Police seek witnesses to pavilion arson


Whakatane Police are seeking witnesses in relation to an arson at the Kawerau Netball and Sports Pavilion on Plunket Street earlier this week.

At around 7:30pm on Sunday the toilet block at the pavilion caught fire. Many members of the public captured the blaze on their cellphones and posted images and video to social media sites.

Senior Sergeant Al Fenwick expressed disappointment at the attack given that the venue played host to a multitude of community events for those living in the town.

Three juvenile offenders were initially taken in for questioning, however Whakatane police are still appealing for information.

If there are any witnesses to the fire, or anyone who observed anything suspicious, they should contact Detective Blair Adamson on 07 308 5255.