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New Year quiet time for police

Last updated 05:00 08/01/2014

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Police are pleased that no arrests were made on New Year's Eve.

A spokesperson says only two women were detained for detox from the 3000 party-goers at Stonyridge Vineyard.

One was a 23-year-old from Remuera and the other a 22-year-old from Drury.

There were also about 1000 people at The Venue at Onetangi Beach. "But both venues were responsible.

"It was a pretty good New Year's Eve from our point of view. Only one drink-driver, which is amazing," the spokesperson says.

Police were still busy with a few minor incidents but say they were generally happy with people's behaviour. They are also reminding visitors that Waiheke Island has the same road rules as the mainland.

"Don't speed, wear your seatbelt and don't talk on your cellphone while driving.

"Failing to do this will result in infringements being issued. We are also asking for people to be a bit more patient when using the roads at this busy time of year."

Five arrests were made this week.

On January 3, a 49-year-old Oneroa man was arrested for assaulting a woman. The next day he was arrested again, for an indecent act and breach of bail. Also on January 3, a 15-year-old boy was arrested for threatening behaviour and breach of bail.

Two women were arrested on January 5 for breach of bail - a 33-year-old Aucklander and a 47-year-old from Rocky Bay.

Meanwhile, a large number of items have been found and handed in at the police station on Ocean View Rd since Christmas. Police are encouraging people to check at the station if they have lost anything.

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