Man charged after appearing in Tauranga District Court following video posted to YouTube inciting violence, death threats to Māori

Man charged after appearing in Tauranga District Court following video posted to YouTube inciting violence, death threats to Māori

A 44-year-old man who posted a video to YouTube that incited violence and death threats to Māori appeared in Tauranga District Court and was charged, Thursday. The individual said threatening words, incited death threats and violence — directed at Māori people, culture and heritage. It caused significant outrage from a...

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Two dead, five injured following serious two-vehicle crash on State Highway 5 in Waiotapu

Two dead, five injured following serious two-vehicle crash on State Highway 5 in Waiotapu

Emergency services were at the scene of a serious two-vehicle crash on State Highway 5, Waiotapu, Tuesday evening. The crash occurred between Waikite Valley Road and Waikaremoana Road at around 7.15pm. Reports indicated there were three Helicopters that responded to the incident along with a number of emergency units. Two...

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Two People dead following fatal crash in Minden, BoP

Two People dead following fatal crash in Minden, BoP

Police confirmed that two people have died following a two-vehicle crash last night near Minden, Bay of Plenty, Monday night. The crash occurred on State Highway 2 at around 8.45pm. One driver from one of the vehicles had died at the scene as a result of the crash. A second...

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Man arrested following video uploaded to YouTube inciting violence, death threats to Māori

Man arrested following video uploaded to YouTube inciting violence, death threats to Māori

Police say they have arrested a 44-year-old man in relation to a video posted on YouTube that incited violence, hate speech and looming death threats towards Māori people and culture. This comes as public outrage sparked a significant discussion regarding the video, described as being “highly distressing” in a plea...

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Great White Shark Meat seized following search warrant at Tauranga address

Great White Shark Meat seized following search warrant at Tauranga address

Department of Conservation says the meat and liver of a Great White Shark were seized following a search warrant at a residential address in Tauranga. DOC investigators executed the search warrant following the discovery of a Shark’s head decapitated at a beach within the base of Mount Maunganui in May....

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One Person suffers serious injuries after two-car crash in Bay of Plenty

One Person suffers serious injuries after two-car crash in Bay of Plenty

Emergency services responded to a serious crash this evening south of Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty. The incident occurred just before 6pm on the Te Puke Highway. It involved two cars that reportedly have crashed into each other. One person was said to have sustained serious injuries. The...

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Motorbike Rider dies following fatal crash in Ōpōtiki

Motorbike Rider dies following fatal crash in Ōpōtiki

Emergency services rushed to the scene of a fatal crash that involved a motorbike and car in Ōpōtiki yesterday evening. The crash was reported at around 5.50pm, occurring at the intersection of Bridge Street and Goring Street. Due to the nature of the crash, the rider sustained critical injuries. Medical...

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Two People injured following two-car crash in BoP

Two People injured following two-car crash in BoP

Emergency services responded to a crash involving two cars in Whakamarama, Bay of Plenty. The crash occurred at around 7am this morning between the intersection of State Highway 2 and Youngson Road. One person sustained serious injuries, while another person had moderate injuries as a result of the crash A...

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White Island shows signs of short-lived bursts in Volcanic activity

White Island shows signs of short-lived bursts in Volcanic activity

White Island, as of recent, is showing signs of short-lived bursts of volcanic activity. According to GeoNet, low-energy tremors and acoustic signals were recorded on April 29 at around 10.30pm following small volcanic earthquakes that had resulted in volcanic tremor. Recorded acoustic signals were recorded and lasted for several hours....

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Counterfeit Money on the rise in Bay of Plenty – Police

Counterfeit Money on the rise in Bay of Plenty – Police

Bay of Plenty Police says there is a rise in the use of counterfeit money in the Bay of Plenty region. For the last few weeks Police have responded to a number of calls where counterfeit bank notes were presented at some small businesses. A 38-year-old local man was arrested...

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