Landlords: Rental law changes will hamper eviction

Landlords say they feel under siege with the government planning to make it tougher for them to boot out troublesome tenants. Renters argue they should... Read More

National weather update

A series of fronts are forecast to move across New Zealand from the west through to overnight Wednesday, bringing periods of heavy rain and northwest... Read More

Changeable week behind us but another ahead

MetService New Zealand is predicting another changeable week ahead. “A series of fronts brought heavy rain and strong winds to parts of the country... Read More

Fine in the Bay, heavy rain further south

While the weather forecast is for a mainly fine day for the Bay of Plenty, the MetService has issued a severe weather watch for other parts of the country.... Read More

SafeSquares help Kiwi kids stay safe this summer

After the success of Parent to Parent’s inaugural first SafeSquares initiative this March, Parent to Parent and Bunnings are partnering again to... Read More

Land used for Defence facility gifted back to iwi

Land used by the New Zealand Defence Force to provide valuable support to ships during the Second World War has been vested back to Ngāti Rangi, a central... Read More

National weather forecast

The MetService report that a weak ridge is forecast to move east over New Zealand on Tuesday.  An active cold front, preceded by strong moist... Read More

Converted cowshed wins top spot

An old cowshed has been turned into luxury accommodation that incorporates elements of the original building. The Cowshed in Waikino in the Karangahake... Read More

Their castle in Omokoroa

For Rachel and BJ Ratana, their three children and dog ‘Old Boy’, their journey to get into their Classic Builders home was so good, it was... Read More

Late spring surge heading into summer

  The continues shortage of quality real estate listings, coupled with record low mortgage interest rates, have combined to add some zing to the... Read More

Tasman High brings summer-like temperatures

During the final week of October and into the first few days of November, a building area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea has dominated New Zealand’s... Read More

Fixing the base track – your views

The newly-elected Mayor of Tauranga, Tenby Powell is already making strides to repair the Mauao base track. Tenby, Cr Steve Morris, Cr Dawn Kiddie... Read More

What‘s on - vegetarian festival, city to surf, art

Kia ora and welcome to a sunny Sunday. Expect a fine day becoming warmer, with southwest breezes sea breezes. It’s a one-layer-clothing day,... Read More

Cause of Friday night Mount power outage unknown

A power cut to Mount Maunganui on Friday night meant that many bar and restaurant patrons were faced with a late night dinner in the dark. The power... Read More

More room for loved ones in Paeroa Cemetery

It’s been a bit noisier than usual at the Pukerimu Cemetery in Paeroa over the last few weeks. Following a karakia performed by Rawiri Kauae... Read More