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