ECCs reluctant to raise fees - study

Many early learning centres are looking to draw on their own cash-strapped resources to survive COVID-19, rather than increasing fees for parents. A... Read More

BOP Steamers defeat Southland in Rotorua

All Blacks captain Sam Cane's long losing run is finally over, after his Bay of Plenty side beat a spirited Southland side 17-14 in Rotorua on Saturday. The... Read More

Surf life savers honoured at awards

Dedicated volunteer Surf Lifeguards, officials, instructors, coaches and athletes from across the country have been recognised and celebrated at... Read More

Promises of increased sick leave and tax cuts

The Labour Party is promising to double minimum sick leave entitlements for workers to 10 days a year and raise the minimum wage to $20 an hour. The... Read More

Voting place locations released

More than 2800 voting places locations have been reconfirmed for the 2020 General Election and referendums. Voting Services National Manager Graeme... Read More

One dead following Oropi Crash

UPDATE: 4.45PM Police have confirmed one person has died following a single-vehicle crash in Oropi. Emergency services are at the scene of a serious... Read More

One case of COVID reported in the community

There has been one new community case of COVID-19 reported in New Zealand today - the first in five days. In a statement, the Health Ministry said the... Read More

Mother pays tribute to son killed in farm accident

The mother of a six-year-old boy killed on a dairy farm in the Bay of Plenty says the family is “traumatised” by his death. Rozayah... Read More

“Unhoppy kindy” comforted by community

Staff at Otumoetai Kindergarten were shocked to discover that one of their newborn rabbits was missing and the outdoor environment been trashed due to... Read More

Countdown celebrates te reo Māori year-round

Committed to increasing the use of te reo Māori, Countdown has made some changes to the way it communicates with its customers and team for Te Wiki... Read More

Rena lifeboat up for sale

With original running gear and diesel! That's how the TradeMe ad starts for a Rena lifeboat. The original lifeboat from the Rena Monrova that... Read More

Man with cache of child sexual abuse photos jailed

A man who was found with a cache of child sexual abuse material has been sent to prison for three and a half years. Nikola Marinovich, who has previously... Read More

NZ experiencing true spring style rain

In true spring style rain has been heavy on the West Coast but hardly making it to the eastern and northern parts of the country, thanks to the westerly... Read More

Double celebration on the cards for BOP hatchery

Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery will reopen to manuhiri (visitors) in time for both the September school holidays and to celebrate the hatching... Read More

Car hits barrier on SH33

UPDATE 9.20AM: One person has sutained minor injuries following a crash on a Bay of Plenty highway. Police were called to a single vehicle crash on... Read More