Tauranga man accused of assaulting teens

A Tauranga man is facing an assault charge in relation to the assault of two teenagers on a train. The 35-year-old man was charged today as police continue their investigation. The accused is facing a charge of assault with intent to injure, says Senior... Read More

Car has rolled on SH2

A car has rolled on Wairoa Road, near State Highway Two. Police were called to the accident on Wairoa Road, 50 metres from State Highway Two. No one is trapped in the car, but one person is in shock and has minor injuries. Emergency services and... Read More

Bad end to the week

Police are at the scene after a pedestrian was struck by a car near Tauranga Boys College. A call was received around 3.30pm about the accident which happened near 15th Ave and Devonport Road. A police media spokesperson says that an ambulance was also... Read More

Stolen Bay beehives found in Northland

Beehives stolen from the Bay of Plenty valued at around $35,000 have been recovered in Northland. A search warrant was carried out in the far North earlier this week, 80 live hives believed to have be stolen from the Western Bay of Plenty area were recovered. A... Read More

Bay skipper fined over waka capsize

The skipper of a ceremonial waka, which capsized on Whakatane River bar in January last year, has been convicted and fined $1350 for putting his five crew in unnecessary danger. Maritime NZ charged Clarence Takirirangi Smith under the Maritime Transport... Read More

Man charged with drugs, firearms crimes

A man has been charged with a raft of offences, including drugs and firearms charges, after police searched an address in Whakatane. They located a large amount of stolen property from a number of recent burglaries in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato areas. The... Read More

Heke denies attempted murder charge

A man facing three counts of attempted murder after allegedly firing upon police officers has denied the charge. Rollie James Heke appeared in the District Court at Rotorua via audio visual link today. During the appearance, he and his fellow co-accused... Read More

Te Puke fatal crash under investigation

Police are continuing to investigate a crash which left a motorcyclist dead near Te Puke. Emergency services were called to the fatal crash on Friday night, around 7pm. A car and motorbike were involved in the crash, about 200m down Rangiuru Road. A... Read More

Child hit by car after stepping off bus

Bay of Plenty Police are reminding motorists of the 20km/h speed limit around stationary school buses after a child was hit yesterday on Ngahina Road, Ruatoki. The school bus had pulled over to drop off a nine-year-old boy around 3.15pm. The boy stepped... Read More

Multiple arrests in Taupo murder case

Police have arrested four people in relation to the murder of Scott John Henry at his home on Whangamata Road, Kinloch, near Taupo. On Tuesday morning, six search warrants were executed across Taupo. Four people have been arrested in relation to the... Read More



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