Bay of Plenty Lotto player wins $100,000

One lucky Lotto player from Katikati has won $100,000 with Strike Four on Saturday night.   The winning Strike ticket was sold at Katikati Paper... Read More

Weka Woo – a call for Bird of the Year

Bay of Plenty’s Fiona Powell is campaigning again this year for the weka to win the number one spot in New Zealand’s national bird competition Feathers... Read More

Festival drug-checking services get a boost

The Government is financially supporting drug-checking services to help keep young people safe at this summer’s large festivals and events, Health... Read More

Tiger Trout hunt in BOP next month

The much-anticipated Tiger Trout Fishing Competition is on again with the new date of November 13. Known locally as the great tiger hunt, this annual... Read More

Podcast Pleasure

Many Kiwis are discovering a new pastime in our post-Covid world – listening to podcasts – and the primary sector is lining up to share interesting... Read More

Trio of dynamic extroverts in Rotorua

For those who like a little violin, cello and piano to round out their Monday, the Ghost Trio will be performing some classical ‘classics’... Read More

Pool to be returned to former glory

Kawerau's “jewel in the crown”, its free and geothermally heated pool, is expected to be steaming hot again soon, thanks to a council... Read More

Reminder to protect lakes while trout fishing

Today marks the first day of the new trout season. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reminding keen trout fishers that if they’re joining... Read More

Free Rotorua events these school holidays

With the October school holidays nearly upon us, there is a range of free events happening in Te Manawa – the heart of the Rotorua. “It... Read More

Anglers gear up for new trout season

With the new trout fishing season just around the corner, anglers all around the country are busy preparing for a big day out. Boats and all manner... Read More

Four Lotto players win $250,000

Four lucky Lotto players will be feeling on top of the world after each winning $250,000 with Lotto First Division in Saturday night’s Lotto draw.... Read More

A “bite sized” version of Sturgis planned for NZ

Whangamata is gearing up to host New Zealand’s first ever Kickdown Festival on January 20 – 23 2022. Highlights of the three-day festival... Read More

Greyhounds As Pets celebrates birthday

The charity that rehomes Greyhounds after racing is celebrating its milestone 15th birthday this weekend with a national walk for around 500 hounds,... Read More

Taiao film launches online

Micah Winiata's film Taiao has been launched online today by Someday Stories and features many Tauranga and Bay of Plenty locations. Taiao was selected... Read More

Lotto player wins $1 million

One lucky Lotto player will be having a weekend to remember after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in Saturday night’s Lotto draw.... Read More