Reckless driving filmed on the TEL

An incident of reckless driving captured on film near the Tauranga Eastern Link has sparked a safety reminder from police. In the video uploaded to YouTube, a vehicle is seen cutting in front of another vehicle and driving at excessive speeds near the... Read More

Man charged with Te Kaha murder

Police have today arrested a Porirua man and charged him with the murder of Don Henry Turei Junior. Henry was killed in a crash on State Highway 35, opposite the Raukokere Marae, near Te Kaha, on November 26, 2016. The 39-year-old man will appear in... Read More

Man uses app to spread child porn

A Tauranga man used social messenger apps popular with youth, and a folder named after a popular American TV dance show, to distribute more than 1000 child abuse images and videos. The 46-year-old man pleaded guilty to three charges related to supplying... Read More

Inquiries continue into dairy robbery

Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are continuing to investigate an aggravated robbery at Mananui Dairy in Whakatane on Saturday morning. Two men entered the premises on James Street carrying weapons, and stole cigarettes. “We have some positive lines... Read More

Crash delays morning traffic on SH2

Motorists travelling into the city from the east can expect delays this morning after a crash on SH2 near Kairua Rd. A reporter at the scene says the crash occured about 500m from the Kairua Rd off ramp. "Two cars have crashed. One lane is blocked and... Read More

Fire at Otumoetai School suspicious

  A fire which occurred at Otumoetai Primary School earlier this afternoon, is being treated as suspicious. A New Zealand Fire Service spokesperson says emergency services were called to the school on Otumoetai Rd at 1.45pm. "This is quite a small... Read More

Police on the hunt for new cops

Want to see what it's like to be a police officer? Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are holding a Recruitment information night at the EBOP REAP center on Pyne St Whakatane next month. This will be a great opportunity for anyone who has an interest... Read More

Coroner rules Bay teen dangerous driver

A coroner has found a Tauranga teenager who died after his car plunged down a bank had a history of driving dangerously. Levi Penberthy-Green, who was 18, died of his injuries in April 2015 after he failed to stop for police and was pursued. The coroner,... Read More

Police investigate Whakatane robbery

Police are seeking more information about a robbery at a Whakatane dairy earlier this morning. Sergeant Ray Wylie says the incident occurred at the Mananui Dairy on James Street. “At around 7.10am two men entered the premises with their faces covered,... Read More

Huntly crash delays traffic

Motorists travelling to the Tonga v New Zealand game in Hamilton tonight are being advised of potential delays. Traffic is expected to be delayed later this evening as a result of a crash in Ohinewai. A police media spokesperson says a... Read More



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The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

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