The first week of 2016 has seen a variety of news from a botched carjacking to four Lotto wins in the region.
Take a look at the list of stories that were big over the week.
Read more: Attempted car-jacking in Papamoa, woman hurt
- A violent attempted car-jacking left the victim bloodied and police sought help from the public to identify the offender.
- A 29-year-old man died after getting into trouble in the water at Kaiate Falls.
later in the week.
Read more: Lotto strikes four times in Bay
- It was a lucky start to the year for four Bay residents who won flash new BMW wheels worth $65,500.
Read more: Twenty-two arrested on New Year's Eve
- Police were pleased with a relatively uneventful New Year's Eve night, despite the Bay's boisterous festivities.
Read more: Papamoa Plaza on track for 20 shops opening
- The $20 million redevelopment project for Papamoa Plaza is on track for this year and will feature a new foodcourt, fashion precinct and village green.