$33 million up for grabs with Powerball

Powerball has soared to a massive $33 million tonight, exactly the same jackpot amount as was won by a Christchurch couple just under a year ago in June 2023. At... Read More

Local brewery wins big at beer and cider awards

Mount Maunganui brewery Mount Brewing Co has taken two wins in the prestigious Top 30 at the 2024 New World Beer & Cider Awards. This means their beers were... Read More

Five dead after car crosses centre line

Police say they know how a head-on two vehicle crash that left five people dead in Waikato on Tuesday afternoon happened but are still investigating why. Two... Read More

Community gives input on Cathedral Cove options

The Coromandel community is taking taken up the opportunity to discuss the reopening options for Cathedral Cove with the Department of Conservation (DoC). The... Read More

Whooping cough spike concerns authorities

There been a spike in whooping cough cases, a potentially fatal disease for babies. Te Whatu Ora sent a notification to GPs, hospitals and hauora Māori clinics... Read More

Near-death experience affirms belief in afterlife

More than a year since it happened, Te Puke's Amy Moeke is still coming to terms with her brush with death. In February last year, while undergoing surgery,... Read More

Bomb scare at Whakatāne District Council

Police believe a disgruntled ratepayer may be behind a bomb scare that saw Whakatāne District Council offices evacuated and closed for the afternoon on Friday. A... Read More

New playground planned for Tauranga waterfront

A new playground, described as an inclusive fun zone for all children, is being planned for the Tauranga waterfront As part of the Waterfront transformation,... Read More

Crime spike: Police issue warning

A recent spike in burglaries and vehicle crime in the Tokoroa region is prompting a warning to the wider Waikato and Bay of Plenty community to be vigilant. Detective... Read More

Budget 2024: Tauranga reveals spending wish lists

Tomorrow, the coalition Government will deliver its first Budget, with Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and Finance Minister Nicola Willis promising 'good”... Read More

3D printed 'Wave' used in Mount skatepark

A new skatepark in Mount Maunganui is utilising the use of 3D printing. The new Destination Skatepark, which is expected to officially open this week,... Read More

LIVE: North Island braces for severe weather

UPDATE: Severe thunderstorms and strong winds set to hit Auckland to Waikato are arriving earlier than forecast. The Metservice has issued a red thunderstorm... Read More