Award-winning photographer to speak at Bird BoP

Years ago Marie Bilodeau asked famous Canadian nature photographer Freeman Patterson, where he thought the best place was to take photographs. His answer... Read More

Meech adds another silver medal at Laser Europeans

There's a good reason why Sam Meech is seen as one of the world's most consistent Laser sailors and today he added another silver medal, this... Read More

National weather forecast

This past week has followed the trend for the month of May, which has proven to be well below average for many places around the country in terms of... Read More

What‘s on - celebrations, sports and cow dump day

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday! The weather forecast is showing a fine start to the day, with possible morning fog. Cloud will be increasing overnight,... Read More

Woman rescued after Mt Ruapehu crevasse fall

A climber was lucky to escape serious injury after she fell 15 metres down a crevasse on Mt Ruapehu on Saturday May 25. Police received a distress call... Read More

Celebrate Matariki in Tauranga

Events celebrating the Maori New Year in Tauranga Moana will be taking place from late May to early July. Matariki is the Maori name for the start... Read More

Car flipped on No 2 Rd south of Te Puke

Police report that a car has crashed south of Te Puke on Saturday afternoon. The crash happened about 12.20pm on No 2 Road. It appears that that it... Read More

Dates announced for reinstated bus routes

Bay of Plenty Regional Council will roll-out re-instated bus routes 41, 36 and 71 over the next six weeks in Tauranga. Following public feedback route... Read More

Regional Council endorses regional refresh

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has endorsed a refreshed regional development framework. Coined Bay of Connections 2.0, the new framework is designed... Read More

A sweet spoonful of honey

“Arguably we have invented the best product out there,” says Tauranga scientist Dr Shaun Holt. “Over and above what the entire pharmaceutical... Read More

The stories of NZ’s kiwifruit pioneers

I couldn’t wait to read Elaine Fisher’s new book ‘Seeds of Success - the Stories of New Zealand’s Kiwifruit Pioneers’.... Read More

New era of horticulture innovation ushered in

A new era of Agtech innovation, set to revolutionise New Zealand’s horticulture sector and inspire the next generation of science excellence, has... Read More

Power cut in Maketu

Powerco have reported a power cut on Thursday evening in Maketu. The power was cut to 230 properties in Maketu at 9.09pm.  Power is expected... Read More

Power cut in Te Puke

Powerco report there is a power cut on Monday evening in Te Puke. There are 680 Te Puke properties affected by the power cut which happened at 9.01pm.  The... Read More

Hundreds gather for plastic bottle protest

“Not our kid’s future,” wrote one. A pile of 2400 used plastic bottles was dumped in a circle on the beach near the Omanu Surf Club... Read More