Bay of Plenty

Sanford planning to sell Tauranga business

New Zealand seafood company Sanford has announced it has a conditional agreement to sell its Tauranga based pelagic business to local company Pelco NZ Ltd. The assets included are three purse seine fishing vessels, processing equipment and pelagic...... Read More

One dead after serious crash on SH33

One person has died following a crash on State Highway 33 near Okere Falls this morning. The road is currently closed and cordons are in place on SH33 and Allport Road. A police spokesperson says the crash involved two cars and one occupant has...... Read More

Tauranga businessman survives workshop fire

A Tauranga business owner has retold the harrowing moment when his workshop was ravaged by fire. Flames and smoke were seen billowing from the Midnight Motors workshop in Greerton last Thursday, which triggered a response from Greerton, Tauranga and...... Read More

A man of many strengths

You don’t need to twist Aron Innes’ arm to pin someone else’s to the table. The 26-year-old physiotherapist has a firm grip on the world of arm wrestling, and has no plans to loosen it any time soon. He recently won second place on...... Read More

Natalie Meredith wins designer of the year

Natalie Meredith has won the prestigious BOP Area Floral Art Designer of the Year competition. The competition, run by the Tauranga Floral Art Society during the Bloom in the Bay Festival at Tauranga Historic Village, was judged by three Waikato floral...... Read More

BOP police send reminder to commercial drivers

Bay of Plenty Police are reminding drivers of heavy motor vehicles to make sure their vehicles are safe, and that they are safe, as the end of the year approaches. Acting Inspector Lex Soepnel, acting manager for the Police commercial vehicle safety...... Read More

Debate regarding SH2 ongoing

  Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has traded more blows with the Minister of Transport Phil Twyford  over the campaign to fix the controversial stretch of State Highway 2 between Waihi and Tauranga. A petition to fix the road was presented...... Read More

Katikati bypass at least 10 years away

Not today, not tomorrow and not even next week. Not next month or even next year. In fact the Katikati bypass, which townsfolk believed could be started as early as this year, has been mothballed for at least a decade. The NZTA has told The Weekend...... Read More

Strange noise heard around Tauranga

A strange noise that has been heard around the Tauranga area, has left residents puzzled. A noise that has been described as a huge grinding, rumbling kind of crash, have left some residents asking what the noise actually was. One resident Skyla,...... Read More

One seriously injured in Whakatane crash

One person has been taken to hospital in a serious condition following a crash between a motorcyclist and a pedestrian in Whakatane. A police media spokesperson says emergency services were called to the scene just before 11am. “Police and...... Read More