District: Bay Of Plenty
Police attended a fatal motor vehicle
crash on State Highway 2 near Opotiki this morning.
head-on crash involving a car and a motorcycle occurred just
west of Baird Road at 5.00am.
The deceased motorcyclist
was a 21 one year old farmer who lived and worked locally.
The two occupants of the car were not injured in the crash.
Anyone with information relevant to this crash is asked
to contact the Opotiki Police on (07) 3151110. Media
enquiries should also be referred to the Opotiki Police.
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
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