Woman in Hospital after Assault
A forty seven year old woman is in Tauranga Hospital after being assaulted yesterday morning. The incident happened at a block of units in Waihi Road. Police would not comment further while investigations are continuing.
Man in Hot Water over Paua Haul
An Opotiki man suspected of being involved with the black market shellfish trade, has been caught with more than 50 times the legal limit of paua. The 28 year old faces a serious charge under the Fisheries Act. Police found him in Auckland late at night, with 511 shucked paua. The daily limit is 10.
New Gray Power President Hopes to Bring Back Unity
Grey Power has a new president in Doug Wilson. This comes after Western Bay of Plenty Grey Power had been split into a number of factions in recent years, but they are now making moves to bring back unity. At their AGM, Zone three director, Bob Thompson, told the Western Bay group, they must avoid becoming politically biased. This was endorsed by Patron, John Cronin, who said many years ago it was suggested Grey Power become a political party, but that was thrown out.
Player Turns ‘Whistle Blower’
Former Bay of Plenty and Chiefs first-five, Glen Jackson is currently in a training camp for New Zealand's professional referees. Glen Jackson expects his former team-mates to quickly forget him as a player, when they see a whistle in his hand. He says he is sure the players will treat him as a referee and not a former player.
Waimapu Estuary Wastewater Overflow
Health warning signs have been erected along the Waimapu Estuary after a wastewater overflow yesterday, caused by a cracked pipe. Water quality tests will be available next week.