Are you ready for the new school term?

By Police Sergeant Paul Devane – 25th April 2016

PaulDevaneIt’s great to be back in Manukau East after a year working in the Papakura
Schools will shortly be back for the new school term. Most kids will still be in
holiday mood. This may be a time when parents meet with some resistance
from their kids in actually getting up and going to school. It is of course
important for all kids to attend school every day that it is open.  Read more…

Police TenOne Newsletter April 2016




The April NZ Police TenOne newsletter includes the following articles plus news from around the regions.

  • Well done, Concord team – Milk Powder contamination
  • He tangata, he tangata, he tangata – by Sergeant Tania Kingi
  • Front counter safety trials on way – safety for customer service staff
  • Big changes in media management
  • Divers on safety drive
  • Judge rules on gang firearms
  • Bullying – all our responsibility
  • For meritorious service

View the newsletter here…

Youth Offending Factors

By Constable Merv Hotter

MervHotterTHBI sat back and looked at some of the families I have had to deal with over the years, in and out of the Police, and a few of them fit the  criteria below. There are some simple and effective interventions along with positive ways to assist families in changing these behaviours and problems.
Read the complete article and the common sense suggestions included to help reduce the incidence of youth offending.

Police Communique March 2016

JohnKey and PoliceIn this issue Counties Manukau Police Superintendent talks about Health and Safety in Police work and how important it is to watch out for each other in the workplace. This issue also address the following topics.

  • The Prime Ministers Youth Programme
  • The everyday heroes event at Botany Town Centre
  • Launch of the Manukau Childrens Team
  • Launch of the National Family Violence scheme
  • Launch of the new District Offenders Management System
  • Police Service Awards issued in the area
  • And many more items of interest.

Click here to view the publications.

Weather warning outcome

WeatherwarningTHBGood morning everyone, we hope you are all safe and sound after the storm last night. Civil Defence report the following occurred overnight.

  • 90 call outs were recorded by 111 about minor flooding, fallen trees and believe it or not, dozens of trampolines that the wind blew into the power lines which then shorted out.
  • just over 10,000 houses have no electricity this morning but the authorities are optimistic they will have all reconnected by nightfall.
  • Thunderstorms will occur over the Gulf Islands until midday today.

Howick Local Board Newsletter Mar 2016

Howil Local Board banner 2015The latest Howick Local board newsletter is available now.  It includes news about a new ‘Park and Ride’  facility at Lloyd Elsmore park, with a connecting shuttle bus to the Half Moon Bay ferry terminal.  If you work in the city or the North Shore this just might be another travel option to consider.  Read it here….

Weather Warning 23rd March 2016

WeatherwarningTHBThe following is to update Auckland Council Executive Leadership Team

The Situation

MetService is concerned about the potential for a severe weather event from 2am – 12pm tomorrow. MetService has issued a severe weather watch for heavy rain for the entire Auckland region. Rain will be patchy until 7pm tonight and will then get heavier increasing to a rate of 5-10mm/hr. After 2am rain rates may increase to 10-20mm/hr. The heaviest rain is expected around 5am tomorrow morning with downpours of 25-40mm/hr possible.

The MetService has also issued a severe weather warning for wind gusts of 120 to 130km/hr. Winds will build from 3pm today, gusts over 100km/hr are possible until 11am tomorrow morning. The greatest risk period is from 9pm tonight with gusts up to 130km/hr possible.

High tide tomorrow morning at 9:05am along with the expected weather may cause significant wave run up along the Eastern Bays, inundating low-lying areas and causing some disruption on the road network.


–       Heavy rain may cause localised surface flooding.

–       Low-lying roads may be subject to wave splash and inundation.

–       Strong winds may bring down powerlines, trees and damage roofs.

–       Traffic disruption is to be expected.

–       Localised slips may be possible.

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–       Drive with caution and if possible, avoid low-lying coastal roads.

–       Recommend that people secure outdoor items.

–       Keep up to date with weather forecasts.

Police Ten One Newsletter




In this issue – all these articles and more:

  • Fleeing Drivers – A balancing act
  • Beyond the gang patch
  • Leadership in action
  • In the eye of the storm
  • Protecting vulnerable children
  • Bigger handcuffs needed
  • Steps towards the future – Commissioner Mike Bush
  • Ministers Word – By Police Minister Judith Collins

Read more here…


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