Water restriction status signs have been erected at key locations in Whakatāne and Ōhope to remind residents of the need to conserve water until the current period of dry weather ends. Whakatāne District Council Infrastructure General Manager Tomasz Krawczyk says that in recent years, voluntary water use reductions have […]
Police, LandSAR volunteers and a helicopter are currently searching for a father and son who have failed to return from a seven day tramp in Te Urewera (Waikaremoana & Waiau areas). The father, who is middle aged, and his teenage son were due to exit the bush at Hopuruahine Landing at 5pm last […]
Police released the name of the person who died following a crash on SH2 at Kutarere, near Opotiki on Sunday. She was 38-year-old Mele Heilalafuitahi Hiva of Opotiki. Police express their condolences to her family. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are seeking information from the public following a fatal crash last night on SH2 at Kutarere, near Opotiki. The crash happened shortly before 9pm and involved a car and a fuel tanker. The driver of the car died at the scene and no-one else was injured. A […]
Eastern Bay of Plenty Police have this week arrested a 61-year-old man as a part of Operation Mylas, an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of international workers at the Maraehako Bay Retreat, near Whanarua Bay on the East Coast of Bay of Plenty. The man was arrested on Tuesday and has […]
Caption: Pictured is the concept plan for improvements at the Whakatāne boat ramp trailer park. The Whakatane District Council’s Projects and Services Committee has agreed to consult with the community on proposals to introduce boat ramp fees for all District ramps, and to upgrade the Whakatane trailer boat park. Public […]
Awakeri residents have been asked to express their views about a preferred location for the area’s World War I and II Roll of Honour, and whether they would like a permanent memorial in a public space. Whakatāne District Council Community Services General Manager Mike Naude says there’s no immediate need […]
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