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A HONDA TRX420 was reported stolen
from a tractor shed on Waipuna Rd near
Waitomo. The owner told police the key
was not with the bike and that there was
also a toolbox taken.
AN Otorohanga man stopped by police
on Ballance St failed an evidential breath
test registering 907 micrograms of alco-
hol per litre of breath – more than three
times the legal limit of 250mcg/l. He
requested a blood sample be taken.
POLICE attended a crash at the intersec-
tion of Ward and Carroll Sts in Te Kuiti.
A driver failed to give way at the stop
sign on Ward St causing the crash. There
were no reported injuries.
A 21-year-old Dunedin man lost control
of his van while driving on SH30 near
Benneydale and crashed off the road. He
A BLACK Hyundai ix35 was reported
stolen in broad daylight from the main
street in Te Kuiti. The owner had left the
keys in the ignition while unloading pack-
ages at Property Brokers on Rora St,
and after leaving the vehicle unattended
THUMBS DOWN to the mindless
graffiti artists who defaced buildings around
the old Post Office in Te Kuiti. Pity you
hadn’t gone to school for another day or
two. You would have been able to spell
for only five minutes returned to find it
AFTER carrying out an evidential breath
test at the Otorohanga Police Station,
the officer in charge returned to where
he stopped the 50-year-old offender to
find the car she was driving missing. The
woman failed the breath test registering
371mcg/l. The registered owner of the
car was informed.
A WHANGANUI man who was clocked
by police travelling at 132km/h on SH3
north of Te Kuiti failed to stop when
police activated their lights driving off
at speeds exceeding 180km/h. He was
found soon after behind Bosco Cafe on
Te Kumi Rd. The 22-year-old’s licence
was suspended, his car was impounded
and he was summonsed to appear in
court for failing to stop and dangerous
A RANGITAHI St resident in Otorohanga
returned from holiday to find several
items missing from his unlocked garage
including a dryer, ladder, tools and a
A LAPTOP computer, two mini hard
drives and a wireless phone headset
were reported stolen from a car parked
on William St in Te Kuiti.
AN Otorohanga man reported to police
that he was approached by five males
while leaving work behind the Village
Cafe at 9.40pm. He said two were
looking for a fight while another kicked
his car’s wing mirror off. Enquiries are
A 23-year-old Otorohanga man who was
stopped for speeding (129km/h on SH3)
was more than two times over the legal
limit. He failed an evidential breath test
registering 654 micrograms of alcohol
per litre of breath. The limit is 250.
His licence was suspended for 28 days
and he was summonsed to appear in Te
Kuiti District Court on March 16.
A DRIVER stopped on SH3 near Spicer
Rd was four times over the legal limit.
The 24-year-old from Otorohanga, who
had a zero alcohol condition on his
licence, failed an evidential breath test
registering 1158mcg/l. His licence was
suspended and he was summonsed to
appear in court tomorrow.
A 72-year-old Otorohanga man failed to
engage his van’s handbrake which then
rolled out of his driveway and across
Main North Rd. It ended up in a ditch in
a paddock across the road. No-one was
A TIP-OFF led police to eight large can-
nabis plants at a Merrin Ave home in
Otorohanga. They also found a cannabis
growing tent at the property. A male oc-
cupant is to be spoken to.
POLICE are investigating a failed at-
tempt to enter Sunset Dairy on Mania-
poto St in Otorohanga. The rear door
handle was forced off but no entry was
NORTH King Country police attended
10 family violence incidents from Janu-
ary 30-February 6.
Shave for a Cure
SHAVE for a Cure is on again and
promises to see many more thousands
of Kiwis lose their locks for Leukaemia &
Blood Cancer New Zealand. The ‘hair-
razing’ event will be held from March
20-26 to raise money to support the six
Kiwis diagnosed every day with a blood
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