Kawerau bravely faces future without town's biggest employer.
Participants will have to devour a monster doughnut the fastest to take first place.
A Te Teko woman says police searched her home in search of a stolen chainsaw.
A player was knocked unconscious and airlifted to hospital.
The incident happened about 11.15am on Saturday.
COMMENT: There comes a point when you realise there is no quick fix to debt.
COMMENT: Small daily goals have helped keep me in line.
The incident was reported about 7.50am.
Luca Ahumada-Percoco set himself a challenge and tackled it wholeheartedly.
Ron Gray lost his son in a car accident earlier this week. Now he wants to send a message.
Rotorua's Cian Elyse White on her purpose, what drives her, and her future ambitions.
The government has committed more than $117 million to three infrastructure projects.
The fire was reported at 4.53am.
With Tokyo Olympics on the horizon, Fraser Sharp has cleaned up at nationals.
What started as a fitness regime evolved into an almighty endurance challenge.
School 'blown away' by messages of support from the Tauranga community.
A 12-year-old boy was injured in a serious crash outside Tauranga Intermediate School.
The rain has settled in and will remain for a few days.
A man in his 40s died following a water incident at Ōhope Beach.
Police were called at 7.22am.
The weather gods played ball as Jimmy Dow took on a mighty challenge.
The fisherman estimated the shark was three to four metres long.
Sitting at 170kg, Robyn Graves was uncomfortable and unhappy. So she changed.
Jimmy Dow will take on a mighty mission to raise money for the kindy his children love.
The Lakes residents will now have a unified voice.
Black Caps and White Ferns to face Australia and England in front of a sold out crowd.
A person in Whakatāne was identified as a contact of a close contact to the Auckland case.
A blaze destroyed eight classrooms and a staff room, now the community is giving back.
The shark was caught in the same area a woman was killed by a shark last month.
Offender says "I'm sorry ... but I have to" during assault on bottle store worker.
Tom Piercy was still playing lawn bowls well after his 100th birthday.
In more than 25 years as a forensic police photographer, you see a lot.
An act of mindless vandalism has left a Tauranga charity on the back foot.
A Rotorua local discovered a landslide while paddle boarding on Lake Okataina.
New rules for renters aim to make life easier for victims of abuse but will it work?
Shocked teacher recalls a 'young person with a lot of life ahead of him'.
They were told they would receive a refund if acts were cancelled. What happened?
Man dressed as Pooh: 'I'm looking for my honey pot and I still haven't found her'.
Custom-built safety devices with GPS are in the works to help keep children safe
The party stopped in 2016 when Tauranga City Council axed its annual beachfront concert.
The Boxing Day cricket test is here! What should you expect?
Kiwis' desire to explore their country is partly offsetting the lack of overseas guests.
Doug Jarvis Butchers has been targeted by thieves twice in the last three months.
Not many people can say their first catch was a great white shark.