Sunday, 26 January 2020


By Sergeant Andrew Morrison


We have had some good weather and plenty of visitors in town the past week and with the New Year rapidly approaching, we hope our incidents remain at the level outlined below or maybe even reduce.

Please don’t drink alcohol to excess and have nothing to do with illicit drugs and your chances of staying safe these holidays will greatly improve.

Numerous driving incidents have been reported recently with enquiry files created for drivers that weren’t apprehended at the time.

Some drivers have been cutting corners, overtaking dangerously and driving too fast or extremely slow without letting others pass. This puts everyone at risk and we ask drivers to concentrate on driving safely.               


27th - 1 x 31-year-old Auckland man for Disorderly Behaviour.


Two Family Harm incidents attended this week.

On the 25th a couple argued about their relationship at a Cholmondeley Crescent address and contacted Police when damage was caused to a car, while on the 29th a Police Safety Order was served when an ex-partner returned to a woman’s Owen Street address uninvited. 

On the 23rd a wallet and iPhone were stolen from a car parked on Centennial Drive, while on the 26th an offender attempted to steal an auxiliary outboard motor from a boat parked on Jackman Avenue.

A bank card was fraudulently used at a Hicks Place address on the 24th and enquiries are continuing, while on the 25th sunglasses and a water bottle were stolen from Hahei Beach when left unattended.

An offender breached bail on the 29th by contacting the victim and enquiries are continuing.

The golf club office was burgled on the 29th with golf club, balls, chocolate bars and sunglasses stolen.        


No drunk drivers apprehended this week.

On the 30th a large winch has fallen off a boat trailer being towed into Whitianga on SH25 near Kaimarama Road striking a following motor cycle and injuring the rider and passenger. The boat owner is still to be identified and enquiries are continuing.

Mike Davis is a man who loves projects and managing them through from start to finish. That attitude was put to the ultimate test recently when he decided to take himself off all cancer medication and get on with preparing for his final farewell.

Joan Smith from Tairua was recently spotted up on her roof trying to sort out Santa. He wasn’t stuck in her chimney, but he was shrivelling up in the strong winds battering her home on Windsor Drive.

With the help of local maritime history buffs, David Langdon and Ron Morgan, Informer contributor, Suzanne Hansen, has been delving into the history of some of the 51 ships known to have foundered around Mercury Bay between 1831 and the early 1980s. This week she gets up close and personal with the Fiery Star.

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