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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.

The North Island is facing heavy downpours and thunderstorms into the late morning.

Flooded Auckland roads reopened

Albany on the North Shore received a record 36.6mm rainfall in one hour.

Anthony Miles Tamaiti Watkins, 24 is wanted in connection to the shooting of a 52-year-old man in Invercargill on Saturday.

Manhunt for Invercargill shooting suspect now nationwide

Anthony Watkins is "unpredictable", police say.

Arnica Savage

Man accused of BOP murder dead toddler's father

Two-year-old Arnica Savage was found dead in the Rangitaiki River on July 1.

Two-year-old Arnica Savage was found in the Rangitaiki River late on Sunday night near the small settlement of Te Mahoe, south of Whakatane.

Man denies murdering toddler found in BOP river

Two-year-old Arnica Savage was found in a river late on Sunday night.

A two-year-old girl's body was found in the Rangitaiki River on Sunday.

Family of toddler found in river prepare for her tangi

A man is in custody over the alleged murder of the two-year-old.

The Rangitaiki River.

Children's Commissioner 'perplexed' by death of 2yo

A man is facing murder charges after the child's body was discovered.


Fight over fishing's future

Environmentalists are urging the Government to stop challenging the protection of a fragile marine area.

The Whakatane District Council is taking submission for a proposed plan change were 18 properties in Matata could be vacated.

Bay of Plenty residents plot court battle over 'unliveable' homes

"We'll be fighting this to the end... We're not going without a fight."

Once dental procedure would've ended his anguish, but Charles didn't have the $4000 needed.

Desperate father rips out aching tooth with pliers

He didn't have the money needed for the $4000 surgery.

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Serious crash in Bay of Plenty

It's not yet known how many people have been hurt.

The house was well-ablaze when crews arrived

One dead after Bay of Plenty house fire

The body was found inside the house.

There is flooding at Katikati, Mt Maunganui and Papamoa Beach.

Bay of Plenty hammered by torrential rain, flooding

Motorists are advised to take extra care.

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Mayor 'very disappointed' at graffiti telling 'Jaffas' to go back to Auckland

"Most New Zealanders are just over this sort of rubbish," he said.

They will drill three boreholes into the hydrothermally active submarine volcano in the Kermadec arc.

World first: NZ scientists to drill undersea volcano

On Wednesday they'll head out for two months to learn about metals and new life forms.

Nigel Peterson ran away from his caregiver in November 2017.

Investigation reopened into missing autistic man

Nigel Peterson has been missing for 167 days - but police have resumed their search.

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