Chiefs face fiercest test yet

  The Gallagher Chiefs return home this Saturday to take on current Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa competition leaders the Crusaders.   Chiefs... Read More

Bethlehem School principal retires after 26 years

It’s been a week full of ‘lasts’ for Bethlehem School principal Brian Field, as he wraps up his final week after 26 years as principal... Read More

One new Covid case in managed isolation

There are no new cases in the community to report today, reports the Ministry of Health. "There is one new positive case of Covid-19 to report... Read More

Tauranga netball rep teams announced

  Tauranga Netball Centre have selected their representative teams for 2021.   Seven teams will represent the Tauranga region and for the... Read More

Tauranga teen takes out PM’s Science Prize

An aspiring scientist has won an award for his breast cancer data research that could have applications for other illnesses. James Zingel from Tauranga... Read More

Jab Cab removing barriers to vaccine

  The Jab Cab, a Te Tuinga Whanau Trust initiative, is roaming the streets aiming to take the anxiety out of the Covid-19 vaccination.   The... Read More

Young BOP leaders selected for BLAKE inspire

  Three students have been selected from hundreds of applicants to represent the Bay of Plenty at BLAKE inspire – a week long environmental... Read More

Volcanic activity remains low at Mt Ruapehu

  Following the period of heightened activity in December 2020, volcanic activity at Mt Ruapehu has since remained at a low level over the last... Read More

Fine for phone use while driving increases to $150

  The infringement fee for using a mobile phone whilst driving will increase from $80 to $150 on April 30.   Transport Minister Michael... Read More

The RSA Poppy – a national icon

Tauranga’s ‘Poppy Lady’ Veronica Egan has been organising the Tauranga RSA’s annual Poppy Day appeal since 1985. This year,... Read More

New walk/run event hits Rotorua this weekend

A nationwide fun run/walk series raising awareness for mental health arrives in Rotorua this Saturday. The Aramex Kiwi Walk & Run Series has significant... Read More

BOP athlete excited as Olympics near

  A Bay of Plenty athlete is helping to mark 100 days until the Olympic Games get underway in Tokyo.   The New Zealand Olympic Team is calling... Read More

Police carry guns on average once a week

Dozens and sometimes hundreds of frontline police officers have been told to carry guns on average once a week in recent months, as fears around gun... Read More

Exhibitions to celebrate women‘s power

Two new exhibitions celebrating the power of women open this weekend at The Incubator Creative Hub at Tauranga’s Historic Village. The exhibitions... Read More

Residents disappointed at school rezone proposal

  A group of Mount Maunganui residents have expressed their disappointment at rezoning plans that will impact their school.   Residents... Read More