Bay of Plenty

Boat found in Bowentown search

An upturned boat has been found in the area where police are searching for a fisherman missing after three people were tipped out of a boat on the Bowentown Bar last night. A 28-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy were found alive on the shore last night...... Read More

Mount Maunganui rider dominates again

Bay of Plenty man Cody Cooper could never be accused of being boring, but the ease with which he won again at the weekend does make the Honda Racing Team crew very relaxed indeed. The 34-year-old national MX1 champion from Mount Maunganui showed once...... Read More

Search for fisherman near Waihi Beach

A search is under way for a fisherman missing off Bowentown Harbour in Western Bay of Plenty. The 24-year-old man from Rotorua was in a party of three people who were fishing yesterday evening. Police were alerted after 11pm when two members of the...... Read More

Bringing in a beggar ban bylaw

Tauranga City Council is this week looking at legislating beggars out of the central business district. A notice of motion, filed by councillor Terry Molly and seconded by Bill Grainger, proposes banning begging and sleeping rough in the city. While...... Read More

Search for missing Rotorua man continues

The search for missing Rotorua man Nigel Peterson continued today. Nigel was last seen at around 3pm on Friday, 17 November, on Otonga Road, heading towards Old Taupo Road in Rotorua. Senior Constable Colin Fraser said: "Police and Land...... Read More

Kaimai Ranges crash victim named

Police have revealed the identity of the man killed in a crash on State Highway 29 on the Bay of Plenty side of the Kaimai Ranges early on Friday. He was 37-year-old Cambridge man Ahmed Shariff. The crash happened near McLaren Falls...... Read More

The case of the missing gingerbread man

It’s the mystery on the lips of every student and teacher at Arataki School in Tauranga. What has happened to the gingerbread man? The students have run, run as fast as they can, but it seems they just can’t catch the gingerbread man. Erin...... Read More

More trout for anglers

Anglers in the Bay of Plenty will soon have a few hundred more trout to target on their doorstep. Fish and Game officers have released 700 trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal. Fish and Game Officer Lloyd Gledhill says the release...... Read More

Night work to begin on Karangahake Gorge

From this weekend to mid-December 12.5 kilometres of new road surface will be laid on State Highway 2 between the SH1/2 interchange at Pokeno and the SH2/25 roundabout leading to Thames. Most of the work on this section of SH2 will be done at night with...... Read More

Serious crash on SH27

A serious collision between two vehicles has occurred on State Highway 27 near the Tatuanui roundabout, near Matamata.  One person is in a critical condition and another has moderate injuries. Road users are advised to seek alternative...... Read More