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SH35 open after fatal BOP incident

Police have confirmed that a man died earlier this morning. Supplied photo.

State Highway 35 has re-opened after being closed while Police responded to an incident in the vicinity of Ōpape Beach, east of Ōpōtiki.

Police can confirm that a man has died, says a police spokesperson.

"Police are making enquiries in relation to the death on behalf of the coroner and the coroner will release their finding in due course.

"Police are appealing for sightings or dashcam footage of a man on this part of the road last night or this morning."

Anyone with information that could assist Police with enquiries is asked to contact 105 and quote job number P049061590.

Information can also be passed on anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Bad driving today

Posted on 24-12-2021 15:27 | By jed

Unrelated, but have seen some shocking driving today around Tauranga. One incident, idiot in a recent model bmw passed me going approx 90kph, on maunganui rd near Mount College. I’ve got him on my gps dashcam, maybe i’ll file a driving complaint if i get time.