First Covid vaccines arrive in Tauranga

  The Te Moana a Toi (Bay of Plenty) vaccination programme kicked off today with 28 workers at the Port of Tauranga receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech... Read More

SH2 safety improvements starting near Ōpōtiki

Work to make State Highway 2 between Wainui Road and Ōpōtiki safer for road users is starting this month. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises... Read More

Junior softball is a ball

  There’s something exhilarating in swinging a bat at a ball and watching it soar over the grass while everyone cheers.   It is one... Read More

Comvita honey bounce back

Local company Comvita has announced a bounce back to profitability for the second half of 2020. The Paengaroa based Manuka honey company’s increased... Read More

Two mothers walked together during isolation

UPDATED: It has been revealed a mother infected with Covid-19 passed the virus to a second family after taking a walk together. First contact was... Read More

Motiti Protection Area rules signed off

New rules involving fishing and seafood gathering around Motiti Island are expected to be in place next summer. This announcement follows the green... Read More

No new Covid community cases today

There are no new Covid-19 cases in the community to report since yesterday evening when the Ministry of Health reported the community case, Case O. There... Read More

Tauranga ditched amid netball travel concerns

Netball New Zealand have confirmed the Silver Ferns will not be playing in Tauranga this weekend due to the recent change in Covid alert levels. Dame... Read More

T20 double-header moved to Wellington

  Bay of Plenty cricket fans are out of luck as the Blackcaps and White Ferns will not be coming to Mount Maunganui this weekend.   The... Read More

BOP offers Kiwi’s sunniest spot in the world

  Bay of Plenty residents need not travel far to visit the sunniest place in the world this winter.   That is according to a tongue-in-cheek... Read More

Royal New Zealand Ballet postpones performances

  The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s current national tour of ‘Tutus on Tour’ has been affected by the latest community outbreak... Read More

Former All Black captain joins hospital team

Former All Black captain and winger Stu Wilson can now add another name to the list of teams he has represented, the Tauranga Hospital Orderlies. Many... Read More

New design aims to reduce mussel float runaways

A Tasman-based company has begun a one-year research trial aimed at reducing the number of mussel floats that get lost at sea each year. Aquaculture... Read More

Live Covid-19 updates for Monday, March 1

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the new community cases in Auckland had contact with another family during the level 3 lockdown earlier in February. "We... Read More

Meth use increases despite Covid border closures

  More than one per cent of Kiwis have reported consuming amphetamines in the past two years, despite Covid-19 reducing illicit supply chains in... Read More