Three Lotto players win $333,333

Three lucky Lotto players from Rotorua, Lower Hutt and Wellington will be celebrating a mid-week windfall after each winning $333,333 with Lotto... Read More

Are you flourishing during lockdown?

Now is the time to dig into our mental reserves as we drop from Alert Level 4 to 3, and continue to get into and develop some good habits around emotional... Read More

Retail sales remain buoyant in June quarter

Stats NZ is reporting an increase in retail sales volume for the June quarter. After adjusting for price and seasonal effects, the total retail sales... Read More

Introducing the cats of New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police have a real fondness for their four-legged crime fighters. “However, floof of the feline kind don't always make headlines... Read More

Black cranes and monster stories

Tauranga author Lee Murray is now a two-time Bram Stoker award winner and monster lover, yet she is still scared of the dark. In a New Zealand first,... Read More

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