30 years of club cricket a rare feat for Murray

If you’ve spent 30 straight years at the sharp end of Bay of Plenty club cricket, you've probably come up against all the hotshots and got them out. That’s something Murray Jarvis - whose Greerton club has just held a function to mark...... Read More

Minister ‘disappointed’ at second fruit fly find

Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor says the second find of an unwanted fruit fly is disappointing and the Government is committed to ensuring it doesn’t establish here. “Getting rid of the fruit fly is New Zealand’s most...... Read More

Bus crashes into parked cars in Tauranga CBD

Multiple vehicles are involved in a crash with a bus on Willow Street in Tauranga this afternoon. The crash, which is located opposite the Tauranga Police Station, involved a bus and two parked cars. A reporter at the scene says the bus has run into...... Read More

Wintry temperatures this weekend for some

A colder change is expected to arrive for most of New Zealand on Friday. WeatherWatch.co.nz says it may be enhanced further over the weekend depending on what specifically unfolds in the New Zealand area. Either way, the data supports temperatures...... Read More

Man faces charges after Tauranga police chase

UPDATED 1.50PM: A male is facing multiple charges after fleeing police this afternoon. Police attempted to stop a vehicle, but failed to do so at around 12.25pm. A police spokesperson says it fled but was stopped after spikes were deployed. “A...... Read More

Discussions underway for Mauao Base Track repairs

Tauranga City Council staff have been working through a tender process with contractors as they seek a long-term solution to the slip that buried part of the Base Track in 2017. The preferred plan is to re-route a 250m section of the track along the...... Read More

Interactive device you can operate with your mouth

Imagine a device that feels like and is no bigger than a piece of chewing gum, which allows you to answer the phone simply by biting down on it. We now have the technology with ChewIt, a novel interface developed by the Augmented Human Lab team at...... Read More

More changes for motorists travelling on SH2

Motorists travelling near Bayfair will see some changes this week. The New Zealand Transport Agency says SH2 city-bound traffic will be moved onto a new section of road. “From today, traffic heading towards Papamoa will be moved onto the old...... Read More

BOP highway closed to recover crashed truck

State Highway 2 will be closed for about 3-4 hours to recover a truck that went into the river in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The NZTA says the highway will be closed from 9.30am onwards to allow for the vehicle recovery. “The official detour...... Read More

Uncertainty continues about Cyclone Oma’s track

Areas of rain are coming to New Zealand but the jury remains out on whether or not Cyclone Oma will directly impact the country this weekend and early next week. As hundreds of computer models continue to try and crunch the data the globe's two...... Read More




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