Posted by: rivettingkatetaylor | October 4, 2009

gunman on the loose

Waiting for news about a gunman on the loose down the road is not the way I envisaged my weekend ending.

AOS officers all over the place – apparently moving on foot through paddocks in a bid to shut down a roaming gunman who has allegedly already shot a farm worker and is waving a shotgun around.

This is all taking place on Whenuahou Rd between Norsewood and Takapau.

So far, thanks to text, we know some of our friends and neighbours are ok. We still don’t know who’s involved though and it is extremely nervewracking waiting.

This photo (by JOHN COWPLAND/NZPA) was taken just down from our place at the end of Otawhao Rd.

AOS cordon on Takapau Ormondville Rd

AOS cordon on Takapau Ormondville Rd



  1. Definitely not the way you want to end a weekend.

    Sending southern thoughts and prayers for a swift, and safe, resolution.

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