Student returns to scene of summit fall

German student Keno Schnibben returned to Treble Cone Ski Resort on Tuesday September 12, three years after falling from the summit. On that day, Keno had climbed to the summit of Treble Cone (TC) to take some photos with friends and fell 150 metres...... Read More

Civil Defence issues tsunami warning

NZ Civil Defence has issued a tsunami warning. A beach and marine tsunami threat warning is in effect for Chatham Islands, Pegasus Bay, Northern Coasts of Hawke’s Bay and East Cape following the 8.2M earthquake near Chiapas Mexico. Whilst initial...... Read More

Forestry death near Gisborne

A man has died in a forestry area near Gisborne this afternoon, police say. Police went to the remote area in the Tauwhareparae area north of the city after a call about 2.30pm, they said. The man died at the scene. They said they were working with...... Read More

Stolen avocados being sold on Facebook

Eastern District Police have issued a reminder to business owners following a spate of recent avocado thefts. The warning comes after a number of instances recently where avocados have been stolen and before being sold on Facebook. The affected...... Read More

Home detention for hiding $1m in cash sales

A Gisborne retailer who hid more than $1 million in cash sales from his accountant to avoid paying tax has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half months’ home detention. Liangxing Luo, 46, who runs the Art Fun Wear chain of emporium-style stores...... Read More

Waioeka Gorge slippage cleared

The Waioeka Gorge has been cleared, but the NZTA says more work needs to be done to get the road open. The slip, which occurred on State Highway 2, between Opotiki and Gisborne, had around 5500m3 of debris fall onto both lanes due to heavy rain on...... Read More

Lifeguards’ hard work recognised

Surf lifeguards across Gisborne, the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel are set to make a splash into the spotlight for the Zespri awards of excellence next month. The annual award ceremony will recognise surf lifeguard club members for their hard work and...... Read More

Sporadic heavy and thundery falls

  Heavy rain and possible thundery falls are being forecast for the Bay of Plenty and Gisborne today. The MetService’s weather warning, which was issued on Wednesday, remains in place today. “The heaviest falls are expected over Bay...... Read More

Warning issued as storms approach

A severe weather warning has been issued for the Bay of Plenty, northern Gisborne and southern Westland as heavy rain approaches the region. The MetService has issued the warning this morning.  “A front approaching from the Tasman...... Read More