Police have today arrested 12 people following the gang related shootings and disorder in Whakatane January 17. The team investigating the shootings, assisted by the Rotorua and Tauranga Armed Offender Squads and other staff from across the Bay of Plenty executed four search warrants at properties in Whakatane this morning. Detective […]
A major upgrade to the McAlister stormwater pump station has reached its first milestone with the installation of the last four sections of a box culvert which will allow stormwater from the Apanui catchment to gravity-drain through the Whakatāne River stopbank. Thirteen three-metre wide concrete culvert sections, each weighing seven […]
If you are planning a ski on Bay of Plenty waterways this summer, remember it takes three to ski. Any boat towing a skier, biscuit, wake board or similar device needs an observer. Overall boatie behaviour on Tauranga Harbour has been good this summer, but Regional Council’s patrols are finding […]
Police would like to speak with anyone who may have film recordings of the gang funeral procession which travelled from Kawerau to Whakatane yesterday afternoon. The group of gang members involved in the motorcade moved on from the crematorium without incident yesterday evening. Police are making ongoing enquiries after shots […]
Police have this afternoon been closely monitoring a large group of gang members travelling between Kawerau and Whakatane in a funeral procession. A motorcade of more than 100 cars carrying Mongrel Mob members left a Tangi at Kawerau at around 1pm today and travelled through Taneatua on the way to […]
Work on the river-edge components of the Wairaka Centennial Park development in Whakatāne will begin next week. A contract for the construction of the Park’s swimming area, a tidal pool for younger children, access steps to both areas and terraced steps along the beachfront to the east of the tidal […]
The woman whose body was found in Opotiki yesterday has been identified as 54-year-old Marama Lloyd, also known as Marama Greeks, from Otaki. While Police’s investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death is ongoing, it is not thought to be suspicious. The matter will be referred to the Coroner.
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