Teen Hit by Concrete Truck
A sixteen year old male is in Waikato hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a concrete truck on Cameron Road, by the Domain. The accident happened just before midday yesterday, after the youth tried to run across the road, zig zagging the traffic. He was initially taken to Tauranga Hospital, but then transferred to Waikato. This was one of five accidents on our roads yesterday, and Mark Holmes from the strategic traffic unit says, lack of attention at intersections is the main cause.
Hefty Fine for Kiwifruit Contractor
A Bay of Plenty kiwifruit contractor has been fined thirty six thousand dollars, after a worker was injured whilst riding on a trailer. The charge was brought by the Department of Labour under the ‘Health and Safety Act’, for failing to ensure the safety of employees.
Shellfish Warning Still in Place
Local shellfish should remain off the menu. Medical Officer of Health, Dr Phil Shoemack says because of the persistent high levels of toxins, the health warning advising people not to collect or consume local shellfish remains in place. The affected length of coastline is from Tairua Harbour on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula right across the Bay of Plenty, including Tauranga Harbour, Maketu and Waihi estuaries and eastward as far as the Whakatane River mouth.
Arrest Warrant for Alleged Fraudster
A warrant for the arrest of Shane Hamlin has been issued after he failed to appear in court for sentencing. He is alleged to have stolen more than eight thousand dollars from Tauranga Salvation Army.