SH2 open after Bethlehem crash

State Highway 2 is now open after a two-car crash near Bethlehem. The highway was closed between Taniwha Place and Wairoa Pa Road around 8.30pm on Tuesday. "Emergency services were alerted to the crash at around 8pm," says a police spokesperson. "Multiple...... Read More

SH2 closed after serious crash near Bethlehem

Multiple people are reported to have suffered a range of injuries following a serious crash on State Highway 2, near Bethlehem. Police are asking motorists to avoid the area as the road is closed. "Police are at the scene of a two vehicle crash...... Read More

Public voice opinions on TCC street review

The Tauranga City Council has agreed to explore a series of recommended changes to the 2009 naming of streets, reserves and community facilities policy. The review applies to all spaces under council’s jurisdiction, and seeks to better reflect...... Read More

Two plead guilty ahead of $20m cocaine bust trial

Two men have pleaded guilty to playing a part in one of New Zealand's largest cocaine busts. The 2017 bust saw $20 million worth of the class A drug stashed on the hull of a commercial shipping vessel in Tauranga.  Matthew John Scott...... Read More

Woolly winter lit-tree-ature in Greerton Village

What I hear on the grapevine is that the Greerton Village ‘communi-tree’ like to have their woolly and colourful trees socks on, to keep warm through winter. They also love a good read, while raising funds for local charities. These ‘at-tree-butes’...... Read More

Fab time out in Bethlehem

Time Out on Friday night, proved to be a fabulous time out in Bethlehem for over 600 women from around the Bay. Hosted by Bethlehem Baptist, the evening was a fun and relaxed variety of musical performances, insightful speakers and creative ideas. This...... Read More

Investment in GPS technology will help save lives

Funding has been announced for a satellite-based augmentation system – SBAS – which Government says will help save lives and drive innovation. The announcement was made by Minister for Land Information, Eugenie Sage alongside Minister for...... Read More

Historic silver for Tauranga kayaker Luuka Jones

Tauranga kayaker Luuka Jones has created yet more history with her first-ever podium finish at an ICF canoe slalom World Cup in Slovakia overnight. The 30-year-old Tauranga paddler finished second in the women's K1 final on the tricky Bratislava...... Read More

Police raid Welcome Bay property

UPDATED: Loud explosions have been heard at an address in Welcome Bay this morning. Cordons were in place on Panorama Drive, near Kaitemako Road. A reporter at the scene says loud explosions have been heard as police prepared to enter a property. "We...... Read More

Cracking the code for charity at Mount Mellick

A Mount Maunganui pub is cracking codes for charity. Mount Mellick Irish Bar hosts ‘Crack the Code’ every Thursday at 7.30pm, where bar goers purchase tickets to have a chance at cracking a numerical code, and 30 per cent of ticket sales...... Read More

Multiple injuries in double fatal BOP crash

Police have confirmed that no children were involved in a crash which has left two people dead and three others injured. A vehicle and train collided at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Pongakawa School Road at 8.15am. A police spokesperson...... Read More

Native plants planted in Oropi School’s gully

More than 400 native plants have been donated to Oropi School and on Tuesday June 18, each pupil got the opportunity to plant a plant in the school’s gully. Principal of Oropi School Andrew King says it’s a PTA run project where they collected...... Read More

Two dead in BOP train crash

UPDATED 9.11AM: Two people have died following a crash between a train and car in the Bay of Plenty this morning. Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern fire communications shift manager Scott Osmond has confirmed two people were killed in the crash. "The...... Read More

SH29 closed following serious crash

UPDATED 2.44PM:  State Highway 29 is closed following a serious crash in the Lower Kaimai area. "Emergency services are attending a serious crash on SH29, Lower Kaimai, Western Bay of Plenty, says a police spokesperson. "The two-vehicle...... Read More

Tauranga kayaker creates World Cup history

New Zealand kayaker Callum Gilbert has grabbed a slice of history, recording the best K1 result by a Kiwi male at the opening ICF World Cup canoe slalom round of the season in London overnight. The 22-year-old Tauranga paddler finished fifth after...... Read More

Law firm builds bikes

On Friday evening, the team from Holland Beckett Law decided to do something a little different at their annual midyear staff function. “It involves a team building event with the company Team Up,” says Holland Beckett Law Practice Administrator...... Read More

Three car crash causing delays on SH2

UPDATED 5.16PM: State Highway 2 is blocked in the northbound lane between Barrett Road and Youngson Road, says NZTA. Traffic is building up on State Highway 2 following a three car crash. A police spokesperson says they were called to the scene at...... Read More

Man falls onto rocks at Moturiki Island

One person has been rescued off the rocks near Moturiki Island this afternoon. Emergency services were called to the base of the island, on Mount Main Beach around 2pm. A police spokesperson says they were called to the incident at 1.48pm in regard...... Read More

Minor injuries in Gate Pa crash

Traffic is flowing following a two car crash in Tauranga this morning. A police spokesperson says they were called to the scene at the intersection of Cameron Road and Sheppard Street at 9.26am. “The crash involved two cars. “The northbound...... Read More