Fatality in Opotiki
At approximately 3pm today police were
called to the report of a fatality on the grounds of Opotiki
A local man in his 70s had been assisting with
repairs on mowing equipment belonging to the college when he
was caught in the machinery leading to fatal
There are no suspicious circumstances. The
Department of Labour have been advised and the matter will
be referred to the Coroner.
The man's name is expected to
be released tomorrow once all of his next of kin have been
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