Ngāti Awa tōhunga (spiritual leaders) and kaumātua have placed a rāhui (temporary ritual prohibition) over the Whakatāne river as a result of a drowning near the river mouth this afternoon. Ngāti Awa kaumātua attended the scene with the deceased, the whānau pani (bereaved family), and the rāhui karakia (prayers) were […]
The Kawerau water supply has been confirmed safe, following samples clear of contamination, over the past three days. As a result the boil water notice is now lifted for all residents using the Kawerau District water supply. The third test from the sample point that had shown E.Coli has come […]
One person has died following a water-related incident at Whakatane Heads. Emergency services were advised shortly after 2pm that a person had been pulled from the water in a critical condition. Medical attention was administered but the person died at the scene.
NZ Post has had to review the use of cheques as a form of payment, and as a result from the end of February will no longer accept them. As many people will be aware, fewer and fewer people are using cheques because there are alternative ways to pay that […]
Kawerau District Council is already completing upgrades to the water infrastructure and has committed major funds in the coming years. Kawerau District Council Chief Executive Russell George said the water boiling restriction notice put into place on Saturday, 4 January 2020 had prompted questions about whether the Kawerau Council had […]
A pair of yachties have been found safe and well in the Bay of Plenty aboard their nine metre yacht this morning after sending out mayday calls last night. Maritime NZ’s Maritime Radio Service and Coastguard NZ received the first mayday call at 8pm last night with a second call […]