Opotiki Council’s public survey under way

  Opotiki residents should not be surprised if they get a phone call in coming days seeking their opinion on a range of council activities and... Read More

Police appeal for information after car chase

Police are appealing for information after a car chase in Whakatane yesterday afternoon. A 31-year-old man is in custody following a series of incidents... Read More

Tauranga to host Waitangi Day celebrations

  Maori arts and cultural performances, live music and workshops are just some of the offerings for this year’s Waitangi Day Festival at... Read More

New sports uniforms for Maori immersion school

A Maori immersion school in Rotorua will receive a grant of $25,390 to buy new sports uniforms for the school from the New Zealand Community Trust. Te... Read More

LIVE: Update on Northland COVID-19 case

UPDATE: All of the close contacts to the Northland COVID case have tested negative so far. Minister for COVID Response Chris Hipkins says all contacts... Read More

Plea for information in homicide investigation

  Police continue to appeal for information in relation to a death in the Western Bay of Plenty.   A homicide investigation is underway... Read More

More earthquake swarms recorded in NZ

Nearly 2500 people are reporting to have felt a swarm of earthquakes in the North Island. There have been several reports of quakes being felt along... Read More

Rubbish dumping taints sacred Tainui site

Visitors to Te Toto Gorge, a picturesque and culturally significant site south of Raglan, are being urged to report people rubbish dumping. DOC is... Read More

Rents soar after COVID-19 freeze ends

  Rents shot up around the country when last year’s rent freeze was lifted, including the largest monthly rent increase in recorded history.   Renters... Read More

NZ on track to receive Pfizer vaccine by March

The Director-General of Health is confident New Zealand will receive a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March. Dr Ashley Bloomfield says the country is... Read More

Vape warnings could be in te reo Maori

Millions of vaping products imported into New Zealand will be required to display warning labels in te reo Maori if new government proposals are implemented. Under... Read More

$470k forfeited following meth investigation

More than $470,000 has been forfeited following an investigation into methamphetamine dealing in Gisborne. Three people were convicted in Gisborne District... Read More

Another scorcher forecast for the BOP today

Bay of Plenty residents are being warned to plan for another hot day, with temperatures expected to reach anywhere from 25 – 29 degrees today. Record-breaking... Read More

Resealing works continue on SH2

Resealing works on State Highway 2 are continuing this week between Old Tauranga Road and Athenree Road, north of Katikati. Nightworks will continue... Read More

Charges laid in connection to BOP murder

A man is facing a murder charge in connection to a homicide investigation in the Bay of Plenty. The 35-year-old man charged with wounding with intent... Read More