Double celebration on the cards for BOP hatchery

Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery will reopen to manuhiri (visitors) in time for both the September school holidays and to celebrate the hatching... Read More

Battle of Britain Parade cancelled

  The Battle of Britain Parade set to take place in Tauranga this Sunday has been cancelled due to the extension of alert level 2.   BOP... Read More

Be one in a million for Māori Language Moment

  Half a million New Zealanders are set to make history tomorrow in the inaugural Māori Language Moment.   Excited by the high interest... Read More

Two health workers hit by Covid

Two staff at Waitematā District Health Board have tested positive for Covid-19. Both were thought to be linked to the Mt Roskill sub-cluster and they... Read More

Tourism providers share insights with students

Strengthening industry connections and enabling students to learn from the best has been a key driver of the Toi Ohomai tourism industry connect sessions. Rotorua’s... Read More

BOP Lotto players win $15k

Two Lotto players from the Bay of Plenty are among the 13 who are celebrating a mid-week windfall. Each player had won $15,160 with Lotto Second Division... Read More

PGF investment in regional training

Up to 1800 people will have access to alternative pathways to work through a Government investment of $12.2 million in regional education and skills... Read More

New Zealand‘s fertility rate drops to new low

New Zealand's total fertility rate has reached an all-time low, with an average of 1.69 births per woman in the year ending June 2020, well below... Read More

Opening up the Lions demographic

  A Bay of Plenty Lions Club leader is eager to move away from the ‘male, pale and stale’ stereotype.   Margaret Gill, district... Read More

Mid-winter fall in job numbers

Job numbers fell in July, largely reflecting seasonal rather than COVID-19 related effects, says Stats NZ. Filled jobs were down by 7418 in July compared... Read More

Building consent rules relaxed

Homeowners, DIYers and builders are set to save both time and money from today as rules that make basic home improvements easier and cheaper take effect,... Read More

The path for improved glass recycling is clear

The Glass Packaging Forum’s long-standing advocacy for separate kerbside glass collections has been backed by a recent report from WasteMINZ.   The... Read More

More Kiwis turning to vegetarianism for health

An increasing number of Kiwis are turning to vegetarian meals believing them to be healthier, cost less and be more environmentally friendly according... Read More

Will Auckland shift to Alert Level 2?

  Scientists, using genome sequencing, have still not been able to figure out where the second wave of community-transmitted Covid-19 came from.... Read More

Don’t dump your dog

  Don’t dump your dog is the request from Rescue, Revive, Rehome’s Rowan Elliott.   A small chocolate Labrador puppy left abandoned... Read More