Monday, 27 November 2023 - 4:55pm |

Update #2: Police operation continues as funeral attendees depart Foxton heading home

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Please attribute to Assistant Commissioner Mike Johnson:

Police continue to monitor the movements of gang members through the roading network across the North Island, as they depart Foxton following the funeral for William Hines. 

We are co-ordinating the road policing operation across multiple Police districts to ensure safe behaviour and, when and where necessary, to take appropriate enforcement action.

No significant issues have been reported during the large gathering of mourners at Motuiti Marae today. Police wish to thank the public for their patience while traffic management measures were in place.

One person was arrested for a driving-related matter immediately after the tangi.

We have been clear throughout that any unlawful or unsafe behaviour on the road network will not be tolerated.

Anyone who finds themselves in a position where they do not feel safe is asked to contact Police immediately on 111.

To report any matters after the fact, contact Police on 105 or make a report online by going to 

When you are making your report, please advise if you have any videos or photos of the offending so we can follow this up.

Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 0800 555 111.


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