Police release name of person located deceased at Papamoa Beach

Police release name of person located deceased at Papamoa Beach

Tauranga Police confirmed to media earlier this morning at around 7 am that a deceased body was located at Papamoa Beach after a member of the public reported it to Police. The body was recovered and a blessing was performed.  He was Michael Joseph Finekifolau, aged 22, of Auckland. Mr...

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Police locate deceased body at Papamoa Beach

Police locate deceased body at Papamoa Beach

Tauranga Police confirmed to media today that a deceased body has been located at Papamoa Beach. A member of the public notified Police after finding the body at around 7 am this morning. The body has now been recovered and a blessing performed. Police say it is too early to...

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One dead following two-vehicle crash on Hawke’s Bay Expressway

One dead following two-vehicle crash on Hawke’s Bay Expressway

One person has died in a serious two-vehicle crash on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway, Napier. Emergency services were called to scene at around 7:32 am this morning. Motorists are urged to avoid the area if it's possible. Only light traffic is currently able to pass through the Watchman Road/Main North...

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Police arrest eight people in Bay of Plenty, drugs seized and other items

Police arrest eight people in Bay of Plenty, drugs seized and other items

Police have arrested eight people over drug-related charges after a number of search warrants were executed in Rotorua, Tauranga and Paeroa.  The two-month investigation by Police's National Organised Crime Group (NOCG) inquired more into significant drug-dealing network operations in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. “This investigation initially arose...

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Serious crash at intersection of Park and Kawerau Roads, Bay of Plenty

Serious crash at intersection of Park and Kawerau Roads, Bay of Plenty

Police were notified of a serious crash, emergency services are also attending the serious crash. The location of the crash is at the intersection of Park and Kawerau Roads, Kawerau. Police have said that one person was reportedly seriously injured, and another two moderately injured.  The road was closed at...

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SH2 crash blocks left northbound lane, Katikati to Tauranga

SH2 crash blocks left northbound lane, Katikati to Tauranga

A crash has blocked the left northbound lane going from Katikati to Tauranga. The crash occurred at around 4:30 pm near the intersection of Youngson/Omokoroa rds. Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) says delays are expected and asks that drivers pass the scene with care.

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Serious Crash Unit investigating serious single vehicle crash in Bay of Plenty

Serious Crash Unit investigating serious single vehicle crash in Bay of Plenty

Police were called to a single-vehicle crash at around 1.25 pm. An emergency crew also arrived at the crash on Oropi Road, Oropi. The road will be closed and the Serious Crash Unit will examine the scene. Diversions will be in place. Motorists should avoid the area, if possible.

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Police looking for missing Tauranga woman and her vehicle

Police looking for missing Tauranga woman and her vehicle

Rebekah Storey who is aged 29, was reported as missing on Wednesday, September 9th. Her Suzuki Swift with registration CWD620 was found abandoned in Waioeka George, between Opotiki and Gisborne, Wednesday afternoon. Rebekah’s family have serious concerns about welfare. Police also are concerned for her wearabouts. Anyone who may have...

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Crash in Tauranga blocks lane on SH2, delaying eastbound traffic

Crash in Tauranga blocks lane on SH2, delaying eastbound traffic

A crash has occurred on SH2 (State Highway 2) at Tauranga's Harbour Bridge at around 4:30 pm, blocking one lane. The crash has caused eastbound traffic delays. At around 4:50 pm, congestion grew in the area. NZTA (New Zealand Transport Agency) is advising people to delay their journey if possible...

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