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Sunday, February 18, 2018

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Districts across most of the central North Island have advised they will be monitoring the incoming storm through the weekend with MetService and Civil Defence. MetService meteorologist Lisa Murray says there is considerable uncertainty about Gita’s...

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Police is appealing for information regarding failed agreements for the purchase or sale of motor vehicles. The appeal for information comes after the arrest of a man from Thames, Waikato on Wednesday.  The man is currently facing a number of dishonesty...

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Warm wet weather could be on the way for Bay of Plenty, as a severe thunderstorm watch is placed over the region until later this evening. The watch applies to Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Waikato, Coromandel Peninsula and Auckland. “Warm and moist...

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A review on the bylaw for trade waste in the Thames-Coromandel District is set to be made by its local council. A draft bylaw will be going out for public consultation from mid-March to mid-April, alongside a Long Term Plan consultation. “Information...

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  Karla Reeves’ Chihuahua Miley started panting after a walk on a Thames Coast beach. Thirty minutes later, her treasured pet died in her arms. Karla tells a Fairfax reporter, her vet suspected Miley had come in contact with a poisonous sea...

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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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Sunset over Matakana Island. Photo: Linda Howe.

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