Tree removal SH33 south of Paengaroa tomorrow

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency contractors will remove an unstable tree alongside State Highway 33, about 12km south of Paengaroa, tomorrow. Bay of... Read More

MPs in lockdown - Tamati Coffey

Living in lockdown is a challenge for everyone, even our local politicians. In the first of a series of more lighthearted interviews, Rotorua Now reporter... Read More

New leave scheme for essential workers

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Finance Minister Grant Robertson have updated the public on the government's response to the COVID-19 situation... Read More

Business Finance scheme applications open

Businesses can start applying to their banks for loans under the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme set up to support the New Zealand economy during the... Read More

LIVE: COVID update April 2 - 89 new cases today

UPDATE: There are 89 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. This is made up of 76 new confirmed cases and 13 probable cases. Director-General of Health... Read More

Vehicle rego phishing scam doing the email rounds

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising people to delete widely distributed 'phishing scam' emails which direct recipients to a counterfeit... Read More

Major magazine publisher Bauer Media closing down

The publisher of some of the country's best known magazines has folded. Bauer Media, which has The Listener, Woman's Day, New Zealand Woman's... Read More

First wintry outbreak likely next weekend

The next several days ahead will be warmer than average in a number of regions, but it won’t last, warns WeatherWatch.co.nz Autumn is all about... Read More

One seriously injured in BOP firearms incident

One person is in Rotorua Hospital following a firearms incident in the Bay of Plenty. A police spokesperson says they received a report of a firearms... Read More

Health professionals going the extra mile in BOP

People should have confidence in the preparations being made on their behalf by their healthcare professionals, says the person leading the Bay of Plenty... Read More

Cellphone allegedly taken in Rotorua robbery

Police are investigating a robbery in Rotorua where a cellphone has allegedly been taken. A police spokesperson says they received a report of a person... Read More

Police link Massey address to human remains case

Police investigating the suspicious death of a person whose remains were found buried in a shallow grave on Rangipo Intake Road, near Tongariro, have... Read More

Tauranga COVID-19 positive case warns community

Jasmine Manwell is staying in a tent on her mum’s lawn in Tauranga. She tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24. “My mum has made it very... Read More

Care workers unhappy with Covid-19 advice

Workers looking after people who are disabled are sewing their own face masks to keep themselves safe from Covid-19, and others are considering not going... Read More

LIVE: ‘The worst thing we could do is relax’ - PM

UPDATED: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it is too early to tell if the measures put in place to reduce transmission of Covid-19 are working. There... Read More