Artist sticks it to the Don

  It was an artist making an ethical statement. But he chose perhaps the most divisive and polarising subject matter of our time to make his point.... Read More

Cars and bikes seized in drug raids

Four people are facing charges following the completion of a three-month-long investigation targeting the sale and supply of illicit drugs. Bay... Read More

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

Northern low to bring patches of gales and rain

A low from the sub-tropics is deepening quickly today as it moves into the upper North Island. Following a calm weekend, easterly quarter winds are... Read More

Two car crash blocking SH33

UPDATED 7.36AM: Emergency services are responding to a report of a crash on SH33 in Okere Falls. "The two-car crash occurred in the main village... Read More

Rain and strong winds to affect the North Island

An intensifying low-pressure system approaching from the northwest is expected to deliver heavy rain and strong winds to large parts of the North Island... Read More

Appeal for information following Whakatane robbery

Whakatane Police are appealing for information after a robbery on Saturday afternoon. Four offenders, some armed with weapons, entered the Avenue Dairy... Read More

Luke Toomey set for back-to-back tour titles

Luke Toomey has a rare opportunity to become the fourth person in history to win back-to-back Jennian Homes Charles Tour titles at the Carrus Open. Luke... Read More

Powerball rolls over: $38 million up for grabs

Powerball was not struck last night and has rolled over to Wednesday night, where the jackpot will be $38 million. “There has been a lot of excitement... 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

Bay of Plenty Regional Council results are in

Progress election results for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council are now available. Tipene Marr has lost his Kohi Maori constituency seat to Tiu Kai... 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

Foggy start to the weekend

Welcome Bay residents woke to early morning fog on Saturday as mist and early cloud covered patches across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. WeatherWatch... Read More

Volcanix face big Canterbury challenge

Our Volcanix girls head down to Christchurch this weekend in their final Farah Palmer Cup round robin game of the season. The Bay of Plenty team are... Read More