Second Paengaroa Pedestrian Death
A second pedestrian has died at Paengaroa in just 48 hours. An 18 year old Paengaroa youth, Laurie Stevens was struck by a Toyota Utility just after 6pm on Saturday night and died at the scene. It was less than two kilometres from where 96 year old Joan Tebbutt was killed on Thursday. The Toyota was not at the scene of the accident when the ambulance and police arrived but the driver has now been located. Police say inquiries are continuing. The highway was closed for three hours.
Court Date Set for Kiwifruit Hearing
November the first has been set down as the date for the High Court hearing between Turners and Growers and Zespri. Turners and Growers are challenging Zespri about their dominance of the kiwifruit industry, by contesting it is illegal and in conflict with the Commerce Act and the Bill of Rights.
Electrical Fault Causes Wastewater Overflow
An electrical fault at the Poike Road pump station caused a wastewater overflow yesterday into the Waimapu Estuary. Health warning signs have been set up along Fraser Cove, Turret Road, Mayfair Street and Anchorage Grove.
Stolen Scooter Set Alight
A stolen scooter was set on fire at the Mount on Saturday night and the fire then spread to a large Pine tree. The Mount fire service said the scooter was destroyed at the pine tree badly damaged. Police are investigating the incident.
BOP Police Tweets ‘a First’
The Bay of Plenty Police District has set up a Twitter account to help distribute information and to engage in different ways with its communities. Bay of Plenty Police is the first Police District in New Zealand to use Twitter. Inspector Scott Fraser, the Bay of Plenty District Operations Manager, says Bay of Plenty Police are constantly looking for new ways to communicate with its communities and members of the public, and using Twitter is one way to achieve that.