BOP students win Outward Bound scholarships

Fourteen Bay of Plenty students are preparing for a trip of a lifetime after being awarded Outward Bound scholarships. The Acorn Foundation hosted the... Read More

Waikato Expressway speed limit to change

A 110km/hr speed limit is now set for the State Highway 1/Waikato Expressway, between Hampton Downs and Tamahere. "The Waikato Expressway is a... Read More

More than 8000 new Covid cases reported today

Today, the Ministry of Health is reporting 8028 new Covid community cases, 383 current hospitalisations, and 16 deaths. The seven-day rolling average... Read More

Man reported missing from Tauranga found

UPDATE 12.38PM: A man reported missing from Tauranga earlier has now been located. Simi Pirihi was reported missing from an Edgecumbe Road address after... Read More

Coromandel murder trial now into fifth week

Adrian Phillips may have been experiencing a bout of disassociation and “concrete thinking” when he gunned down a man he apparently perceived... Read More

Whakatāne homicide victim named

The man killed in a suspected homicide in Whakatāne has been named. Mark Hohua, 48, was taken to Whakatāne Hospital shortly before 11.30am on Saturday,... Read More

Fentanyl overdoses: Police try to find supplier

The drug that killed more than 100,000 Americans last year is now thought to be behind 12 overdoses in Wairarapa. Fentanyl has been described by the... Read More

Mauao closures needed for restoration works

Closures will be in place on Mauao next week when restoration works are scheduled to take place. Te Uru Karaka, a historic Pā site near Te Ara Motukauri... Read More

BOP woman claims life-changing $12.25 million

A Whakatāne woman had an extra special Matariki holiday weekend after finding out her little yellow ticket that she bought on a whim, had won her $12.25... Read More

Thames farmland eyed for future housing

Nearly 200 hectares of farmland beside Thames Golf Course is for sale, and agents say large-scale housing could be in its future. The farm is on the... Read More

Maritime NZ issues boat check warning

Boaties are being urged to check their vessels and equipment before hitting the water this winter. “Undertaking these simple checks will help... Read More

BOP initiative to push participation in sciences

Enabling rangatahi to be active participants in the STEMM economy of tomorrow is a key focus of Pūhoro, and Toi Ohomai has joined the initiative. Pūhoro... Read More

Safety works planned for BOP junction

Work is about to start on safety improvements at the State Highway 30/State Highway 33 Te Ngae Junction, near Rotorua. "Safety improvements at... Read More

Youth centre fire still under investigation

Demolition is about to begin on the burnt out remains of the Rainbow Youth Tauranga Drop in centre at the Historic Village. A blaze broke out in the... Read More

No doom or gloom with Waihi Beach property prices

Waihi Beach property market is showing no sign of slowing down as the bustling beachside village continues to witness solid growth. LJ Hooker at Waihi... Read More