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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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An inspection of houses on storm affected areas of the Kaiaua coast finds 12 homes are severely damaged and uninhabitable, 72 are moderately damaged and partially habitable and another 157 received minor damage.  Storm affected areas include Kaiaua,...

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Bay of Plenty Civil Defence is advising people in low-lying coastal areas to prepare for high winds and another king tide tonight at 11pm. While the severe rain has eased, the main risks are now high winds and coastal flooding caused by large swells...

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Firefighters and the Civil Defence is currently in the process of evacuating people from the Kaiaua area. “Due to an inundation from the sea, people in low-lying areas of Kaiaua Village and East Coast Road are advised to urgently self-evacuate...

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Police are responding to a crash involving a van and a motorbike near the intersection of SH25 and Hikuai Settlement Road. The crash occurred at around 5.30pm this evening. Reports are that two people have sustained serious injuries. Diversions are in...

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The sister of an autistic man who’s been missing since Friday is imploring the public to keep an eye out for him. Michelle Peterson’s brother Nigel was last seen at around 3pm on Otonga Road, heading towards Old Taupo Road, in Rotorua. He...

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Some ground movement has been detected near a sinkhole that was discovered in Waihi earlier this year on Council reserve between the Waihi Rugby Club and the Martha open pit.  The earlier sinkhole has been backfilled but Oceana Gold geotechnical...

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NZ Civil Defence has issued a tsunami warning. A beach and marine tsunami threat warning is in effect for Chatham Islands, Pegasus Bay, Northern Coasts of Hawke’s Bay and East Cape following the 8.2M earthquake near Chiapas Mexico. Whilst initial...

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Police are re-opening their investigation into the Red Fox Tavern murder, the 1987 shooting in Maramarua, of tavern proprietor Chris Bush. Chris was shot dead at the Red Fox Tavern on Saturday night, October 24 1987, while enjoying a drink with three...

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Reports are emerging of a crash near Thames that has claimed the lives of four people and left another two people seriously injured. Emergency services are currently at the scene on State Highway 2 at Netherton, around 20km south of Thames in the...

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Police have confirmed they are in attendance at a serious crash on State Highway 26 in Thames this evening. A statement released a short time ago confirmed the single-vehicle crash happened on Paeroa Kopu Road shortly after 8pm.  State Highway 26...

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