Severe weather watch in force in the BOP

Heavy rain is being forecast to hammer the Bay of Plenty area today. A severe weather watch remains in place for the region after it was issued by the MetService on Sunday. “A complex low pressure system and associated fronts and troughs was...... Read More

Body recovered from Castle Rock in the Coromandel

Police are investigating the death of a person whose body has been recovered at Castle Rock in the Coromandel. Emergency services were called to Castle Rock just before 11.30am on Sunday. Kuaotunu Land SAR members responded to the callout to assist...... Read More

Two killed in weekend crashes

Two people are dead following two crashes in the Western Bay of Plenty. One person was killed in a crash on State Highway 2, near Munro Road. Emergency services were called to the crash at 11.20am on Sunday. It’s understood two vehicles were...... Read More

Paddon secures NZRC title at Coromandel

New Zealand’s WRC star Hayden Paddon won the Hyundai New Zealand Goldrush Rally of Coromandel on Saturday to claim his fourth Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Paddon and stand-in co-driver Mal Peden had to work hard...... Read More

Refereeing leads to life changing weight loss

A decision three years ago to pick up the whistle has led to a life-changing journey for Bay of Plenty rugby referee Rees Uerata. The 38-year-old husband and father of three took charge of his second finals appointment for 2018 on Saturday when he...... Read More

Spring is the season to get active

In the office of Sport Bay of Plenty, there is a certain buzz as they all gaze hopefully out the window and wonder if the warmth in the sun is the start of something new. Communication and Operaions Manager of Sport Bay of Plenty, Melanie Short says...... Read More

Feeling enriched in your fifties

Being unattached in your mature years is daunting for some, but it doesn’t have to be. Research shows the demographic is shifting when it comes to our relationships, with divorce rates continuing to fall overall but on the rise for people over...... Read More

One dead following SH2 crash

One person has died following the two car crash on State Highway 2 in Whakamarama, Bay of Plenty.  Emergency Services were called to the scene at 11.20am near Munro Road. "The sole occupant of one vehicle died at the scene," says...... Read More

SAR kids shoot the breeze with Ambassador

The United States ambassador Scott Brown and his wife Gail dropped into Tauranga for the first time this week, and they made some special time for four local teenagers and two instructors from the Tauranga-based Youth Search and Rescue volunteer group. The...... Read More

SH2 blocked after crash

UPDATE 11.44am: Lanes in both directions on SH2 are blocked after a two car crash near Munro Road. A police spokesperson says that at this stage it aapears one person has moderate injuries. "Traffic is being diverted down Munro Road through...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.