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Ōpōtiki Police To Monitor Gathering and Memorial Ride

Extra Police will be in Ōpōtiki this weekend, to monitoring a planned gathering and memorial ride in the area.

1XX News understands, the events are related to the one-year anniversary of the death of Steven Taiatini.

Acting Area Commander Senior Sergeant Richard Miller said they expect a number of gang members to attend.

"Members of the travelling public are asked to take extra care driving State Highway 35 between Ōpōtiki and Maraenui this Saturday," Miller said

Miller said Police will be highly visible, to ensure the community safety and maintain law and order.

Antisocial or unlawful behaviour and driving-related offending will not be tolerated,

"Any such behaviour will be met with enforcement action, either at the time if it is safe to do so, or after the fact," Miller said.


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