Forestry worker airlifted to hospital
This afternoon the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was called to a remote forest inland of Opotiki where a 58 year old tauranga man had injured his back when he slipped on rocks while crossing a creek.
Census reveals regional digital divide
Opotiki District remains the most digitally disconnected area in New Zealand with only 50% of households having access to the internet, according to the Census 2013 data released yesterday.
The Otago Daily Times
False alarm triggers tsunami warning in BOP
A false alarm triggered automated tsunami warnings across the Eastern Bay of Plenty for seven minutes last night, prompting fears residents might ignore a genuine alert.
The New Zealand Herald
The Diary: NZ 'dog-bird' goes viral
Hamilton biomedical student Megan Whiteley, 22, snapped what looked to be an animal with the body of a dog and huge wings frolicking on Opotiki beach.
Shellfish toxin warning extended along Bay of Plenty coast
Following ongoing shellfish toxin monitoring the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning warning has been extended eastwards along the Bay of Plenty coastline.