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A number of rural properties in Tararua have been the target of burglars recently.

Senior Sergeant Jymahl Glassey says Tararua Police have noticed a rise in burglaries in southern parts of the district.

Items such as motorbikes, electric fencing units, fencing gear and various other tools have been taken.

Mr Glassey says the burglaries will almost always be preceded by suspicious activity such as unknown vehicles or unknown people door knocking.

He says the community can help by keeping an eye out and noting descriptions of vehicles, people and registration plates, and reporting to Police.


Meanwhile there has been suspicious activity noted in rural areas of CHB of late.

One area in particular is the Mangaonuku River, where over the last few weeks such activity has been seen mainly during night time hours.

A person resident in the area says obviously these people don’t want to get caught, as a vehicle was followed, but took off at high speed.

The head and skins of 2 sheep that had obviously been stolen and slaughtered were discovered by the Mangaonuku Bridge.

Local Police have been informed.


A ticket sold at New World Waipukurau for last weekend's Lotto Strike draw has picked up a share of $1 million.

The Strike Must Be Won jackpot was not won by a single ticket and rolled down to Division 2, where it was shared by 163 players.

Each ticket is worth $6,737.00.