Car down bank in Welcome Bay

A car has crashed down a bank in Welcome Bay this afternoon.  Police received reports of a vehicle going down a bank on James Cook Drive at 4.10pm,... Read More

Mitigating the economic impact after eruption

Mitigating the ongoing economic impact for retailers and supporting Whakatāne’s local tourism sector is at the forefront of Whakatāne District... Read More

Zespri Young & Healthy Virtual Adventure launched

Zespri, ASICS and the Young and Healthy Charitable Trust have launched the 2020 Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure aimed at encouraging primary... Read More

Tauranga stabbing accused denies charge

A 21-year-old man accused of stabbing another man in Tauranga has plead not guilty. Quentin Tame-Pohe Holt appeared in Tauranga District Court today... Read More

Recommendation to revoke Tauranga begging ban

Bay of Plenty Labour List MP Angie Warren-Clark is fully supporting the Tauranga Council Policy Committee's recommendation to lift the controversial... Read More

Further reseal works on SH2 Plummers Point Rd

Additional resealing work will take place on State Highway 2 between Plummers Point Road and Barrett Road overnight tonight. A temporary speed limit... Read More

Free school lunches served up in the BOP

Thousands of children have begun receiving a free lunch on every day of the school week, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The Government’s... Read More

Mount Maunganui fire under control

UPDATE: A building fire in Mount Maunganui is now under control.  “It’s under control and there are no injuries,” says Fire... Read More

New date announced for Relay For Life

With three weeks until the ribbon was due to be cut at Relay For Life, the Cancer Society has made the difficult decision to change the date of the event... Read More

Serious injuries in Tauranga crash

UPDATED: One person has sustained serious injuries following a crash in Tauranga today. Police received a report of a crash at 10.30am between Cameron... Read More

Respected BOP councillor loses cancer battle

Charles Sturt, the big enchilada of Rotorua politics who fought for the battler, died this morning. He turned 64 today. He died peacefully at his home... Read More

Sewage Overflow: health warning still active

A temporary health warning remains in place in Whakatane following a sewage overflow on last week. Whakatane District Council are awaiting results of... Read More

Hot end to the week, cooler weekend coming

Thursday and Friday will be hot across many parts of New Zealand with higher humidity at times too, but this weekend a cold front moves through with... Read More

Former BOP man and family killed in car fire

A former Bay of Plenty rugby player and his family are dead following a car fire in Brisbane. Rowan Baxter and his three children died in the same horrific... Read More

Wairoa Bridge cycleway works progressing

Installation of the new cycleway bridge on the Wairoa Bridge is progressing. Big trucks and cranes have been spotted by the bridge this morning, along... Read More