Bay of Plenty

Juniors to hone their skills in the sand and sea

More than 400 young water-smart Kiwis will be enjoying Mount Maunganui’s Omanu Beach this weekend at one of the first Surf Life Saving Eastern Region sport carnivals of the season. The Bay of Plenty Junior Championships will be held this Sunday...... Read More

Opotiki mussel farm to get $20m boost

An investment of more than $20m will be injected into the Eastern Bay of Plenty to help accelerate the development of aquaculture at one of the country’s largest deep water marine farms. The funds provided through the Provincial Growth Fund will...... Read More

Information wanted on dumped tyres

Western Bay of Plenty District Council and the Katikati Police are appealing for help to track down the person who dumped more than 100 tyres overnight on Wharawhara Road near Katikati. Council’s Waste Team Leader Ilze Kruis says the dumping...... Read More

Kiwifruit Industry’s big push for seasonal labour

In an attempt to combat the forecast labour shortage for the Bay of Plenty kiwifruit industry in 2019, a campaign is being launched for pickers and packers. In 2018, the Bay of Plenty kiwifruit industry experienced a severe labour shortage at harvest...... Read More

Sevens heaven at Tauranga Domain

The special atmosphere generated at a major sevens tournament is set to captivate spectators at Tauranga Domain this weekend at the TECT National Sevens The two-day tournament kicks off on Saturday with the best 16 men’s and 12 women’s...... Read More

Tauranga plumber takes home MKR win

There is a new plumber in town, and he is bringing $100,000 with him. Liam and Eden McPhillips were representing Taranaki in this year’s season of the TV cooking show My Kitchen Rules, but a couple of days before filming started, Liam and his...... Read More

$70k worth of methamphetamine seized in raids

Methamphetamine with a street value of around $70,000 has been seized by Bay of Plenty Police. One person was arrested by Kawerau Police yesterday as part of Operation Notus. A search warrant was conducted at a local address in the ongoing effort...... Read More

Four arrested after Tauranga police chase

Four people are facing charges after a police chase through Tauranga this morning. At about 5am, police spotted a stolen vehicle being driven in Tauranga. “The vehicle failed to stop for police units,” says a police spokesperson. “It...... Read More

Ceremony marks BMX cycle

A new BMX facility is moving into the final construction stages with earthworks and drainage work almost finished, says the Rotorua Lakes Council. To mark progress, the council met with sponsors at the development area art Waipa, five miles south of...... Read More

New sevens app is a winner

Keeping up with the play at the TECT National Sevens to be held at Tauranga Domain this weekend will be a breeze thanks to an innovative app designed by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology students. The joint initiative with Bay of Plenty Rugby has...... Read More