Two men are in court this week charged with assault in relation to the ongoing investigation of the death of a 22-year-old man in the Bay of Plenty.
Freedom Taikato died on Matakana Island on New Year's Day.
A 23-year-old and a 59-year-old man... Continue reading »
Emergency services are attending a serious crash on SH25 at Manaia.
The crash, involving a motorcycle and a car, was reported shortly after 6 am.
Initial reports are that one person is seriously injured.
The road has been closed in both directions... Continue reading »
Police are now able to name the 22-year-old male who died on Matakana Island on New Year’s Day.
He was Freedom James Te Patu Taikato, of Matakana Island.
The family have requested privacy as they are going through a traumatic time at the moment.... Continue reading »
A post mortem on the 22-year-old man who died on Matakana Island on New Year’s Day has been completed.
As a result, his death has been upgraded to a homicide investigation.
Police will not be releasing cause of death at this time.
Police will be... Continue reading »
Bay of Plenty Police are currently investigating the unexplained death of a 22-year-old man on Matakana Island yesterday.
A post mortem will be conducted today and Police will continue to make enquiries on Matakana Island.
Senior Sergeant Greg... Continue reading »
Police Minister Stuart Nash has extended his sympathies to the families and friends of the 380 people who died in vehicle accidents during 2018.
Mr Nash has confirmed the provisional number of road deaths for 2018 has exceeded the annual toll for... Continue reading »
Police responded to a fatal crash in Colville, Thames-Coromandel District at 11.17 pm yesterday.
One man died after a vehicle left Port Jackson Road on to rocks below.
Another person received critical injuries while two other passengers were... Continue reading »
A 65-year old Coromandel woman appealing her conviction, served last August, for obstructing a mining company prospecting in conservation land in the Karangahake Gorge, will appear tomorrow morning in the Waihi District Court.
Linda Gilmore,... Continue reading »
One person has died after a crash on the Kopu-Hikuai Road around midday today.
A truck went off the road and down a bank about 3km from Kopu.
The driver and sole occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road will be closed for a number of... Continue reading »
NZ Transport Agency has advised of two overnight road closures this week.
Monday 26 November 2018State Highway 27, Kaihere Hill, between State Highway 2 and Paeroa-Tahuna Road, will be closed overnight from 8pm to 5am for road repair works.
Tuesday... Continue reading »
Powerco will station a field service technician at Whangamata over the peak of the holiday season to help minimise the duration of any unplanned power cuts.
Powerco Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh said the Company had consulted extensively... Continue reading »
Police are appealing for sightings of missing Hamilton man Christopher Huxtable.
He was last seen on the morning of Monday 29th October. He dropped his daughter at school in Hamilton and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
This is out of... Continue reading »
State Highway 2 through the Karangahake Gorge will be closed overnight for resurfacing tonight, Thursday 25 October. The work is weather dependent.
Signs and detours will be in place alerting motorists in Paeroa at the western end of the gorge and... Continue reading »
State Highway 2 through the Karangahake Gorge will be closed overnight for resurfacing on Tuesday 23 October and Thursday 25 October. The work is weather dependent.
Signs and detours will be in place alerting motorists in Paeroa at the western end... Continue reading »
Local MP Scott Simpson has selected Thames High School student Sam Oxford as the Coromandel representative for Youth Parliament 2019.
Applicants for the role presented a one minute video of ‘why they should be Coromandel’s next Youth MP.
“I was... Continue reading »
Work has begun on toilet and wastewater improvements at Karangahake Reserve.
The Government will pay $215,830 towards the $1,078,000 project, following a successful application from the Council to the MBIE Tourism Infrastructure Fund, which is... Continue reading »
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today announced that the Department of Conservation (DOC) will close 21 tracks across kauri land to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback.
An additional 10 tracks will also be partially closed and the open... Continue reading »
Police are urgently appealing for sightings of Lauren Hamilton, 34, from Tauranga.
Lauren recently gave birth and is believed to have her newborn baby with her.
Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of Lauren and her baby.
We would like... Continue reading »
The Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill has been reported back to the House with unanimous support from the Social Service and Community Select Committee, and will now be supported by the National Party, Prime Minister and Child Poverty... Continue reading »
The long awaited decision that Whitianga’s rescue helicopter service is safe and will remain is very welcome news.
“I’m pleased that our collective community voice has been heard” said Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.“The Coromandel rescue helicopter... Continue reading »