Articles Categorized: Emergency services

Spark catches fire to grass

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METAL grinding sparks are believed to be the cause of a grass fire in Whakatane last week. The Whakatane Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to…

‘Truck just kept coming’

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WHAKATANE Autozone owner Fiona Marshall stood and watched a 1988 Mack truck towing a trailer drive straight into parked vehicles at her car sales yard…

Bucket used to douse skatepark fire

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THE Whakatane Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to the town’s skate park yesterday afternoon after a member of the public reported a fire had been…

Alcohol suspected in crash

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ALCOHOL is thought to be a factor in the single-vehicle truck crash, pictured, at Kawerau on Sunday morning. Eastern Bay road policing manager Ray Wylie…

All services to the rescue

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A TRACTOR in the right place at the right time on Tuesday helped emergency services deal with the second of two serious accidents in two…

Boulder causes back injury + video

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NINE firefighters were assembled yesterday to safely lift a man who suffered a back injury from the bed of Whakatane’s Wairere Stream, where he had…

Crash victim named

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THE man who died in a head-on crash on Monday has been identified as 60-year-old Harry Titoko, of Tawera, near Ruatoki. The crash occurred on…

Health centre water pipe burst

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PATIENTS at The Doctors Kopeopeo are being redirected to another medical centre after the James Street medical rooms were flooded over the weekend. Debbie Yardley,…