Bay of Plenty

Tauranga woman wins renovation award

A Bay of Plenty property investor’s clever use of a relocatable home has won her the NZPIF/Resene Renovation of the Year award. Donna Youngman received her trophy and certificate at the New Zealand Property Investors Federation annual conference...... Read More

The rebirth of Tauranga Airport

NZ8260 was on approach to Tauranga when a wee mite called Kristie burst into the terminal and made a beeline for the automatic doors to the observation area. She pulled up short, and disappointed. “Closed indefinitely,” says the sign on...... Read More

Kaimai crash victim dies

A man critically injured in a crash on SH29 earlier today has died in Tauranga hospital, say Tauranga police. The crash happened on the Tauranga side of McLaren Falls Road when two cars collided in the up-hill lanes at about 4.30am. Police say one of...... Read More

Tracking honey through the supply chain

A Tauranga company has spent seven years developing a unique platform to safeguard the more than 800,000 hives in New Zealand, and satisfy overseas market access requirements, with its globally unique software. ApiTrak, which launches this month,...... Read More

Man critical after Kaimai crash

A man is in a critical condition after a crash on State Highway 29 near McLaren Falls this morning. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened at around 4.30am. Motorists are being asked to take an alternative route and to expect some delays...... Read More

Tourists’ baby run over in Whangamata

A baby has been flown to hospital after the boy was run over in a Whangamata driveway.  The one-year-old boy was flown to Waikato Hospital this morning in a serious condition. Waikato police Senior Sergeant Ray Malcolmson says the child...... Read More

Two arrested following Whakatane robbery

Two men have been arrested following the aggravated robbery of Mananui Dairy, in Whakatane. The 17-year-old and 19-year-old were arrested this afternoon after search warrants were carried out at addresses linked to the robbery. Items suspected of...... Read More

$1m boost for university

A key part of the revitalisation of Tauranga’s CBD reached another milestone this week, with the first payment made from Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Regional Infrastructure Fund to the University of Waikato. The payment, of more than...... Read More

Karangahake Gorge closed again tonight

State Highway Two through Karangahake Gorge will be closed for a short time tonight to complete the removal of the truck and trailer unit that crashed through a safety barrier and fell into the gorge early on Friday morning. The vehicle left the road...... Read More

Police launch appeal after dairy robbery

Police in the Eastern Bay of Plenty have stepped up their investigation into an aggravated robbery in Whakatane over the weekend. The robbery took place at Mananui Dairy on James Street at around 7am on Saturday morning, with...... Read More