Bay of Plenty

Rotorua flight changes welcomed

Air New Zealand flight scheduling between Rotorua and Wellington is changing next month to enable business travellers a full day’s work in the capital. The changes are also expected to strengthen Rotorua efforts to attract more domestic visitors...... Read More

Alien Weaponry tells it like it is

It’s no surprise that Alien Weaponry have been invited by Prophets of Rage to open their show in Auckland next week. The three Northland teenagers grew up listening to Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy, who make up 5/6 of the Prophets...... Read More

Insight into Antarctica at public talk

Professor Ian Hawes from the University of Waikato’s Coastal Marine Field Station in Tauranga will present a talk on Antarctica at Café Scientifique in Tauranga this evening. Analogue sites - places where conditions are believed to mimic...... Read More

Driver blows five times legal limit

A driver who crashed into a parked car in Tauranga overnight was nearly five times the legal alcohol limit, says police. Emergency services were called to the crash on Bellevue Road around 6.30pm. Western Bay of Plenty road policing acting Senior...... Read More

SH2 crash cause unconfirmed – police

The cause of Friday afternoon’s three car crash at Apata remains unconfirmed today as police are still in the process of interviewing witnesses from the scene. Three people were taken to hospital following the 3.30pm crash on the Apata bends,...... Read More

Tauranga runners take on ultra runs

From Mount Cook to Oamaru, four Tauranga runners joined two Matamata runners in covering 316km. The group were among 125 competitors who took part in the inaugural Alps 2 Ocean Ultra, a series of ultramarathons staged in the South Island from February...... Read More

Edgecumbe residents contest repair work

Members of the Rangatāiki Community board are contesting work which is currently planned to repair the stopbank in Edgecumbe. The stopbanks of the Rangatāiki River burst at Easter in 2017, causing massive flooding and widespread, severe damage to...... Read More

Mount Maunganui retains national title

Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service have won the 2018 TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships by 62 points. The crew took out the competition after a three-day battle against 44 surf lifesaving clubs this weekend in Gisborne.  After being...... Read More

Enquiries continue into boat collision

Police have resumed making enquiries into a boat collision which happened in the Tauranga harbour on Friday evening. A loud bang was heard in Pilot Bay at about 8.30pm when two boats collided near the Tangaroa statue. The noise was reportedly heard...... Read More

Harleys on tour for another year

The gathering of 700 Harley Davidson motorcycles and riders from around New Zealand in Whitianga for a weekend of organised events, live bands, markets and comradeship proved so popular, they’ve booked to return in 2019. This year’s tour...... Read More