Burling and Tuke awarded Lonsdale Cup

Kiwi sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have been awarded the prestigious Lonsdale Cup for 2020 following a dominant performance to retain their World... Read More

NZ and China upgrade free trade agreement

The New Zealand and Chinese governments have signed an upgrade to the free trade agreement between the two countries. Trade and Export Growth Minister... Read More

Pic’s aims to create full kiwi made peanut butter

Pic’s Peanut Butter founder is hoping to produce a 100 per cent New Zealand made-product if a trial in Northland proves successful. “It... Read More

Swimmers urged to stay clear of boats in Whakatane

A recent near miss between a boat and a swimmer at the Whakatāne boat ramp has prompted a stern warning from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Whakatāne... Read More

Diver urged to remove footage of waterfall jump

A Red Bull cliff diver has posted footage on social media of a daring jump off a dangerous and closed waterfall near Tauranga. Now, officials want it... Read More

Police car damaged in car chase

A police chase in Whakatane involved a series of incidents including a vehicle catching fire and a police car being damaged. Police were seeking a wanted... Read More

Ardern provides COVID-19 vaccine update

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says approval for the Pfizer vaccine could come as early as Wednesday next week. Ministers received an update on the vaccination... Read More

Person seriously injured in Te Puke crash

Emergency services are responding to a crash between a car and lamp post in Te Puke.  A police spokesperson says they were called to the incident... Read More

Asthma and allergy sufferers face COVID-19 stigma

Health experts are concerned thousands of Bay of Plenty Residents living with asthma or allergies such as hay fever may face stigma with new research showing... Read More

Tauranga forecast reaches 31 degrees today

MetService is keeping a close eye on the numbers this week as temperatures tell the story.  Hot weather along the eastern seaboard is the talk... Read More

No new community cases of COVID-19

The Ministry of Health says there are no new cases of COVID-19 in the community today, and two new cases in managed isolation facilities.  Sixteen... Read More

Spate of car thefts across Tauranga South

Tauranga motorists are being urged to stay alert following a spate of car thefts in the area.  A Facebook post on the Bay of Plenty & Taupo Police... Read More

Grom Series takes place at Tay St this weekend

Freshly crowned National Champions, eager groms and local hopefuls are among the many young surfers taking part in a sold-out surfing event in Mount... Read More

Vaping regulations consultation opens today

The Ministry of Health is encouraging Kiwis to provide feedback on draft regulations under the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act through... Read More

Tauranga Hospital blood donor ‘heroes’ recognised

A woman inspired to give blood after losing her mum in a road traffic accident is just one of a team of ‘heroes’ at Tauranga Hospital who have... Read More