Thoughts wanted on Athenree shared path proposal

Council is exploring a new, shared walkway and cycleway connecting Athenree to Waihī Beach, and wants to hear what you think of the proposal. For many... Read More

Mauao base track closure extended

Mauao’s Te Ara Tūtanga (The base track) will be closed from 7.30am to 12.30pm tomorrow, Wednesday 29 September. This closure was initially to... Read More

Trustpower’s $441m retail sale cleared

The sale of Tauranga-based Trustpower Limited’s retail business to Mercury NZ Limited has moved closer to completion after the Commerce Commission... Read More

“Get a test”: Message clear after wastewater scare

Get tested if sick is the plea from authorities after a positive Covid-19 wastewater testing result was identified in Tauranga this week. Director-General... Read More

Man charged with murder over Hamilton death

A 57-year-old man has been charged with murder following a death in Hamilton last week. A 55-year-old woman passed away on Friday following an alleged... Read More

BOP doc named NZ Junior Doctor of the Year

She left school at 16 and had four children before choosing to try for medical school, now Rotorua Hospital’s Dr Tawa Hunter has been recognised... Read More

Event industry calling for vaccine passport info

Organisers of one the biggest summer festivals will not hold the event unless it can operate under alert level 1 rules. Rhythm and Vines, held near... Read More

Covid-19 detected in Tauranga wastewater

There has been a detection of Covid-19 in Tauranga wastewater and further testing is underway in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui, with results expected... Read More

Large building fire in Judea

UPDATE 12.35pm: Fire and Emergency are fighting a blaze at a warehouse in Judea this afternoon but say that all parties are accounted for from the affected... Read More

Tarawera Falls land returned to BOP iwi

An eastern Bay of Plenty iwi is welcoming the return of more than 40 hectares of land around the Tarawera Falls into its possession. The block, located... Read More

Warren Gatland back as Chiefs restructure

Chiefs Rugby Club have announced a new coaching structure which will see returning coach Warren Gatland appointed to the new position of director of... Read More

Excessive use of force in Waihi rules IPCA

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer used excessive force when he struck a man four times while trying to remove him from... Read More

SH29 likely to be closed for most of the day

State Highway 29 is closed in both directions after several containers fell from a truck earlier this morning. Waka Kotahi Transport Agency says the... Read More

Katikati Festival of Arts to light up town

Katikati, an arty town half an hour north of Tauranga, is celebrating the Arts with its month-long Festival of Arts in October – albeit on a reduced... Read More

Notable cooling of vent area on White Island

Volcanologists are reporting a "sharp decline in vent temperatures" on White Island. A recent observation flight measured a sharp decline... Read More