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26 May 2024 21:26
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  •   Home > News > Accident and Emergency

    Police have named a man who drowned after running into the sea while fleeing Police at Mt Maunganui

    Police have named a man who drowned after running into the sea while fleeing Police at Mt Maunganui


    He was 37 year old John Rawiri Piripi Pitihira - and was a local.

    He, and two others, tried to escape Police early yesterday morning - after a burglary was reported at a Surf Road building site.

    A post mortem examination has been completed and the results have been referred to the Coroner.

    © 2024 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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    Politics:
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    Tennis:
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    The Southern Steel are celebrating their second win of the ANZ Premiership netball season - leaping off the bottom of the ladder with a 47-43 win over the Mystics in Dunedin 18:27

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