A positive news forecast, more food vendors and a new venue isn’t the only new thing to the Sunshine Gourmet Markets with Fairview Aluminium and Ocean Ford this year; this is also the first year for online sales. Avid foodies have been flocking to the web to snap up their […]
Mitigating the ongoing economic impact for retailers and supporting Whakatāne’s local tourism sector is at the forefront of Whakatāne District tourism activities. Whakatāne District Council, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Tourism Bay of Plenty are working together behind the scenes, as part of the wider recovery project, […]
Dealing with fly tippers and people who don’t clean up their dog’s poop is a filthy and frustrating problem, according to Whakatāne District Council regulatory staff who are often left to tidy up the mess. Encouraging these people to change their ways isn’t working, so the Council is targeting its […]
A sewage overflow in the vicinity of Seaview Road has caused contamination of the Wairere Stream, which flows into the Whakatāne River at Quay Street. Whakatāne District Council contractors have contained the overflow and are working to address the cause. Council staff are working with the Bay of Plenty Regional […]
A number of people are assisting Police with enquiries after drugs, a firearm and ammunition were located at a Whakatane property. Police this morning executed a search warrant at an Alexander Avenue address in Whakatane, with AOS in attendance as a precaution. The search warrant was the result of a […]
Police have charged a man with murder in relation to the death of 45-year-old Thunder Savage at his home in Edgecumbe on 2 October 2019. The 54-year-old man has appeared in Whakatane District Court today and is due to reappear in Tauranga High Court in March. Police are not seeking […]
Four people have been taken to hospital following a serious crash near Matata. Emergency services including a Rescue Helicopter responded to the crash involving two vehicles at 3.32 pm near the intersection of Mimiha Road and State Highway 2. A St John Ambulance spokesperson said one person sustained critical injuries, […]
Emergency services are at Ohope Beach following an incident this afternoon. Police were called to the area about 3.50pm after a person was pulled unresponsive from the water. That person has since died. The death will be referred to the Coroner.