Potato virus found for the first time in NZ

A potato virus which affects potatoes used to make chips has been found for the first time in New Zealand. The potato mop-top virus, known as PMTV, has been found in tubers from two properties in the Canterbury region. David Yard of Biosecurity New...... Read More

Needle found in Auckland strawberry punnet

Police are urging anyone who has bought Choice brand strawberries to return them to where they bought them after needles were found in a punnet sold by St Luke's Countdown in Auckland Police say a person found the needles before anyone had eaten...... Read More

National experts coming to Tauranga

National experts on topics ranging from farm planning and water science to Maturanga Māori and kiwifruit conversions, will be sharing their knowledge in Tauranga next month at the upcoming New Zealand Association of Resource Management conference. The...... Read More

Council takes up Kiwi Camp offer for campers

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has accepted a $200,000 grant from Central Government to trial a KiwiCamp facility in Waihi Beach this summer to help manage freedom camping. Council considered several sites and decided on the Waihi Beach Community...... Read More

Bay Conservation Alliance launches

Bay Conservation Alliance launched on Friday September 21 2018, as part of National Conservation Week and with the support of Conservation Minister Hon. Eugenie Sage. Founded by four Western Bay Community Conservation groups – Maketu Ongatoro...... Read More

Paengaroa kids abuzz over beeswax wraps

Students from Paengaroa School marked Bee Aware Month by making sustainable beeswax wraps using beeswax from locally-owned hives. On September 12, representatives from local bee products company Comvita held two practical beeswax wraps making sessions...... Read More

River improvement targets exceeded

More than 136 kilometres of Bay of Plenty waterway margins have been protected from stock access in the past year through riparian management partnerships between private landowners and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. “Riparian management...... Read More

What’s On: Warm sunshine and scavenger hunts

Good Morning SunLive readers and welcome back to a fine sunny Sunday. There is going to be lots of sunshine today so make use of that time out in the garden, mowing lawns, getting that vegetable garden ready or just soak up the sun and get that summer...... Read More

Clivia show coming to town

After 12 years, Judy Coenen’s interest in clivias has grown into somewhat of an obsession – she now has thousands of plants. “It starts as a hobby, then it’s a passion and before you know it, it’s an obsession,”...... Read More

Chemical incident leaves worker without an eye

A worker had to have his eye removed after an incident involving a corrosive cleaning product at a Tauranga mussel processing plant. North Island Mussels Limited was sentenced in the Tauranga District Court today following the January 2017 incident...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Who or what is to blame for all the crashes on the roads of late?

Drivers in general
The roads
A combination of the roads and drivers