BOP apprentice’s national scholarship success

Bay of Plenty apprentice Bayley Wilkie has won a Plumbing World Scholarship at the national 2022 New Zealand Plumbing Awards, held in Rotorua recently. The... Read More

BOP groups get share of abuse prevention fund

Three Bay of Plenty organisations have received funding towards their elder abuse prevention intiatives. The funding is part of the $250,000 elder Abuse... Read More

Planting approach starts in Palm Beach West

This week saw a resumption of planting in Te Ara o Wairākei stormwater corridor at Royal Palm Beach under an adapted planting approach devised to preserve... Read More

Illuminating the waterways in Pāpāmoa

Pāpāmoa is illuminating the Te Ara ō Wairākei storm water trail in celebration of Matariki today. People are being invited to walk the trail... Read More

From volunteer work to career fishery officer

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ national network of Honorary Fishery Officers are among the thousands of volunteers being honoured as part... Read More

Bookworms’ paradise at Te puke

Book-lovers worm their way from all over the Bay of Plenty and beyond, to get a load of literature from the Te Puke Kiwi Coast Lions’ annual book... Read More

Sun rises on the first Matariki public holiday

The country has awoken today to its first distinctly New Zealand public holiday, Te Rā Aro ki a Matariki. In Māori culture, Matariki is both the name... Read More

What‘s on: Matariki – from Mauao across the BOP

At dawn today, a new Ātea-ā-Rangi – a ritual space – will be opened on the summit of Mauao, signifying the start of Matariki – and... Read More

Tauranga photographer‘s stunning Matariki photo

Stunning images of Matariki in the sky have been captured on camera by Tauranga photographer Amit Kamble. Amit, who shared his image on his Facebook... Read More

Transpower issues power cut warning

The national grid operator Transpower has issued a New Zealand-wide emergency over power shortage. Its system operator advises there is a risk of insufficient... Read More

Long weekend traffic congestion warning

As people prepare to celebrate New Zealand's first Matariki public holiday, motorists are being warned to prepare for heavy traffic. It's expected... Read More

Parade of the planets to be observed from Matua

The Tauranga Astronomical Society is looking forward to hosting a Matariki event early on Friday morning. Weather permitting, the organisation’s... Read More

Whakatane Powerball player wins $12.25 million

One lucky Powerball player from Whakatane will be feeling on top of the world after winning $12.25 million with Powerball First Division. The winning... Read More

National Youth Jazz Competition winners named

The 44th National Youth Jazz Competition in Tauranga featured the most competitors in its 44-year history, says National Youth Jazz Competition manager... Read More

Grandmother‘s plea to return iPhone baby photos

Grandmother Josie Hinkley is pleading for the photographs of her deceased grandson to be returned following the loss of her daughter’s iPhone on... Read More