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Machete attack near Opotiki

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 22/11/2016
<span style="font-size:13px;">A man was seriously injured by attackers wielding a machete and steel pipe in eastern Bay of Plenty on Tuesday.</span> © File Image A man was seriously injured by attackers wielding a machete and steel pipe in eastern Bay of Plenty on Tuesday.

A 39 year-old man suffered serious leg and arm injuries after being attacked by men wielding a machete and steel pipe near Opotiki.

The man was flown to hospital after the incident in the Opape Beach Road area on Tuesday evening.

He was taken by ambulance to the Opotiki airfield wheret he Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter flew him to Tauranga hospital for treatment.

Police are investigating the attack.

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