Bay of Plenty

Murder charge following Papamoa homicide

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a 48-year-old man in Papamoa yesterday. The man was known to the deceased and will be appearing in Tauranga District Court tomorrow. A police spokesperson says the police investigation...... Read More

Investigation after Papamoa robbery

An investigation is being carried out in Papamoa after a robbery took place last night. Police were called to the Super Liquor store in Papamoa after a man pushed a shop attendant and stole some alcohol. A police spokesperson says the man decamped...... Read More

Cordons still in place after Papamoa stabbing

Cordons are still in place in Papamoa after a man was allegedly stabbed to death. Police were called to the private address on Harding Drive around 8.30am on Saturday September 22. A police presence was at the scene all night and Todd Madden, who...... Read More

Council takes up Kiwi Camp offer for campers

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has accepted a $200,000 grant from Central Government to trial a KiwiCamp facility in Waihi Beach this summer to help manage freedom camping. Council considered several sites and decided on the Waihi Beach Community...... Read More

Man dies after falling in to Crater Lake

A man has died after falling into Crater Lake at Mount Ruapehu. Emergency services were flown to the scene via helicopter at around 1.50pm. The man was recovered from the lake by members of the group he was with before emergency services arrived. The...... Read More

Classic Flyers makes room for exciting fleet

Tauranga Classic Flyers Museum has made room for an exciting fleet of new aircrafts. The museum officially welcomed three former Royal Air Force Westland Wessex helicopters to its grounds on Wednesday afternoon, with a further two welcomed later in the...... Read More

Reports of stabbing at Papamoa property

Police are at the scene of a property in Papamoa, where a stabbing is reported to have taken place. A SunLive photographer who was at the scene earlier this morning says police are at a property on a lane which extends off Harding Drive. The area...... Read More

Police called to family harm incident in Papamoa

UPDATE 9.30am - Police are enroute to an address in Papamoa this morning, where a family harm incident has occurred. "Emergency services are at the scene and Police are working to establish the nature of the event," says a police media spokesperson. "More...... Read More

New secondary school for Western BOP sought

Jo Linthwaite’s children might not be ready for secondary school just yet, but the Whakamarama woman is not wasting any time in making sure there will be one on her doorstep when the time comes. The mum of four has set up a petition calling for...... Read More

Strong support sees reprieve for community boards

Strong support for locally elected boards has seen the Western Bay of Plenty District Council drop plans to scrap its five community boards and replace them with three community committees. After extensive community consultation, including a series...... Read More