Bay of Plenty

Golden trout worth $10,000

Somewhere in one of the Rotorua lakes, there’s a ‘golden trout’ worth $10,000 to a lucky angler.   Fish & Game staff have completed the operation to release 30 rainbow trout with specially numbered pink tags that can all win...... Read More

Second hurricane for Tauranga couple

The shattering of a Tauranga couple’s tropic island idyll is underscored by the second major hurricane to strike the island of Vieques in as many weeks. Messages today from Donna Bennet and Chris Isherwood confirm they survived hurricane Maria,...... Read More

Public’s help needed in Zespri case

Information from the public is being sought to help bring a criminal prosecution over the alleged provision of bud wood from Zespri’s new varieties to growers in China. Zespri chief operating officer Simon Limmer confirms that Zespri has already...... Read More

Rural school gets new tech

Pyes Pa School pupils will be well-prepared for a future filled with technological changes, thanks to the assistance of TECT. The local community trust has made a significant contribution towards the purchase of new iPads and Chromebooks for the country...... Read More

More cycling, less traffic congestion

Residents are being encouraged to put on their helmets and get on their bike, as a way to decrease traffic congestion in Tauranga. As part of Tauranga City Council’s Cycle Action Plan they will be visiting locations to discuss what can be done...... Read More

Student returns to scene of summit fall

German student Keno Schnibben returned to Treble Cone Ski Resort on Tuesday September 12, three years after falling from the summit. On that day, Keno had climbed to the summit of Treble Cone (TC) to take some photos with friends and fell 150 metres...... Read More

Next step for street revitalisation

The revitalisation of Durham Street and Durham Lane has moved a step closer today with Tauranga City Council resolving to proceed to the detailed design stage. Earlier this year in February, TCC identified Durham Street, particularly the section between...... Read More

New app to help stop sexual assault

The Vodafone Foundation has teamed up with Bay of Plenty Sexual Assault Support Services to develop an app for young people who find themselves in unsafe or uncomfortable situations. The app, based on the Easy Rescue App originally developed by Vodafone...... Read More

Quits after ’error of judgement’

The deputy chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has resigned after an "error of judgment" involving an airline he part owns and a competitor. The crown entity, which oversees aviation safety, says deputy chairman Peter Griffiths...... Read More

Car suffers extensive damage in Tauranga crash

A vehicle has suffered extensive damage after smashing into a stationary car in Tauranga earlier this afternoon. Police were called to the incident on the side of Bellevue Road after the driver rear-ended a parked car at 4:16pm. The...... Read More