Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Bolt fired through elderly Whangamata lady's ranch slider

Police seek information on bolt fired through elderly Whangamata lady's ranch slider

Disappointing is how Waikato Police are describing an overnight incident of wilful damage in which a bolt was fired through a ranch slider door in Whangamata early this morning.

Senior Sergeant Rupert Friend of the Whangamata Police said the elderly female resident of the Weka St address was woken up by a loud bang about 1am today.

"At first she thought it might have been a rock thrown through her window which was frightening enough but when neighbours came to check she was alright after hearing a live bang, and she discovered her curtain ripped things appeared a bit more serious.

"Neighbours rang Police about a broken window at the time but then at first light this morning she noticed a half inch bolt lying on her lounge room floor and we were called again things started to frame a different picture."

Mr Friend said the bolt smelled of gun powder and a search by Police of the road revelled cardboard tubing from fireworks that had been unrolled to get at the gun powder.

"We're appealing for anyone in the vicinity of Weka St Whangamata around 1pm who may have noticed anything suspicious.

"One real positive about this incident is the neighbourhood support the victim has received with people from either side of the woman's property and from across the road all making contact to ensure she is alright and to offer her reassurance, it's that type of community spirit we're relying on to find who was responsible."

End

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Environment Commission: Time For Historic Step For Climate Change

Dr Wright has recommended a new Act that is similar to the UK Climate Change Act...

A similar law in New Zealand would put emissions targets into law, and require the setting of carbon budgets that would act as stepping stones towards the targets. It would also establish a high-powered independent expert group that would crunch the numbers and provide objective advice. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Act, The Centre-Right’s Perennial Ugly Duckling

Act endures, despite its thoroughly fossilized views: it is the only lighthouse still shining the beams of 1980s market fundamentalism out into the electoral darkness. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Changes To Temporary Work Visas Confirmed

“The consultation process resulted in around 170 submissions and today’s announcement shows the Government has listened to the feedback raised by employers and industry, particularly in the regions,” Mr Woodhouse says. More>>

ALSO:

Rental WOF Passes 2nd Reading: Little Bill Goes A Long Way

The strong call from the public for warm, dry, healthy rentals has helped the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill to pass its second reading, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More>>

ALSO:

Incomes & Housing Costs: No Signs Of Real Improvement For Poorest Families

CPAG: The latest Household Incomes Survey report shows that not everyone is better off, despite that income poverty seems to have lessened since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. More>>

ALSO:

Turei To Be Interviewed By MSD: Gordon Campbell On The Real Truth Deficit In Welfare

It has been astonishing to see the amount of time and energy being spent on what Greens co-leader Metiria Turei did or didn’t do properly as a beneficiary back in the early 1990s – as compared to how little time and energy is being put into the point of her personal example. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election