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

Waikato

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."

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Pacific Spying: Mass Surveillance Of NZers Confirmed By Former GCSB Director - Contradicting PM John Key

Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson Reports: Yesterday morning former GCSB Director Sir Bruce Ferguson confirmed mass surveillance of New Zealnders in the Pacific is taking place as revealed in the latest Snowden leaks investigated by Nicky Hager. In 2013 John Key told press gallery reporters that in the event mass surveillance was found have been conducted by the GCSB, he and the director of the GCSB - his childhood friend Ian Fletcher - would resign. As the controversy deepens a year and half later Fletcher has already resigned. But will Key? More>>

Gordon Campbell: Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations

As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate. It is a situation where the government (a) stonewalls, (b) baldly asserts that mass surveillance is not occurring despite the Snowden evidence that it is, and (c) claims that the GCSB actions were lawful. Yet as Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman says, this can be true only if the legislation passed last year by the Key government has made the mass surveillance of New Zealanders – and the related handing over of their private data to the NSA – lawful. More>>

Latest:

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Women's Day, March 8: It’s Time For Men To Step Up For Gender Equality

UN Women is launching the HeForShe campaign in New Zealand at the International Women's Day Parliamentary Breakfast, and is calling on New Zealand men — including politicians and community and sports leaders — to show their commitment to gender equality by signing up to this global campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Teina Pora Wins Appeal: Gordon Campbell On The Privy Council Decision

The quashing of the convictions of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 has shone a spotlight once again on a major gap in the New Zealand justice system... More>>

ALSO:

Urgent Bill Planned: MP Pay Rises To Match Public Service

Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: MP Pay Rises, Solid Energy, Iraq

Prime Minister John Key answered questions in his Post-Cabinet press conference about the Iraq deployment, Solid Energy and National’s decision to overhaul the Remuneration Authority Act. More>>

ALSO:

Worksafe: MSD Charged Over Work And Income Ashburton Shooting

WorkSafe NZ has laid one charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in relation to the shooting at the MSD Ashburton office on 1 September 2014 in which two Work and Income staff were killed and another was injured. More>>

ALSO:

Iraq: Ex-Hostage Says Government Not Putting NZers, Iraqis First

Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news