BOP tourism operator heartened by bubble opening

An increase in web traffic from Australians is among positive signs regional tourist operators are seeing as the trans-Tasman bubble is launched. General... Read More

BOP puppy‘s police graduation

When the last episode of the current series of Dog Squad Puppy School screens on Tuesday Constable Andrew Smart will be able to look back at just how... Read More

Security for vacated psychiatric hospital cost $1m

A former psychiatric hospital has cost $1.24 million in security over the past four years and might not be demolished for another 15. The derelict... Read More

Heavy rain and potential thunderstorms for BOP

A severe weather warning for heavy rain has been issued for Bay of Plenty. Up to 80-120mm of rain is expected to accumulate, especially about the ranges,... Read More

Ohope holiday park‘s new direction

Popular campground Ōhope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park has new owners, and a new direction for the future. The holiday park was purchased by Ian and Vicki... Read More

Mount boys sweep the board at Kaikoura surf comp

Mount Maunganui surfers enjoyed a clean sweep of the boys section at the latest event in the New Zealand Grom Series. Jack Hinton enjoyed a second win... Read More

Students want mindfulness teaching

Nearly half of students in the Bay of Plenty believe there is not enough variety to in subjects on offer. Meanwhile, nationwide, students would like... Read More

Australian visitors urged to download Covid app

There are no new cases of Covid-19 in the community today with just two new positive cases in managed isolation. The Ministry of Health is also welcoming... Read More

Student sisters giving back to Bethlehem school

Two sisters from Tauranga are taking what they have learned at the University of Waikato back to their local community. Melanie and Hayley Walker both... Read More

Magic to start netball campaign

The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic netball team get their ANZ Premiership campaign underway in Auckland tonight. The Magic are facing off against the Northern... Read More

BOP enjoys biggest job rise in nation

No region in New Zealand has seen a bigger rise in new job opportunities than the Bay of Plenty. That is according to the latest figures from the SEEK... Read More

Government announces more border exceptions

Hundreds more families who were separated by New Zealand’s border closure will be reunited under new border exceptions. Immigration Minister Kris... Read More

Vespa rally runs length of NZ for mental health

A team of scooter riders are currently travelling from Cape Reinga to Bluff in an effort to raise $200,000 for the Mental Health Foundation. Riding... Read More

Families able to see the moon up close

Tonight families have the chance to view the moon in great detail, thanks to the Tauranga Astronomical Society. From 6.30pm the society is holding a... Read More

An RSA heritage

When Tauranga Boys’ College Year 13 student Shane Webb set the goal of going to Outward Bound for 21 days, the main hurdle he faced was meeting... Read More