Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a man’s body near Opotiki this morning. The body of the man, in his late 40s, was discovered by a member of the public at the Hikuwai Beach car park at 9am. His next of kin have been informed. His death […]
Whakatāne District Council and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa advise that a rāhui has been placed on Sullivan Lake and the surrounding reserve area, from 9 am today (Wednesday 24 April) until 5 pm, Friday 26 April. A rāhui is a form of restriction that limits work in and around […]
One person has been injured in a two-vehicle collision on State Highway 2 near Whakatane. The crash, involving a car and a motorcycle, occurred shortly before 1pm. The motorcyclist is being taken to Whakatane Hospital in a serious condition.
294 community groups across New Zealand have recently received a share of $2.422 million in grants to support their work thanks to The Southern Trust. $165,349.00 was distributed within the Whakatane District. Releasing details of the grants for the first three months of 2019, The Southern Trust CEO and Trustee, […]
Whakatāne District Council is arranging to have the sand fuse on the western side of the Whakatāne River mouth (at the tip of the Opihi spit) lowered, to comply with Bay of Plenty Regional Council flood preparedness requirements. During heavy rainfall events, the river must be able to break through […]
A local Marae is preparing for a busy planting season this winter. Tuariki Marae in Te Teko will plant more than 10,000 native trees at the Omataroa Wetland between May and June. Tuariki Marae has committed to a six-year project to restore 4.5 hectares of willow and gorse-ridden swamp below […]
The Bay of Plenty Region recently hosted a group of eight Los Angeles based film studio executives who visited the region as part of a wider New Zealand screen ‘famil’ organized by film industry group, Screen Experience Trust NZ(SETNZ), in partnership with The New Zealand Film Commission and Air New […]
A cyclist has died after a crash on Te Puke Highway yesterday, Tuesday 9 April. Emergency services were called to the crash, between a car and a cyclist, around 4:50am yesterday. The 66-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital at the time but sadly died last night. Police offer their sympathies […]