Simon Bridges won‘t rule out National leader bid

National MP Simon Bridges has spoken about the allegations against him that ultimately led to the end of Judith Collins' tenure as leader, saying... Read More

Mauao tribute marks White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day - an international day that encourages people to stand up against violence towards women and children started early this morning in... Read More

Dr Shane Reti speaks as National‘s interim leader

Former National Party leader Judith Collins has been forced to step down after her caucus issued a motion of no confidence in her this morning, interim... Read More

BOP constable had sex with women he met on duty

An investigation has found a Bay of Plenty police constable breached the police code of conduct by forming sexual relationships with women he met on... Read More

MP at centre of Bridges allegation breaks silence

The MP at the centre of last night’s allegation of serious misconduct against Tauranga MP Simon Bridges, which ultimately led to the demise of... Read More

Nine new Covid-19 cases in Tauranga

There are nine new cases of Covid-19 in the Bay of Plenty region today, all of which are in the Tauranga area, whilst there is an additional case in... Read More

Police victims shine a light on violence

TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains descriptions of partner and family violence, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse, that some readers... Read More

Sailor of the Year recognised in challenging year

  Leading Marine Technician (Propulsion) Jemma Hokai-Mataia has enjoyed both the challenges and diversity that come with being a sailor in the... Read More

Mental Health forefront of Tauranga rugby charity

Raising awareness and encouraging healthy solutions and discussions around mental health is a cause that the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union and its partners... Read More

Additional locations of interest announced

UPDATE 5pm: There are seven more locations of interest in the Tauranga region. The MOH has added locations in Bethlehem, Greerton and Parkvale to the... Read More

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