Let’s out vote the baby boomers

A group of driven Tauranga youth are calling on their peers to band together and outvote the older generation in upcoming local elections. The Tauranga... Read More

Govt preparing to introduce vaping regulation bill

The director-general of health says there's mounting concern about vaping products around the world, as the government here considers banning flavouring... Read More

Tauranga mayoral race: 10 candidates chase top job

A newcomer to the political scene in New Zealand's fifth largest city says Tauranga deserves better leadership. Ten candidates are chasing the top... Read More

Disability trust grills candidates

A local trust is calling on the disabled community in Tauranga to make their voices heard at an upcoming mayoral candidate forum. Western Bay of Plenty... Read More

Harsher penalties for illegal trade of firearms

The government is to bring in harsher penalties for those who illegally trade firearms in a bid to stop guns getting into the hands of criminals. Today,... Read More

NZ history to be compulsory in all schools by 2022

Within the next three years, New Zealand history will be taught in all schools and kura, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced this morning while unveiling... Read More

Concerns over change of generic anti-depressant

Emotions ran high at the Health Select Committee today, with MPs grilling Medsafe and the Ministry of Health on a brand change to a generic anti-depressant. A... Read More

Prime Minister meets Twitter boss

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has met Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Beehive today to discuss the Christchurch Call. The Christchurch Call was set... Read More

Consultation opens on dangerous buildings policy

Public consultation opens today on the draft Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy 2019. The Building Act 2004 requires local councils to have a... Read More

Govt announces Suicide Prevention Office

The Government has announced a Suicide Prevention Office will be established to coordinate action already underway to reduce New Zealand’s historically... Read More

Car, disease or voting system?

“STV? – standard traditional values, perhaps?” “STV - feel like I should know, but I don’t.” Tauranga local body... Read More

Mental health services to receive $6M boost

  Mental health services at 22 general practices will receive a $6 million funding boost, says Prime Minister Jacinda Adern   The Government... Read More

More than 10 billion cigarette butts pollute NZ

New Zealand’s first national litter audit has found there are more than 200 cigarettes for every person polluting the environment. The first... Read More

Jan takes the 70 to town

She’s probably entitled to a parliamentary services taxi chit, or she could drive the very recognisable and appropriately red Mitsubishi Lancer... Read More

Bay of Plenty company helping bees thrive

The air is buzzing for 'bee aware' month and Comvita are celebrating after planting 2.3 million trees this year. They have added 6.4 million... Read More