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First anniversary for NZ's Firearms Registry

The Firearms Registry which was launched one year ago yesterday is designed to help improve firearms oversight and safety by providing a record of all lawfully... Read More

Kiwi drivers embracing wireless EV technology

A survey is showing that Kiwi drivers are ready to embrace wireless EV technology. Dynamic wireless charging technology allows electric vehicles to charge... Read More

Heartbreaking reality of Mount’s air quality

It was 'really heartbreaking” for Joel Ngatuere to hear that the reason one of the kuia living at Whareroa Marae was sick was because of where she lived. This... Read More

Te Puke row: Teen describes moment car struck man

A teenager wept as he told police he 'sped up” and then ran down the partner of an enraged woman who was in the front seat of the car he was driving. 'I... Read More

Mixed reactions to cancer drug promise

Some cancer patients say the government's treatment pledge comes too late - while others are still in the dark about whether game-changing drugs will... Read More

Cyclocross arrives in Western Bay of Plenty

Local cyclists can finally participate in a cyclocross event without travelling outside the Western Bay of Plenty. On Sunday, July 21, Summerhill Mountain... Read More

Water heating systems hot targets for thieves

The costliest home burglary claims arise from the theft of water heating systems, new AMI data reveals. In several cases, hot water cylinder thefts have led... Read More

MSD: Tauranga Service Centre to close temporarily

The Ministry of Social Development's Work and Income Tauranga Service Centre, corner of Spring and Durham Streets, will close for essential upgrade work for... Read More

$15 million commercial wharf opens in Thames

A $15 million commercial wharf and floating pontoon in Thames, designed to boost the region's aquaculture industry, is open for business. Deputy Prime Minister... Read More

Homeschoolers brave elements for 40-Hour challenge

Four Bay of Plenty teenagers are feeling immense pride after pushing their physical limits during a fundraising weekend. As the shortest days of the year... Read More

Council cadet inspires mum back into workforce

When 25-year-old Arianna Barrett landed a cadetship with Tauranga City Council, she had no idea her enthusiasm would inspire her mother, Gaylene Kem, to apply... Read More

Teen actors launch TikTok series

A new TikTok series, created and brought to life by a talented group of teens from Bay of Plenty Actors Studio - BOPAS - has launched this month. After eight... Read More