Police would like to speak with anyone who may have film recordings of the gang funeral procession which travelled from Kawerau to Whakatane yesterday afternoon. The group of gang members involved in the motorcade moved on from the crematorium without incident yesterday evening. Police are making ongoing enquiries after shots […]
Police have this afternoon been closely monitoring a large group of gang members travelling between Kawerau and Whakatane in a funeral procession. A motorcade of more than 100 cars carrying Mongrel Mob members left a Tangi at Kawerau at around 1pm today and travelled through Taneatua on the way to […]
Work on the river-edge components of the Wairaka Centennial Park development in Whakatāne will begin next week. A contract for the construction of the Park’s swimming area, a tidal pool for younger children, access steps to both areas and terraced steps along the beachfront to the east of the tidal […]
The woman whose body was found in Opotiki yesterday has been identified as 54-year-old Marama Lloyd, also known as Marama Greeks, from Otaki. While Police’s investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death is ongoing, it is not thought to be suspicious. The matter will be referred to the Coroner.
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Police can now release the name of the man killed in a crash on Thornton Road, Whakatane on New Year’s Day. He was 50-year-old Gregory Mark Walsh of Papamoa. Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends at this time.
Bus fares on all Bay of Plenty public transport services will rise five (5) percent from Monday next week, affecting Bayhopper Tauranga, Cityride Rotorua and all rural services such as Bayhopper Eastern BOP. Starting from Monday, 9 January 2017, fares will rise to ensure a greater balance between user contributions […]
One person is dead after a truck rolled on Thornton Road in Whakatane at approximately 12:30pm. An initial report said only one vehicle was involved but police now believe the truck hit another vehicle before rolling. The two occupants in the other vehicle are being treated for moderate and minor […]