New rapid reaction armed police teams will form in three districts, including Waikato, after the Christchurch terror attacks prompted a review of firearms emergencies.
On Friday, Police Commissioner Mike Bush cited "growth in organised crime" and the impact of methamphetamine-fuelled offending as factors justifying the new teams.
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So do you think we need armed police patrolling Waikato communities?
Hi everyone, I found a fabulous website here: www.lightupchristmas.co.nz...
Scroll down to Waikato region and you will see how few people have added their properties to the christmas lights list so far.
Sure we can add to this list significantly, and would love to see many more properties sharing the joy of Christmas with others through their festive light displays and the abovementioned website.
PS: I know its early yet but thought I'd put this message up now before I forget to do it later when much busier. Maybe someone from one our local tabloids reads this and writes a bit of an editorial with the abovementioned link.
Cold homes, mouldy pillows, overcrowding, homes in places they'd never heard of: the Whare Ora team has seen it all.
They help families from the Coromandel Peninsula to Taumarunui, making homes warmer and dryer and aiming to keep kids out of hospital.
Read more here. How warm is your home?
This Saturday from 1pm, will see the official opening of Waiwhakareke. We hope to see you there!