Whakatāne District Council elected members will decide on whether or not to establish Māori Wards at an Extraordinary Council meeting on 20 May 2021. The opportunity to again consider the establishment of Māori wards comes following the Local Electoral (Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Bill was passed at Parliament […]
There has been a crash between a truck and a car on Galatea Road in Waiohau this afternoon. As a result of the 4.30pm crash, one person has serious injuries and parts of the road were blocked. Motorists were advised to avoid the area if possible.
A drone being flown within the restricted airspace around Whakatāne Airport yesterday has prompted authorities to remind people of the strict rules around this activity. Airport Operations Manager Mark Cleghorn said airport staff noticed the drone being flown in the area and immediately alerted police, given the imminent safety risk. […]
Being forced out of her home after the 2017 Edgecumbe flood has led Anahera Hale to pursue a career in farming – with her dedication landing her as a finalist in the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy. Anahera and her grandmother were living on a family friend’s dairy farm after their home […]
Bay of Plenty Police are seeing an increase in the use of counterfeit money in the region. On Wednesday, Tokoroa Police arrested a 38-year-old local man after he allegedly paid for goods with counterfeit notes. The man was in possession of a large amount of these notes and it is […]
Police have arrested eight people and disrupted plans to import hundreds of kilograms of cocaine into the country from Mexico. This morning Police, along with New Zealand Customs Service, carried out search warrants at eleven properties throughout the wider Bay of Plenty, Northland and Auckland areas as part of Operation […]
With game bird hunting season starting on Saturday, Police is reminding people to be vigilant about safety. “We encourage everyone heading out shooting this season to refresh themselves on the seven rules of firearm safety ,” says Acting Superintendent Mike McIlraith, Officer in Charge: Arms Safety and Control. “It’s also a really […]
A 38-year old Bay of Plenty Police officer yesterday admitted two driving offences in the Whakatāne District Court following an incident in Edgecumbe earlier this month. The charges follow a single-vehicle crash involving a Police vehicle at the corner of Otakiri Road and Main Street, Edgecumbe, at 8:30pm on 6 […]