Court Appearance for Murder Accused
Family members of a murdered Tauranga woman and child are anxious to see what, if any, other charges a 23 year old will face today. A woman, believed to be Ravneet Sangha, and her two year old daughter Anna were found dead in their Otumoetai home at the weekend. Police say the 23 year old charged with the woman's murder is likely to face more charges in court today. Family spokesman Daljit Singh says the woman's husband, Dev Sangha is unlikely to be at court. Daljit Singh says the bodies were brought back to Tauranga from Auckland last night.
New Guidelines to Prevent Erosion
Environment Bay of Plenty is doing what it can to keep local waterways clear of sediment and prevent erosion. Chairman John Cronin says sediment has traditionally been a huge issue around the Tauranga Harbour. He says the council's planning to publish a guideline for anyone undertaking earthworks around waterways.
Farmers ‘Sick of Rain’
Bay of Plenty farmers say they don't want any more rain. After a brief fine spell yesterday, more rain is on its way this afternoon, and is likely to last through the weekend. Rural Support Trust chair Derek Spratt says far from being a drought zone, farmers now wish it would stop raining.
Speed Remains Target for Police
Tauranga police are warning motorists they'll continue to target speed following a successful Queen's Birthday on the roads. Just seven crashes were recorded in the area. Senior Sergeant Ian Campion says speed will remain a target for police as it causes unnecessary road trauma.
Rocky Horror Show Creator Plans Katikati Retirement
One of Katikati's biggest Rocky Horror Show's fans is over the moon its creator wants to retire in her town. Richard O'Brien wants to move to his Bay of Plenty home, but it's not yet known whether Immigration officials will let the British national do that. 61 year old actress and entertainer Mabel Wharekawa-Burt was born and raised in Katikati. She says the idea that Richard O'Brien would hold acting workshops would do wonders for the region.