Big budget series to create jobs in Rotorua

  A new big budget action-thriller is set to start filming in Rotorua later this year in a move that is tipped to inject several million dollars... Read More

Jazz Festival organisers upbeat about the future

  Planning is underway for the 2021 National Jazz Festival.   This year is the first year in the festival’s 58 year history that is... Read More

BOP MP refs Papamoa v Te Puna rugby

4pm update: Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller thought he might "run out of puff" after about ten minutes taking on the role of referee for the rugby... Read More

What‘s on - coastal care, rugby, and music

Good morning and welcome to Sunday. He ra pai. Kia hari. Cloudy spells are expected today with westerlies developing in the morning. It’s a two-clothing-layer... Read More

Going over and above for tall people

  A former professional basketballer has started a Tall People club in the Bay of Plenty to encourage social outings and the exchange of useful... Read More

Telling the stories of how we arrived in Tauranga

  People from many countries have been telling their personal stories of how they arrived in New Zealand at the ‘This is Us – he... Read More

Lotto player wins $1 million

  One lucky Lotto player from Auckland will be celebrating after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in Saturday night’s live Lotto... Read More

Local larks compete for operatic scholarship

  Luciano Pavarotti once said that opera is one of the most important art forms and that it should be listened to and appreciated by everyone.   Annabel... Read More

What‘s on - markets, art, live-stream rugby final

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Kia harikoa. Kaua e manukanuka. Kia hari to whanau me o hoa. Cloudy spells are expected today with a chance of... Read More

Knitting fever spreads

Knitting is making a comeback however the resurgence isn’t just due to people finding time on their hands like they did during the nationwide lockdown. “They... Read More

Molly Morpeth Canaday art award entries open

Artists are invited to enter into the 2021 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award. The competition is one of New Zealand's longest running and most vibrant... Read More

ARONUI Indigenous Arts Festival Postponed

Rotorua’s ARONUI Indigenous Arts Festival has become the latest event to be scuppered by the Covid-19 pandemic, with organisers announcing a decision... Read More

$5.6 million action-thriller coming to the BOP

The producers of an upcoming action-thriller are working closely with Film Bay of Plenty to recruit local people for an 18-week apprenticeship on set. NZ... Read More

All tribulation but no triumph for BOP Symphonia

Bay of Plenty Symphonia musicians were poised and ready to play but have once again had to cancel their concert because of Alert level restrictions. This... Read More

Tauranga’s return to racing is without spectators

The return to horse racing at Tauranga this Saturday will be behind closed doors. Level 2 means that no spectators, sponsors or owners will be present... Read More