Navy design a badge competition

New Zealanders are being presented with a rare opportunity to design the badge for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s newest and largest-ever ship, HMNZS... Read More

New fire service from today

The New Zealand Fire Service dissolves into history today in the biggest change to New Zealand fire fighting in a generation. July 1 marks the inauguration... Read More

Heavy Rain in the Bay

Bay of Plenty is expected to have the heaviest rain in the North Island today. Metservice have released information saying that Mount Taranaki, Rotorua,... Read More

Earthquakes near White Island

A relatively shallow earthquake near White Island today follows deeper earthquakes near the Bay of Plenty’s island volcano on Friday. Today’s... Read More

Funding boost for Liveable Homes

Whakatane District Council’s Liveable Homes project has received a big funding boost with contributions totaling $750,000 from Bay of Plenty Regional... Read More

Weather with Sunlive and Rosalie

Today the weather forecast is for a few showers turning to rain in the afternoon with a chance of heavy falls at night.  It’s a two-clothing-layer... Read More

What’s on – seriously good food

There’s some seriously good food on at the Seriously Good Food Show at the ASB stadium today and tomorrow. More than 130 exhibitors are sharing... Read More

Selwyn Ridge fair ‘the place to bee’

Gone are the days when school fairs were all about fundraising for the school and bobbing for apples. While fund-raising is still on the agenda, Selwyn... Read More

Cows killed on Kairua Rd train tracks

UPDATED: Dead cows remain beside the railway track near Kairua road today, after they were struck by a train last night. A police spokesperson says police... Read More

Netsafe funds projects to combat online

Eight successful applicants have been chosen for funding in the first round of the Netsafe Online Safety Partnership Grant. The Grant was funded to provide... Read More

Dog lovers gather

Dog lovers will be happily barking away at a dog walk event at Waipuna Park in Tauranga. Tauranga City Council have teamed up with Western Bay Wander... Read More

Mr G unveils his latest masterpiece

  Hundreds of people have gathered on Mauao for the unveiling for the latest masterpiece from an internationally acclaimed artist. Tauranga’s... Read More

Temporary Mauao track repair by August

Temporary access round the currently closed section of Mauao base track will be restored by early August. A 14 metre section of track around the harbour... Read More

Baby girl delivered in electric car

  Charging into the future, Georgia Wiggins is the first baby to be born in an EV in New Zealand. The Wiggins family, of Wellington, New Zealand welcomed... Read More

Tourists spend up large

Domestic and international tourists are expected to be spending up large in the Bay of Plenty this year.  The latest monthly regional tourism estimates... Read More