Hunting accident season approaching

Firearms safety warnings are being made by police as deerstalkers prepare to take to the bush for The Roar. Late March and April, is the rutting season for the most common deer species in NZ.  Their pre-occupation with mating leads the stags to... Read More

Zespri shareholders vote for change

Zespri shareholders have voted to strengthen grower ownership and control of Zespri. The changes to Zespri's constitution were backed by more than 75 per cent of shareholders voting in a special meeting held on Wednesday March 14 in Mount Maunganui,... Read More

‘Mammoth’ kiwifruit orchard for sale

One of New Zealand's biggest privately-owned kiwifruit orchard portfolios has been placed on the market for sale. The portfolio consists of three separate mid to large-sized productive blocks at Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty – the centre of... Read More

Bay dairy award winners announced

Major winners in the 2018 Bay of Plenty Dairy Industry Awards, Reece and Natasha Cox, believe they have age on their side when it comes to growing their business and achieving their goals. The couple were announced winners of the region's Share... Read More

Support for Kaiaua Coast property owners

Property owners considering raising the floor level of homes or buildings following coastal flooding in the Kaiaua Coast area in January now have one less thing to worry about. Hauraki District Council has agreed to pay or waive up to $2000 in building... Read More

Waihi fisherman named

Police say the name of the man found in water near the rocks at Homunga Bay, Waihi, yesterday afternoon was Yingbo Xu, 28, from Hamilton. Another man, who was believed to be fishing with Mr Xu, is still missing. Police have undertaken shoreline and air... Read More

State Highway 5 closed by crash

SH5 is closed between Putaruru and Rotorua where a stock ruck and car collided just before 4.30pm this afternoon.  Police and other emergency services are at the scene and the road will be closed while the driver of the car is removed from their... Read More

Coromandel bracing for heavy rain

The severe weather warning from MetService remains in place for The Coromandel this evening as Cyclone Hola moves slowly down the North Island. "While the weather hasn't been as bad as expected today, Cyclone Hola is still with us, with heavy rain... Read More

Bay dairy farmer through to grand final

Edgecumbe dairy farmer Josh Cozens will be representing Waikato-Bay of Plenty in the Young Farmer of the Year Contest grand final after winning the regional final in Rotorua. The 29-year-old beat six other contestants to win... Read More

Kiwifruit industry to gain from CPTPP

Zespri welcomes the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile, with the New Zealand kiwifruit industry set to benefit significantly from the agreement. The CPTPP will create significant value... Read More

Opinion Poll

What are your thoughts on the council’s proposal to increase rates 40 per cent over the next three years?

Good, it will help pay to revitilise the city
Not good, rates are high enough now
I’m ok with an increase, but maybe not such a big one

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