Live: Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 tomorrow

Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 at midnight tomorrow and the Rest of New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 2.  The Prime Minister... Read More

COVID-19: 24 new community cases

There are 24 new community cases announced today, all in Auckland. There are no new cases identified at the border today. More than 50,000 vaccines... Read More

Near fatal accident become gift of time

September is Wills month and the great and generous act of naming a charity in your Will can have an impact well into the future. It is also one of... Read More

Outrage over Auckland students in Tauranga classes

A Tauranga parent is horrified to learn that their son has been attending class all week with Auckland students who travelled to Tauranga during the... Read More

Meat pushes food prices to fifth consecutive rise

Food prices rose 0.3 per cent in August 2021 compared with July 2021, mainly influenced by higher prices for meat, poultry, and fish, and restaurant... Read More

A “bite sized” version of Sturgis planned for NZ

Whangamata is gearing up to host New Zealand’s first ever Kickdown Festival on January 20 – 23 2022. Highlights of the three-day festival... Read More

Researchers find toilet training cows is possible

Researchers have found cows can be taught to use a toilet, which they say could help farmers reduce water contamination and greenhouse gas emissions. University... Read More

Call to stop mask exempt bullying

A Tauranga woman who has been abused for not wearing a mask is asking people to be more understanding. Danielle Sullivan has a mask exemption for respiratory... Read More

Steamers Shield Challenge - 17 years in the making

The year was 2004 when the Bay of Plenty Steamers last held the elusive Ranfurly Shield. On a day that has become synonymous with Bay of Plenty Rugby... Read More

Youth talk straight on driving during Covid times

SADD students - Students Against Dangerous Driving - is calling on all communities to collectively do more to change behaviours that may lead to fatalities.... Read More

WATCH LIVE: Premier 1 Mens finals

The Premier 1 Mens match being played this afternoon at Puarenga Park between Whakarewarewa and Tauranga Sports is being... Read More

The final count

An accumulation of data on kererū – the New Zealand pigeon – is now in its final year, and experts are asking for the community’s... Read More

Trans-Tasman bubble closed until late November

The trans-Tasman bubble will remain closed until at least late November, with no guarantee of a resumption by Christmas. Quarantine-free travel between... Read More

Greyhounds As Pets celebrates birthday

The charity that rehomes Greyhounds after racing is celebrating its milestone 15th birthday this weekend with a national walk for around 500 hounds,... Read More

Volcanix season underway with home game v Otago

The Volcanix 2021 campaign restarts today as they prepare to face Otago at Blake Park. After a lengthy period of no rugby, the players finally got a... Read More