Boost for Lake McLaren trout stocks

Fish & Game has released hundreds of young trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal in the lower Kaimai Ranges – to boost the fishing stocks for local anglers. Lake McLaren has year-round fishing, with a bag limit of two trout and no...... Read More

Nowhere to Hyde for top Tauranga swimmer

Matt Hyde knows only too well the road to the Tokyo Olympics is paved in persistence, etched in exertion and dripping in discipline. There are no short-cuts; only steps on the ladder and milestones to tick off. The 21-year-old Tauranga swimmer has...... Read More

From Whakatane to Arizona, via Waikato

Whakatane girl Devon Seymour is a long way from home. Currently on an exchange programme at Arizona State University as part of her graduate studies at the University of Waikato, Devon took her own advice and got comfortable with being uncomfortable....... Read More

One vehicle accident in Waihi Beach

Emergency services has been responding to a one vehicle crash on Waihi Beach Road. Police, Ambulance and Fire all attended the crash about 500 meters from Wilsons Road in Waihi Beach, at 4.45pm. A police spokesperson says there were four people...... Read More

Finalists named for 50th BOP Sports Awards

Local community volunteers and international sport stars are among the near 80 finalists of the 2018 Bay of Plenty Sports Awards hosted by Sport Bay of Plenty. Celebrating 50 years, the Bay of Plenty Sports Awards has a long and prestigious history...... Read More

BOP Police hunt wanted men

Eastern Bay of Plenty Police is turning to the public to help them locate several people. The following men are currently wanted and have warrants out for their arrest. Wayne Savage, 37, of Kawerau or Rotorua of late. Norman Te Rangi, 23, of Kawerau Kevin...... Read More

YouTube experiencing outage world wide

UPDATE 4.02pm: YouTube is back up and running after users around the world reported having issues with the site. More than 2,000 reports were made during the time the site was down. Team YouTube has tweeted saying the site is back up and running. "Thanks...... Read More

FISHER, Robert Anthony (Tony) FNZEI

Passed away at Tauranga Hospital on Tuesday 16th October 2018, aged 78 years. Beloved husband of Carolyn. Incredible father to Clare and Alun, Rob and Jo, Guy and Tijana. Amazing Grandad to Evie, Charlie, Archie, Rhys, Inez, Vida, Owen, and Nina. Son...... Read More

BOP offenders hit with combined 40-year sentence

Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are pleased with the prosecution of 23 people following a "violent incident" in Whakatane last year. The investigation, which followed a violent incident in Whakatane in January 2017, saw 25 people arrested...... Read More

Large traffic delays on SH2

UPDATED 2.37PM: A vehicle hitting a barrier on State Highway 2 is being attributed as the cause of major traffic delays this afternoon. Police were called to the single-vehicle crash on the highway between Tauranga and Bethlehem just after 1.30pm. A...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
Not enough opportunities to pass safely