As the wrapping was torn off to reveal a brand new PlayStation 6-year-old Tyree Walters' was quick to filter through the pack of goodies.

"Hang on one of my favorite game's here," he said.

And of course the first thing he wanted to do was get the plugged in so he could practise.

The generous donation came from PlayStation NZ after they heard about Tyree's nightmare run over the last few days. The package included a hat, toy, games and a new PS4.


As Tyree lay in Whangarei Hospital over the weekend after a dog attack last Friday left him with serious facial injuries, theives went through his Hikurangi home and stole bags, clothes food and a precious PlayStation 3.

The PlayStation stored songs collected by Tyree's father, Reece Walters, who died suddenly three years ago.

The youngster treasured the gaming console and frequently listened to the music which linked him to his father.

And while the gererous donation from PlayStation NZ, which was delivered to him today, has softened the cruel blow Tyree still want's his late father's one returned.

"I need them to give it back because I need to protect dad's one."

Staff from the Northern Advocate and The Hits Northland hit the streets of Hikurangi yesterday to deliver flyers appealing for the return of the PlayStation.

Over 200 flyers were put in letterboxes asking for the PlayStation to be left at any police station or at the Northern Advocate office in Roberts St.

The general response from those in the street was one of disgust with everyone demanding the thieves come forward and turn over the PlayStation.

But as yet there has been no sign of the stolen PlayStation.