Cira Olivier is a social issues and breaking news reporter for the Bay of Plenty Times. She has been a journalist since 2019.
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'We’re bummed': Local shows impacted by Sublime with Rome postponements
The band is set to part ways next year.
Boogie boarder 'battling': Veteran Mount lifeguard rescues two
Hundreds flocked to Bay beaches this weekend.
'Final push' for foodbank appeal as more people seek help
The Christmas Appeal is at the end of its fifth week.
'Large gang presence’: Extra police for two gang funerals in Whakatāne
Locals are asked to expect delays while gang farewells members.
Business donates nearly $14K to Bay of Plenty foodbanks
Foodbanks are “at the coalface of the cost-of-living crisis".
Shot at, bashed, intimidated: Road workers speak out on 'extreme' abuse
NZTA boss worries for industry's future as half of staff quit within a year amid abuse.
Plunket foodbank referrals up 13pc increase, now it's giving back
'This is what community is all about.'
Watch: Car crashes through fence into family home and van
Police were called to the crash Tuesday night.
They see me rolling: The scooter club giving back to the community
The Greenwood Retirement Village group challenges other villages to collect as well.
Christmas Appeal donations crack $100K with two weeks to go
Meanwhile, the demand for goods has spiked 34 per cent from two years ago.
Broken glass 'purposefully' left on athletics field 'to hurt people', child cut
'Someone or some people are willing to sabotage a kids’ event to hurt kids.'
Christmas Movie in the Park 'blew all expectations out of the water'
The Hits Christmas in the Park screened The Grinch to around 1000 people.
Punched, elbowed: Police used 'unjustified and excessive' force in unlawful arrest
Independent Police Conduct Authority releases report on 2021 arrest in Rotorua.
'Devastated': School mourns former student killed in crash
Corey-Leigh Tobin was a hostel student for just under two terms in Rotorua.
T20 Black Clash: Four locals add to star-studded line up
The event is back in the Mount for 2024 and is expected to sell out before Christmas.
'No let up': Meet the agencies working alongside the foodbank for you
Over 100 referral agencies help make sure thousands in the community get much-needed food.
Falcon advocate defends bird of prey after attack left woman needing stitches
The post said falcons 'want to kill the perceived threat'.
'Lucky touch': The store that's sold million-dollar Lotto tickets
The Whakatāne store owners have now sold an $8.3m-winning ticket to go with a $12.25m win.
Mobility scooter crash: Dedicated gardener bought plants the day he died
A relative says Eddie Duffy often made the long ride to Bunnings to buy more blooms.
Sweets and hand-knitted toys amoung generous donations
The foodbank urges people to continue providing much-needed support.
Police name 88-year-old killed in mobility scooter crash
The crash, also involving a motorbike, happened on Tuesday morning in Rotorua's CBD.
'It could be anyone': Dad and daughter leave touching tribute after fatal crash
The man died at the scene after a crash between his mobility scooter and a motorcycle.
Just hanging out: Sam Smith's adventurous Rotorua holiday
Sam Smith and designer Christian Cowan were spotted in Rotorua last week.
Mobility scooter driver dies in crash involving motorcycle
The crash closed a major intersection for several hours.
'I did a little prayer': Witnesses hear 'bang' as mobility scooter, motorbike crash
Emergency services were called around 10.20am.
'Amazing' first week: Generous donations flow in to foodbank
Regular and new supporters have been donating.
The Grinch outdoor movie night all set to help foodbank
The Hits Christmas in the Park is in partnership with Pacific Toyota.
Christmas Appeal: Foodbank shares donation wishlist
What will you be donating to the Foodbank this year?