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Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at the Waipukurau Mobil Service Station on Tuesday night.

Police were alerted to a group of three people who entered the store at around 10:15pm.

Police said a staff member was in the store at the time but thankfully was not injured. 

The staff member activated the store’s fog cannon.

Enquiries are still ongoing to locate the offenders.

A scene guard was in place until late yesterday morning while Police undertook a scene examination.


There was an overnight break-in at Waipukurau store Pure Sports & Leisure.

CCTV footage posted on the shops Facebook page showed an offender entering the store just before 1 o’clock this morning and making off with a number of items off a clothing rack.

Video footage can be viewed at

Anyone with information can contact local Police.


Waipawa residents were being asked to restrict their water use this morning following an overnight shutdown.

The water supply to the entire town was shutdown from 9 o’clock Wednesday night to allow for critical infrastructure upgrades.

The supply was due to be turned back on at 5am, however the Council said in a Facebook post that they were running a little behind schedule.

Chief Executive Doug Tate said there had been delays restoring water to the Abbotsford Road area.

He said flushing of the lines had been underway since 4am to avoid a boil water notice for all of the town.

Mr Tate said they had achieved the right levels of water quality.

A tanker is available at the Waipawa Fire Station for any residents needing water.