Police have named the man who died following a crash on Bell Road, Nukuhou, on Friday 31 July. He was Scott Joseph Sinclair, 23, of Nukuhou. Police extend their condolences to his family and friends. Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing, and Police would like to hear […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Police are assisting a group of people who are stuck on rocks at the Whakatane Heads. Police received a report of a group of people on rocks at the Whakatane Heads around 5:40 pm, a Police spokesperson says. “They don’t appear to be in any immediate danger, but we are […]
Organisers are now ready to reveal which local community heroes will be hitting the dance floor for Dancing for Life Education on Saturday 14th November. All dancers involved are local community heroes with no previous dance experience who will sacrifice several months of their personal time training to perfect their […]
Whakatāne is one of the centres to have successfully secured a portion of the Government’s $13.95 million Innovating Streets Fund which will see projects carried out across the country that make streets more people-friendly. Waka Kotahi has this week confirmed that Whakatāne District Council has been successful in its application […]