Police investigating five arson cases

The suspected arsons took place on Sunday, Janauary 12. File photo.

Enquiries into several arsons in the Taupō area are continuing.

Police are investigating five arsons, which took place in the early hours of Sunday, January 12.

Two houses were completely destroyed in the fires, says a police spokesperson.

"At this stage, police are following several lines of enquiry, however we still need the public's help.

"Police would like to invite local Hapu and the communities of Hatepe, Waitetoko, Motuoapa and neighbouring villages to a hui regarding these fires.

"Police will share progress made into the investigation and information on how people can assist police."

Police say the hui will also be an opportunity to reassure and tautoko each other.

The hui will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday, January 29, at the Waitetoko Marae, Te Rangiita.

"All are welcome."

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