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

Gordon Campbell: On The Budget

It may seem like Oliver to be so bold as to ask the Finance Minister for more gruel – but what the Dickens, Steven Joyce… is this Budget really as good as it gets?

Supposedly, the public was going to receive significant rewards – an election year lolly scramble no less – for the eight years of belt tightening that they’ve endured, and for the rundown of essential public services.

Well, what Budget 2017 delivered instead in Education and in Health were allocations barely sufficient to maintain the current levels of service delivery More>>

Scoop Full Coverage: of Budget Announcements & Reaction
Latest: Scoop Search

 
 

Auditor-General Stands Down For Investigation: Gordon Campbell On (Not) Taking Responsibility

So Martin Matthews, our current Auditor-General wishes he could have detected “earlier” the fraud that occurred on his watch at the Ministry of Transport. Hmmm. But he could have detected it earlier, surely? That’s the point. More>>

ALSO:

NGOs Pleased: Govt To Halt Collection Of Client Data

Brenda Pilott, the chair of ComVoices and national manager of Social Service Providers Aotearoa, congratulates the government on its decision to call a halt to the collection of individual client data until the concerns of not-for-profit service providers have been worked through. More>>

ALSO:

Gosh: Blasphemy Law Repeal Struck Down

Chris Hipkins, the MP who tabled a Supplementary Order Paper to add our Blasphemy Law to the Statutes Repeal Bill, said this was a "sad day for freedom of speech, tolerance, and leadership". More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Navy’s Dealings With Fat Leonard, And Twin Peaks

At an official level, our “she’ll be right” attitude routinely spills over into a keen resentment of anyone who suggests the outcomes may be less than satisfactory… The Navy has now gone one step beyond. It won’t even ask itself whether it did a good job. More>>

ALSO:

NZDF: Fifth Rotation Of Troops Heads To Iraq

The fifth rotation of New Zealand Defence Force troops left today for a six-month mission training Iraqi soldiers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Demonising Of Iran

Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now that US President Donald Trump has used his speech in Riyadh to single out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East? More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 

Opening The Election Supporters

 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog