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A TE KUITI man wanted for breaching home
detention is on the run from police.
Early in June, Douglas Shane Wade removed his
home detention bracelet while living in Te Kuiti.
Police are appealing for public assistance to help
find the 30-year-old who was sentenced to home
detention on multiple charges including drug and
family violence offences.
He is described as 180cm tall of solid build.
A message was posted on the Waikato Police Fa-
cebook page on July 12 which reads: “Constable
Gary Anderson of the Te Kuiti Police needs you
to look out for Douglas Wade.
“Douglas has removed his home detention brace-
let and has gone on the run. He has two warrants
for his arrest and the sooner we catch up with
him the better.”
Any information about Wade’s whereabouts can
be provided anonymously to Te Kuiti Police or via
Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
NEW Zealand heavyweight boxing legend David
Tua sees a lot of himself in Kawhia kickboxing
triplets Aotea, Tokomaru and Tainui Taylor.
The 12-year-olds are currently preparing to
represent New Zealand at the 2016 Muay Thai
Youth World Championships in Bangkok from
August 27-September 2, having won their age and
weight divisions at the national championships in
Hamilton in March (Waitomo News, March 31).
As part of their rigorous training regime, the
talented trio have been staying in Auckland for
the past month to train at Tua’s Onehunga gym.
Their father Bevan Taylor says they met the
‘Tuaman’ three months ago while competing at
a YMCA boxing event in Hamilton.
After impressing the former heavyweight title
contender, Tua offered to help train the youngsters
because he saw “something special” in them.
“ The kids remind me of me when I was young,”
“ They’ve got that natural fighting spirit.
“ They are very well mannered, disciplined, great
KAWHIA kickboxing triplets Aotea (left), Tokomaru and Tainui Taylor have spent the past month
training with New Zealand heavyweight boxing legend David Tua at his gym in Onehunga.
‘Tuaman’ backs triplets
A TE KUITI child who suffered severe burns
to 35% of his body on Friday is still in a critical
condition at Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital.
The five-year-old’s grand aunt, says the boy’s
clothing caught fire when he got too close to a
gas heater. Emergency services including St John
and volunteer fire brigade members were called
to the scene at 6.30pm.
Due to the severity of the boy’s face, neck and
arms burns he was transported by air ambulance
to Waikato Hospital and then to Auckland.
He underwent a five-hour skin graft operation
on Sunday and was scheduled for similar surgery
“At this stage he is still in a critical condition and
all we’ve been told is that he’ll be up there for at
least three months,” said his grand aunt yesterday
“While he is in hospital, his two sisters [aged 3 and
6] are staying with family in Te Kuiti.
“Hopefully tomorrow when he’s had all his op-
erations I will take the girls up to be near their
brother, but they’ve been told that they won’t
get to see him because it’s not a great sight at the
The boy is supported at Middlemore Hospital
by his father.
Child severely burned
in gas heater accident
listeners with an awesome work ethic and are a
real credit to their upbringing.
“If they carry on with their training, they can’t
help but become champions.”
Taylor says the training sessions with Tua were
offered free of charge and have helped develop
the triplet’s confidence inside the ring.
“His whole thing is simply to help the kids because
he believes in them and believes they have huge
potential,” says Taylor.
“He has been very impressed with their dedication
at training and has total belief they can pull it off
[at the world champs].He’s just an awesome guy.”
Since qualifying for the world champs, the family
has been attempting to raise the necessary funds
to travel and compete in Bangkok.
With time quickly running out to confirm their
spot on the NZ team, the young fighters still require
$5500 to reach their target of $12,000.
To donate contact Mr Taylor on 021 715 619.
DOUGLAS SHANE WADE
Man wanted by police
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