Death on rural property
February 2014 - 1:03pm
Bay of Plenty
attended a rural property in Awakeri, near Whakatane, this
morning (24 February) at approximately 9.25am. An elderly
male was found deceased. It appears he had been on a quad
bike, but it is unclear if the bike played a role in the
There are no suspicious circumstances and the
matter has been referred to the
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