Police are urging motorists to lock their cars, park out of sight and remove valuables from vehicles after a spate of car break-ins and thefts.
Acting Senior Sergeant Christian Stainton, Whangārei area prevention manager, said cars with valuable items in view have particularly been targeted.
The Kamo, Tikipunga and Morningside areas are hotspots, he said.
Have you recently had a car stolen or had something taken from inside your car? Could you have done anything differently to prevent it?
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A Message from the Pukenui Rangers ..
"Chris Humfrey (Kiwi) had done the work for us and removed his transmitter of his own accord which left us thinking that was the end of it. It turned out however that he was huddled up in a nearby burrow with Kama, neither being too impressed about being disturbed! They were pulled out, weighed, and put back in the burrow to continue doing their thing, an early sign of breeding activity I reckon!"
Thanks especially to Carl Dowd from Pataua North Landcare who has been helping out immensely in the forest in tracking kiwi and health checks. Shout out to Pukenui hard working rangers Ben Lovell and Bevan Cramp and Kiwi Namesake the real Chris Humfrey (human)
A plan to offer Covid-19 vaccines to everyone over 50 in Northland has been called “a shambles”, as those over 75, who should have been high priority, cannot get a booking to get their dose. Last week, Northland District Health Board decided to buck Ministry of Health recommendations and open up its vaccine clinics to all over-50s. But with 73,000 Northlanders in this age group, it has been overwhelmed with demand, receiving an average of 50 calls an hour and more than 2000 emails to book an appointment. Have you had the same problems, or have you been able to book a vaccine appointment?