One person has died following a serious crash on Bell Road in Nukuhou, Whakatane. The crash involving two motorcycles was reported around 3.15pm. Another person has sustained minor injuries. Worksafe has been advised and the Serious Crash Unit is in attendance.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has today announced that a $26 million investment in Ōpōtiki will see important public amenities upgraded and further progress made on new aquaculture opportunities. “The people of Ōpōtiki have been waiting decades for real investment in key infrastructure, and support for the incredible aquaculture opportunities […]
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters today announced $5.5 million in funding from the Provincial Growth Fund for two Kawerau projects and says this is a significant boost for the people of Kawerau. “These projects will bring much-needed investment and will create up to 60 jobs for locals,” Mr Peters said at […]
Kaingaroa Village is to get $5 million to help fund a comprehensive upgrade of its infrastructure, facilities and housing, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. Mr Tabuteau travelled to the remote village to make the announcement, telling Kaingaroa residents how the funding will significantly benefit them. “This […]
Two people have died after their vehicle went off the road into Lake Rotoma yesterday. Emergency services were notified yesterday at 12:40pm of the single-vehicle crash on State Highway 30, the vehicle was recovered this morning. Two people were recovered deceased from the lake by the dive squad. Police are […]
Whakatāne District dog owners who register their pets before Friday, 31 July 2020 will go in the draw to win a range of fantastic prizes. Organised in partnership with Nestlé New Zealand Limited, a kennel and run worth $850 and a range of dog food prizes are up for grabs. […]
Eastern Bay residents and visitors are opening their wallets as local business and consumer confidence runs high. Recent electronic transaction data, reported by the market research company Marketview, shows that the Opotiki District cumulative annual spend is up 2.4% on 2019, while Whakatane District is up 11.2% on average over […]
A child has been taken to Whakatane Hospital with serious injuries after being run over by a Quad Bike. Emergency services were called to the property on Matahi Valley Road at around 12:25 pm, a Police spokesperson says. The child has serious injuries and was transported to Whakatane Hospital by […]