Arrests following ‘various incidents’ in Tauranga

Bay of Plenty Police have charged five people in relation to various incidents that took place around Tauranga in July. “A burglary on Grey Street,... Read More

Covid-19: 4,818 community cases

Today the Ministry of Health are reporting 4,818 community cases and 571 current hospitalisations. The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers... Read More

Tauranga butchery owner struggling to fill jobs

Kim Kardashian came under fire for her comments about how “it seems like nobody wants to work these days” – but some small to medium... Read More

Bay Venues back on track after strategic review

A Tauranga City Council organisation is reported to have made significant progress to improve customer experience, increase operational efficiencies,... Read More

One year of the Motiti Protection Area

It has now been one year since the Motiti Island Protection area was establed, The Motiti Protection Area covers the three offshore reef areas surrounding... Read More

Person suspected of helping wallaby reach Mōkau

Waikato Regional Council believes it is highly likely a human hand is involved in bringing a wallaby to a small town. On July 25, a landowner found... Read More

Median house price falls for first time in 10 yrs

The annual median property price across the country has fallen for the first time in more than a decade, amid the housing market slowdown. The Real... Read More

Person dies after being hit by train

A person has died after being struck by a train in Hamilton. The incident was reported to police just after 4.30am near the Collins Rd level crossing... Read More

Search continues for missing teen kayaker

Police are continuing to search for an 18-year-old missing kayaker around Lake Rotorua today. He was last seen around 2.30pm yesterday, wearing dark... Read More

Calls for deferral of reserves proposal decision

Rotorua MP Todd McClay has called on the district council to delay its decision on a controversial proposal to sell 10 reserve sites for housing until... Read More

Hospital: Police investigate fake document claims

A man allegedly used fake documents to secure a job as a doctor at one of the country’s busiest hospitals where he saw dozens of patients. Stuff... Read More

Volunteering Bay of Plenty closing its doors

After 17 years of dedicated service to the volunteering sector and local communities, Volunteering Bay of Plenty is  closing as a registered non-profit... Read More

Arrests and seizure of firearms in Taupō

Police have seized firearms, drugs and cash after executing warrants in the Taupō and Hawke’s Bay areas. The search warrants resulted from... Read More

New research confirms cat risk for bats

New research by Department of Conservation staff confirms what has long been suspected – feral and domestic cats are repeatedly hunting and eating... Read More

Nurse who stole from dead patient loses appeal

A Blenheim nurse who stole a credit card from two different patients has lost an appeal against his deportation. The nurse, Marvel Jr Benjamin Clavecilla,... Read More