Independent commissioners are considering a $75m town centre resource consent.
Hospitality and tourism businesses will be hardest hit by the change to alert level 2.
The Bay of Plenty is back to alert level two Covid-19 restrictions, Auckland at level 3.
An increase in property crime in Welcome Bay has sparked calls for extra police resources.
Dozens of people are continuing to enter Omanawa Falls park despite the danger.
A Bay of Plenty man is heading to trial after denying murdering another man in Omanawa.
A local resident helped administer first aid to the injured motorcyclist in Arataki.
The Prime Minister has today announced the way forward in terms of Covid-19 alert levels.
One of the accused was bailed, two are in custody after today's Tauranga court appearance.
Mongrel Mob Kawerau members and their associate have been jailed on drug dealing charges.
A Black Power gang member from Whakatane is defending an attempted murder charge.
Thousands of people packed into the Wharepai Domain for the One Love Festival.