Bay of Plenty

Man shot dead, woman missing

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a 48-year-old man in Kinloch, near Taupo. Police believe the man was shot at his rural property, on Whangamata Road, yesterday evening, says Bay of Plenty CIB Detective Senior Sergeant...... Read More

One lane of SH2 open

UPDATED: State Highway 2, near Matata, is now open to one lane. The highway was closed earlier today when a slip came down blocking both lanes. The NZ Transport says State Highway 2 near Matata now has one lane open but people should continue to expect...... Read More

Bay police officer bashed in the head

A Bay of Plenty police officer is in Waikato Hospital with serious head injuries after being assaulted while on duty in Rotorua last night. At about midnight he and another officer responded to an emergency call from a residential property in Owhata. “The...... Read More

Funding boost for Whakatane museum

The Whakatane Museum and Research Centre has received a $120,000 funding boost from the Lion Foundation to help continue with the redevelopment on site.  The funding for the redevelopment is expected to cost $4.5 million, and the Whakatane District...... Read More

Police chase ends in crash and arrest

A high-speed chase through the streets of Tauranga ended in a crash this afternoon after a car was spiked by police. The pursuit began on State Highway 29 at around 3:20pm, when a speeding vehicle fled from the authorities. A caller to SunLive said she...... Read More

Restoration trust turns 20

The Waiau Fisheries and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Trust is marking 20 years of environmental conservation success across the Waiau catchment. The Waiau Fisheries and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Trust is marking 20 years of environmental conservation...... Read More

Kiwis enjoy good first day at squash champs

New Zealand’s enjoyed a strong opening day at the World Junior Squash Championships in Tauranga, with three of the women and three of the men winning in straight sets. Women’s coach Joanne Williams was thrilled at the positive start.   “I’m...... Read More

Truck and car crash on TEL

Motorists are being warned to drive with care following a truck and car crash on the Tauranga Eastern Link. Emergency services were called to the crash at about 6.30am. A police spokesperson says the truck and car crashed in the southbound lane on...... Read More

Corrections teaming up with Horticulture

  News the Department of Corrections and Horticulture NZ will be partnering in the Bay of Plenty to help turn offenders’ lives around is being welcomed. Following the successful first year of a pilot programme in Hawke’s Bay that was...... Read More

Edgecumbe clean-up continues

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy today visited Edgecumbe to see how recovery April's floods is progressing. “The government is committed to ensuring the Edgecumbe community and Bay of Plenty has...... Read More