My experience to date has been that most people are trying to stay informed and compliant with isolation requirements. I have observed folk going for walks around their neighbourhood keeping sensible distances from each other and working with the requirements of essential services like supermarkets to limit numbers at any […]
Police have today launched a new online form which the public can use to report COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restriction breaches. The online form can be found at www.105.police.govt.nz. It can be used to report isolation breaches or cases of businesses continuing to operate when they are not part of the […]
Bay of Plenty Civil Defence and Emergency Management is reminding people about what’s required during lockdown over the weekend and the importance not to return to “normal life” during the national state of emergency across New Zealand. Group Controller Angela Reade says people must not travel to and from baches […]
A Kawerau student has died after suffering a medical event while snorkelling at Lake Rotoma. A Police spokesperson said that emergency services were notified of the water incident at 10:51 this morning. The incident occurred during a Senior Education Trip. Tarawera High School issued a letter to parents and caregivers […]
The road is now cleared following a crash on Kawekawe Road, Tawera, West of Ruatoki. The crash involving two vehicles occurred just before 8 pm. A St John spokesperson said two people were taken to hospital with moderate injuries. Police are investigating.
The 10th annual Rangtaiki River Festival will take place today at Thornton Domain. Hundreds of anglers are expected for the popular Rangitaiki River Festival Kahawai Competition and keen kina eaters are set to compete in the Rangitaiki River Festival Kina Eating Competition. The event organised by Edgecumbe Lions and Bluelight […]
A large truck and trailer unit is stationary at the roundabout near Rex Morpeth Park. A number of police are in attendance and road cones have been placed on road. Traffic is slow. Take care if you’re passing through roundabout.
Police are hoping to identify this man who is wanted to interview regarding a recent burglary. Any information can be forwarded directly to the Whakatāne Station on 021 1913944, or via the 105 number or via crime stoppers (0800 555 111)