Death after electric blanket fire triggers warning

The Coroner is advising people to consider the fire risk of their electric blankets after a Wellington woman died when hers caught fire. Ann McAllister, 82,... Read More

Pseudoephedrine back on shelves for winter

Medsafe has approved 11 cold and flu medicines containing pseudoephedrine. Pharmaceutical suppliers have indicated they may be able to supply the first products... Read More

Speed reduction planned for BOP road

Speed limits on Thornton Road from the intersection with State Highway 30 to the western end of the 'Blueberry Curves” will be reduced from 100km/h to... Read More

Widow pleads for husband’s dream to be realised

The widow of a former Rotorua councillor is pleading with the council not to shelve her late husband's long fought-for dream of a new skatepark as it looks to... Read More

Recharging faith with Ramadan

As her hunger builds with dusk approaching, her faith is fed and recharged as she celebrates being Muslim for the month of Ramadan. For the past month, in... Read More

Maketu photographer wins NZ photo competition

Renowned Maketu photographer Andy Belcher has once again captured the essence of New Zealand's marine beauty, clinching the top prize in the LegaSea NZ ‘Our... Read More

Raw Sisters call for Pink Ribbon Breakfast hosts

Two Raw Sisters have teamed up with Breast Cancer Foundation NZ to urge Bay of Plenty locals to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. The best-selling cookbook... Read More

Prisoner, officers take refuge as shots fired

Corrections officers barricaded themselves and a prisoner inside a van after its tyres were slashed and shots fired at a tangi in Waikato. A minimum security... Read More

Updated thunderstorm watch for BOP

A severe thunderstorm watch issued for Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Coromandel remains in place this morning. In an updated statement, the MetService says a... Read More

Heavy rain warning in place for Rotorua

An orange heavy rain warning is in place for Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty tomorrow. MetService is forecasting 80 to 140mm of rain in parts of the region,... Read More

Young farmer gearing up for national awards

A Piarere Young Farmers member is one step closer to winning one of New Zealand's most prestigious farming awards after being crowned the Season 56 Waikato Bay... Read More

Sepsis caused by cut on head by barber's clippers

Warning: Graphic content A small cut to the back of the head from a barber's clippers developed into a dangerous sepsis infection and a near-leg amputation... Read More