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Written by Eleanor Woods, Northern Advocate   
Sunday, 28 December 2008

Fraser Reeves, who owns property at Matapouri. Picture/Michael Cunningham

...two officers would be posted in Ngunguru, near Matapouri, from December 22 to January 11.

Matapouri residents are furious over youths they say are terrorising the coastal community.

Fraser Reeves said he and other members of the public had logged complaints with police and the Whangarei District Council numerous times over the past five years but nothing had been done to put an end to the underage drinking, dangerous driving, bonfires, vandalism, graffiti, and general destruction that flared up in Matapouri every summer.

The beach, 35km northeast of Whangarei, needed a police presence to ensure the streets were safe, he said.

"What we are asking for is a safer community, for locals and for visitors.

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