Tauranga & Bay of Plenty

Man in critical condition after stabbing at property near Opotiki

The man was transported to Whakatāne Hospital after he was stabbed in Waiotahi at 7.25am.

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Hundreds of campaigners marched across Wairoa Bridge today.

Protesters block major Tauranga highway to call on government to fix deadly stretch of road - 'stop letting people die like this'

Busy weekend traffic came to a halt as hundreds marched across Wairoa Bridge, which has already claimed dozens of lives.

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Police search for man following serious assault in Tauranga

Police have warned the man is dangerous and shouldn't be approached.

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SH1 Desert Road closed after stock truck rolls

Emergency services were called to the scene near Paradise Valley Road at 1.10pm.

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Cop breaks leg after being hit by police car during early morning Rotorua pursuit

The male officer was getting out of his vehicle to arrest the driver when he was hit.

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Scott Curry said showing kids the silverware will hopefully inspire the next generation of world champions.

Watch: NZ Sevens stars surprise AIMS Games athletes with trophies from successful World Cup campaigns

Scott Curry said he hopes it inspires the next generation of world champs.

Teenager charged with murder of woman on Rotorua school grounds

Police say the man was known to the victim, who they've named as Lynace Parakuka.

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Teenager stabbed during Bay of Plenty assault

An 18-year-old man suffered stab wounds to his upper body during the incident in Opotiki.

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TVNZ weather presenter Dan Corbett gives the latest update.

Risk of flooding, severe gales as heavy rain expected across parts of the North Island

Heavy rain and strong winds have been forecast for parts of the North Island tonight and early tomorrow.

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Resident Sarsha Tyrell says the council's offer to buy the homes for what the owners paid is not fair and just.

Government investigates other Tauranga housing developments after Bella Vista

Bella Vista residents were evacuated from their homes in March.

Man accused of murdering his two-year-old daughter Arnica Savage appears in Tauranga court

In July Arnica Savage's body was pulled from the Rangitaiki River.

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Whare for Freedom aims to help former prisoners return to their communities.

First 'Prison Home' opens in Tauranga - ‘Weave the community back together’

'Whare 4 Freedom' will help reintegrate recently released prisoners back into the community.

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Slip closes State Highway 2 near Ōpōtiki

Diversions are in place using Paerata Ridge and Verrall Road.

SH2 reopens near Whakatāne after crash

Police say there were no serious injuries.

Government left 'the most dangerous road in NZ' off priority list, fuming Tauranga residents argue

“There’s just fear and anxiety every time” sirens are heard, one resident says.

Te Whare Manaaki opens to shelter homeless women

Rotorua homeless shelter opens after community effort

"The shelter is important while work continues to establish longer term solutions to homelessness in our community."

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Wanted Tauranga man believed to have changed his appearance as he eludes police

Brendan Steve Allan is wanted on gun, meth and driving charges.

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1 NEWS spoke to a number of residents as they surveyed the damage caused by the freak weather event.

'It was shocking!' Tornado rips through New Plymouth, damaging 30 properties

A second twister also struck Ohope in the eastern Bay of Plenty.

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The resident said he watched the spout travel across the sea, sucking up water for about five minutes.

Watch: Large water spout seen 'picking up speed' as it travels along Bay of Plenty Coast at Ohope

A subsequent tornado struck the Whakatane suburb, just after 5.30pm, tearing roofs off homes and downing powerlines.

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Woman dies after clothing becomes tangled up with her mobility scooter in Tauranga

Despite the best efforts of nearby people, she couldn't be revived.

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