Tuesday, 05 April 2022 10:25

Policde inaction

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: A boy racer has been charged over the Fonterra milk tanker vandalism and pouring milk across the road in Waikato, but more police action is needed.

Boy races are a deep-rooted problem in rural Waikato; the intersection of Stokes Road and Orini Road, just north of Hamilton where the incident took place, is a regular weekend haunt for boy racers.

One farmer told media that large groups of boy racers frequently parked up at the intersection near his farm during the early hours of the weekend and caused major disruption.

Farmers no longer kept their cows in the paddocks near the road at the weekend, as bottes had been thrown at stock and the damage that was done to fences meant there was a risk stock could get loose.

The police should be on the case now: waiting for weeks, like they did at the Parliament grounds a month ago, isn't an option here.

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