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


Serious assault leads to cordons in Whitianga

Serious assault leads to cordons in Whitianga

As an area of Whitianga remains cordoned off following an overnight assault that left a man fighting for his life, Waikato Police warn commuters, particularly secondary school students, to factor this in to their morning commute.

Detective Senior Sergeant Graham Pitkethley of the Eastern Waikato CIB said an investigation was launched following the discovery of an injured man in a ditch on Cook Dr, shortly after 2am.

“A 111 call was made to North Comms about this time advising three to four people chasing a male south on Cook Dr towards Mercury Bay School.

“The man was conscious at the time he was found, however his condition deteriorated and he was flown to Auckland Hospital in a critical condition.

He is currently described as being in a serious but stable condition.”

Mr Pitkethley said because of the seriousness of the incident, a cordon was established and placed under guard overnight.

“We will need to establish what has occurred and this will require a thorough scene examination.

“Because of this an area of Cook Dr, between Campbell and Dundas Streets is currently cordoned off and likely to remain so for some time.

This will require commuters, particularly secondary school students, to factor delays into their planning of how they get to school or work this morning.”

Mr Pitkethley said the public can play a key part in assisting Police in establishing what occurred.

“Anyone with any information on this attack is asked to contact Whitianga Police on 07 866 4000.”

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with the independent Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Less Than Stellar Choices

Amid all the jostling in the National caucus ranks, spare a thought for Andrew Bayly. Who? Well might you ask. Plucked from obscurity by Judith Collin, elevated from number 18 to number 3 in the caucus rankings and given the Finance portfolio - a role in which he has been invisible ever since – Bayly seems destined for a future as a trivia quiz question. That’s because as the National leadership contest comes down to a choice between Simon Bridges and Christopher Luxon, the only decisions to be made on Tuesday are over who gets to be leader, and who gets the Finance job... More>>


Government: Workplace Vaccination Requirements Extended To Cover Police And NZ Defence Force

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today that workplace vaccination requirements will be extended to include the New Zealand Police and Defence Force in preparation for the transition to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework on 3 December 2021... More>>

RNZ: Judith Collins removed as National Party leader
Dr Shane Reti is interim leader of the National Party after Judith Collins lost a no-confidence vote. Simon Bridges was demoted and stripped of all portfolios over allegations of an inappropriate comment made five years ago at a party function. Judith Collins was voted out as National's leader today after the party was locked in a caucus for more than three hours... More>>

Government: Supporting New Zealanders To Recover From COVID-19 In The Community
The Government is increasing the support for New Zealanders who test positive for COVID-19 through the rollout of the COVID Care in the Community model and a $300 million funding boost to Pharmac to purchase new medicines to treat the virus, Health Minister Andrew Little announced today... More>>


National: Launches First Step To World-class Tech Sector

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says technology will create exciting careers and higher paying jobs and has the potential to transform the New Zealand economy... More>>

Council For Civil Liberties: Disgraceful Government Secrecy On Vaccination Certificates As Legislation Rushed Through
On the eve of legislation to enable vaccination passes being rushed through Parliament under urgency, the Minister has said it will not publish the relevant policy papers until ‘late January 2022... More>>

Government: Providing Business The Tools To Vaccinate Workforces

The Government is building on measures to protect businesses and workers from COVID-19 as the country gets ready to transition to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework on December 3, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today... More>>




InfoPages News Channels