Kia ora neighbours! This is Sapeer, your local Franklin County News reporter.
As you may know, Pukekohe been plagued by break-ins, with nearly a dozen hits in just three weeks.
Since July 19, retailers and eateries on King St, Pukekohe, and eateries have faced a raft of attempted and successful burglaries, with some considering packing up shop.
On Wednesday, a 20-year-old man was charged with three counts of burglary, police said. He will appear in the Pukekohe District Court on Thursday.
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The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.
The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
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Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...
Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.
- Green is for I'm OK
- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in
- Red is for an emergency
This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.