Police are looking for a person of interest following a fleeing driver incident in Kawerau. A vehicle failed to stop for Police in the Freyberg Street area about 11.20am and a pursuit was initiated. Police lost sight of the vehicle however it was later located abandoned in Newell Street. Cordons […]
A SURGE of building consent applications indicates strong economic growth in Kawerau. Consents valued at more than $3.5 million have been lodged with the Kawerau District Council in the year-to-date from 1 July to 30 September 2020. This compares with a total of $4.5 million for the entire 2019/2020 financial […]
A karakia and blessing was held earlier this week before work began on a major flood mitigation project in Kawerau. Tūwharetoa Kaumatua and Reverend Paora Hunia carried out the blessing and karakia acknowledging the sacred Pūtauaki Maunga, the connection of Iwi to the whenua, the waterway and wished the work […]
One person has been seriously assaulted in Kawerau tonight. We received a report of an assault on Valley Road shortly before 7pm, a Police spokesperson said. “One person is status one and being airlifted to hospital” Police are investigating the incident and no further details are available at this time.
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 […]
Kawerau will have full funeral services, including a 100-seat chapel, by Christmas.Brad Shaw, owner of Whakatāne’s Gateway Funeral Home, was given the keys to what will become Kawerau’s Gateway Funeral Home on the first of the month. Shaw said the decision to open a second funeral home in the Eastern […]
A man has been taken into custody following a firearms incident in Kawerau. Around 11:25am Police initiated a pursuit after a man fled from a Kawerau property in a vehicle while an arrest warrant was being executed. Spikes were deployed however the vehicle continued towards Te Teko. The fleeing vehicle […]
Two patients have sustained serious injuries after a fire in a sleepout in Kawerau. Fire crews were called to a property in Bowen Street just after 10:30 am, a Fire and Emergency spokesperson said. “The fire was out on arrival; however, two people sustained serious burns.” Three ambulances and a […]