Bay of Plenty

Classic Flyers makes room for exciting fleet

Tauranga Classic Flyers Museum has made room for an exciting fleet of new aircrafts. The museum officially welcomed three former Royal Air Force Westland Wessex helicopters to its grounds on Wednesday afternoon, with a further two welcomed later in the...... Read More

Reports of stabbing at Papamoa property

Police are at the scene of a property in Papamoa, where a stabbing is reported to have taken place. A SunLive photographer who was at the scene earlier this morning says police are at a property on a lane which extends off Harding Drive. The area...... Read More

Police called to family harm incident in Papamoa

UPDATE 9.30am - Police are enroute to an address in Papamoa this morning, where a family harm incident has occurred. "Emergency services are at the scene and Police are working to establish the nature of the event," says a police media spokesperson. "More...... Read More

New secondary school for Western BOP sought

Jo Linthwaite’s children might not be ready for secondary school just yet, but the Whakamarama woman is not wasting any time in making sure there will be one on her doorstep when the time comes. The mum of four has set up a petition calling for...... Read More

Strong support sees reprieve for community boards

Strong support for locally elected boards has seen the Western Bay of Plenty District Council drop plans to scrap its five community boards and replace them with three community committees. After extensive community consultation, including a series...... Read More

647,000 plus people affected by arthritis

Arthritis can affect anyone at any age and new figures released in 2018 reveal that more than 647,000 people in New Zealand have arthritis, 48 percent of which are of working age. The findings in the recent Economic Cost of Arthritis in New Zealand...... Read More

Chemical incident leaves worker without an eye

A worker had to have his eye removed after an incident involving a corrosive cleaning product at a Tauranga mussel processing plant. North Island Mussels Limited was sentenced in the Tauranga District Court today following the January 2017 incident...... Read More

Bay of Plenty Volcanix on hunt for first win

Volcanix coach Brendon Webby is telling his team to keep the faith. If they do, he says, the results will start to come, and tonight in their fourth Farah Palmer Cup outing against Taranaki at Rotorua International Stadium they have a good chance to...... Read More

Tauranga school band cleans up at Bandquest

Revolution Radio, from Mount Maunganui Intermediate in the Bay of Plenty have just earned $3000 worth of gear for their school music department, as winners of the nationwide primary and intermediate music contest Rockshop Bandquest. Music teacher...... Read More

Agri-tourism to provide new income for farmers

Rotorua’s booming tourism industry could provide a way to farm less intensively while generating additional income streams for farmers. Landowners in the Lake Rotorua Catchment could be eligible to receive funding from the Low Nitrogen Land Use...... Read More