Award-winning photographer to speak at Bird BoP

Years ago Marie Bilodeau asked famous Canadian nature photographer Freeman Patterson, where he thought the best place was to take photographs. His answer... Read More

National weather forecast

This past week has followed the trend for the month of May, which has proven to be well below average for many places around the country in terms of... Read More

Nearly 200 earthquakes in 24 hours

An earthquake swarm of nearly 200 earthquakes near Whakaari/White Island started on Thursday. Over the past 24 hours the rate and magnitude of earthquakes... Read More

Sighting signals recovery of whale population

The sight of a tohorā/southern right whale such as Matariki in Wellington harbour wasn’t just a fluke or a one-off – a report released today... Read More

What‘s on - celebrations, sports and cow dump day

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday! The weather forecast is showing a fine start to the day, with possible morning fog. Cloud will be increasing overnight,... Read More

Council discuss pressing pause on projects

Putting a pause on some projects in Tauranga was heavily discussed during Annual Plan deliberation meetings that took place this week. Councillor Steve... Read More

Woman rescued after Mt Ruapehu crevasse fall

A climber was lucky to escape serious injury after she fell 15 metres down a crevasse on Mt Ruapehu on Saturday May 25. Police received a distress call... Read More

Celebrate Matariki in Tauranga

Events celebrating the Maori New Year in Tauranga Moana will be taking place from late May to early July. Matariki is the Maori name for the start... Read More

Dates announced for reinstated bus routes

Bay of Plenty Regional Council will roll-out re-instated bus routes 41, 36 and 71 over the next six weeks in Tauranga. Following public feedback route... Read More

Regional Council endorses regional refresh

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has endorsed a refreshed regional development framework. Coined Bay of Connections 2.0, the new framework is designed... Read More

What‘s on - pirates, cross country and fishing

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday! The weather forecast is showing a partly cloudy day with a chance of showers until the evening. Also light winds. It’s... Read More

Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla to visit Mercury Bay

A flotilla of historic vessels will visit Mercury Bay in October as part of the Tuia Encounters 250 national commemoration. This year New Zealand marks... Read More

The stories of NZ’s kiwifruit pioneers

I couldn’t wait to read Elaine Fisher’s new book ‘Seeds of Success - the Stories of New Zealand’s Kiwifruit Pioneers’.... Read More

Green Party co-leader leads climate strike in BOP

Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson joined Tauranga students in protesting climate change in Red Square today. Students and members of the Tauranga... Read More

Power cut in Maketu

Powerco have reported a power cut on Thursday evening in Maketu. The power was cut to 230 properties in Maketu at 9.09pm.  Power is expected... Read More