There has been a crash between a truck and a car on Galatea Road in Waiohau this afternoon. As a result of the 4.30pm crash, one person has serious injuries and parts of the road were blocked. Motorists were advised to avoid the area if possible.
Bay of Plenty Police are seeing an increase in the use of counterfeit money in the region. On Wednesday, Tokoroa Police arrested a 38-year-old local man after he allegedly paid for goods with counterfeit notes. The man was in possession of a large amount of these notes and it is […]
With game bird hunting season starting on Saturday, Police is reminding people to be vigilant about safety. “We encourage everyone heading out shooting this season to refresh themselves on the seven rules of firearm safety ,” says Acting Superintendent Mike McIlraith, Officer in Charge: Arms Safety and Control. “It’s also a really […]
From Monday 24 May 2021, Ōpōtiki District Council will no longer accept cheques as payment for any of its services. But there are still many payment options available. All major banks within New Zealand are removing the use of cheques as a payment option, including the Council’s bank ANZ. Greg […]
Police are now in a position to confirm the name of the person found deceased in Lake Rotoma on Monday. She was Julie Kaipara, 50, of Kawerau. Police were called to the scene off Otangiwai Point at 9.45am, following a report of a vehicle in the water. The Police National […]
Police can advise a man in his 40s has died following a water incident at Ōhope Beach today. Emergency services were called to the incident around 1:25pm. The man was pulled from the water and medical attention was provided however he sadly died at the scene. The death will be […]
Police have now charged three people with the murder of 31-year-old Whakatane man Jamaine Wharton. Two men, aged 25 and 20, are due to appear in the Whakatane District Court today. A 16-year-old youth is expected to appear in the Whakatane Youth Court on 9 April. All three have appeared […]
One person has died following the serious single-vehicle crash on SH2 (White Pine Bush Road), Tāneatua. The crash was reported to Police around 5:30pm. The Serious Crash Unit is attending and undertaking an examination at the scene. Nobody else was injured in the crash. The Pekatahi Bridge will remain closed […]