Visitors to Kaiaua will have a top spot to stretch their legs, skip some stones, and munch on their lunch, thanks to a government contribution announced at the weekend.
The council has received $80,000 towards a car parking and freedom camping area... Continue reading »
Police are appealing for information following a fire at a food retailer in Paeroa last week.
The incident occurred at The Pizza Box on Belmont Road about 9 pm on Friday 12 July.
Following a scene examination, Police are treating the fire as... Continue reading »
The epic 12,000km journey made by some of New Zealand’s favourite migratory birds from the Coromandel to the Arctic is set to become safer.
Last week UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee agreed that parts of China’s Yellow Sea and the sanctuaries it... Continue reading »
With many western regions of the country being hit with wet and thundery weather on Sunday the start of this working week will feel like a reprieve with eastern regions forecast a mostly dry day and showers in the west set to ease during Monday... Continue reading »
A woman who went missing in Omokoroa has been found safe today.
The woman was reported missing on Friday 5 July at about 8am.
Police would like to thank members of the public for their assistance. Continue reading »
An 85-year-old man who was reported missing from Matua, Tauranga, yesterday has been found deceased.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, which will be referred to the Coroner. Continue reading »
Police urge Whakamarama Road residents to check their properties for missing 85-year-old Brian Davies.
Brian, was last seen on Wednesday, around 11:45am in Matua, Tauranga.
Police believe he may be in the Whakamara Road area and ask residents to... Continue reading »
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Flood Room has been activated since 1 pm today (Thursday 4 July 2019) to closely monitor the effects of the current weather system on the region’s rivers.
Duty Flood Manager Mark Townsend says the increased river... Continue reading »
A front over the North Island today is set to bring plenty of rain and even snow, MetService has issued Orange Severe Weather Warnings for most of the central and northern areas of the Island in the next few days. The good news is that it’s looking... Continue reading »
Police can now name the man who died on George Street, Waihi, on Saturday 29 June after being hit by a car.
He was 28-year-old Raymond Wharekawa, of Katikati.
Police extend their sympathies to his whanau and friends.
The investigation into the... Continue reading »
Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a 28-year-old man who was hit by a car in Waihi.
The crash occurred on George Street at 1am this morning, Saturday 29 June.
Police believe the driver didn't immediately stop... Continue reading »
A person has died after being hit by a car in Waihi overnight.
The crash occurred on George Street at 1am.
The road remains closed around the crash site this morning to allow a scene examination to take place.
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Witnesses to a serious crash between a car and a 4WD just after 8 pm on SH2 yesterday are asked to contact Police.
The crash occurred about 300 metres from the Te Paeroa roundabout toward Te Puna, on State Highway 2, Bethlehem.
One person was... Continue reading »
A search is continuing near Tanners Point in the Bay of Plenty after a man reportedly fell from a boat yesterday afternoon.
Police, Coastguard and a rescue helicopter are assisting in the search for the man who had been the sole occupant of a... Continue reading »
New Zealand Food Safety is urging people to ensure they cook raw mussels thoroughly after an increase in cases of food poisoning associated with commercially grown New Zealand mussels.
Over the past 6 weeks, there has been an increase in cases of... Continue reading »
An area of low pressure over the upper North Island has brought showers to Auckland and Northland to start this week. MetService is forecasting the low to move north during Tuesday, then away from the country on Wednesday, resulting in the showers... Continue reading »
Emergency services are responding to a serious two-vehicle crash on Stanley Road South, Te Aroha, Matamata-Piako District.
Police were alerted around 10.05am.
Early indications are one person has received critical injuries and another serious... Continue reading »
Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash on SH29, Lower Kaimai, Western Bay of Plenty.
Two others received minor injuries.
The two-vehicle crash was reported to Police at 2.20pm.
The road remains closed and diversions are in... Continue reading »
One person has died following a light plane crash near the north end of Coromandel Forest Park.
Police had been working with RCCNZ and LandSAR to locate the plane since last night.
It was reported overdue about 4:25pm yesterday.
The plane was... Continue reading »
Posted 14 June 2019
by Gold FM
in Media Release and Education
Media Release: Hon Chris Hipkins - Minister of Education
PPTA and NZEI have recommended that revised offers from the Government to their members are ratified, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.
The revised offers were developed at a forum held last week between the teacher unions and the... Continue reading »