New police pup for Bay

Little Floki might only be three months old, but he's already preparing for a career in the New Zealand Police.  That's because he's one of the new police dogs being trained by the Coastal Bay of Plenty Dog Section. It's hoped... Read More

Robbery suspects sought

  Investigations into the aggravated robbery of the Bethlehem TAB earlier this month are continuing with higher resolution images of the alleged offenders expected to be available next week. Two men entered the store at the Bethlehem Shops on State... Read More

Teen wanted for arrest

Bay of Plenty Police are seeking the location of 18-year-old Maaki Emery who has a warrant to arrest for escaping police custody. The current warrant is in relation to an incident in Murupara on Tuesday evening this week. A manhunt is underway for the... Read More

Fatal crash in the Bay

UPDATE: One person is dead following a crash in the Bay of Plenty tonight. Police have confirmed that a woman in her 40s has died at the scene of a crash at the intersection of SH5 and SH30. The two vehicle crash happened near Whakarewarewa around 6pm. "A... Read More

Witnesses sought to Cambridge crash

Police investigating a serious accident on State Highway 1 are appealing for witnesses. Emergency services were called to the crash on SH1, Karapiro, at 11.30pm on Friday 13. Police are turning to the public to help in identifying the driver of a white/pearl... Read More

Police car thief still on the run

A Murupara teenager accused of stealing a police car while handcuffed remains on the run. A manhunt is underway for the 18-year-old following an incident that saw a police officer fire two shots on Oregon Drive in the Bay of Plenty... Read More

Blaze destroys Thames golf carts

A greenkeeper's shed storing golf carts and mowers has gone up in flames at the Thames Golf Club overnight.  The fire that ravaged the shed on the course at State Highway 26 is being treated as suspicious, says Waikato specialist fire investigator... Read More

Memorial Park vandalism ‘devastating’

It was supposed to be a gift to the community. Volunteers from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and Comvita joined Tauranga City Council staff to plant several corokias at Memorial Park last month. The little plants were arranged to form 12 letters... Read More

Thieves targeting tradies' power tools

Power drills, nail guns and electric saws are becoming the items of choice for thieves looking to make a quick buck. Police say they are seeing a growing number of reports for burglaries at construction sites, and were urging tradies to lock up their... Read More

Stolen police car found

A police car stolen in the Bay of Plenty has been found. The patrol car was taken from Oregan Drive in Murupara around 7pm. The car was found abandoned on Gibbs Road a couple of hours later. Police says enquiries are continuing to locate the offender. Anyone... Read More



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The Lovely Mount Maunganui beach. Photo: Denis Player.

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