Papamoa fence crashed into for a second time

A Papamoa mother has been left to clean up the mess once again after a car drove through her fence, damaging her property for the second time in a matter of months. Laura Beth O’Flaherty says the most recent incident happened only two weeks ago,...... Read More

Multiple crashes on SH29

UPDATED 8.05AM: One lane is closed following a crash on SH29A, near Maungatapu. Police were called to the crash, which is near the cross streets of Maungatapu Road on-ramp and Truman Lane, at 7.36am. A police spokesperson says this was a two car nose-to-tail...... Read More

Car crashes into bank on SH29

One person sustained moderate injuries in a crash on State Highway 29, near Poike. Emergency services were called to the crash, between Poike Road and Oropi Road roundabout, at 7.18pm. A police spokesperson says a car hit a bank. “One person...... Read More

Police hunt hit and run vehicle

Police are appealing for any information about a hit and run in Paeroa. CCTV footage released by the police shows a vehicle driving down the main road of Paeroa, before swerving and hitting a parked car. The vehicle was hit outside Subway Paeroa at...... Read More

Otumoetai crash blocking lane

One lane is blocked after a van and motorbike collided in Otumoetai. The incident happened at 9.56am at the intersection of Grange Road and Vale Street. “One lane is closed and the police have just arrived at the scene to speak to the driver...... Read More

Single vehicle crash on SH29A

A car crashed into a median barrier on SH29A earlier this morning. The single vehicle crash happened at 6.56am on SH29A near the cross streets of Maungatapu Road on-ramp and Truman. “This was a single vehicle crash involving the median barrier,”...... Read More

Witnesses sought for SH2 crash

Police are seeking witnesses who have any information about a head-on collision that occurred on SH2 between Gill Lane and Munro Road. Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries at 7.40 this morning. Police would like any witnesses to...... Read More

Drop-in day for feedback on Arataki bus proposals

People who live and travel through Arataki are being asked for their thoughts about trial bus lanes, new cycling facilities and improved pedestrian facilities. The first of two community drop-in days will be held this Saturday, from 2 to 4pm at the...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.