Burling and Tuke win gold at Olympic test event

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke knew they had essentially claimed gold at the Olympic test event in Enoshima moments after the start of 49er medal race. The... Read More

Schools unsure of rights during emergency lockdown

  Principals and early childhood centres are worried they will break the law if they stop parents from collecting their children during emergency... Read More

Stock fears at hill climb rally

  An objection has been lodged against a proposed temporary road closure for a motorsport event in the Rotorua Hinterland on Sunday, September... Read More

Speeding while overtaking ruled legal

  A man has successfully beaten a speeding ticket issued after the car he was passing sped up and he decided the only safe course of action was... Read More

Windy weekend ahead for some

Another week and another big low, says WeatherWatch.co.nz "NZ has that sinking feeling as a low bringing dynamic weather moves in. "There... Read More

Calls for applications to environment fund

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) has opened for applications. The fund is open to almost any group that... Read More

Safer speed limits proposed for SH33 and SH30

  In an effort to save lives and reduce the number of serious crashes, the NZ Transport Agency is reviewing speed limits along parts of State Highway... Read More

Contempt of Court Bill passes third reading

A Bill that consolidates and modernises the rules relating to contempt of court has passed its third reading, says Minister of Justice Andrew Little. Contempt... Read More

Burling & Tuke look for golden touch at test event

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have wrapped up gold or silver in the 49er at the Olympic test event in Enoshima but there's really only one colour... Read More

Govt urged to free up wholesale fuel market

Cut-price petrol company Gull wants the government to free up the wholesale fuel market to bring in genuine competition. The Commerce Commission has... Read More

OPINION: The dud census and effects for Rotorua

The dud 2018 census revealed last week can damage Rotorua, writes Ian McLean, a former National Party Cabinet Minister. In the 2018 census the collection... Read More

A volcanic trip without leaving classroom

Thousands of New Zealand students will this week be taking a peek into active volcanic craters without having to leave the safety of their classrooms. Thanks... Read More

Wanting a fair system for towing in Tauranga

A Tauranga towing company is calling for a fair roster system to tow vehicles from crash scenes. Tauranga Towing is located out in Te Puna and has been... Read More

Heavy rain watch issued for BOP

Bay of Plenty residents are being told to watch out for heavy rain later today. The MetService has issued a heavy rain watch for the region. There... Read More

Rotorua goes batty

The Sanatorium Reserve is being reinvigorated as part of the long term plan, but the discovery of native long-tailed bats using the reserve meant that... Read More