Restoring land in the Bay of Plenty

A small Murupara-based company is simultaneously restoring papatūānuku, and young lives. The new recruits are among 220 people in the Eastern Bay... Read More

Man climbs out window to escape isolation

UPDATE 10.29AM: The minister in charge of managed isolation facilities says the escape of a man from a fourth-floor window is not a failure of security. Security... Read More

Acting school seeks sponsorship to ride film wave

A local film and television acting school is expanding. “We’re at capacity with a lot of kids waiting, so we need to expand,” says... Read More

Political poll shows Labour down, National up

TVNZ's latest Colmar Brunton poll has Labour on 47 per cent, National on 33 per cent - with Labour unable to govern alone. The Green party is on... Read More

Mount Maunganui park targeted by vandals

It’s proving hard to dissuade skateboarders from using the concrete spaces at Te Papa o Ngā Manu Porotakataka, formerly Phoenix Car Park. About... Read More

Fa’asiu Fuatai suspended for three weeks

Bay of Plenty’s Fa’asiu Fuatai has received a three-week suspension after being red carded in the Wellington v Bay of Plenty match in Wellington... Read More

Severe September chill across New Zealand

The severe weather is set to continue, with MetService forecasting an unseasonably cold start to the week as several cold fronts, followed by an influx... Read More

Traffic lights operational at Te Maunga

A new temporary signalised intersection at the Te Maunga junction of State Highway 2 and State Highway 29A is now operational, however some detours remain... Read More

$10 laundry liquid just better than water - study

A laundry liquid sold for $10 a litre gets washing only slightly cleaner than water, testing by Consumer has found. In a test of 32 laundry powders... Read More

Woman suffers burns during gynaecological surgery

The Health and Disability Commissioner has released a report finding an obstetrician and gynaecologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services... Read More

Election candidates to discuss social issues

Western Bay of Plenty election candidates will discuss their views on social issues at an election forum on Thursday. Six candidates from the main... Read More

Enduro event to test riders‘ breaking point

It always takes a special kind of athlete to win the Husqvarna Hard Adventure Enduro, so it's just as well that so many special riders have entered... Read More

Chilled Events brings the ice to Tauranga

An ice skating rink is now open for business in Memorial Park. Tauranga Mayor Tenby Powell officially opened the Tauranga Ice Rink on Saturday, just... Read More

Snow driving warning issued for Desert Road

Motorists are being warned to expect snow, wind and ice on the Desert Road overnight and into tomorrow. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's Waikato... Read More

Contracts for Omokoroa Road upgrade awarded

The construction contract for the Omokoroa Road upgrade from Western Avenue to Tralee Street has been awarded to J Swap Contractors Limited. Western... Read More