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

 


Search for missing elderly man in Hamilton continues

Update; search for missing elderly man in Hamilton continues

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 - 3:36pm

National News

As the numbers of searchers looking for an elderly dementia sufferer missing in Hamilton since Sunday night grows, Waikato Police say the public can play a crucial part in helping to find him.

Search Controller, Constable Ross Moratti of the Waikato Search and Rescue Squad said a team of 40 Police and Land Search and Rescue volunteers had searched the grounds of Waikato Hospital today in conjunction with hospital security staff.

"At the same time a large team of detectives have been interviewing people who have reported possible sightings of 70-year-old Kawhia man Trevor SMITH and reviewed hospital CCTV footage.

"Mr SMITH was last seen by relatives on the ramp near the public entrance to Waikato Hospital about 5pm on Sunday night and both they and Police are very concerned for his safety."

Mr Moratti said a significant contributor to the concerns held for Mr SMITH is that he suffers from mild dementia and diabetes which could add to his sense of disorientation.

"At this point Police would like to acknowledge the large number of family members and friends of Mr SMITH who came over from Kawhia today to assist in the search in the vicinity of Hamilton Lake and who have assisted our investigators in providing vital background information."

"While these searches continue the public can play their part by keeping an eye out for Mr SMITH and reporting any sightings. When last seen Mr SMITH was wearing a distinctive lime green Vodafone Warriors rugby league jersey, dark blue track-pants, plain white sandshoes and a grey cap."

In addition to appeals for sightings via the media, postings have been made by family members and Police on Facebook pages and this afternoon teams would be distributing flyers with Mr SMITH'S photograph and a picture of his distinctive green Warriors jersey.

"Anyone who believes they have seen, spoken to or interacted with Mr SMITH in anyway is asked to contact the Police on 111.

End

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Inquiry Into One Case Of Dirty Politics

Suddenly, we’re awash in inquiries and reviews. (It feels almost as if the Greens won the last election.) Caught out by the damning inquiry by SIS Inspector-General Cheryl Gwyn, the government’s response yesterday was utterly in character – it released two other major reports at the same time to try and distract public attention...

Inquiries are supposed to re-assure the public. What these inquiry outcomes share in common is a government culture of zero responsibility. More>>

IGIS: Statement On Early Report Release

As the Inspector-General stated at the release of the report yesterday morning, she is examining what steps to take over the early disclosure of information from the report... Ms Gwyn said that she was aware of Mr Goff's subsequent statements that he had disclosed some information concerning findings in the report. She will be seeking further information from Mr Goff and others. More>>

ALSO:

IGIS ON SIS:

 
 

Parliament Today:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

White Ribbon Day: Govt Resumes Sexual Violence Trial Proceedings Work

Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to resume work on proposals for better supporting victims of sexual violence through the criminal process. The Law Commission will revisit its previous work on alternative pre-trial and trial processes to identify options for improving complainants’ experience in court. More>>

ALSO:

"New Faces, Wise Heads": Andrew Little Announces New Labour Line Up

Labour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Rick Ellis As Te Papa’s New CEO

The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism. Much of it has been inspired by the suspicion that Ellis has been hired to pursue the same purely commercial goals as he did at TVNZ, while similarly neglecting the serious cultural side of his mandate. More>>

Passport Cancellation, Surveillance: Draft 'Foreign Fighters Legislation' Released

The final draft of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill contains proposals previously announced by Mr Key in a major national security speech earlier this month. More>>

ALSO:

Related

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014... More>>

ALSO:

Savings Targets: Health Procurement Plan Changes Direction

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

More on Health Policy:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news