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Monday 22 February 2010

Man Airlifted to Hospital after Cliff Fall
An Eastern Bay of Plenty man had to be rescued from rocks yesterday after falling from a cliff. The 31 year old was airlifted by the Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter after walking too close to the edge in the dark, and falling onto rocks below. It's prompted a warning from paramedics about the dangers of walking in an unknown area in the dark. The man was taken to Tauranga Hospital in a stable condition.

Fiji Police: No Decision on Brooke
Fiji police are denying they want charges laid against former All Black Robin Brooke. Some media organisations are reporting police have recommended the Tauranga man be charged over an alleged sexual assault on a teenage girl. The attack is said to have occurred at a Denarau resort on New Year's Day. But Assistant Police spokesman Sergeant Suliano Tevita says they have not yet decided whether Brooke should be charged.

Local Company Features on ‘The Energy Spot’
Tauranga's clean, green image has taken a hit as companies struggle to stay afloat. Mount Maunganui environmental planning company EnviroState, will feature on TV segment The Energy Spot this week, for helping a large concrete trucking firm reduce its fuel bill by 350 thousand dollars. Director Callum Revfem says unfortunately, during this recession, not everyone's as forward thinking.

Call to Keep Students in Tauranga
There's a call for Tauranga City Council to keep more tertiary students in the city. Local law student and aspiring MP, Rob Davies wants to see more youths stay in the region. He's raised the possibility of creating a Centre of Excellence in the city. Mr Davies says satellite campuses do a great job but he wants more, and the city council needs to take the lead.

Marsh Street Resealing Starts
The New Zealand Transport Agency says it'll be doing everything to ensure Marsh Street traffic delays are kept to a minimum. Contractors are on site for the week, resealing parts of the Harbour Link bridge, meaning the Marsh Street overbridge will be reduced to one lane. A spokeswoman says traffic lights will be put in place to manage traffic. Project manager Kevin Reid says he'll be keeping a close eye on queue lengths to keep delays to a minimum.

Posted: Mon 22 Feb 2010

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