Well-meaning tourists pose a threat to kea

Tourists' irresponsible behaviour around kea, such as feeding the birds, poses a potential threat to the species' survival, new University of Canterbury research... Read More

Health and wellbeing program for BOP youth

A programme aimed at equipping youth with the tools to care for their mental and physical wellbeing is returning to schools for Term 3. The Zespri Young and... Read More

Students snap up chance for Hi-Vis

Hundreds of female secondary school students around the country have had their hands on the controls of some of New Zealand's top infrastructure companies over... Read More

Holidays: Best places to visit in Western Bay

It's not always about the destination, it's the journey. The July school holidays are just around the corner and plenty of visitors will be descending... Read More

Gaining experience with country's top chefs

Working alongside some of the country's top chefs at a prestigious Matariki fine-dining event has been a highlight of 2024 for eight emerging chefs. Tohunga... Read More

Fatal crash: Anger as woman sentenced in Taupō

A Taupō woman who fell asleep at the wheel and crashed head-on into a car, killing a beloved mother and grandmother, was experiencing multiple symptoms,... Read More

BOP temps dip below zero under clear skies

Central North Island regions dipped below freezing overnight as a wintry spell brings clear, cold conditions to most of the country. Rangitaiki was the... Read More

Tests for students from first year of school

The Government has announced new assessment for students from the first year of school. Education Minister Erica Stanford says from 2025 phonics tests... Read More

Young grower comp to showcase horticulture future

The Bay of Plenty region is set to witness the incredible talent and dedication of its young horticulturists as they gather for the highly anticipated Bay of... Read More

Truancy crackdown: Fewer term-time holidays booked

Families with school-aged children are choosing not to take their children out of school to travel, Flight Centre data has shown, as the government cracks down... Read More

Ruapehu climber's death a "freak accident"

The death of a woman mountain climbing on Mt Ruapehu was a 'freak accident” that happened during a friends' trip, the chairman of the mountain clubs... Read More

Brain cancer diagnosis throws teacher in limbo

Maia Hendrix is playing a waiting game after a regimen of radiotherapy and chemotherapy for her brain cancer. The Bay of Plenty woman has been diagnosed with... Read More