Friends leave woman be­hind in bush

Matamata Chronicle - - Out&about -

about 9.45pm. She was found by Hamil­ton Search and Res­cue who brought her out at 6am.

An­other group of lost tram­pers in the Kaimai Ma­maku For­est Park rang po­lice about 7.30pm. The po­lice were able to lo­cate them via that cell­phone link.

Mata­mata sergeant Craig Thorne also wanted to re­mind peo­ple that with Christ­mas upon us there has been a steady in­crease in re­ported do­mes­tic violence.

‘‘This can be be­cause of a num­ber of rea­sons rang­ing from warmer, mug­gier days to the fi­nan­cial stress of Christ­mas and school hol­i­days,’’ he said.

‘‘Fam­i­lies need to re­spect each other and look af­ter one an­other through­out th­ese try­ing times and if need be, walk away and get some clean, fresh air and that can make all the dif­fer­ence.’’

He also wanted to re­mind res­i­dents with Christ­mas par­ties and fes­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place to plan their rides, or­gan­ise a sober driver and be pre­pared.

‘‘There is no ex­cuse for drink­ing and driv­ing,’’ he said. A Mata­mata fire crew re­sponded to an alarm ac­ti­va­tion at Coun­try Lodge. Al­though they could smell smoke, they found noth­ing.

De­cem­ber 2

A fire crew re­sponded to a rub­bish fire on Kowhai St.

De­cem­ber 4

A fire crew re­sponded to an alarm at Sil­ver Fern Farms in Te Aroha.

A fire crew re­sponded to a small rub­bish fire be­hind the Me­mo­rial Cen­tre, which was out when they ar­rived.

Fire crews re­sponded to wheelie bin fires on Weka St, Karaka St and Pukatea Pl. Mata­mata fire chief Kevin Cur­tis sug­gested res­i­dents should only put their black and yel­low re­cy­cling bins out on the day of col­lec­tion and not the night be­fore. ‘‘We have an el­e­ment in town that are tak­ing plea­sure in light­ing th­ese,’’ he said.

De­cem­ber 5

A fire crew as­sisted am­bu­lance staff with lifting a pa­tient.

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