Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. Police attended a variety of offences and incidents over the past week.
Tuesday 16 JanuaryA 43-year-old Waihi male was arrested for threatening behaviour and assault charges... Continue reading »
The Karangahake Gorge is closed for about 2 hours while a truck that crashed this morning is removed. Please avoid the are. Cars are now being turned back.
SH2 Waihi to Paeroa in the Karangahake Gorge was reduced to one lane due to the truck crash... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Waihi Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens about fire callouts. A couple of serious crashes have caused problems in the Karangahake Gorge this week, including a large truck or B train that is on its side just past Doherty's... Continue reading »
A new speed camera will start operating next week on State Highway 2 in Maramarua in an effort to lower speeds and reduce deaths and injuries on our roads.
“Road crashes have devastating impacts on families and communities,” says Superintendent... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North complied the Police File this week
Wednesday 10 JanuaryPolice attended a minor single-vehicle crash at SH2 near Waimata School. Speed and a lack of driver experience were factors. The driver lost control of the... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil caught up with Waihi Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens to find out what has been causing the alarm to sound over the past week.
Last Monday, January 08, the siren went off at about 1 pm to a rubbish fire which was put out. There is a... Continue reading »
The Whitianga based rescue helicopter crew were called in to assist a male patient in his 30’s who had rolled his vehicle at high speed near Coromandel on Saturday night.
The patient’s arm was trapped under the overturned vehicle.
He was the sole... Continue reading »
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating a crash on State Highway 2, Whakamaramara on Saturday night.
Emergency services were called to the crash between a car and a van around 11.40 pm.
One person died at the scene and three others with serious... Continue reading »
Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi visited the Thames Coast yesterday. He was driven up the Thames Coast Road for a look at the damage and met residents of Te Puru, who were isolated on Friday when the Coast Rd was closed.
The local community... Continue reading »
Local police have been busy dealing with all sorts of call outs since the new year began. Everything from the theft of a deceased person's ashes to drink driving offences, burglaries, the recent storm and two surfers washed out to sea feature... Continue reading »
Search and Rescue located two tourists who got lost in Karangahake Gorge last night.
One of the tourists phoned police at about 8 pm to report they were lost in bush between Paeroa and Waihi.
Police say Search and Rescue volunteers obtained a good... Continue reading »
Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi will visit the Thames Valley Operating Area Emergency Operations Centre for a briefing on weather damage and recovery activity tomorrow (Tuesday).
Mr Faafoi will also travel north on SH25 to view storm... Continue reading »
The Westpac 2 rescue helicopter crew were called on to assist a male patient in his 60's who had slipped and cut his hand with a chainsaw while clearing fallen tree debris on the road at Kaiaua last Friday.
Because of the wet weather, Westpac... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council is counting the cost to Kaiaua after heavy rain and flooding inundated the small community last Friday.
A recovery phase that is expected to be ongoing for some months swung into action on Saturday. Led by Mayor John... Continue reading »
A community briefing is being held at the Kaiaua Bowling Club, Lipscombe Road, Kaiaua from 2pm today.
Hauraki District Mayor, Plains Ward Councillors, Civil Defence and Council staff will be in attendance to find out more about community needs,... Continue reading »
Thames Coromandel District Council says with the weather easing its staff and contractors are now into recovery and damage assessment.
The NZ Defence Force and the Red Cross will be visiting communities where people were badly affected by the... Continue reading »
Weather expected overnightWinds have turned westerlyRain expected to ease right backHigh tides are expected at approximately 11 pm tonight and 11.30 am tomorrow
What’s happening tomorrowCivil defence and Council presence making house to house rapid... Continue reading »
At approximately 10:45 am emergency services were called to Arawa Street, Rotorua, near Amohia Street, following reports a tree had come down on a car and building.
It has been established that the sole occupant of the car has died and emergency... Continue reading »
Police have arrested and charged a person in relation to the death of a man who was dropped at Tauranga Hospital with critical injuries at around 11:30 am yesterday.
The victim, 58-year-old Lance Wayne Waite, died in hospital a short time later.... Continue reading »
A Land Search & Rescue team have located Sheree Tuahuru, who was reported missing in the north end of the Kaimai's, safe and well.
Sheree was located near the Waitawheta Hut.
Tauranga Police would like to thank the Land Search & Rescue... Continue reading »