Woman Missing from Yacht Found Safe and Well
Tauranga police say they're relieved a woman reported missing yesterday, was found safe and well. Police were alerted yesterday morning, after the woman wasn't anywhere to be found on her yacht. The police dive squad was called in and spent the morning searching the Tauranga Bridge Marina. She was reported safe late yesterday morning, aboard another yacht.
Councillors to Vote on Parking Plan
The future of Tauranga's parking strategy should be known later today. Last week, more than 50 people spoke to submissions, for and against the inner city parking plan. The strategy includes making some roads one way, introducing angle parking and putting a time limit on some parks. Councillors will this morning vote on the options.
Police Appeal for Hit and Run Information
Witnesses to last week's hit and run in Welcome Bay are being asked to contact police. Police say the pedestrian was knocked to the ground by a driver, who stopped briefly, but left before emergency services arrived. The accident happened outside the Welcome Bay Community Hall.
Counterfeit Bills Warning
Bay of Plenty retailers are being urged to watch out for counterfeit money doing the rounds. Police say the offenders distract the retailers and then hand the money over. Senior Sergeant Stu Graham says small purchases are made with 50 dollar and 100 dollar bills, so legal change is given in return.
'Stars under the Stars' Headline Act Announced
The UK rock band The Hollies is coming back to New Zealand. The band will be next year's headline act at the Mills Reef Winery 'Stars under the Stars' concert in Tauranga. The group last played in New Zealand at Napier's Mission Concert in 2001. This year's February concert was rained out, leaving promoters thousands of dollars out of pocket. Photo/Top Class Events