Bay of Plenty

Information wanted on dumped tyres

Western Bay of Plenty District Council and the Katikati Police are appealing for help to track down the person who dumped more than 100 tyres overnight on Wharawhara Road near Katikati. Council’s Waste Team Leader Ilze Kruis says the dumping...... Read More

Kiwifruit Industry’s big push for seasonal labour

In an attempt to combat the forecast labour shortage for the Bay of Plenty kiwifruit industry in 2019, a campaign is being launched for pickers and packers. In 2018, the Bay of Plenty kiwifruit industry experienced a severe labour shortage at harvest...... Read More

Sevens heaven at Tauranga Domain

The special atmosphere generated at a major sevens tournament is set to captivate spectators at Tauranga Domain this weekend at the TECT National Sevens The two-day tournament kicks off on Saturday with the best 16 men’s and 12 women’s...... Read More

Tauranga plumber takes home MKR win

There is a new plumber in town, and he is bringing $100,000 with him. Liam and Eden McPhillips were representing Taranaki in this year’s season of the TV cooking show My Kitchen Rules, but a couple of days before filming started, Liam and his...... Read More

$70k worth of methamphetamine seized in raids

Methamphetamine with a street value of around $70,000 has been seized by Bay of Plenty Police. One person was arrested by Kawerau Police yesterday as part of Operation Notus. A search warrant was conducted at a local address in the ongoing effort...... Read More

Four arrested after Tauranga police chase

Four people are facing charges after a police chase through Tauranga this morning. At about 5am, police spotted a stolen vehicle being driven in Tauranga. “The vehicle failed to stop for police units,” says a police spokesperson. “It...... Read More

Ceremony marks BMX cycle

A new BMX facility is moving into the final construction stages with earthworks and drainage work almost finished, says the Rotorua Lakes Council. To mark progress, the council met with sponsors at the development area art Waipa, five miles south of...... Read More

New sevens app is a winner

Keeping up with the play at the TECT National Sevens to be held at Tauranga Domain this weekend will be a breeze thanks to an innovative app designed by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology students. The joint initiative with Bay of Plenty Rugby has...... Read More

Crossing the finish line for the fifth time

This time last year, Andrew Weatherly set himself a goal to run five marathons in the time frame of 12 months, raising funds for the Mental Health Foundation. Now one year later, Andrew crossed the finish line of his fifth marathon on November 17,...... Read More

BOP meth raids net three

A further three people have been arrested in Rotorua today, as more search warrants were carried out targeting the sale and supply of methamphetamine in the city. Today’s arrests are part of an ongoing major organised crime operation involving...... Read More