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


Hamilton Police say community spirit levels high

Hamilton Police say community spirit levels high following honesty trifecta

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 - 2:39pm


A senior Hamilton Police officer says City residents have more to celebrate than just a new year, with a number of incidents over recent days showing community spirit is alive and well in the Waikato.

Hamilton Area Commander, Inspector Greg Nicholls, said the first positive occurred on the 19th of December when a postie on their round in the centre of the City spied a small black leather purse on the ground on Hood St and took it straight to the Hamilton Police Station.

"The purse had $146 in it but no ID but we were able to return it to its grateful owner who reported it missing.

"The next incident saw a person from Hamilton following behind a car notice an object fly from the vehicle as it crossed over a bridge in Whangamata on Thursday. The person stopped his car and gathered up the object, which turned out to be a wallet and $200-300 in cash and take it to Police."

Mr Nicholls said the owner of the wallet had inadvertently jammed it under a surfboard as he was tying it on to the roof of his car and the vibration as the car travelled along the road dislodged it.

"He was just on the other side of town, heading home to the Hawkes Bay when Police called to say his wallet had been found and was very appreciative when he met the person who had handed it in."

"Then on Saturday a woman from Frankton found a woman's purse on the ground on the corner of Tuhikaramea and Whatawhata Roads containing bank cards and over $420 in cash and handed it in to Police on Sunday."

Mr Nicholls said officers were able to return the purse to its grateful owner that evening.

"Too often we focus on a lot of bad things that happen and lose sight of the fact there are a lot of positives going on around us every day.

"The actions of Good Samaritan's in each case is to be commended and we hope that this good will is set to continue and the public carry on assisting Police in preventing victims of crime and road trauma in our region."


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Police Authority: Use Of Taser Was Disproportionate And Unjustified

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Hokitika man was disproportionate and unjustified. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Holidays, Hekia Parata And Badlands

Hekia Parata, adieu. Reportedly, she’s been ‘passionate’ about education. She has “bravely’ led the charge on the government’s education reforms. In the past week , many of the postscripts to Hekia Parata’s career as Education Minister have sounded like a schoolteacher desperately trying to find some reason why a D student can be marked up to C minus. More>>


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news