Gear up for Bike Day

  For those keen to explore the Te Puna to Omokoroa cycleway, an exciting family bike day is planned for March.   “We’ve run... Read More

Hunter shares survival story ahead of roar

One hunter is sharing his story of a tragic hunting trip in 2008 as a safety reminder as we head into the roar. It’s important to remember to... Read More

Kiwifruit harvest taster day: registrations open

An initiative giving people an insight into working in the kiwifruit industry over harvest is about to kick off. The initiative – led by New Zealand... Read More

Fonterra narrows 2021 earnings guidance

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced it has lifted the bottom end of its 2021 forecast earnings guidance and narrowed the range to 25-35... Read More

New rules for flood protection and drains

If you live, work or use the land around a stopbank or other flood defence and drainage asset in the Bay of Plenty, you may need to check out the new... Read More

Psa settlement prompts mixed emotion

  The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to bring the lengthy Psa saga to an end.   The long-running... Read More

Seasonal work scheme attracts 16 people

  A financial scheme set up to attract people to seasonal work is enticing 16 people to the Bay of Plenty region.   The New Zealand Seasonal... Read More

Cycleway scores high for user enjoyment

Users of the Omokoroa to Tauranga Cycleway love their experience, according to a recent survey that reveals more than 90 per cent are satisfied with... Read More

New AI agritech platform to benefit scientists

A new scientific partnership will develop an AI platform to meet demand from Bay of Plenty scientists for faster processing of complex research data. The... Read More

National weather update

The MetService advises that a large ridge of high pressure covering the country is expected to move slowly east on Monday, as a broad front approaches... Read More

Waitangi Day 181 years on

A great range of hands-on workshops, exhibitions and live entertainment are planned for the Tauranga Moana Waitangi Day Festival on Saturday. The day... Read More

Survey finds farmer confidence bouncing back

  Farmer confidence has bounced back to where it was pre-COVID, but attracting and retaining staff remains a headache.   This is shown... Read More

Fonterra lifts forecast Farmgate Milk Price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today lifted its 2020/21 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range to NZD $6.90 - $7.50 per kgMS, up from NZD $6.70 - $7.30... Read More

Young growers vie for BOP title

A diverse group of eight young growers have stepped up to compete for the title of 2021 Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the year. The competition, which... Read More

BOP Deerstalkers turn 70

Many memorable hunting moments have passed through the NZ Deerstalkers Bay of Plenty Branch, which recently celebrated its 70th birthday. But NZDA BOP... Read More