Rapid antigen testing for unvaccinated travellers

To meet domestic travel requirements from mid-December, 15-minute Covid-19 rapid antigen testing will be available at no cost from community pharmacies... Read More

Funding boost for BOP climate change projects

Two community-led climate change adaptation projects have received funds from Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council this week to explore the future... Read More

Acorn Foundation awards first scholarship for FAME

The team at the Western Bay of Plenty’s Acorn Foundation and Fund for Acting and Musical Endeavours Trust are proud to announce the first recipient... Read More

Critical injuries in Coromandel crash

One person is reported to have suffered critical injuries in a single-vehicle crash in the Coromandel. Police were advised of a vehicle collision on... Read More

Whakaari/White Island victims remembered

The Whakatāne community is gathering for a special ceremony to mark two years since the Whakaari/White Island eruption. On December 9 2019 at 2:11pm,... Read More

Police appeal for sightings of missing woman

Police are appealing for sightings of a missing woman in Te Puke today. Louise was last seen at Carter House in Te Puke today at around 12:40pm. She... Read More

The humble road cone

Bright orange road cones are the attention-seekers on state highway work sites, for good reason, says the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The agency’s... Read More

Multi-million dollar funding for Katikati project

Katikati based Project Parore is now able to put people, as well as ideas, to work for the benefit of its ecological restoration projects in the catchments... Read More

Facebook launches NZ blood donations feature

    New Zealand’s Facebook users can now sign up to be notified of opportunities nearby to give blood and plasma. Facebook has launched... Read More

Five new cases of Covid-19 in the Bay of Plenty

Today there are five new cases in Bay of Plenty, with all being in the Tauranga area. Of these, three are linked to previously reported cases, and links... Read More

Man jailed following shooting of police officer

Police acknowledge the sentencing of the man who shot a Hamilton officer earlier this year. Shannon Henry, 23, was, on Thursday, sentenced to a total... Read More

Blue bottle sightings spark warning

Pale blue in colour, and with a resemblance to what could be described as an extra-terrestrial being, the blue bottle jellyfish is once again invading... Read More

More locations of interest added for Tauranga

Four new locations of interest for Tauranga have been announced today. People who visited the Brookfield Hot Bread on Saturday, December 4 between 12:30pm... Read More

Drug warning following first time detection in NZ

A new synthetic drug has been detected in New Zealand for the first time. In a post on Facebook, the New Zealand Police say very little is known about... Read More

New classrooms for Tauranga schools

Pāpāmoa College and Merivale Primary are set to get some new classrooms following a government announcement today. Education Minister Chris Hipkins... Read More