Bay of Plenty

Gold fever triples Talisman value

New Talisman Gold Mines Limited’s announcement of the gold finds in the Karangahake Gorge has resulted in the company share value increasing nearly $20 million over the last year. The company value is now more than $30 million, says managing...... Read More

QC plans lawsuit in wake of Edgecumbe floods

Edgecumbe flooded because "someone buggered something up", says Queen's Council David Heaney.  He has pointed the finger at Bay of Plenty Regional Council and plans to lead a class-action lawsuit to get the community back...... Read More

Second chance learner giving back

After 20 years of service with the Department of Corrections, Tauranga man Nick Powell felt an overwhelming need to do more to help the prisoners he worked with. Alarmed by the rates in which some offenders were released only to reoffend and return...... Read More

Beating Tana Umaga at squash

Five years ago as a young boy in Toulon, Victor Crouin took on All Blacks great Tana Umaga in a game of squash.  He won.   Now he’s hoping a bit of Kiwi magic helps him pull off an unlikely win at the World Junior Squash Championship...... Read More

Two trucks block SH1

State Highway One has been blocked, due to a crash between two trucks near Taupo. Two trucks collided near Motuoapa in Taupo, just before 1pm. There are no serious injuries but the trucks are still blocking the road. Police thank motorists for their...... Read More

Lions circle the stage coach

  Lions & the Stagecoach from Sun Live on Vimeo. It sits forlornly in all weathers at the front of the Historic Village on 17th Ave – a fading red monument to travel in another age. It’s the village stage coach. “The paintwork’s...... Read More

New regional park an island first for Auckland

Browns Island, Motukorea, has become Auckland Council’s newest Regional Park and its first island park. The news is being welcomed by Auckland’s Friends of Regional Parks (FOR Parks). says President Bronwen Turner. “Browns Island...... Read More

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