Rotorua to host Mitre 10 Cup semi-final

It’s not what Bay of Plenty Ruby Union wanted, but the Steamers will play their Mitre 10 Cup Championship semi-final at the Rotorua International... Read More

Seven elected to the Lakes District Health Board

The progress results are in for the election of seven members to the Lakes District Health Board. Johan Morreau, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, Christine Rankin,... Read More

Nineteen-year-old wins Rotorua council seat

Last year Fisher Wang, aged 19, was a student at John Paul College; on Saturday he mastered in politics, winning a seat on Rotorua Lakes Council. Rotorua... Read More

Steve Chadwick returns as Rotorua mayor

Rotorua’s incumbent mayor, Steve Chadwick, has been successful re-elected for a third term as mayor of Rotorua district, following the preliminary... Read More

Voters from affluent areas more likely to vote

Voters from affluent areas were more likely to vote in local body elections than those at the other end of the scale according to data from the 2016... Read More

Heavy rain falling to lash the BOP

A heavy rain watch remains in place for the region, and if you look outside, it seems to be pretty accurate at the moment. A slow moving low over the... Read More

Concerns raised over pet obesity

How can we shrink the pet obesity problem? This is the question on a post on the SPCA Tauranga Facebook page. A recent study involving members of SPCA’s... Read More

Carpark closure on Tarawera Road

The car park opposite the black house on Tarawera Rd will be closed temporarily while construction is underway to widen the entrance to the new forest... Read More

BOP man in NZ National Geographic finals

Bay of Plenty's Justin Aitken has captured a magic moment that’s now made it into the finals of the NZ National Geographic Photographer of... Read More

Tasman Sea low draws down cloud over NZ

New Zealand is more like land of the long grey cloud today, as a large low in the Tasman Sea hugs the western South Island and drags down cloud over... Read More

Road user bill hikes after road safety failures

Road users are set to foot the bill for improved safety inspections, after years of patchy oversight and dodgy warrants of fitness. The government said... Read More

Vege prices could rise by 60 per cent by 2043

Horticulture New Zealand is warning vegetable prices could increase by nearly 60 per cent by 2043, if central and local government policies that will... Read More

Heavy rain for the next few days

A subtropical flow across much of New Zealand will encourage some decent rainfall totals around western and northern areas, says WeatherWatch.co.nz.... Read More

Low-sensory Quiet Hour offered at Countdown

  From Wednesday October 23, Countdown stores across New Zealand will offer customers a low-sensory Quiet Hour every Wednesday from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.   Countdown... Read More

Shots around the wicket – A tribute to Mr Sturt

  Charles Sturt is in the final week of his 33 years as a Rotorua Lakes councillor.   Ill health has forced him to retire. He is succumbing... Read More