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Police are "absolutely determined" to hold the person who committed the crime to account.

Police investigate elderly Ōpōtiki man's suspicious death

He was thought to have died from a fall. The truth might be far more sinister.

Watch: NIWA's Chris Brandolino and Ben Noll explain what we can expect for summer.

'Tropical-fuelled' storms to kick off first days of NZ summer

'True summer' won't be here for a while, Weather Watch warns.

Emergency services were called at around 2:30am to the crash.

At least one dead in fiery crash north of Taupō

Emergency services are still working to separate the vehicles.


All kids in cars - including goats - should have restraints, police say

Police aren't kidding around.

A police car.

Up to five injured in Bay of Plenty crash

A large truck and trailer and ute have collided.

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Police rush to three-car crash in Bay of Plenty

Three seriously injured people have been transported to Tauranga Hospital.

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Eco groups still fighting seven years after Rena

In 2011, the shipwreck spilled 350 tonnes of oil off Tauranga's coast.

What laws govern cannabis and how much has thinking changed towards it?

New Zealand's cannabis hotspots revealed

Auckland confiscations have been trumped by other regions.

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Frustrated Bay of Plenty locals protest deadly stretch of SH2

Hundreds of people blocked the Wairoa Bridge, saying they don't want more people to die.

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Mag-5.1 quake rattles Bay of Plenty

It caused moderate shaking.

Waiotahe Beach Rd, west of Opotiki, has been completely closed after heavy weather brought down the roadside bank.

Slip closes Bay of Plenty highway

State Highway 2, west of Opotiki, has been completely closed.

Bigger players are getting the contracts.

Logging giants forcing out the locals

Tom Butler says he's barely keeping his head above water - and he's not alone.

Motorists are urged to take care in the area.

Large slip blocks State Highway 35 in Bay of Plenty

Motorists are urged to take care in the area.

There were allegations a prominent community leader was involved in a high level ring of abuse.

Police fail to uncover BoP 'pedophile ring'

There were allegations a prominent community leader was involved in a high level ring of abuse.

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Incredibly dicey overtake leaves reckless ute driver in shoulder

The footage was captured in the Bay of Plenty.

A police uniform.

Police ask for help solving Whakatane assault case

The assault took place overnight on Monday, July 23.

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Kids 'left in car' for hours after Whakatane police arrest mum

"Kept them in the car for three hours, that's child abuse."


Fatal crash in Te Puke

The single-vehicle crash occurred on the Waiari Bridge on Te Puke Highway on Saturday night.

Cyber Attack Crime

Exclusive: Bay of Plenty DHB target of 10 cyber-attacks per second

It has been forced to geoblock Russia and Ukraine.

Anihera Black claims her late husband Te Awanui Black, a prominent leader among iwi in Tauranga, was a paedophile.

Young man recalls alleged sexual abuse by Te Awanui Black

He says "lots of kids" were in and out of Black's household.

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