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Waiatarua Community Patrol News

It’s been a pretty quiet month for us, with only one or two patrols out each week.

We are actively looking for new members, so please consider joining us and making a difference in your community.

Our team participated in the Henderson Heroes School Holiday event last Friday – run by Neighbourhood Support Waitakere, NZ Police, WestCity and more.  This is always a wonderful family event – with lots of fun for the kids (big and small!).
We joined forces with both the Henderson and West Harbour Community Patrols – to showcase our activities, and provide some fun games for the littlies (with thanks to West Harbour Patrol for their fantastically creative stand and activities).
Theft from mailboxes and vehicles seems to be on the rise in our area – so please take care to empty your mailboxes regularly (and add a lock if you are able to) and do not leave valuables in your cars if parked publicly.
If you do have evidence of your mailbox or vehicle being tampered with – please report it to Police on the 105 line (even if nothing has been stolen, as this is damage to property). This enables the Police to identify trends in the area.

Community Patrols—how could I help?

By being aware of our volunteers and giving us a wave when you see us on patrol.

Telling others about us.

Becoming a volunteer patroller for the Waiatarua CPNZ group (covering Waiatarua, Oratia and Henderson Valley – and more..).   Volunteers are always needed for both daytime and evening patrols (weekdays and weekends).   A flexible commitment of around 4 hours per month.  Full training and uniform supplied.  A Police Security Clearance check and a current driver’s licence are required.

Or Volunteering in a support role. It takes a team to keep our wheels on the road.

Sponsoring us or donating.
Givealittle: or pop into the Oratia Mobil Station on West Coast Road to donate directly to our petrol account.

Be the Police’s “eyes & ears” in your community

As always, we are very grateful to our volunteers for all that they do – and welcome new recruits and supporters.
Stay safe.. and look out for your neighbours.

Contact Sue Dell, Patrol Leader ( / 021 681 207) for more information.

Remember – if you see something suspicious or need to report an incident to the Police:

111 – Emergency

105 – non-emergency (incident already happened & doesn’t need urgent assistance). Or online

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 – Report crime anonymously, or online

*555 (from a mobile phone) – urgent but not life-threatening driving incidents

Sue Dell



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