When will the world end?

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits And other mildly entertaining musings  I know you are all concerned about the more

The day I met Nigel

Spotlight on... with Janne GuitarGirl  I met Nigel Parry a couple of years ago at the Aongatete Music Festival in Katikati. At the end of more

The New Zealand Drought Index

Weather Eye with John Maunder A new tool to monitor drought conditions across New Zealand has been launched by the National Institute of Water more

Techy can be sporty

Active Voice with Heidi Lichtwark Sport BOP Chief Executive  Finding the balance between the use of technology and physical movement more

Listen to the Little Voices

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits This column wasn't going anywhere fast, and deadline was rapidly approaching. more


Today's weather with Rosalie

The weather forecast today is for morning cloud clearing to long fine spells. Cloud increasing in the afternoon.  It' more

Posted at 8:18am Friday 28 Apr


House gutted by fire

UPDATED: A house on Kairua Road has been destroyed after flames engulfed the building... read more

Posted at 11:44am Monday 24 Apr

Opinion Poll

Do you want to see mandatory country of origin labelling for all fruit and vegetables sold in NZ?

I thought this mandatory country of origin labelling was already in place in NZ.
Don’t care

Bay Today

Monarch butterflies enjoying the sun. Photo: Glenice McDonald. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty.