30 Jan 2020

Sixth arson near Lake Taupō

From Morning Report, 7:37 am on 30 January 2020

There's been another arson at a settlement along the eastern shore of Lake Taupō, bringing the number to six, but police say it's too early to say it's the work of a serial arsonist.

Five properties at Hatepe, Tauranga, Taupō and Waitetoko were set alight on 12 January.

One had a family inside but all managed to escape safely.

On Sunday, furniture on a deck was set alight.

About 300 people met on the Waitetoko Marae last night to get an update and to plea for help from police.

Andrew McRae was there.