Articles Categorized: Emergency services

Flood panel announced

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AN indpendent panel headed by former deputy prime minister Sir Michael Cullen has been appointed to investigate the technical reasons behind the breach of the Rangitaiki…

Kawerau man in crash dies

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A 72-year-old Kawerau man has died following an accident on the Te Puke highway. A police statement advised yesterday that Lenard Fowell, who was seriously…

District braces for rain

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EDGECUMBE residents and farmers are being advised measures have been taken to make their district as safe as possible from rainfall forecast for today and…

Two seriously injured women transferred

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THE Waikato Westpac rescue helicopter flew to Whakatane Hospital twice on Saturday to transport patients. The first mission was for a 51-year-old Gisborne woman with…

Edgecumbe centre closed

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EDGECUMBE flood victims have added another loss to their lives with the closure of the town’s welfare centre. The centre for flood victims at the…

Family injured in head-on

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A FOREIGN driver – allegedly on the wrong side of the road – hospitalised five members of an Opotiki family at 7pm on Friday night.…

Lottery funds for flood victims

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THE Lottery Grants Board has allocated $1 million to a special fund to provide immediate assistance to Edgecumbe and the surrounding community affected by the…

Spillway did not work – claims

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Flood group score: failed miserably WHY does Bay of Plenty Regional Council have a flood protection and control group of activities? To “provide security, and…