BOP mechanic issues car battery warning

A Bay of Plenty mechanic is issuing a warning for car owners stuck at home during the lockdown. Since the lockdown began, many private vehicles have... Read More

COVID-19: What happened on April 6

At least one resthome has been hit, essential workers and those made redundant are finding it tough, and app-based tracing is being explored - this is... Read More

COVID-19 mental health support begins

A range of support is being rolled out across New Zealand to help people look after their mental health during COVID-19. “COVID-19 has brought... Read More

Councils collaborate on COVID-19 recovery

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is working with Rotorua Lakes Council and other local authorities to take a regional approach to COVID-19 recovery. Regional... Read More

Health Minister offers resignation over breach

Health Minister David Clark has offered his resignation following a breach of the Alert Level 4 lockdown. On the first weekend of the Alert Level 4... Read More

Campaign to help people cope with COVID-19 stress

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern updated the public on the government's response to the COVID-19 situation in New Zealand this afternoon. Government... Read More

Google thanks pandemic workers

“To all the public health workers and to researchers in the scientific community – thank you.” That's the message behind today's... Read More

Don’t worry – be appy

The search is on for services and that’s driving a big spike in the number of people downloading the Rotorua App. The Rotorua App advises people... Read More

One new case of COVID-19 in the BOP

There is one new case of COVID-19 in the Bay of Plenty today. There are now a total of 32 cases in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area, while... Read More

NZ Football launches home training programme

With the country officially in lockdown, now is the perfect time for young players all over New Zealand to sharpen their skills ahead of the upcoming... Read More

COVID-19: Squash world junior champs cancelled

The "regretful" decision has been to cancel the WSF World Junior Championships that had been scheduled to take place in July 2020 on the Gold... Read More

COVID -19 update April 6: 67 new cases today

UPDATE: There are 39 new confirmed cases and 28 probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today. An increase of 67 cases. This now brings the total... Read More

White Island tour guide released from hospital

Whakatane's Jake Milbank suffered burns to 80 per cent of his body when the volcano erupted on December 9, killing 21 people. The 19-year-old was... Read More

It takes a village to stop the spread

  Organisers of a Covid-19 checkpoint at Maketu are concerned at the amount of non-essential travel in and out of the town.   Maketu Health... Read More

BLOG: We don‘t know how lucky we are...

There is this old tune by Fred Dagg - "We don’t know how lucky we are..." in it Dagg waxes lyrical about how great it is to be living... Read More