Severe weather forecast for Eastern Bay of Plenty

Residents in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and in Gisborne are being warned to take care, ahead of a forecast predicting heavy rain and severe weather for much of the North Island this weekend. MetService has now issued a severe weather warning for both...... Read More

Bumping shoulders with industry’s best

Tauranga basketballers will take on the rest of the season with renewed skills and energy, after spending time with one of the industry’s best. Tauranga City Basketball general manager Mark Rogers, says players in their age-group representative...... Read More

Two Lotto players share $1 million

Two Lotto players will be celebrating a midweek windfall after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at Matangi General Store in Hamilton and Pak N Save Gisborne in Gisborne. Powerball...... Read More

Tower Insurance hikes premiums in quake-prone areas

Tower insurance customers with high risk earthquake-prone homes will soon have to start paying hundreds of dollars more in premiums. The company has announced that thousands of its customers started paying hundreds of dollars more from 1 April for...... Read More

’Spirited’ women take on Eastern Bay

Beach running, ocean kayaking, forest trekking, mountain-biking beautiful farmland, harbour coasteering, plus target shooting, slingshot and a huge waterslide all added up to a big adventure in the eastern Bay of Plenty recently. The third annual Whai...... Read More

Man dies following crash in Gisborne

At approximately 8:30pm on Saturday 11 March Police responded to a single car crash on Ormond Road, Mangapapa, Gisborne. The passenger in the car received critical injuries in the crash and was transported to Gisborne Hospital via ambulance. The driver...... Read More

Gisborne councillor wants ’Poverty Bay’ name dropped

A Gisborne councillor says a decision to have both Māori and English names for her region doesn't go far enough and the name Poverty Bay should be dropped entirely. The Gisborne District Council has voted to recommend the region be re-named Turanganui...... Read More

Council votes for Tūranganui a Kiwa/Poverty Bay

Gisborne District councillors have voted 13 to 1 to rename Poverty Bay to also include its Māori name Tūranganui a Kiwa. Specifically, the council was voting yesterday on whether to submit a name change - to Tūranganui a Kiwa/Poverty Bay - to the...... Read More

Funding boost for Motu Trails trust

  The Lion Foundation will again support Motu Trails Charitable Trust in 2018, with a grant of $23,000 towards the trust’s operations.  “It’s superb to have Lion Foundation funding again,” said Jim Robinson, the trust’s...... Read More