Two new COVID-19 cases in BOP

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Bay of Plenty has risen by two today.  This is the latest information from Toi Te Ora Public Health.  Director-General... Read More

Tauranga Arts Festival delivers ‘arts at home’

Tauranga Arts Festival has launched a web-based arts initiative for the COVID-19 lockdown period following the cancellation of the Escape! Festival which... Read More

Scrub and grass fire in Matapihi

Multiple fire crews are attending a scrub and grass fire in Matapihi.   Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern fire communications shift manager... Read More

SH2 Waioeka Gorge repairs to start Monday

Works to repair an unstable section of embankment at Oponae, three kilometres east of Wairata Road in the Waioeka Gorge, will get underway from Monday... Read More

89 new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield updated the public on the COVID-19 situation in New Zealand... Read More

Extreme graffiti attack in Papamoa

A carpark in Papamoa has been heavily spray painted with anti-semitic symbols and racist speech.  A police spokesperson says Harrison's... Read More

Don‘t be a DIY disaster - ACC urges care be taken

'DIY is in our DNA' as the hardware shop advertising slogan goes, but the Accident Compensation Corporation is asking those emboldened to tackle... Read More

The big OE just got smaller

Tauranga woman Kelly Rice provides a perspective on being far from home during an international crisis. OPINION: We left the mighty shores of New Zealand... Read More

Getting behind WBOP community groups

Funders in the Western Bay of Plenty have come together to establish a new Rapid Response Fund to support community groups who are experiencing increased... Read More

Hold off lighting fires in lockdown

Fire and Emergency New Zealand are asking people to refrain from lighting outdoor fires during the COVID-19 lockdown period. "I know we all want... Read More

New lockdown rules on exercise and shared bubbles

Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has issued a Health Notice providing additional guidance on the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown. The... Read More

House to be demolished for new park entrance

The Tauranga City Council is planning to remove a tidy, three-bedroom house in Pyes Pa to provide a second access to the park and playground behind it. The... Read More

District Court open for priority proceedings

District Court priority proceedings will continue under Alert Level Four, but remotely via audio visual link wherever possible. “Generally, priority... Read More

COVID-19 cases in the Bay of Plenty

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Western Bay of Plenty has risen by two since yesterday. Today Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfied announced... Read More

Govt app helps share COVID-19 information

A government WhatsApp channel has been launched to help make information more accessible and shareable in the fight against COVID-19. Govt.NZ, which... Read More