BOP annual salary hits all-time high

Average annual salary in the Bay of Plenty has hit an all-time high in the first quarter of this year, according to a report from TradeMe Jobs. It is... Read More

Researchers welcome Smokefree 2025 Action Plan

Researchers from the ASPIRE 2025 research centre welcome and endorse the Government’s action plan for achieving a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. The... Read More

Record number of people off benefit

A record number of people moved off a benefit and into employment in the March Quarter, with 32,880 moving into work in the first three months of 2021.... Read More

Three car crash near Te Puke

Reports are coming in of a three car crash near Te Puke. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there is a crash on Te Puke Highway, also known... Read More

Tauranga helmet design winners announced

The winners of the 2021 travel safe 'Design Your Own Helmet' competition will have their artwork professionally airbrushed by local artist Anthony... Read More

Awards for Mount scout group

Arataki Omanu Scout Group is celebrating after several of their members achieved big milestones this week. Michael McCahill has been awarded his Queen’s... Read More

BOP players in historic women’s rugby squad

Seven Bay of Plenty representatives have been named in the inaugural Waitomo Chiefs Women’s squad for the first-ever Super Rugby women’s... Read More

LIVE: Covid vaccine rollout explained

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield explains New Zealand's Covid-19 vaccine roll-out plan including delivery, the online booking tool,... Read More

Shea named as first Maori Board chair of BOPDHB

Sharon Shea says she is proud and honoured to be named as the first ever permanent Maori Board chair of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, calling... Read More

Changeable weather continues into the weekend

This week has seen much unsettled weather and MetService is forecasting this trend to continue, with cooler temperatures expected to kick-off the school... Read More

Air NZ: Trans-Tasman bubble to benefit BOP

A quarantine-free bubble with Australia is good news for Bay of Plenty as Aussies hop across the ditch to experience all that the region has to offer,... Read More

Tragedy provides key learning for alpine hunters

    A coroner is using the death of an experienced Swedish hunter - whose body remains unfound in the West Coast – as a reminder to... Read More

Tauranga Village Radio celebrates 37 years

Tauranga Village Radio is celebrating 37 years on the air. The stations official birthday was on Tuesday and the occasion has been marked with a letter... Read More

Man‘s claims of unlawful arrest dismissed

A man who claimed he was only arrested on firearm charges because he publicly criticised the police response to the Christchurch terrorist attacks has... Read More

Motiti Islander to speak on marine protection

A Motiti Island resident will the the guest speaker at this year’s Te Puke Forest & Bird AGM. Te Atatangi Sayers who will address the importance... Read More