Police executed several search warrants in Te Teko on Wednesday targeting the manufacture and supply of the psychoactive substance drug commonly known as synthetic cannabis. A synthetic drug is made up of a smokeable plant material that has been mixed with a chemical compound. The drug can either be a […]
On the back of one of our worst ever recorded droughts, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is asking water users to start thinking about and planning their water use to be better prepared this summer. The summer of 2019/2020 saw some of the lowest-ever recorded rainfall and stream flows in […]
A small Murupara-based company is simultaneously restoring papatūānuku, and young lives. The new recruits are among 220 people in the Eastern Bay of Plenty who have been helped back into employment through the Provincial Growth Fund’s $8.2m investment in the Whakatāne District Council led Kia Kaha Whakatāne project. The initiative is […]
The All Blacks are heading to the Bay of Plenty town of Whakatāne next week as preparations get underway in earnest for the home Bledisloe Cup Tests and Investec Rugby Championship. The squad will be based in the town from Monday to Wednesday next week – and rugby fans are […]
Ōpōtiki District Council’s Planning and Regulatory Group Manager, Gerard McCormack has said enough is enough and that if several identified horses are caught in the township again, there would be no option left but to remove the horses permanently or have them put down. Three horses have been impounded repeatedly […]
Police and Facebook are warning the public to be aware of scammers operating on Facebook. Police has received a number of recent reports in relation to a variety of Facebook pages of fraudulent companies claiming to sell computers and mobile phones. The companies represented on the Facebook pages are legitimate […]
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.
UPDATE: 10PM — Police are responding to reports of gunshots heard in the vicinity of James Street in Whakatane. A Police spokesperson said they were initially advised just before 9pm. “Staff are currently in the area, making enquiries. Updates will be made when available.” A local resident told NewsWhakatane that […]