Saturday, 17 November 2018



Two incidents attended last week where previous holders of firearms licences have allowed their licences to expire and then have been apprehended in possession of firearms without licences.

You must be the holder of a firearms licence to legally possess firearms and laziness around re-licensing is a poor excuse.

We continue to have gas bottles targeted in our area. If you see anyone acting suspiciously please contact the police immediately.

By Stephan Bosman

The National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO) announced on Wednesday last week that they are in the final stages of entering into a three year contract for the provision of air ambulance services in the northern parts of New Zealand. The services will be provided by a new joint venture trust between the Auckland Helicopter Trust (ARHT) and the Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST). It is expected that the contract will come into effect on 1 April next year.

Alf Simpson, well-known Whitianga local and World War II veteran, passed away on Wednesday 15 August this year, exactly one month before his 90th birthday. He was farewelled by many family and friends on Monday 20 August.

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Do you agree with the realignment of the road at the corner of Albert Street and Campbell Street in Whitianga?

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