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

Gisborne crash victim named

Police have released the name of the pedestrian killed in Gisborne on Friday night when she was hit by a car. She is 33-year-old Kimberly Chaval Phillips, a local resident. The crash occured at around 11pm on Cobden Street, 16...... Read More

Man found dead in Wairoa named

Police can now release the name of the man found deceased in Wairoa on Sunday morning. A post-mortem of 33-year-old Nigel Sammons was completed in Rotorua yesterday after the Wairoa man’s body was found on Black Street in his home town. “Mr...... Read More

Hit and run suspected in man’s death

The post mortem of a man whose body found in Wairoa will be carried out in the Bay of Plenty today. Police are investigating whether the man who was found dead in Wairoa may have been hit by a vehicle. The 33-year-old local Wairoa man was found dead...... Read More

One dead in weekend’s third fatal crash

One person has died in a two-car crash on State Highway 1 in South Canterbury, the third road death over Queen's Birthday weekend. Emergency services were called to the collision on the corner of Barnetts Road in Morven, Waimate, on Monday evening. Next...... Read More