Car smoking fines a punitive waste of time

A public health academic has told the Health Select Committee plans to fine parents for smoking in a car with children will be a waste of time and won’t... Read More

Government taking action to close gender pay gap

Passing equal pay legislation, delivering record pay settlements for female dominated workforces and requiring public sector agencies to develop plans... Read More

Coastal structures policy up for consultation

Tauranga City Council’s Policy Committee has adopted a draft Coastal Structures Policy for public consultation later this year. The role of this... Read More

Kiwi Trust launches photo competition

The Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust has launched its 2019 photo competition with some great adventure prizes and a category for younger photographers. Photographers... Read More

Win $500 for best bike rack design

It’s time to rack your brains and come up with a great idea for a place to park bikes in Katikati. Western Bay of Plenty District Council is... Read More

Waimana Gorge to open 24/7 from today

State Highway 2 through the Waimana Gorge will be open to all motorists 24 hours a day from this evening. NZ Transport Agency Regional Transport System... Read More

Schools unsure of rights during emergency lockdown

  Principals and early childhood centres are worried they will break the law if they stop parents from collecting their children during emergency... Read More

Kākāpō face space limitations as population grows

Kākāpō have reached a big milestone, with an official population totalling 200, and for the first time the recovery team needs more habitat for the... Read More

Rugby feast expected for Secondary Schools’ Final

Rugby enthusiasts can expect a feast of exciting rugby at the Toi Ohomai and Bethlehem Coachlines Secondary Schools finals on Saturday. The rugby extravaganza... Read More

Speeding while overtaking ruled legal

  A man has successfully beaten a speeding ticket issued after the car he was passing sped up and he decided the only safe course of action was... Read More

Windy weekend ahead for some

Another week and another big low, says "NZ has that sinking feeling as a low bringing dynamic weather moves in. "There... Read More

Calls for applications to environment fund

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) has opened for applications. The fund is open to almost any group that... Read More

Safer speed limits proposed for SH33 and SH30

  In an effort to save lives and reduce the number of serious crashes, the NZ Transport Agency is reviewing speed limits along parts of State Highway... Read More

Stolen vehicle dumped in Wairoa River

A vehicle submerged in the Wairoa River is being towed out this morning. A police spokesperson says the vehicle was spotted this morning and “arrangements... Read More

Wairoa Bridge open after truck crash

UPDATED: Wairoa Bridge is now open after a two truck crash earlier this morning. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says traffic is flowing. "There... Read More