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The driver of a truck that crashed on the Kaimai Ranges last night was trapped in the vehicle.
The driver of a truck that crashed on the Kaimai Ranges last night was trapped in the vehicle.

1. Owner charged over dog attack on toddler

A 41-year-old unemployed man from Matapihi will appear in Tauranga District Court on April 17, charged with owning a dog which causes serious injury.

2. Young motorcyclists in head on collision

The Tauranga based Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter was called to a rural property south of Mamaku this afternoon after the boys collided head on while riding their motorbikes.

3. Instant parking fines canned - council

A statement from Tauranga City Council released late yesterday confirmed that parking officers will not ticket people for dangerous tyres from today.

4. Dig to reveal battle remnants

A team of archaeologists are spending the next few days excavating sites alongside Cameron Rd where eight commemorative pou (carved pillars) will be erected for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gate Pa.

5. Monday: Driver freed from rolled tanker in Kaimais

The driver of a truck and tanker that rolled near the Poripori Rd intersection with State Highway 29 in the Kaimai Ranges about 4.30pm yesterday was trapped in the vehicle for about half an hour.

- BAY OF PLENTY TIMES

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