Lifeguards training and saving lives year round

Summer may not have arrived just yet, but Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s volunteers have already been busy saving lives. Rescues on October 12... Read More

Run run run - the Omokoroa Coastal Challenge

It’s a perfect day for the Base Up Omokoroa Coastal Challenge  - OCC - with runners and walkers taking to the paths, reserve and walkways... Read More

Three pit stops compete for best NZ loo title

It's a race to the bottom for the finalists of the flushest competition in the country as many eagerly await to see which toilet will be throned... Read More

Lion Mints support helicopter rescues

The group handed over $2000 to the Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter on Tuesday morning. That’s 2000 packets of mints sold this year. Bethlehem... Read More

Anamaya‘s avocado invention on display at MOTAT

An award-winning Tauranga Intermediate student will have her invention on display at the Museum of Transport and Technology – MOTAT - this coming... Read More

Too many Kiwis dying in NZ waters

New Zealand’s first Water Safety Month was launched yesterday because too many people are dying in New Zealand waters. Already this year 57 people... Read More

Walking for Freedom to abolish slavery

Today, for the third year in a row, a Walk for Freedom will be held at Mount Maunganui. A Walk for Freedom will also be held in Whakatane. The three... Read More

Bay women make an impression

Three Bay of Plenty people from quite different walks of life are amongst some of the most influential women in the country. One is making science... Read More

Free measles vaccination for babies over six month

Babies in Auckland aged six months and over will be able to get a free vaccination against measles. Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter said... Read More

Children exposed to measles at Rotorua camp

Children and adults who were at a Seventh Day Adventist camp in Rotorua may need to go into quarantine if not immune to measles, after being exposed... Read More

Making the most of a second chance

In 2010, Dian Cheyne experienced the first of the Canterbury earthquakes that would go on to rock the nation. The following year, she was diagnosed... Read More

BOP District Health Board preliminary results

The preliminary results for the Bay of Plenty District Health Board from the 2019 Local Body Elections have been announced. The seven successful candidates... Read More

Empowerment leads to new life

Victoria McEwan’s current reality is drastically different from what her life was three years ago, thanks to a local non-for-profit. She was... Read More

Great-great grandmother celebrates 100

It’s hard to believe someone as merry as Mavis Meyer has turned 100 this week. The Otumoetai resident, who still lives in her own home, spends... Read More

Volunteering your time for love

You will often hear the expression “the most valuable gift you can give is your time” and it’s true. In this hectic day and age,... Read More