Bay of Plenty

Big Swede returns with style and speed

A legend has returned to the top step at Crankworx Rotorua, reclaiming a podium position that was his three years ago and one he’s been trying to get back to ever since. “I know everyone says that you have no words when you win, but it’s...... Read More

Heavy traffic bylaw exemptions approved

Whakatane District Council has approved requests for logs harvested from woodlots on Maraetotara Road and Paparoa Road to be carted out through Ohope. In a report to this week’s Projects and Services Committee meeting, Transportation Manager...... Read More

Fatal crash closes SH34 near Kawerau

Update 11.20am: Kawerau Road West and State Highway 34 in the Bay of Plenty is closed following a fatal crash. A police media spokesperson says the accident happened at about 10.30. "Emergency services were advised that a single vehicle had...... Read More

Paralympians in Tauranga

Paralympians Adam Hall and Corey Peters will be among para athletes attending the ACC Paralympics Open Day in Tauranga on Sunday.   New Zealand has just enjoyed its most successful Paralympic Winter Games ever, with four-time Paralympian Adam...... Read More

New track to honour estuarine beauty

Whakatane District is celebrating the addition of another track, to their impressive spread of walking and cycling assets.   The walkway will be officially opened last Saturday, marking the completion of a long-held dream to change moods...... Read More

Bay of Plenty kicks off rugby season

The 2018 Baywide Club rugby competition kicks off across the Bay of Plenty today. The 2018 season will be launched across social media following the success of last year’s season launch. The video focuses on the jerseys of our Bay of Plenty...... Read More

Better transport, better health

Tauranga would have 50-52 fewer premature deaths each year and 27-32 per cent lower light vehicle carbon emissions if it had the same level of cycling, walking and public transport use as Wellington according to a new study. The study, led by the University...... Read More

Hardening up over ’Bella Vista’ dispute

Attitudes are hardening up on both sides of the Bella Vista homes dispute as the Tauranga City Council tells home owners they will receive no more support from April 12. The residents of 13 homes on Lakes Boulevard have had accommodation paid for since...... Read More

Formal talks on climate change

A forum to discuss the effects of climate change has been held in Tauranga today. The Sustainable Backyards Climate Action Speakers Forum focuses on Climate Change action and looks at ways to achieve net carbon zero by 2050. “We have been fortunate...... Read More

Thousands support SH2 petition

A petition, supported by nearly 7000 people, protesting the priority given to upgrading State Highway 2 north of Tauranga is being lodged online today. The petition has collected a total of 6852 signatures, and is one of many submissions being made...... Read More