Double Murder Accused Remanded in Custody
An Indian kiwifruit packer accused of double murder has been further remanded in custody. Deepak Nagpal appeared in the Tauranga District Court yesterday for the alleged murder of Ravneet Sangha, and her two year old daughter. Ms Sangha was found dead by police over Queen's Birthday weekend at her home in Otumoetai. After an extensive search the body of her daughter, Anna, was found concealed in the house a day later. Judge Paul Geoghegan has remanded Nagpal to the end of October when an oral hearing will take place for Crown witnesses. Suppression orders surrounding the cause of death and all details to do with the police investigation remain in place.
Cup of Coffee Costs More
Coffee lovers in Tauranga may have noticed a slight increase in prices. Several cafes have had to bump up the price by 50 cents, to offset rising milk prices, and tax on coffee beans. Joint owner of three established Tauranga restaurants, Shavaughn says it's not because of today's GST increase. She says her customers haven't noticed the difference. The Med also says it has had to increase prices for a standard flat white from $3.50 to $4.00.
Farewell to Wet September
It comes as no surprise to that last month was extremely wet especially for residents in sodden Te Puke. Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan says some areas have had well over double the amount of rainfall they'd normally get. Philip Duncan says summer may be cloudier and wetter in Tauranga because of La Nina.
Beach Walk in the Pink
Those looking to make the most of the forecasted sunny weekend weather should join hundreds in a breast cancer walk this Sunday. Papamoa Beach will be awash with pink, to raise funds for the Tauranga Breast Cancer Support Services. The walk will go towards providing support, education and information for women with breast cancer. It starts and finishes at the Papamoa Surf Club.
Live to Play Kicks Off
Today marks the start of Live to Play. It's encouraging residents to get out and enjoy the facilities in the Bay. The month long event will see thousands of people participating in a range of action packed activities. Tauranga City Council's Marcel Currin says it's a fantastic month. He says many people have parks and reserves just around the corner, that aren't being utilised.