Police steer cattle in right direction

Cows escaped from a paddock beside SH29 today. File photo.

Tauranga Police had to exercise rusty cattle wrangling skills today to deal with cattle loose on State Highway 29, in the Lower Kaimai area.

Police patrolling SH29 dismounted from their vehicles to herd cattle that escaped a paddock in the vicinity of Soldiers Road.

The first report was at 7.43am of a black and white calf on the road verge, says Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion.

“There was a further call of three cows loose on the verge 500m west of Soldiers Road.”

Police were able to round up the cattle and herd them back into a paddock without incident.

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Posted on 03-09-2017 09:42 | By Papamoaner

What’s been dung cannot be undung.


Posted on 01-09-2017 11:15 | By Papamoaner

Fair comment about the farmer and his fences though. Maybe somebody grassed on him.

This is getting worse

Posted on 01-09-2017 09:50 | By Papamoaner

Why is it every time shit happens down in the paddock, it has to involve a whole lot of tall Tails?


Posted on 31-08-2017 21:27 | By groutby

....the owner was watching a moovie instead of checking fences? least the Police didn’t need a steak out to solve this one...


Posted on 31-08-2017 10:54 | By Papamoaner

Just had a butcher’s at your post and wondering what your beef is. Otherwise you seem to have it all off Pat.

Udderly unbelievable

Posted on 31-08-2017 10:44 | By Sprocket

Glad to read they were mooved off the road in time. What a big mis-steak from the farmer that must’ve left the gate open. Guess the cows will be milking the trauma for all it’s worth when they get home.