Tougher animal tracking system to roll-out

Changes to New Zealand's animal tracking system are starting to be rolled out after a report released last year identified a raft of issues with... Read More

New marine pest found near Great Barrier Island

A potentially serious marine pest has been recorded in New Zealand for the first time. The sea squirt clavelina oblonga has been found in the waters... Read More

NZ/DC to perform AC/DC experience show

Fans and music lovers of the Australian rock band AC/DC will be in for a treat when NZ/DC an AC/DC experience show performs in Mount Maunganui later... Read More

Well-rounded Ngāwhā team selected for weekend

Bay of Plenty Ngāwhā head coach Culum Retallick has selected a well-rounded team for this season’s competition. His side has a lot of similarities... Read More

Govt investing in workplace literacy programme

New funding of $14.5 million over four years, means the Government will contribute nearly $45 million to the employer-led workplace literacy and numeracy... Read More

Reports highlight flood risk under climate change

Two reports released today by NIWA and the Deep South National Science Challenge reveal new information about how many New Zealanders, how many buildings... Read More

Oxygen machine to change Tauranga toddler’s life

  Life is about to change for Tauranga 11-month-old Harry Ward, after receiving a grant from the Mazda Foundation to purchase an Airvo Humidification... Read More

Thunderstorms and gusty winds batter the north

MetService has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for northern areas of the North Island tonight into Friday morning. “There could be very strong... Read More

Tree blocking one lane of SH29a

Motorists are being advised to drive with care on State Highway 29a, between Poike Road and Oropi Road. The NZTA says a tree has fallen across the highway. "Due... Read More

Govt: NZers being fleeced at the pump

The draft Commerce Commission report into fuel pricing confirms that New Zealanders are getting fleeced at the pump and that the fuel market is broken,... Read More

French tourist’s rental car broken into

Visiting the Huka Falls with her son was meant to be one of the many highlights for a French tourist. But that was the case when her rental car was... Read More

Tauranga included in plan to fix “failing cities”

New Zealand cities are failing and poor planning is stopping them from growing, says Phil Twyford. The Urban Development Minister says as a result,... Read More

Licensed premises to stay open for RWC2019

  The Minister of Justice will introduce a bill to amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to allow licensed premises to remain open for Rugby... Read More

Chance of squally thunderstorms over Tauranga

  Squally thunderstorms and hail are being forecast for the Bay of Plenty this afternoon. The MetService says periods of rain are being accompanied... Read More

BOP soldier to be farwelled with six-gun salute

On a tour of duty in Bosnia the 1990s, Jason Ducre and a fellow soldier drove headlong into a fierce cadre of Mujahideen guerrillas. The NZ Army pair... Read More