Kauri dieback disease spreads

Kauri dieback disease has been found in a forest on a private property at Tairua, on the Coromandel Peninsula. Waikato District Council said it was the sixth place on the peninsula where the disease has been found. It has already been confirmed at five...... Read More

Matamata boy whipped up in tornado

A Waikato boy has had a lucky escape after he was swept up into the air by a tornado on his way home from school yesterday. George Jeffrey, 13, from Matamata Intermediate was walking back home from school when he was lifted into the air by the twister. "I...... Read More

SunLive’s top news- June 19

SunLive’s top news stories: Father’s ashes found among cottage cheese https://sunlive.co.nz/news/182301-fathers-ashes-found-among-cottage-cheese.html National nursing strike looms: ’People are fed up’ https://sunlive.co.nz/news/182268-national-nursing-strike-looms-people-are-fed-up.html Public...... Read More

Breakdown blocking lane of Takitimu Drive

Police are currently at the scene of a breakdown on Takitimu Drive. A car missing a wheel is believed to be blocking one of the south-bound lanes between Elizabeth Street and the Waihi Road off-ramp. A police spokesperson says traffic is heavy in...... Read More

Community concerns help shape BOP roads

Community concerns about the priority given to a number of significant roading projects in the Bay of Plenty are being heard across regional and national levels. The roads at the centre of debate include State Highway 2, between Te Puna and Omokoroa,...... Read More

Person dies at Rotorua spa

Police and ambulance services were called to the Polynesian Spa, Rotorua at around 1.20pm this afternoon. A 68-year-old man was pulled from the water unresponsive and despite CPR efforts has unfortunately died. Police are making initial enquiries...... Read More

Callout to seriously ill man in Te Kaha

An elderly Te Kaha man has been airlifted to Whakatane Hospital for treatment after suffering from a serious medical condition. A Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter spokesperson says the crew assisted the man on Sunday. “The Trustpower TECT Rescue...... Read More

Father’s ashes found among cottage cheese

They say you always find the thing you’re looking in the last place you’d ever look – and for one Oropi woman that place is the cottage cheese section of a local supermarket. Chelsea Campbell has been reunited with her lost pendant,...... Read More

Public notified on Awatarariki plan changes

Proposed changes have now been publicly notified in regards to the Whakatāne District Council’s District Plan and Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Regional Natural Resources Plan, which aim to address the unacceptably high debris flow loss-of-life...... Read More

Car hits house near Gate Pa

UPDATE - 12pm: A driver has sustained serious injuries after hitting a building on Cameron Rd. A police media spokesperson says the incident happened at about 11.30am. "A car has collided with a show home at the intersection of Cameron Road...... Read More

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