A BOP young life changed

  An 11-year-old Bay of Plenty boy may look like an ordinary child, but the challenges he has faced and the struggles he’s overcomes set... Read More

One Love to hit Tauranga

One Love Festival is returning to Tauranga in 2020 after a hugely successful 2019 event. One Love has cemented itself as one of the biggest events... Read More

Survey: BOP people positive about the economy

  Bay of Plenty households are the most optimistic in New Zealand when it comes to the economy according to a new survey.   A net 28 per... Read More

New figures show beach drownings up 71 per cent

New figures show there have already been 12 beach drowning since patrolling started on Labour Weekend. This is an increase of 71 per cent on the same... Read More

Rees bids farewell with a hat-trick and lap record

Whakatane's Damon Rees may be comfortably leading the glamour superbikes class, but, sadly, the Honda man won't be able to win the national title... Read More

‘Mr Miserable’ takes a caning

He’s been labelled ‘Mr Miserable’, accused of being a ‘cowardly couch complainant’, and then invited to ‘enrich his... Read More

Fire and Emergency NZ investigating false alarm

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is investigating what caused a number of fire station sirens from Tauranga to Waihi to activate yesterday evening. FENZ... Read More

Double delight for Olympic kayaker Jones

Bay of Plenty's Luuka Jones has kick-started a big canoe slalom year with a double win at the New Zealand Open in the Manawatu. The triple Olympian... Read More

Swimming again for an anti-drug campaign

A Tauranga hospital psychiatrist is planning on swimming the Cook Straight at 8.30am today. Bronwyn Copeland, one of the psychiatrists that works in... Read More

Fog in capital causes more disruption of flights

Fog blanketing Wellington Airport and disrupting almost all flights may not clear until mid-morning. The fog rolled into the city yesterday afternoon,... Read More

Riders may feel they have target on their backs

  It's tough when you have a big No.1 plastered over the front and sides of your motorcycle – everyone has you in their gun sights, wants... Read More

Bay of Plenty firefighters deploy to Australia

Firefighters from the Bay of Plenty are on their way to join the fight against Australia’s wildfires. They are part of a 21-strong contingent... Read More

Sirens sounding due to systems fault

Update 10.23pm: Civil Defence have sent out a text alert this evening to notify the public that the sirens sounding earlier were due to a fault and that... Read More

Meditation for the masses

When the crowd goes into deep meditation at Simpson Reserve next weekend they will reflect on four deaths – four young people from Papamoa who... Read More

Peering into a community

Groups working in the Tauranga social sector will soon receive a hand-up. SociaLink launched its Community Insights Lab this week, an initiative set... Read More