Rethinking trade waste

A review on the bylaw for trade waste in the Thames-Coromandel District is set to be made by its local council. A draft bylaw will be going out for public consultation from mid-March to mid-April, alongside a Long Term Plan consultation. “Information... Read More

Hot and humid and about to get hotter

We're now in the peak of summer and for the next few weeks we can expect warm nights, hot days and high humidity at times. High humidity in New Zealand is normal, in winter it causes foggy damp mornings but in summer when it's combined with... Read More

Family concerned for missing man

For the last week Raymond Stirling's family have traipsed through backyards, waded the waters of the Waikato River and pushed through grassed banks.   They've clung to hope they'd find any sign of the missing 84-year-old great-grandfather... Read More

No sign of woman since December 4

Police are appealing for information about a woman who was last seen leaving her Hamilton home on December 4. Elenoa Phillips, 48, was reported missing to police on Monday January 8. "She was last seen leaving her home address in Hamilton on Thursday... Read More

Hospice appeal gets largest donation yet

More than $30,000 has been raised and gifted by Bay of Plenty Farmers stores to Waipuna Hospice as a result of an annual Christmas appeal. The Tree of Remembrance is an annual appeal which provides an opportunity to remember someone special during the... Read More

Man hit by reversing car on Waihi Rd

A man has been taken to Tauranga Hospital after being hit by a vehicle near Waihi Road. A police media spokesperson says the incident happened just before 10am. “We were notified by ambulance staff at 9.48am that a reversing vehicle had knocked... Read More

Re-writing the city rules

The largest re-writing of city bylaws undertaken outside the Auckland super city re-write is about to get underway in Tauranga. Council staff will be reviewing nine bylaws this year, says TCC team leader strategic and policy planning Melony Atkins. The... Read More

The Art of New Zealand in 3D

An Eastern Bay of Plenty three dimensional art competition is positioning Whakatane as a core focus of the New Zealand contemporary art world.  Coordinated by Arts Whakatane and the Whakatane District Council museum and arts Team, the Molly Morpeth... Read More

Different day, same forecast

A severe thunderstorm watch is in place again for the Bay of Plenty. The MetService issued the watch this morning saying humid conditions are likely to lead to showers and thunderstorms developing about the northeast of the North Island late morning... Read More

Rotorua HIV sex attacker jailed

A sex attack victim has revealed he is unable to continue with normal life after being assaulted by an HIV positive man he considered part of his family. Timi Tepo Robert James Hohepa, 49, was sentenced at Rotorua District Court on Tuesday to four... Read More



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