PUHOI COMMUNITY FORUM
MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY May 26 2015 at 7.30pm at THE PUHOI SPORTS CLUB – CHAIRPERSON – HANS EVERTS
2. CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING Held on
28 April 2015
3. MATTERS ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES (not appearing on this Agenda)
4. CALL FOR ITEMS OF GENERAL BUSINESS
5. CORRESPONDENCE IN
1.5.15 Email from Rachel Blundell NZTA re possible date for Puhoi-Warkworth motorway
extension information event.
5.5.15 Email – Rodney Local Board Community Grants Walkway Fund – application
3.5.15 Email to Rachel Blundell NZTA, re Puhoi-Warkworth Motorway Extension
4.5.15 Email to Jane O’Hagan re update from last meeting on Puhoi Weeds problem
6. TREASURER’S REPORT
7. OTHER REPORTS
8. GENERAL BUSINESS
a. Update on Weed Control in Krippner Road
b. Update on Traffic safety – Puhoi Footbridge and Footpath project update
c. Update on progress of Council composting initiative
d. Update on Public space development – Public realm and Safety Group
e. RiversideWalkway progress, Dog Signs, Park Maintenance
NEXT MEETING – AGM TUESDAY 30th JUNE – Chairperson, Hans Everts
Please invite other residents and friends of Puhoi to attend – widen participation!
Police investigating the discovery of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property at a Dairy Flat address are making steady progress in identifying who the goods belong to.
Around sixty percent of the items have been identified and traced back to their owners, including all of the motorbikes/trail bikes and quad bikes and the majority of the kitchen appliances, which were stolen from homes under construction in the Rodney area.
Police have received numerous phone calls from across the country from people who have had things stolen.
Police now believe that the goods are most likely to have been stolen over the past 18 months predominantly from the Rodney and Albany area.
A contact phone number and email address has been established for the Operation, which has been called Operation Tank.
Members of the public can call 09 424 6509 or email email@example.com
The owners of several trailers, a concrete mixer and a large number of power tools still need to be identified, as well as a diesel tanker on a trailer.
“We’ve reunited a number of people with their belongings and doing this has been a really enjoyable part of our job.
It’s so upsetting to have anything stolen so being able to give the items back to good honest owners has been awesome” says Snr Sgt Andy King, Rodney Police.
The Operation Tank number is now up and running.
“Anyone who calls us is asked to have the details of serial numbers or distinctive markings ready to provide us when they ring.
We expect to receive a flood of calls but we must warn people that it’s a very hard task to be able to reunite people with their property without serial numbers, photos or distinctive markings.
For example we’ve got a number of nailguns, and without any identifying factors it will be very hard to prove which nailgun belongs to who” says Snr Sgt King.
The investigation into who is responsible for stealing the items is ongoing and Police are following positive lines of enquiry.
Beth Bates/Waitemata Police
You can also view this release, including any additional images, online at: http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/contact-number-and-email-launched-relation-stolen-property-recovered-dairy-flat
New Zealand Police
[Anyone having this misfortune to have been the victim of thefts in the area may be very interested in this, from Rodney Police = well done guys!]
Rodney Police have uncovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen property at a Dairy Flat address, in what’s thought to possibly be the largest recovery of stolen goods in the Waitemata Police district.
On Wednesday, a search warrant was carried out at the rural property on the Dairy Flat Highway, after Police enquiries established that stolen goods were suspected to be on the premises.
There were 12 shipping containers, 2 horse floats and a number of outsheds, full of what’s believed to be stolen property, including;
-Large quantities of high-end power tools including generators, jack hammers, skillsaws, drills, water blasters and building tools.
-Dishwashers, ovens, vanity units, door hardware, hot water cylinders, fridge freezers.
-Concreting equipment including cutters and compactors.
-Motorcycles / quad bikes.
-Dozens of bags of cement.
-Large quantities of fireworks.
Officers also found;
-A 30 000 litre water tank (pictures attached) that had been stolen in rural Waitoki and was hooked up to the house and half full of water.
-A boat on a trailer (stolen from Huntly)
Police have spent the last 3 days at the address examining the haul.
The Rodney area has experienced an increase in construction site and rural burglaries in recent months, and Police believe the huge quantity of property at the address will be linked to dozens of burglaries in both the Rodney area, but also the upper North Island.
“The task of identifying who the property belongs to is going to be a very big job and we anticipate that this news will result in members of the public wanting to call us to check if it’s items they’ve had stolen” says Senior Sgt Andy King, Rodney Police.
“At this stage we’re in the process of removing all the property into Police storage and then we’ll be able to start work on identifying the rightful owners.
Each item has to be checked, the serial numbers and description recorded and enquiries carried out around ownership.
Next week we’ll provide details of a contact number that people can call, but at this stage we’d ask members of the public to bear with us while we get that process underway.
At this stage a 43 year-old man has been charged with receiving stolen property, but the investigation is ongoing and Police anticipate further lines of enquiry as the enquiry continues.
“We’ve put a great deal of resource into targeting the construction site and rural burglaries and we hope that this find will give some relief to the many people who have been victims of those crimes.
We’re committed towards finding the people responsible for this and I’m pleased to say that this development will take us quite some way in our search for the offenders” says Snr Sgt King.
A contact number for anyone wanting to claim or enquire about the recovered property will be released publicly next week.
You can also view this release, including any additional images, online at: http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/record-haul-stolen-property-recovered-police-dairy-flat
Phone Phillippa Beagley on 4220009 if you would like to attend her composting trouble-shooting workshop this Saturday, starting at 10am.