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Message from NZ Police:


Speeding cars in neighbourhoods is common for many of you and of concern. There are two ways to report bad driving and traffic incidents. For urgent but not life-threatening incidents: Call *555 (from your cellphone only). For incidents such as minor crashes (non-injury), continuous poor driving, traffic congestion, breakdowns and obstructions on the highway, call *555 from a mobile phone. *555 is not intended to take the place of the 111 emergency number. Always call 111 in an emergency. *555 calls are answered with less priority than 111 calls.

For non urgent driving incidents that are minor or no longer continuing to be a danger to the public, complete a Community Roadwatch report, either via the online Community Roadwatch form or at your nearest police station. No investigation or prosecution will take place for a Community Roadwatch report. If you wish the incident to be investigated with a view to the offender being prosecuted you must lodge a formal complaint at your nearest police station. Get as much information as you can safely. It could be a certain vehicle at certain times of the day or night. The more information reported the better.

The other concern is graffiti. Defacing property by graffiti vandalism is an act of intentional damage, constituting a criminal offence. If not removed, at the earliest opportunity, the tag will be repeated frequently over the surrounding area, and other taggers will be attracted to compete, resulting in an area being inundated with graffiti. If ignored, the spread of graffiti in a street can convey a visible message that the community is not concerned about appearance, and does not care. Apart from potential lowering of property values, an image of urban decay can generate a fear of neighbourhood crime, and may attract crime http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/2097 . To report graffiti on private property call the police and the Council. If it is on the power poles or cabinets, contact the utility provider. For graffiti on Council property such as litter bins, street furniture, public toilets, contact the Council. For more information visit www.upperhuttcity.com/report-a-progblem/graffiti. Council have paint available in limited colours. You might also consider getting together with your neighbours to ‘Adopt a Spot’ which can be found on www.knzb.co.nz. They will send a free resource kit out.





CELL PHONE SECURITY advice from NZ Police

Every cell phone has a unique number assigned to it called an IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number.

The IMEI number is stored in the phone and is found by entering *#06# (star, hash, zero, six, hash) into the keyboard of most phones. The IMEI number for the phone will appear on the phone screen. On some older models the IMEI number is also recorded on a label on the handset behind the battery.

Record the IMEI number so that in the event of the phone being stolen or lost you will be able to advise police of the IMEI details. This will enable police to check phones suspected of being stolen and involved in a crime. It will also assist in returning a lost phone to the owner.

The IMEI can be saved in the free secure database available to you at www.snap.org.nz

Register as a SNAP user - there's no cost and it's secure. Serial numbers, photographs, or identifying features of other items owned by you can also be saved in that data base.

Looking after your phone

  • Don't leave your mobile exposed or unattended in bars, cafes or other public places.
  • Use discreetly if you are alone in public places at night.
  • If your phone is lost or stolen, report to police immediately and provide the IEMI number.
  • Advise your service provider of the loss and request the phone be locked to prevent it being used by anyone.
  • Apply tracking apps to your iPhone and if it goes missing advise police that your phone is able to be tracked.
  • Android system phones can also be loaded with apps for tracking a lost phone.




Burglary at No. 95 Hill Road between lunchtime and 6 p.m. If you saw anything or anyone suspicious please contact the owners or the police.



9th November, 2014

Two break-ins this afternoon (Sunday) in Belmont Tce

Items stolen.

Anything/people noticed acting suspiciously this afternoon, please tell.

Be vigilant!


6th August, 2014

There has been a break-in today in Belmont Tce, between 11:30 and about 5.

Electronics stolen.

So be vigilant!


19th July, 2014

A car was stolen in Hill Road last night. Please ensure your cars are locked and your houses as secure as possible.


5th Feb 2014


Heads up:  Last night there was a breakin attempt and the day before a house door opened in 2 properties nearby us (at 102). No entry made apparently in either event. Any one else aware of anything? 






4 June 2013

Apparently there has been an attempted break in today, at a house opposite Park Hill reserve. They broke a window with a spade but set off an alarm so nothing taken. A good reminder to be vigilant though!



13th September 2012

Suspicious looking people in white van with tinted windows noticed driving around at Maranatha School.  Please be alert if you see this vehicle and check what they are up to


WEEKEND OF 21-22 MAY - 21 Belmont Tce

Over the weekend 21-22 May, a window beside our front door had a hole smashed in it. Nothing else apparently happened - they didn't get in. It looked as though a golf ball (which we had lying around) had been the missile. The hole was nowhere near the lock, so I don't see it as a break-in; maybe they were trying to frighten a cat inside? Or just juvenile devilment? Not much you can do against this sort of thing. 



Report of another shed being rifled during the night as well as a letterbox being vandalised.  Shed break in looked like work of young people.  Police have been informed.

Every morning there is fast food rubbish that has been thrown out of a car on the corner before Maranatha School.  Looks like someone travels up there each night and throws out their rubbish as they go by.  As it is a dead end up there, it suggests that they live up there.  Whether there is any connection with the break ins is unclear, but possible.




Wednesday 26th January, Foster Crescent.  Thieves stole tools and broke into house. 

Please look to the security of your sheds and garages.  Please immediately report any suspicious vehicles or people or ask them what they are doing there.  Write down number plates.  Keep an eye on your neighbours' properties while they are away or at work.

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