UPDATED 3.15pm: Police Search and Rescue, and Coastguard, are in attendance at the Whakatane River, responding to a report just before midday of a person in the water near the Peketahi Bridge.
Searches are being made on water and on land. Police have spoken with... read more...
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A lucky Tauranga boat owner is reunited with his missing boat, and all the dive and fishing gear onboard, after the 5.5m Stabicraft disappeared from Motiti Island on April 23.
Recreational fishermen found the boat about 65 nautical miles from Motiti Island near... read more...
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A 17 year old Whakatane man who tripped and fell through a window at a house on Motiti Island today, was flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment to deep cuts to his right wrist.
He was tended to by the onboard St John paramedic before being flown to Tauranga... read more...
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The World Cup regatta in Hyeres this week marks Tauranga sailor Sam Meech’s first competition back in the Laser since his medal winning efforts at the Rio Olympics. He is one of a small team of New Zealand sailors competing in France in the Olympic classes,... read more...
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