Council CEO Resigns
The City Council's CEO Stephen Town has resigned to take up a position at the New Zealand Transport Agency. His last day with the council will be at the end of September. Mr Town says the past few years have seen an unprecedented change in the city. Mayor Stuart Crosby says in his eight years at the helm, Mr Town has brought millions of dollars worth of investment to the city.
Moko Necropsy Completed
A necropsy has been completed on Moko the dolphin at Massey University. Tissue samples will be processed, and results from the post mortem are expected by tomorrow. DOC spokeswoman Katrina Knill says they're almost one hundred percent certain it is Moko.
Truck Causes Power Cut
1300 Tauranga homes and businesses spent parts of yesterday without power after a truck knocked over a power pole yesterday morning. The truck was unloading what appeared to be gravel near Lynwood Place, when it became caught up with the power lines shortly before eleven. Brookfield's Veterinary Clinic was without power for most of the day and had to re-schedule appointments. Spokeswoman Lucy Kellick says they were losing business.
Frosty Roads Warning
Bay of Plenty police are urging motorists to take care on icy roads after several accidents. Two vehicles collided on the weekend, after a car lost control on ice, and clipped a 4WD heading in the opposite direction. Two elderly people were taken to hospital for treatment. Shift Commander Wayne Lambert says frosts are part of winter, and motorists need to drive with patience.