Bay of Plenty

Police investigate robbery at Tokoroa bottle store

Tokoroa Police are investigating a robbery at the Thirsty Liquor bottle store in Chambers Street. A person entered the store at around 8pm and took an amount of alcohol. At this stage there is no CCTV footage available, says police. "We'd...... Read More

Man who died at Rotorua pool named

Police have released the name of the man who died at the Polynesian Spa in Rotorua on June 19. He was 67-year-old Denis Miklus, a French National. The death has been referred to the Coroner, says a police spokesperson. In a statement released following...... Read More

Twins defy the odds at Te Puke

    It wasn’t mean to be. The odds were stacked against. Then it did happen and it was a minor miracle. Twin foals have been born to a mare at Wake Field Equestrian Centre in Te Puke. It’s very rare - about one in a hundred...... Read More

EOL weather balloon launches

    It’s up, up and away, for the sub-orbital helium space weather balloons. The first weather balloons will be launched today as part of the global Spaceweather.com and Earth to Sky Calculus initiative run by a group of visiting...... Read More

Logging truck rolls, blocking state highway

UPDATED: Bay of Plenty Police are advising motorists that State Highway One, Wairakei, remains closed after a crash earlier this morning . A crane has arrived to assist with moving the truck and this is expected to take about three hours, says a police...... Read More

Kiwi kayakers chase fast Slovakian start

Luuka Jones will lead a seven-strong New Zealand canoe slalom team into the first ICF World Cup event of the season in the mountains of Slovakia this weekend, with valuable ranking points on the line. Olympic silver medalist Jones is on the verge of...... Read More

Concerns growing for missing man

People in the Tauranga area are being asked to keep an eye out for a man who has been missing since Monday. Warren Quaife, 31, has not been seen since Monday, June 18.  His family are concerned and are appealing for information on his whereabouts.  Quaife lives...... Read More

MPs trade blows over four-lane highway

‘Weak’ is the word Phil Twyford has used to described a petition delivered to parliament calling on the Government to commit a continuous four-lane highway stretching from Tauranga to Katikati. “National spent nine years neglecting...... Read More

Caved in road to remain closed for several days

A road in Waihi will remain closed for several days after a large tomo, which caved in underneath the road last night, leaving a hole about 1.8m wide at the surface and extending 4m - 5m deep under the road. The tomo was discovered by a local contractor...... Read More

Muller to be face of ‘responsible drinking’

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has today put his hand up to be a champion for responsible drinking in Parliament, in response to the Ministry of Health report on the impacts of alcohol on our community and a call out from the AM Show for a MP to front...... Read More