Update – Cattle poaching efforts… Wech Access / Burnside Rd

The following two emails are from official channels – Neighbourhood Support Coordinator (Rodney) and Helensville Police, in relation to the reported attempts at cattle poaching yesterday…

If anyone has further information about what has already happened please contact Mandi directly, if you see anything new happening, then please call 111.

From: Rodney Ns Co-ordinator <rns.coordinator@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:19PM

Firearms were involved so please advise residents to be alert and careful.

Please take care and ring 111 if people are seen or any actual illegal happening activity is in progress,

Margaret Faed – RNSI

From: BELL, Mandi <Mandi.Bell@police.govt.nz>
Sent: Thursday, 26 January 2017 11:00 a.m.

Hi Margaret,

Have had a few incidents of attempted cattle rustling in Burnside / Wech Access Makarau.  Early hours of Wednesday morning.

Where a light coloured sedan – Nissan Fair Lady is involved and possibly a bright blue late model coloured Ford.

Can you please pass on to all your rural contacts in the area.

I will get together details to pass onto you also so you can touch base.



Mandi Bell
Community Constable | Helensville | New Zealand Police
P   +64 9 4209736   Extn: 96576   |   M   +64 211912682    |   E   Mandi.Bell@police.govt.nz
Helensville Station, 8 Rimu Street, PO Box 14, Helensville, www.police.govt.nz

Safer Communities Together

If anyone has further information about what has already happened please contact Mandi directly, if you see anything new happening, then please call 111.

Be cautious as these people have been seen to be carrying firearms, it’s assumed for illegal purposes.

!! Warning: Cattle almost shot on Wech Access Rd !!

Hi everyone

This is an email to alert you all to be vigilant as early this morning a man was seen about to shoot a cow in a paddock on Wech Access.

He was startled as he was lining up to take the shot so he fled with his partner in a light coloured hatchback car.

This happened around 3:30am. Please take care and alert the police or your neighbors of any dodgy activity. Try and get a number plate if possible.

Jo Bullock

Christmas time – time to stay vigilant.

Hi everyone,

Merry Christmas from the team here at the Grapevine.Just a reminder that as Christmas rolls around, this time of year is particularly important for us to stay vigilant, keep your eyes open on behalf of yourselves and all of our neighbours for any odd, suspicious activity. If you do see something, slow down, stop, take note of things, number plates; photos etc if you can, then be sure to report it to the police. Call 111 for all police matters, they will direct you as appropriate. http://www.police.govt.nz/contact-us/how-report-crime – If you would prefer to offer information anonymously, you can do this through the Crime stoppers: 0800 555 111 -or- https://www.crimestoppers-nz.org

We still have some Rural Neighbourhood support signs available if anyone would like to erect some fresh signage anywhere in the area? – Reply to this email and let me know if you want one. This time of year does tend to attract more problems, so we’ve got to look out for one another.

It’s also a good time to drop in on any elderly neighbours and check in on them, make sure that they’re ok. It can be a lonely time for those who have lost loved ones, and perhaps the offer of some company or for them to join in some of your plans might go a very long way. 🙂

If you’re planning on taking a trip away from home for an extended period of time, it helps to let your trusted neighbours know of your plans so that they can keep a closer eye on your property for you.

Stay safe everyone, and have a really good holiday period!

Your Ahuroa Grapevine team.

Neighbourhood Support – Various, including Newsletters.

Various Neighbourhood Support items:

1) The Police are planning to have a Crime Prevention Display Caravan at Muriwai 2nd to the 8th of January and the 9th to the 12th January at Mangawhai. If you would like to volunteer to help at either display even an hour or so then contact Margaret at rns.coordinator@gmail.com or txt or ring 0212583737

2) Rodney Neighbourhood Support – Christmas Newsletter (Click to open PDF)

3) NSNZ Spring Newsletter (Click to open PDF)

Attempted break in – Hawkins Rd

Hi to all – Just a heads up suspicious activity in Hawkens Road.

Attempted break in Tuesday night … Coming up to Christmas and the holiday season reminding all locals to be extra vigilant … lock up everything as there are unwelcomed visitors snooping about …


(Name and contact details withheld, but on file if anyone has any follow up questions).