Politics

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

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

$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

Tauranga mayoral race: Mahé Drysdale

In July, Tauranga will choose who will be running their city for the first time in five years. A mayor and nine councillors will replace the four-person commission... Read More

Tauranga mayoral race: Greg Brownless

In July, Tauranga will choose who will be running their city for the first time in five years. A mayor and nine councillors will replace the four-person commission... Read More

Funding for community-driven waste reduction

Applications are now open for the 2024/2025 Tauranga City Council Resource Wise Community Fund, offering financial support for community initiatives aimed at... Read More

$14.7m back-up generators to keep lights on

Energy distributor Powerco is spending nearly $15 million to boost electricity supply to the Coromandel. An $8.6 million infrastructure project is under way... Read More

Draft speed limit rule open for consultation

The Coalition Government will reverse Labour's blanket speed limit reductions by July 1, 2025, through a new Land Transport Rule released for public consultation... Read More

Interislander ferry successfully refloated

The Interislander Ferry Aratere has successfully been refloated almost 24 hours after it ran aground in Picton Harbour, stranding nearly 50 people on the vessel... Read More

Interislander ferry Aratere aground near Picton

Authorities have abandoned plans to attempt to refloat the stricken Interislander ferry Aratere at 9am as they instead send down divers to gather more information... Read More

Renewed Beacon Wharf, now open for the community

The historic and once derelict Beacon Wharf, situated at the northern end of the city centre waterfront on Dive Crescent, has had a comprehensive upgrade and... Read More

17-hour days with no pay, treated like slaves

A group of 19 Indian migrant workers claim they are being made to work in what they describe as slave-like conditions up to 17 hours per day with no pay at Auckland... Read More