Three ar­rested

Bay of Plenty Times - - Local News -

Three peo­ple were ar­rested in Wel­come Bay fol­low­ing a rob­bery which re­sulted in road spikes be­ing laid yes­ter­day. Po­lice were called just af­ter 6am about a ve­hi­cle on State High­way 29, be­lieved to be re­lated to the rob­bery. The ve­hi­cle re­port­edly trav­elled to­ward Tau­riko, then down Tak­itimu Drive to­ward Mount Maun­ganui, then to the Sand­hurst Drive area of Pa¯pa¯moa. Po­lice fol­lowed sight­ings of the ve­hi­cle into Wel­come Bay and laid road spikes but the ve­hi­cle was aban­doned in Tye Park.

232 on Santa Run

A record crowd took part in the Great New Zealand Santa Run around Mauao on Wed­nes­day evening. Dan Allen-Gor­don from The Graeme Din­gle Foun­da­tion, which will ben­e­fit from funds raised in the event, said 232 peo­ple took part, all dressed in Santa Claus cos­tumes. He said the old record was 220 run­ners. The char­ity was yet to find out how much had been raised.

Maketu fire probe

Fire in­ves­ti­ga­tors are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a house fire in Maketu. Fire­fight­ers were called to the house on Church Rd, which was well alight when crews ar­rived. The ini­tial call came in at 3.37am. There was no one in the house at the time and three fire crews at­tended.

Marine re­search plan Tau­ranga res­i­dents are be­ing en­cour­aged to make a sub­mis­sion on the pro­posal for a long-term lease on land at the north­ern end of Sul­phur Point to en­able the Univer­sity of Waikato to es­tab­lish a marine re­search and ed­u­ca­tional fa­cil­ity. Sub­mis­sions must be made by De­cem­ber 14.

No cruise shut­tle sub­sidy Tau­ranga City Coun­cil has de­cided not to sub­sidise a free or dis­counted shut­tle bus ser­vice to bring cruise ship pas­sen­gers to the city cen­tre. The coun­cil will, how­ever, bring for­ward its planned in­ves­ti­ga­tion into in­tro­duc­ing park and ride fa­cil­i­ties to Tau­ranga to next year.

Christ­mas mail dates

New Zealand Post is ad­vis­ing of dead­line dates for peo­ple send­ing mail in time for Christ­mas. The dead­line for stan­dard post, stan­dard par­cel and tracked parcels is De­cem­ber 18. The dead­line for courier par­cel, courier and sig­na­ture par­cel is De­cem­ber 21. In­ter­na­tional courier dead­line is De­cem­ber 12 for Aus­tralia, De­cem­ber 10 for South Pa­cific, Asia, North Amer­ica, UK and Europe, and De­cem­ber 7 for the rest of the world.

Swim safety video

Surf Life Sav­ing New Zealand, New Zealand Po­lice and Swim­ming New Zealand have launched a safety video en­cour­ag­ing swim­mers “if in doubt, stay out”. Last year 92 peo­ple drowned in New Zealand wa­ter­ways, a fig­ure the groups want to re­duce. The groups also en­cour­age swim­mers talk to surf life­guards, pool life­guards or po­lice to know the things to be aware of any par­tic­u­lar lo­ca­tion as each place is unique. To view the video, peo­ple can visit the Surf Life Sav­ing New Zealand Face­book page.

Iwi of­fers $4m

Nga¯i Te Rangi has of­fered $4 mil­lion to­wards Tau­ranga’s new iSite. Tau­ranga City Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive Marty Gren­fell has ac­cepted an in­vi­ta­tion from the iwi to dis­cuss the pro­posal. Nga¯i Te Rangi chief ex­ec­u­tive Paul Stan­ley asked to meet with Gren­fell alone. The coun­cil has al­ready agreed to con­trib­ute $4 mil­lion to build a vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion cen­tre at the pro­posed site of 10 Sal­is­bury Ave.

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