Bay of Plenty

Profit significantly up for Trustpower

Strong performance in both the retail and generation segments has contributed to a significant rise in profit for Trustpower for the year ended March 31, 2018. Trustpower added the most shareholder value of all its listed competitors in the period,...... Read More

Cow bones stop work at building site

Bones found at the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service’s construction site proved to be a false alarm - but also a timely reminder of the area’s cultural heritage. Contractors stopped work immediately after a deluge of rain uncovered the...... Read More

BOPDHB fails to provide care for patient

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill has released a report finding the Bay of Plenty District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failing in the care provided to a man receiving...... Read More

New approach to reduce drownings in BOP

  A group of local community leaders brought together by Water Safety New Zealand will meet today for the first time to set the vision for a new water safety strategy for the Bay of Plenty. WSNZ CEO Jonty Mills says every region in New Zealand...... Read More

Only 1/3 of BOP business leaders optimistic

It seems the most optimistic business leaders in New Zealand are young, female and or Maori. It’s just one of the standout findings of Westpac’s third survey of the mood and intent of more than 1200 business leaders across New Zealand. The...... Read More

Whakatane man inducted into Hall of Fame

The honours just keep piling up for Bay of Plenty man Tony Rees. The 50-year-old Whakatane man has been inducted into Motorcycling New Zealand’s Hall of Fame, the latest honour in an impressive list of awards and achievements that the popular...... Read More

$13m for leading-edge biotech research

  The Government and the University of Waikato are investing $13 million in a new research programme in Tauranga aimed at helping tackle some of the biggest issues facing New Zealand’s primary sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced...... Read More

Fire rips through Thames and Rotorua homes

A Thames family and a Bay of Plenty family have lost everything after a fire tore through their homes overnight. Firefighters were called to the blaze on Mount Sea Road around 3pm on Tuesday. The two storey dwelling was completely “alight”...... Read More

A resounding ‘no’ to Maori wards

Western Bay of Plenty electors have issued a firm ‘no’ to their council after the overwhelming majority voted against the notion of establishing Maori wards for the Western Bay of Plenty District Council. The final vote was 78 per cent...... Read More

Air NZ to follow up with passengers

Air New Zealand will be following up with passengers today, after a flight due to land at Tauranga Airport last night was forced to circle for around 90 minutes due to a faulty indicator light. A spokesperson for the airline says in challenging situations...... Read More