Whakatāne CIB have started an investigation following a police pursuit that ended in three arrests last night. Senior Sergeant Al Fenwick said three people were arrested following a pursuit that included Arawa Rd. “A firearm was recovered from the vehicle that is believed to have been involved in a number of robberies,” Fenwick said. “CIB […]
The Lake Aniwhenua ablution block was destroyed by vandals during the weekend. Extensive damage has rendered the facilities unusable, directly prior to the high-use summer season that sees hundreds of visitors through the site. The vandals, whose identities remain unknown at this stage, removed the basins, toilet seats and wall panels and set fire to […]
One person has died following a crash on Waiotahe Beach Road, Waiotahe, Opotiki district. The crash, involving a car and a pedestrian, was reported at 7.40am. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
189 Strike players from around the country will be getting a boost to their bank account after each winning $5,932 in Saturday night’s Strike Must Be Won draw. The Strike Must Be Won jackpot of $1 million was not won by a single ticket and therefore rolled down to Division 2, where it was shared […]
Whakatane Police are appealing for information after a robbery at the Avenue Dairy on Alexander Avenue at 3.30pm on Saturday 12 October. Four offenders, some armed with weapons, entered the dairy and stole cigarettes and tobacco. All four fled the dairy on foot and were last seen heading down Alexander Avenue in the direction of […]
Remediation options for the safe swimming facility at Wairaka Centennial Park will be reviewed in consultation with key community groups and representatives, following recommendations adopted by Council at its 18 September 2019 meeting. Since the opening of the facility in December 2017, the community has raised concerns on a number of issues including access, water […]
Whakatāne Police would like your help to identify two women they have an interest in speaking to. If you know the woman in the light coloured hoodie with the woollen type scarf around her neck and the woman with the black ripped style jeans please contact police via Crimes Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
Zirka Circus, the only circus of its kind in New Zealand, has just embarked on a 10-year anniversary tour with its new show – Into the Future. Zirka Circus has successfully been entertaining families in New Zealand for over 10 years and this brand new show will be bringing a whole new level of entertainment […]