Community action drives NZ to smokefree cars

After a decade of campaigning, community groups across New Zealand are celebrating a milestone this month as a law comes into force making it illegal... Read More

Indian NZers amongst most vaccinated

Indian New Zealanders amongst the most highly-vaccinated in the country Dharmesh Parikh rolled up his sleeve and as the needle headed for his arm, a... Read More

Health warning issued for BOP lakes

A health warning has been issued two Bay of Plenty lakes. The warning is for Lake Rotorua and the western end of Lake Rotoiti. The health warning is... Read More

Covid-19: 12 new cases in BOP today

Twelve new Covid-19 cases are being reported in the Bay of Plenty, bringing the region’s total number associated with this outbreak to 53. Six... Read More

New Zealand to open without MIQ next year

Fully vaccinated New Zealanders will find it easier to come home from January 2022, with foreign nationals to follow from April onwards. Covid-19 Response... Read More

Police plea for information on wanted couple

Police are looking for information on the whereabouts of a couple from New Plymouth who are believed to have been in the Tauranga area. Police are... Read More

Covid-19: Paengaroa joins locations of interest

UPDATE: A further eight locations of interest in the Bay of Plenty have been named by the Ministry of Health. The eight locations are eight... Read More

Smoking in cars with children illegal this week

New Smokefree 2025 laws are coming into effect this week, designed to protect children in the car from smoking and vaping. However, more support may... Read More

Renee steps up to serve her community

A passion to help protect tamariki/children from abuse and to see people change for the better underpins Renee Kingi’s drive to lend a helping... Read More

Covid-19: Vaccine passports explained

  From December 3, when the country transitions into the new Covid traffic light framework, vaccine passes will become part of the daily routine. The... Read More

What the traffic light system is and how it works

On December 3, the country will leave behind the alert level system which has been in place since early 2020 and move into the traffic light system. Prime... Read More

Midweek spells settled weather

MetService is forecasting a mid-week period of stable weather, but things become unsettled in the South by the end of the week. “A couple of fronts... Read More

Laser strikes putting lives at risk - police

  “At the end of the day, you are putting people’s lives at risk.”   This is warning from police and commercial pilots... Read More

NZ to move into traffic light system on Dec 3

All of New Zealand will move into the new Covid-19 Protection Framework at 11.59pm on Thursday December 2, making Friday December 3 the first day the... Read More

Five new cases of Covid-19 in the Bay of Plenty

There are five new cases of Covid-19 being reported in the Bay of Plenty today. Of these cases, four are linked to existing cases in Mount Manganui.... Read More