New database of 24,000 pests to protect Aotearoa

A new online tool, the Official New Zealand Pest Register, will help protect Aotearoa from more than 24,000 biosecurity threats and support exporters selling... Read More

Managed isolation hotels being overbooked

The government is allowing isolation facilities to be overbooked so full capacity is reached even if there are last-minute cancellations or no-shows. The... Read More

Tauranga dancer wins one-off award

  Tauranga teenager Deija Vukona has won the Tauranga Dance Incorporated award to further her study in dance.   The $2000 contribution towards... Read More

Tauranga fans inspired by Stan Walker visit

  The public has been treated to an intimate evening with New Zealand singer Stan Walker at the Holy Trinity Church. Stan was in the city on Tuesday... Read More

Serious crash near Matamata

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious two-car crash on SH29, near Matamata, between Glenrowan and Hopkins Roads.  A police spokesperson... Read More

BOP join top of the NZ Women’s Interprovincials

Bay of Plenty have made a statement on day three of the New Zealand Women’s Interprovincials held at Akarana Golf Club today. They’ve joined... Read More

Giant ocean storm whips up more wind

The Southern Ocean's weather looks more like the depths of winter, says WeatherWatch.co.nz The situation means more windy weather across parts of... Read More

Nine new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There are nine new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. The Ministry of Health is reporting that there are no new... Read More

Minister urges patience over vaccine rollout

The Minister for COVID-19 Response says patience is required over the roll-out of New Zealand's first COVID-19 vaccines, but that the government... Read More

Firefighters recognised for their hard work

  A Greerton firefighter is among those who have been recognised at the Celebrating Success Awards.   The seventh awards ceremony was held... Read More

Foodbank donations ‘the biggest yet’

Food has been piled up wall-to-wall following the Tauranga Foodbank Drive through the city this week. Sirens were blazing as emergency services were... Read More

Second season opener welcomed by anglers

Anglers from as far away as Whangarei made the most of the trout seasons ‘second opening’ on December 1. The upstream portion of several... Read More

Army mechanic named NZDF person of the year

Tokahaumata Oltaches-Tagavaitau joined the New Zealand Army partly to keep her parents happy. Fast-forward 15 years on, the Army mechanic has been... Read More

New name approved for Lund Road Reserve

An 89-hectare recreation reserve near Katikati dedicated to horse riding, mountain biking and walking is one step closer to reality. A concept plan... Read More

Operation Cincinnati: 12 more people arrested

Police have arrested 12 people, including senior leaders of the Comancheros and Rebels gangs, as part of an operation targeting the importation, manufacture... Read More