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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Police Officer sentenced in Court for drink-driving and crashing on-duty, BoP

Police Officer sentenced in Court for drink-driving and crashing on-duty, BoP

Police charged a 38-year-old Bay of Plenty Police officer yesterday after they'd admitted to two driving offences in the Whakatāne District Court. The charges follow an incident that occurred on April 6 in Edgecumbe earlier in the month following a single-vehicle crash involving a Police unit at the corner of...

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Man dies following fatal single-vehicle crash at Lake Ōkareka, BoP

Man dies following fatal single-vehicle crash at Lake Ōkareka, BoP

One person has died following a single-vehicle crash last week at Lake Ōkareka in the Bay of Plenty. Police said the crash occurred on Millar Road at around 2.45 pm on Wednesday, April 21. The driver of the vehicle was the sole occupant. He was taken to Rotorua Hospital, where...

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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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