Gender reassignment bill ’the way forward’

The current legal gender change application process is “nothing but outdated curly-haired wig sh*t”. That’s the verdict of one Tauranga... Read More

TOP leader rebuilding party

The Opportunities Party (TOP) are on a mission to rebuild following a dismal campaign in 2017. TOP leader Geoff Simmons is paying visit to supporters... Read More

Bridges suggests returning GST to councils

  National Party leader Simon Bridges has hinted at a major policy change that would put tens of millions of dollars back into the hands of councils.   He... Read More

New employment hub for Eastern Bay

A new employment hub in Whakatāne will help get more rangatahi earning and learning Employment Minister Willie Jackson said today at the opening of... Read More

Students to protest climate change in Red Square

  Tauranga students will join thousands of others around New Zealand in a protest against climate change today.   Students will be gathering... Read More

Papamoa after-hours petition tabled in Parliament

Papamoa resident Judy Killalea is thrilled to hear that her petition to provide funding for after-hours accident and emergency healthcare in Papamoa... Read More

Bill introduced for synthetics crackdown

Police will get stronger powers of search and seizure to crackdown on synthetic drugs under new legislation, which makes the two main synthetics (5F-ADB... Read More

Hospital bosses want anti anti-vax campaign

Hospital bosses want a national campaign to counter what they say are the damaging messages being put out by anti-vaccination lobbyists. Waikato and... Read More

Lawyers take NZ National Party to Supreme Court

Eminem's legal team are heading to the Supreme Court, as the copyright stoush over the National Party's 2014 election advertisement drags on. In... Read More

Blasphemous libel law repealed

A law labelled "archaic" blasphemous libel offence" will be repealed following the passing of the Crimes Amendment Bill. Justice Minister... Read More

Government calls time on ticket scalpers

The Government plans to stop the practice of ticket scalping. “Measures planned include a price cap on resale tickets, enforcing rules around... Read More

New parking restrictions in Tauranga CBD

New parking restrictions are being put in place on Elizabeth Street, near the roundabout with Durham Street. Thirty minute parking restrictions are... Read More

Simon Bridges says new taxes are insulting

A capital gains tax will impact small business owners in the region says Tauranga MP and National opposition leader Simon Bridges. Finance Minister... Read More

Have your say on Tomorrow’s Schools proposals

Simon Bridges is seeking feedback on what people in Tauranga think about the Tomorrow’s Schools proposals. The Bay of Plenty MP and National Party... Read More

Nearly 50 BOP households found homes last quarter

The latest public housing data for the Bay of Plenty shows that 49 households were provided with a place to call home in the last quarter, and more public... Read More