they have been driving around and then go in for lunch they have to check it afterwards as birds are that quick,’’ he said. He also
to make sure they have checked their smoke alarm batteries recently. A kitchen fire at a Pohutukawa Pl property was out when a Matamata fire crew arrived.
A fire crew attended a truck fire on Sheffield St.
A fire crew attended a tree fire on Ward St in Waharoa.
A fire crew attended a rubbish fire on Seddon St in Waharoa.