Tauranga councillor lays code of conduct complaint

Investigations are underway in relation to a code of conduct complaint from a Tauranga City Councillor. In a statement released this afternoon, Tauranga... Read More

Anti-social behavior may see alleyway closed

A Kawerau alleyway may soon be closed after neighbours complained of motorbikes, people urinating, and rubbish in the alley. Neighbours have been complaining... Read More

Tauranga school apologises for child removal

The principal of Otumoetai Primary School is to make a formal public apology to representatives of Ngai Tamarawaho for the enforced removal of 42 of... Read More

Whakatane death being treated as homicide

Police are treating the death in Whakatane in the early hours of October 24 as a homicide. A man was taken to Whakatane Hospital with stab wounds, where... Read More

Edge marker warning for BOP drivers

  Bay of Plenty motorists to play their part in keeping the region’s state highways safe by avoiding driving over edge marker posts installed... Read More

Live updates: Referendum results and reactions

The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary results of the end of life choice and cannabis legalisation and control referendums. The preliminary... Read More

One new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There is one case of COVID-19 in New Zealand to report today in managed isolation and no new community cases. The one case from managed isolation is... Read More

Tauranga Maori wards challenged

  Battle lines have been drawn over a decision by the Tauranga City Council to establish a Maori Ward for the next local body election.   A... Read More

Fright night at Memorial Park Railway

  Calling all ghouls, goblins and witches - there’s a chance to ride the ghost train in Tauranga on Halloween.   The Memorial Park... Read More

One in custody after police car hit on SH2

One person has been taken into custody after a police car was hit on State Highway 2, near the Wairoa Bridge.  A police spokesperson says... Read More

Crankworx Rotorua to close out world tour in 2021

In just 12 months’ time Rotorua will become the destination for the finale of the Crankworx World Tour. In response to the ongoing challenges... Read More

SH2 open following crash

UPDATE: State Highway 2 is open after a crash between Clarke Road and Te Puna Station Road this morning.  The southbound lane was blocked, and... Read More

Wet roads contributed to Waihi Beach crash

UPDATED: The driver of the car that crashed into a barrier in Waihi Beach this morning says wet roads contributed his crash. He says he was going around... Read More

Council to begin random drug testing

The merits of random drug testing versus impairment testing have been the subject of debate in the Whakatane District Council this week. The council... Read More

Police officers cleared after cannabis texts

Two police officers who sent text messages about smoking cannabis they had seized from a member of the public have been cleared of any wrongdoing. Police... Read More