Bouts of rain, warm temperatures and cloudy days

Wet, cloudy and warmer than average temperatures are the three main 'weather flavours' expected over Aotearoa this week. According to MetService,... Read More

Man who died in Kaituna River incident named

Police have released the names of the man who died after a boat incident at the Kaituna River mouth on Saturday. He was Joebert Dumangon, 50, of Te... Read More

Two remain in NZ hospital with Covid-19

  Two people are in a stable condition in Middlemore Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.   The pair were transferred from the... Read More

Gratitude shown to blood donors

Less than four per cent of eligible blood donors actually donate the red gold. With today being World Blood Day, frontline health workers are joining... Read More

Trampers missing in BOP forest

Police are searching for two trampers after they failed to make it to their campsite in Rotoiti Forest, near Rotorua. Emergency services were called... Read More

“Misleading” Covid-19 leaflets causing distress

A Christchurch woman is furious a flyer from the group Voices For Freedom ended up in her letterbox. It contains nine claims about Covid-19 and the... Read More

National: EV scheme “takes from the poor”

The government is being accused by National of acting like a "reverse Robin Hood" with its latest electric vehicle rebate scheme. From July... Read More

Rebate scheme for electric/hybrid vehicle buyers

People buying new electric and hybrid vehicles will be able to get up to $8625 back from the government, in a rebate scheme announced today. From 1... Read More

Bay of Plenty sisters get cooking at Fieldays

Fieldays might not be the usual destination for the foodies, but unlike any food show, the iconic New Zealand agricultural event will showcase the whole... Read More

Covid-19: Victorian travel paused until Thursday

There are no new cases of Covid-19 in the community in New Zealand today. are four new cases in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities since... Read More

Turn up the heat for BOP families in need

With winter just beginning, the call is out for heaters - lots and lots of heaters - to keep children warm and healthy. Kirsty Robertson from the Bay... Read More

SH5 Whakarewarewa reopens after truck crash

UPDATED 5.30pm: State Highway 5 in Whakarewarewa has reopened after a crane was brought in to right a truck that crashed earlier today. SH5 approximately... Read More

Mount Maunganui person celebrating large lotto win

Someone who purchased a lotto ticket in Mount Maunganui will will be working out how to spend their winnings today. They are one of two people who have... Read More

Multiple crashes in Bay of Plenty

Emergency services have been attending a crash on State Highway 33 this morning. The crash occurred on the Rotorua side of Paengaroa between Allport... Read More

Schools compete for performing arts prize

  Trustpower Arena has hosted school teams performing in Showquest, Aotearoa’s biggest performing arts competition for schools. Bay of... Read More