Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Body located near Murupara

Body located near Murupara

At approximately 2.30 this afternoon (Friday, 23 November) a body was discovered in an area of forest close to SH38, about 10kms from Murupara. The identity of the body is unknown at this stage.

Police investigating the disappearance of 51-year-old missing woman Michelle Hoffman-Tamm received information yesterday which led to their interest in the area around SH38 but are not in a position to confirm where Michelle's disappearance and today's discovery are linked.

Detective Senior Zane Smith said: "We have formal identification processes to now go through and it would be wrong of me to speculate before those processes are complete. We have been continually updating Michelle's family on the progress of our investigation and of course we have advised them that we have located a body, but they too understand that we cannot jump to conclusions."

The body has been removed from the scene and will now be taken for a post mortem examination to establish cause of death. Forensic examination has continued at SH38 but Police hope to have completed work at that location later today. Police also have an interest in a house in Holland Street which will be subject to examination over the coming days.

Michelle's bike was located yesterday by some shops at the intersection of Te Ngae Road and Basley Road, Rotorua.

Detective Senior Sergeant Smith said: "We have received valuable support and information from the community of Rotorua but we still have a lot of work to do so we need that support and information flow to continue."

Police want to hear from anyone who was in the area of Holland Street between 6pm on Wednesday 7, November and Sunday, 11 November and in Victoria Street between Sunday 11, November and Monday 12 November.

Police are particularly interested in the movements of a two-tone light-coloured Subaru Legacy stationwagon between the 7th and the 12th travelling around Rotorua or between Rotorua, Whakatane and Murupara.

A 44-year-old woman from Rotorua appeared at Rotorua District Court tomorrow morning charged with assault. She received interim name suppression and has been remanded in custody until Monday, 3 December.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Rotorua Police on 07 349 9400. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Labour: Cash For Charter Schools, Mould For State Schools

“Recently released financial statements show the Whangarei charter school He Puna Marama received $3.9 million in government funding to the end of last year. Yet their audited accounts show they only spent $1.4 million on education, leaving almost $2.5 million over two years unaccounted for." More>>

ALSO:

Kiwirail Plans Shift From Electric: National Urged Not To Take Backwards Step

The National Government shouldn’t drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Capital Connection:

Harmful Digital Communication Bill Passes: Focus Must Be On Education

InternetNZ acknowledges the passage of the Harmful Digital Communications Bill into law this afternoon, and says that the sooner the education efforts at the heart of the legislation start, the better... More>>

ALSO:

3-Year Transport Plan: No Plans On Six Northland-Election Bridges

The Transport Authority’s decision to fund only four of the 10 bridges promised in National’s shameless Northland by-election bribe is a huge embarrassment for Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

Gaza Blockade: Māori TV Crew Returning Safely From Israel

A Māori Television crew will be flown back from Israel after their boat was detained by the Israeli Navy while attempting to break the Gaza blockade. More>>

ALSO:

Family Violence: Increasing Reporting But Fewer Resolutions

“We are aware the Police have embarked on a significant programme of change in how they respond to family violence. The data suggests that adequate resourcing including investing in staff training, support and culture change will be required for this to be effective.” More>>

ALSO:

Health: NZ Children Still Suffer Rickets From Lack Of Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency continues to cause rickets in young New Zealanders, new University of Otago research has found. The researchers say that their finding suggests that at-risk mothers and children should be better targeted for Vitamin D supplementation. More>>

Also GPs, Housing, Milk: PM Press Conference On The UN Security Council

In a press conference today the Prime Minister discussed the upcoming appointment of New Zealand to chair the UN Security Council. He said they would put pressure Asad in Syria and attempt to “jump start” negotiations between Israel and Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: State Houses Could Sell To Overseas Groups

Bill English’s admission that he would sell hundreds of New Zealand’s state houses to the Australians is the latest lurch in the Government’s stumbling, half-baked housing policy, Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

AND:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news