New camera on the Kaituna bar goes live

A new camera has been installed at what has been described as the Bay of Plenty’s 'most dangerous bar' - the Kaituna Cut. Bay of Plenty Regional Council Harbourmaster Peter Buell says the camera, which aims to provide an up-to-date look...... Read More

Boaties armed with safety advice ahead of summer

Boaties are being warned to take it easy on the water this Labour Weekend which marks the ‘unofficial’ start of the summer holiday season. A number of agencies have gathered at boat ramps in the Western Bay of Plenty today, offering pleasure-craft...... Read More

Three into Young Farmer regional final

Rakaia dairy farmer Jonny Brown’s bid to be FMG Young Farmer of the Year is back on track after suffering a setback last year when he failed to qualify for a hotly-contested regional final. The 27-year-old assistant farm manager, this month took...... Read More

Proposal to rename Lake Road to Lake Station Road

A proposal to rename local road Lake Road in the Wanstead/Flemington area to “Lake Station Road” is currently out for public feedback. Residents of “Lake Road” in the Wanstead/Flemington area have petitioned Council and asked...... Read More

Tauranga City Council wages war on wet wipes

Two tonnes of wet wipes – the size of a small elephant – clog Tauranga City Council’s wastewater system every week, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to clean up and risking Tauranga’s environment. The council...... Read More

Tararua Mental Health Service to relocate

After 18 months of planning, the Dannevirke office of Tararua Mental Health and Addictions Service is on the move. The service will move from its current site at Dannevirke Hospital, on the corner of Barraud and Waterloo Streets, to 20 Allardice St,...... Read More

WDHB introduces new Meals on Wheels for all ages

Whanganui Hospital’s Meals on Wheels Service has a new menu with a modern twist which dietitians believe will appeal to people of all ages wanting to have their main meal of the day delivered to them. Pesto chicken pasta, hoisin ginger pork and...... Read More

Red Beach gears up for season

Enthusiasm is running high for the Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club and its lifeguard members with the approach of the summer season. The club is counting down to the mid-November opening of its redeveloped clubrooms, a project which has been at the...... Read More

Kiesanowski does best on the Rakaia

A blistering run helped Swannanoa’s Ryan Kiesanowski to one of the big titles up for grabs at Saturday’s Rakaia Salmon Run multisport event. Kiesanowski was one of around 300 people who turned out to tackle one of the seven events that...... Read More

Cornflakes with your Business Bites?

Now Hauraki District business owners can have their breakfast and grow their business too. The Council has joined forces with Te Waka (Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency) and Hauraki town promotional organisations, Positive Paeroa, Positively...... Read More