Omicron: Is New Zealand prepared?

“New Zealand prepared for Omicron”. That is the headline from a statement from the Prime Minister’s office this afternoon, following... Read More

Tongans in NZ pray family and friends are safe

New Zealanders with whānau and friends in Tonga are anxiously waiting for communication to be restored after the disastrous eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga... Read More

PM quiet on Tauranga chemist‘s Gayford claim

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is refusing to comment on claims her fiancé tried to get rapid antigen tests (RATs) for his musician friends despite... Read More

Call for govt to clearly communicate outbreak plan

New Zealand is being urged to heed the lessons from Australia's Covid-19 testing debacle in the event of a similar explosion in Omicron cases in... Read More

Council mayhem, health chaos & political showdowns

As Local Democracy Reporting begins a new chapter under NZ On Air's Public Interest Journalism Fund and the new leadership of David Reid and Conan... Read More

Medicinal cannabis industry now in delivery phase

It has now been three years since Parliament unanimously passed the legislation to enable a New Zealand medicinal cannabis industry. With overseas... Read More

A dozen quirky new laws you may not have heard of

Here's 12 up-and-coming bits of legislation you may have missed thanks to the hustle and bustle of Covid-19 this year. They are yet to complete... Read More

2021: A year full of news

Well, 2021 certainly has been a year to remember. Covid has dominated headlines for the majority of the year from the first Delta case to lockdowns,... Read More

Three Waters: Letters reveal relationship strain

Newly released letters mayors wrote to Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta show cracks in relations over the Three Waters reform appeared months... Read More

Local MPs‘ holiday message

MPs from Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty have a Christmas and New Year message for residents with the overarching theme being to enjoy time with... Read More

Air New Zealand cancels about 120 flights

Air New Zealand has cancelled about 120 flights after the government announced there would be a delay to the phased reopening of international borders. Previously,... Read More

CEOs of health entities set to replace DHBs named

Counties Manukau District Health Board's Fepulea'i Margie Apa has just been named the chief executive of the interim Health New Zealand. Hauraki... Read More

Three waters campaign launched

The newly formed campaign group is taking its concerns about Three Waters to Parliament this week. Ōpōtiki is one of 23 local councils that are part... Read More

Why is ‘museum’ Tauranga’s dirty word?

“I have heard people since I have been here say ‘Oh don’t use that word!’ How ridiculous,” says Tauranga City Council commissioner... Read More

Govt to upgrade Tauranga Hospital

The Government will upgrade Tauranga Hospital next year to support planned and routine care, so non-Covid patients are safe when Covid patients are being... Read More