Man who admitted assault charges avoids conviction

A man who assaulted two teenage boys at a Young Labour summer camp has been discharged without conviction. Judge Russell Collins refused to grant the... Read More

Torched Tauranga slide closed until March 2020

  A popular Tauranga slide torched twice this year will not be open this Christmas.   The slide, which is part of the playground on The... Read More

BOP man jailed after admitting child porn charges

A Tauranga man has been jailed after pleading guilty to a raft of charges including, doing an indecent act on a child under 12 years of age. Name suppression... Read More

Safer speed limits proposed for schools

The Government is proposing to reduce speed limits to a maximum of 40 km/h around urban schools and 60 km/h around rural schools. “Our kids should... Read More

Police name couple killed in BOP crash

Police have named the couple who died following a crash in the Bay of Plenty. "They were 89-year-old William Rankin and 84-year-old Greta Tuite... Read More

7 Days’ biggest tour yet coming to Tauranga

  To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, 7 Days is hitting the road with their biggest tour of the country yet.   What is described as New... Read More

Coromandel‘s population hits a new peak

The Coromandel population has cracked the 30,000 mark, according to the latest data from our economic consultant Infometrics. Since the 2018 census... Read More

$6.4 million up for grabs this Saturday

Powerball and Strike have both rolled over, meaning there is a combined prize pool of $6.4 million up for grabs on Saturday night.  Powerball was... Read More

BOP earthquake reminder to make homes safer

  People are being warned to take steps to prepare for a damaging earthquake before it hits.   This is the message from the Earthquake Commission... Read More

Study shows chemicals could cause beehive losses

Agricultural chemicals may be responsible for wiping out beehives in the Bay of Plenty, East Coast and Waikato. Scientists have found traces of neonicotinoid... Read More

Suicide Prevention Office gets to work

New Zealand's first ever Suicide Prevention Office has officially opened and will work to tackle the country’s persistently high rate of suicide. Prime... Read More

Dairy, beef, and lamb exports rise in October

Exports of dairy products, beef, and lamb, particularly to China, increased in value in October 2019, says Stats NZ. However, the rises were partly... Read More

Options for electoral legislation changes

Whakatane District Council representatives had the opportunity to meet with Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta last week to discuss the process... Read More

A day of Christmas festivities in Kawerau

This year’s Kawerau Christmas in the Park will be fantastic say Kawerau District Council. Kawerau Christmas in the Park is the Eastern Bay of... Read More

Smokey haze continues to linger

As dozens of Australian fires continue to burn, some out of control, the air pressure set up over the Tasman Sea means New Zealand's skies continue... Read More