Moturiki closed due to sea swells

Access to Moturiki, often known as Leisure Island, has been closed on Sunday afternoon due to significant sea swells and the high incoming tide. "This... Read More

Mount Hot Pools unveil He Pou Rarama

  The Mount Hot Pools has unveiled a culturally significant artwork that now stands outside their iconic site at the base of Mauao.   The... Read More

Misha’s mission pays off

A Pāpāmoa woman’s ongoing quest to protect dogs from karaka berry poisoning has come on leaps and bounds. Misha Gildenberger has lobbied Tauranga... Read More

Covid-19 cross sector response in Lakes community

With an increasing number of Covid cases in the community, Lakes DHB is urging the general public to get vaccinated and to follow the Covid-19 health... Read More

Summer stinks

Summertime enjoyment has been marred in the streets north of Mount Maunganui shopping centre by a putrid stench from nearby stormwater drains. “It... Read More

Water shortage for Rotorua

The Rotorua area is moving to level one of a water shortage event as Ngongotahā Stream reaches its lowest recorded flow since records began in 1975. Bay... Read More

Financial boost expected from weekend events

Three high-profile events taking place next weekend are expected to attract more than 12,000 people to Tauranga and contribute more than $700k to regional... Read More

Former police officer appointed to council role

Former Rotorua Police area commander Anaru Pewhairangi will take up a new role at the Rotorua Lakes Council. He has been appointed as Rotorua Lakes... Read More

New $40M lakefront a hit for out-of-towners

Out-of-towners are flocking to the new Rotorua lakefront playground, and it’s proving to be a hit. The $40m lakefront redevelopment project,... Read More

Tauranga water supply hits record low

Tauranga's water supply has hit a record low with water usage rising 14.3 million litres above the daily average. The repercussions could see a... Read More

Wastewater overflow in Matua

Tauranga City Council is asking people to stay out of the water and avoid collecting shellfish in the Fergusson Park area, Matua, following a wastewater... Read More

Tauranga community urged to save more water

Tauranga City Council is urging residents and visitors to follow the Water Watchers Plan and save more water. Despite the sprinkler ban already... Read More

Council issues water restriction warning

The Western Bay of Plenty District Council is urging people to ease up on water use now to avoid any restrictions this summer. High water use across... Read More

Council mayhem, health chaos & political showdowns

As Local Democracy Reporting begins a new chapter under NZ On Air's Public Interest Journalism Fund and the new leadership of David Reid and Conan... Read More

Kaitiaki based on site at Omanawa Falls

Kaitiaki (guardians) will be based on site at Omanawa Falls again this summer. The kaitiaki from Ngāti Hangarau will be based at the falls to educate... Read More