Howick Local Board News – November 2016

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Here is a link to the latest Howick Local Board Newsletter.

The topics in this issue are:


Meet the Board members,
By-election to be held from 26th Jan to 17th Feb 2016,
New Heritage plan is avalable for Howick
Names added to the Cenotaph on Stockade Hill
New ferry pontoon has arrived at Half Moon Bay Marina
Library hours changing for Christmas
Santa Parade details
Carols by Candle Light details.

Welcome to the November 2016 issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we see how Police staff went the extra mile for a grieving family, highlight the good work that reunited a whanau with a lost member, look at a trainee dog handler’s long but rewarding day, meet a pioneering woman in one of Police’s toughest roles, and see how Te Reo Maori helped break an impasse in the cells.  Read it here….

Fraud of the Elderly

elderly-fraudWhen it comes to perceptions about the levels of crime it is often the elderly who have the greatest fear of crime.  Interestingly it is the elderly who are least likely to become the victims of crime.  However there are some crimes where the elderly are vulnerable. Fraud is something that the elderly can be susceptible to and are targeted by both criminals in NZ and overseas.

Most scams involve the scammer contacting the victims by phone and the scams are always evolving, so it’s impossible to warn people about every scam that is taking place. Read about the lastest scam…..

Family Violence – A major concern

familyviolenceIt takes approximately between seventy to ninety minutes for two officers to attend and carry out tasks at a domestic violence incident. That time increases dramatically dependent upon the level of investigation and any subsequent Prosecution.

Officers attend about seventy domestic violence type incidents a week in the Eastern Manukau area. 

Yes, they are talking about our neighbourhood. Learn more about this concerning situation…..

Suspicious people and vehicles

hi-viz-workerAt recent Neighbourhood Support Meetings and other community events, people have raised concerns about suspicious people on their street and what to do should they see someone they think may be up to no good.

With burglaries and car crime still an issue in the area, it’s good to be vigilant and know what is happening in your street. Here is an article by Constable Julia Williams that includes some guidelines and hints when dealing with such incidents.

Burglaries reported for W/E 30th October 2016

ThiefTHBMore good news which is pleasing.  Burglaries have dropped slightly once again so the statistics are trending in the right direction. It’s particularly pleasing to see the theft ex car figures dropping sharply. They are now 50% below those in the middle of the year.

View the report here and see where the hot spots are……

Local volunteer organisation fight crime

crimewatch-members-2016Six Crime Watch patrols in east Auckland were drawing a lot of attention at the Botany Town Centre last Thursday.

Neighbourhood Support NZ Buckland’s Beach, Community Patrols NZ, Asian Safety Education and Promotion Charitable Trust, Asian Council on Reducing Crime, Botany Crime Watch Patrol and Neighbourhood Support Howick/Botany/Flat Bush have all combined to ensure the safety of the community, promoting themselves at every shopping centre in east Auckland.

They are currently on the lookout for new recruits both young and old to help prevent unnecessary crimes from happening in the community.  Read the ‘Times”‘ article here……

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