Bay of Plenty

Turtle remains highlight marine conservation calls

The remains of a leatherback turtle have been discovered near Motiti Island by a Tauranga cruise company. The turtle was found floating in the water on Wednesday afternoon by crew onboard the Bay Explorer. Skipper Brandon Stone says it was found with...... Read More

Ghillie-suit men on the loose in Tauranga

It’s a suit designed to camouflage, but lately it’s been standing out in a crowd. Two people dressed in Ghillie suits have been spotted running rampant all over Tauranga bringing smiles and scares to people passing by. The mysterious men...... Read More

One last shot to save the Te Puke Post Office

In a matter of a few weeks, the Te Puke Post Office may be saved, but they still need to reach their goal to make that happen. With a letter box drop happening this week, chairperson of the Te Puke Centre Working group, Karen Summerhays says she is...... Read More

Sprout offers accelerator to agritech start-ups

Farm to fork agritech start-ups nationally and internationally are being encouraged to come forward for the next cohort of the Sprout Accelerator. The Sprout Accelerator benefits agritech businesses that have a prototype and existing revenue, but need...... Read More

Air NZ adds more flights out of Tauranga

Air New Zealand is set to increase capacity into and out of Tauranga, with extra flights to operate between the city and both Auckland and Wellington. The airline will operate an additional 10 one-way services a week between Tauranga and Auckland...... Read More

BOP contractors fined for stormwater contamination

Waiotahi Contractors have been fined $88,200 for allowing sediment contaminated stormwater to enter the Kaitemako Stream in Ohauiti. The offending happened during a late summer rain event in February last year, when despite being warned about oncoming...... Read More

Highway to remain closed after fiery fatal crash

Police can confirm just one person has died in a crash between a car and a truck on State Highway 1 at Atiamuri this morning. Emergency services have been at the scene since shortly after 2:30am. The deceased was the sole occupant of the car, says Senior...... Read More

Teachers on strike in the BOP

Teachers in the Bay of Plenty region will be going on strike again today. The strike action comes after NZEI primary teachers, principals and some speech language therapists rejected the Ministry of Education’s offer in September. There will...... Read More

One confirmed dead in fiery crash

One person is dead following a fiery crash on State Highway 1, north of Atiamuri. Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash, near the Bull Ring Cafe, at 2.30am. A police spokesperson says a car and a truck were involved in the crash,...... Read More