Police union considers protest action over pay

Police officers are considering protest action after negotiations over a new pay agreement hit a brick wall. Police Association president Chris Cahill... Read More

Kiribati community celebrates with festival

The Kiwibati community group from the Bay of Plenty have joined with many other groups from all over the North Island this weekend to celebrate their... Read More

SH30 Rotorua road works this coming week

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises multiple worksites are active on State Highway 30/ Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road, in Rotorua... Read More

Salvation Army calls for support

    For most of us, winter is a time to hunker down in the warmth and comfort of our homes. But for many New Zealanders - even those who... Read More

BOP designer wins at national design awards

Bay of Plenty designer, Michelle McAnulty of Beaver Kitchens has won a national award at one of the biggest and most recognised kitchen and bathrooms... Read More

Matariki holiday dates announced

Dates for the new Matariki public holiday for the next thirty years have been released by the government. The extra public holiday will always be on... Read More

Can donations welcome at BOP stores

A can-do attitude goes a long way, but a can of spaghetti for a struggling family can go much further. PAK’nSAVE’s inaugural PAK’canSAVE... Read More

Tauranga MP voices hate speech law concerns

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has spoken of his belief that freedom of speech is a fundamental right in light of the Government’s release for public... Read More

Supporting BOP male survivors of sexual violence

A new Bay of Plenty organisation is offering support to men who have been victims of sexual violence. Manager Bruce Montgomery says MSBOP is a registered... Read More

Financial support for caregivers widened

Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis has welcomed changes that will make it easier for caregivers looking after children outside of the state care... Read More

Two livestream locations for Whakaari hearing

Interest in the next court hearing for the Whakaari/White Island eruption prosecution is so high the Ministry of Justice will livestream to a second... Read More

EPA delays deadline to phase out toxic gas

The country's environment watchdog has delayed by more than a year a deadline that could effectively mean a ban on the use of a toxic gas used to... Read More

BOP newcomers targeted in volunteering campaign

  An influx of newcomers to the Bay of Plenty brings good news for local charities struggling to recruit and retain volunteers says Volunteering... Read More

Field of Remembrance crosses returning to families

The Rotorua Returned Services Association are beginning the process of gifting World War One Rotorua District Field of Remembrance crosses to descendants... Read More

Police seek information following Rotorua assault

Police investigating a disorder incident outside a Rotorua bar are seeking information from the public who may have witnessed what happened.   Shortly... Read More