14 Jan 2017

Man charged over Northland arson

1:30 pm on 14 January 2017

A 20-year-old man has been charged with arson following a fire at Kelly's Bay in the Kaipara Harbour.

Northland police said the local man was due to appear in the Whangarei District Court today.

The arrest is part of an ongoing investigation looking into a number of fires in the Pouto area recently.

Police said the ground was extremely dry and the fires were putting the community and property at risk.

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