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Official opening for ‘new’ station

The new Mahia police station will be officially opened on Tuesday by Police Minister Stuart Nash and Police Commissioner Mike Bush.

The old Nuhaka police station was shifted to Mahia on November 26 and became fully operational at its new location in mid-December.

Police have invited people within the Mahia community who help police to attend. They include members of the business community, iwi, Fire and Emergency NZ personnel, St John ambulance, and other members of the community.

The new station has been a work in progress over the past couple of years with the growth of Mahia's population.

“Two community consultations took place in both Nuhaka and Mahia, both with good attendance and discussion,” said area commander Inspector Sam Aberahama.

“The change will better service the area.

“Over the last 10 years, 50 percent of demand for police in the area was in Mahia,” he said.

An external phone will be placed on the outside wall of the fire station in Nuhaka which will provide a direct link to the Police Communications Centre.

The opening of the Mahia station is timed for 12 noon on Tuesday.

NEW HOME: The Police Minister and the Police Commissioner will open the new Mahia police station on Tuesday. The station house was previously situated at Nuhaka. It was jacked up and moved to its new home (above) by truck transporter in late November. It became fully operational last month. File picture