What‘s on - art, greyhounds and Chelsea Winter

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Atua. Kia hari tatou. The MetService have issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Bay... Read More

Baz Mantis - a musician helping musicians

I first met Baz Mantis when Marilyn Collins-Smith beamed happily at me last October, Baz beside her. Dressed up ‘fab’ they were on their... Read More

It‘s time to connect

An enormous pohutukawa takes root in downtown Mount Maunganui, standing tall among new residential developments. The Pitau Road tree, which is estimated... Read More

Whittling into her tenth decade

The workshop is thick with blokes and blokey things – buzzers, bench saws, mitre saws, band saws, scroll saws. But they’re not for Jean... Read More

Tom Bradley on stage with ‘A Kiwi Christmas’

The momentum and excitement is building rapidly for tonight’s Tauranga show ‘A Kiwi Christmas’. Written and hosted by veteran broadcaster... Read More

It’s Christmas at the Marae

Whanaungatanga means togetherness. And that’s the theme driving next week’s first-ever community Christmas celebration at Hungahungaturoa... Read More

Maternity unit closure - birthing plans up in air

Mothers-to-be in Opotiki say it's unfair to close their only birthing centre at short notice. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has closed... Read More

Luck falls both ways for Steamers pair

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, it has been the best of times and the worst of times for Bay of Plenty Steamers locks Baden Wardlaw and Aaron Carroll. Initially... Read More

Funding confirmed for Omokoroa Road upgrade

The Omokoroa Road upgrade from Western Avenue to Tralee Street will go ahead following the NZ Transport Agency’s agreement to co-fund the $8 million... Read More

What‘s on - Santa parade, Messiah, Kiwi Christmas

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. Kotahi tekau ma waru nga po i mua o te Kirihimete. Expect cloudy periods today with a possible evening shower or thunderstorm,... Read More

Missing man - Rotorua

Police are appealing for sightings of missing Rotorua man Tai Kawhena Wiringi. Wiringi, aged 31, was last seen on November 17 2019 wearing dark track... Read More

Getting creative with saving penguins

I’ve decided to become a backyard trapper. I always loved watching Daniel Boone, America’s great frontiersman and explorer when I was growing... Read More

New scholarships to boost university assistance

Two new scholarships currently being offered by the University of Waikato could help students who want the chance to study at university. The Te Ara... Read More

Officials split over prescription-only advice

After two years of debate, health officials are finally recommending that drugs containing codeine should only be available with a doctor's prescription. Doctors... Read More

Health warning issues for Lake Ohakuri

A health warning has been issued for Lake Ohakuri as routine monitoring results provided by Waikato Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially... Read More