Bay of Plenty

Efforts to find missing man ’unwavering’

Police are concerned for the safety of 77-year-old John Mohi, of Maketu. John, who suffers from dementia, has not been seen since the afternoon of Monday 11 February. Police, Land SAR Volunteers and members of the community have continued to scour...... Read More

Tropical surfing playground in the Bay of Plenty

A full field of New Zealand’s top surfers will be greeted by a fresh swell at Papamoa Beach this weekend, as summer continues to produce a tropical surfing playground in the Bay of Plenty. The Barrett Homes Surf Open takes place on Saturday and...... Read More

Helicopter called in to tackle BOP fire

A helicopter is being called in to help battle a fire in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon. Several fire appliances have been called to the shelter belt blaze north of Kaiangaroa Village, in the Eastern Bay. There have been reports of people being...... Read More

Still no sign of missing Maketu man

The search for missing Maketu man John Kohi Mohi, otherwise known as Johnny Moses, has reached its fourth day. Yesterday afternoon, police renewed an appeal for sighting of John as another day of searching ended up unsuccessful. The Maketu Health...... Read More

King talks mental health to kiwifruit industry

Two-hundred people from the Bay of Plenty’s kiwifruit industry yesterday heard Mike King share his mental health challenges as well ways to deal with improving their own wellbeing and that of their friends and colleagues. The talk – ahead...... Read More

Speed and daring will be tested in IRB racing

Engines will roar, and inflatable rescue boat drivers will push themselves to the limits, to find the IRB North Island Champions, at Waihi Beach this Saturday and Sunday. A total of 58 IRB rescue boat crews from 17 Surf Life Saving NZ clubs throughout...... Read More

Horse mauled by dog at WBOP beach

In what’s being described as a horrific attack, a horse has been mauled by a dog at Tuapiro Beach in Katikati. In a Facebook post, the owner of the horse says she was out for a ride on the beach yesterday evening, when the dog, “totally...... Read More

Search for missing Maketu man continues

The search for a missing 77-year-old Maketu man with dementia is now entering its third day. John Kohi Mohi, also known as Johnny Moses, was last seen on Wilsons Road at 1pm on Monday. The Police Eagle helicopter helped with the search for John on...... Read More

Impatient drivers scolded for crossing barrier

KiwiRail and New Zealand Police have both issued warnings to motorists following impatient driver’s crossing over train tracks while barriers are down. The warning comes after three motorists were spotted zig-zagging around the barriers on The...... Read More