Train Victim to be Farewelled
The cyclist killed at Mount Maunganui last Tuesday will be farewelled today. Kumiko Goodhall died when she collided with a train while riding her bike, opposite Bayfair Shopping Centre. The former student counselor will be farewelled this afternoon at Mount Maunganui College. Pictured: Mount Maunganui College
Taxi Manager: Cameras ‘Not Enough’
Tauranga's taxi industry remains hopeful security screens will be allowed in vehicles. Ministry of Transport officials were in town late last week looking at what kind of security cameras to make compulsory in taxis when the new law comes into effect. Tauranga - Mount Taxis' manager Bruce Rainey maintains cameras are not enough. Mr Rainey hopes officials will change their minds and allow screens in vehicles.
Drivers Damage Dunes
A coastal watchdog says native birdlife's at risk as local drivers continue to cause damage to sand dunes. The Coast Care group is urging locals to stop driving on the dunes. Spokeswoman Antoinette Mountfort says native flora and fauna is at serious risk as the dunes are continually eroded away.
Huge Turnout for ANZAC Day
Huge crowds turned out to ANZAC services throughout Tauranga yesterday. At least two thousand turned out to Mount Maunganui's dawn service at Main Beach yesterday. The last post was played and a volley of shots fired. Two war time planes flew over just as more than two hundred ex servicemen and defence personnel marched out, to much applause. Similar numbers attended Tauranga's dawn service and civic services later in the morning.
Bogus Raffle Tickets Warning
Tauranga police are warning of bogus raffle tickets being sold to the public. Police say a male Maori has recently been approaching businesses and selling what appears to be raffle tickets for a Greerton Marist Rugby fundraiser. The fake tickets offer a prize of groceries and alcohol.