Red tape cut to boost housing supply in Tauranga

First home buyers are set to benefit from changes to planning rules being advanced by the Government and the National Party that will enable more medium... Read More

Govt action needed for Aotearoa’s dementia plan

New Zealand can expect a major spike in dementia cases particularly among Māori, Pasifika and Asian communities, according to a new study. Existing... Read More

Charity Funding Shortfalls at Record Levels - Data

Hundreds of charities and community groups are struggling to meet multimillion-dollar revenue shortfalls as the impact of Covid lockdowns continue -... Read More

Yo-yoing temperatures in the east this week

Temperatures in eastern parts of the country are expected to yo-yo this week, with warm days forecast today and Tuesday ahead of a cool change on Wednesday,... Read More

One dead after SH2 motorcycle crash

One person has died following a crash in Nukuhou this morning. A motorcycle and a truck were involved in the incident on State Highway 2 near Glenholme... Read More

Podcast Pleasure

Many Kiwis are discovering a new pastime in our post-Covid world – listening to podcasts – and the primary sector is lining up to share interesting... Read More

Flying start for Cadets as cricket season begins

The Bay of Plenty’s cricket season got off to a cracking start on Saturday with Joe Carter smashing 136 not out off 63 balls, including ten fours... Read More

Covid-19: 94 cases in community, 53 unlinked

There are 94 new cases of Covid-19 in the community with 53 of them unlinked. Of the new cases announced today, 87 are in Auckland and seven in Waikato. All... Read More

Tinetti: “Access key to community vaccinations”

Labour List MP Jan Tinetti is hailing the success of a recent community vaccination event in Tauranga. She is also highlighting how important future... Read More

Essential staff shipped to Raoul Island

Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Wellington has set sail for Raoul Island in the Kermadec Islands with GNS Science and MetService staff on board who... Read More

Mauao base track closure tomorrow

The base track on Mauao will be closed to the public tomorrow. Tauranga City Council says the track will be closed from 7.30am to midday. "This... Read More

SH2 closed following serious crash

State Highway 2 in the Eastern Bay of Plenty is closed following a serious crash. Waka Kotahi Transport Agency says emergency services are at the scene... Read More

Covid response framework being finalised

If you are not vaccinated, there will be everyday things you will miss out on, the prime minister says. A new Covid-19 response framework is being... Read More

Para-swimming event “pure bliss” for participants

A partnership between Parafed Bay of Plenty and Evolution Aquatics Tauranga is giving disabled members of the community a chance at giving para-swimming... Read More

Euthanasia advocate explains new law

A dedicated 0800 number is being set up in Tauranga to assist euthanasia patients. The End of Life Choice Act 2019 is due to come into force on Sunday,... Read More