Young Pedestrian taken to to Hospital after being hit by Car, Tauranga

Young Pedestrian taken to to Hospital after being hit by Car, Tauranga

Police report that a young pedestrian was taken to Hospital after a car was involved, in Tauranga. The incident occurred on Fraser Street at around 3:30 pm. According to reports, as thisquality understands, the young pedestrian faced critical injuries due to the crash. Eighteenth Avenue between Brook Street and Fraser...

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Police continue appealing public for sightings of wanted man Aren Curtis

Police continue appealing public for sightings of wanted man Aren Curtis

Bay of Plenty Police continues to consult the public in locating 31-year-old Aren Curtis, who Police want for failing to appear in court. His relations to an incident in Mount Maunganui on Friday, March 19, are allegedly due to having discharged a firearm in police officers’ direction while on foot...

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Person dies from Skydiving incident at Tauranga Airport

Person dies from Skydiving incident at Tauranga Airport

One person died following a skydiving trip at Tauranga Airport. The incident happened on Kittyhawk Way, Mount Maunganui. Emergency services were notified of the person at around 10:30 am. A St John Ambulance took the person to hospital but they sadly died. Worksafe was notified of the incident. Image: Shutterstock.com

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Police concerned for missing 13-year-old Ashleigh Lay, Hastings

Police concerned for missing 13-year-old Ashleigh Lay, Hastings

Police are concerned for the wellbeing and safety of 13-year-old Ashleigh Lay from Hastings. Eastern District Police made a statement to their Facebook page, which mentioned she was last seen at around 11:15 am on Windsor Avenue in Parkvale. She may be travelling in a white Toyota Hilux with number...

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Police on the hunt for 23-year-old Peta Gemmell

Police on the hunt for 23-year-old Peta Gemmell

Police notified the press that they are on the hunt to locate 23-year-old Peta Gemmell. Peta Gemmell has a warrant to arrest and has ties to Wairoa, Whakatāne and Hawke’s Bay. Authorities ask the public that if someone knows him or where he is, it is recommended to call 111...

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New Zealand’s North Eastern Tsunami threat downgraded, Civil Defence – video

New Zealand’s North Eastern Tsunami threat downgraded, Civil Defence – video

Bay of Plenty Group Controller Matt Harrex was pleased to hear evacuations were taken seriously following a magnitude 8.1 earthquake which posed a threat that a tsunami could have potentially formed and struck New Zealand’s North Eastern shores. Some areas of the Bay of Plenty remain under a beach and...

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Another Tsunami Warning issued after magnitude 8.1 quake strikes near Kermadec Islands

Another Tsunami Warning issued after magnitude 8.1 quake strikes near Kermadec Islands

Another Tsunami Warning was issued for the Pacific region following a second major magnitude 8.1 earthquake that hit off New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands. The quake struck at around 8:28 am at a depth of 10 km. It is the third recorded quake following a magnitude 7.4 near the Kermadec Islands...

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Tsunami Warning issued for North Eastern coastal areas following magnitude 7.1 quake

Tsunami Warning issued for North Eastern coastal areas following magnitude 7.1 quake

A Tsunami Warning was issued at around 3:28 am for coastal areas near the east of the North Island following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. An EMA alert was issued at around 4:18 am to areas under land and marine tsunami threat. Anyone who lives near the coast and felt a...

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28 workers at Port of Tauranga receive COVID-19 Vaccination

28 workers at Port of Tauranga receive COVID-19 Vaccination

Vaccinations are underway in the Bay of Plenty; up first were 28 workers at the Port of Tauranga. The workers received the Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine following the Te Moana a Toi vaccination programme. Other Port companies such as Ngāti Ranginui, the main port testing and vaccination provider, and the Bay of...

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Pet food manufacturer Ziwi Limited fined $130,000 for wastewater discharges

Pet food manufacturer Ziwi Limited fined $130,000 for wastewater discharges

A pet food manufacturer was fined $66,000 for discharges of odour, including $64,000 for discharges of process wastewater. The discharges were at their factory located at 18 Boeing Place, Mount Maunganui. Bay of Plenty Regional Council contested the company for odour and wastewater discharges in 2018, Ziwi Limited pleaded guilty...

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