Thursday, 22 August 2019


Whitianga Police Report for Monday 24 November to Monday 1 December 2014

Whitianga Police Report for Monday 24 November to Monday 1 December 2014


It was good to see no drunk drivers were apprehended this week and that the checks we did showed people were either not drinking alcohol or they had a sober driver. 

The White Ribbon Pledge, "I promise never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence towards women," in a civilised society is something that should be routine for all, but unfortunately in our day to day business we come across men who assault their partners.

If you're in a relationship where your partner is abusing you, let us know so we can get you out, it is never OK to stay in a violent relationship.

In the last few weeks we have seen a couple of dogs left in vehicles on days that were far too hot for the dogs to be left unattended.  With fine weather approaching, please consider the safety of your dogs when coming into town as it only takes a short time for them to become over-heated.

From the SPCA NZ website, “On a hot day, the temperature inside your car can reach 39°C in 10 minutes. Even in the shade with the windows down, the temperature can rise to a deadly 49°C in 30 minutes. Your dog’s natural cooling process is ineffective in these conditions.


No arrests this week.


One domestic incident attended last week.

On the 28th a young couple requested assistance to separate prior to the situation getting out of hand.

Also on the 28th a vehicle in Corokia Place Matarangi was broken into and a Garmin GPS unit was stolen.

On the 24th a residential home in Poplar Street was burgled and the offender searched property stored at the address. Our enquiries are continuing.

On the 29th a residential address in Robinson Road was burgled and it is believed the offenders were disturbed and exited the address when the owner returned home.


No crashes reported this week.

A lot of people enjoyed the Thunder Beach event over the weekend and it was pleasing to see riders were abiding by the rules and had come to Whitianga to enjoy themselves.



Should Waikato DHB fund the provision of some public healthcare services in a new multi-service medical facility in Whitianga?

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