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Award-winning Kaimai beekeepers compete in global contest
Kaimai Range Honey business owners are set to take on the world in a global competition.
Tauranga murder accused named but co-defendant keeps identity secret
Two people charged with 51-year-old Michael Te Kani's murder have appeared in court.
Five Te Tuinga Whanau staff awarded special pounamu
Five staff at Te Tuinga Whanau Support Service have received pounamu for their hard work.
Police, iwi join forces to help offenders 'find their way back home'
A new initiative helps offenders address problems they're facing without jail time.
Incoming Tauranga MP Sam Uffindell: Key priorities revealed
The successor to Simon Bridges spoke with Newstalk ZB about his plans this morning.
A Lotto punter from the Bay of Plenty is $200K richer
Bay of Plenty Lotto player $200,000 richer with first division ticket.
Ute driver in SH29A crash near Baypark Stadium charged
The ute driver involved in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 29A has been charged.
Cameron Rd roadworks: Number of speedsters revealed
Police have been monitoring speeds through the works site after reports of speeding.
Mount Maunganui crash: Tractor driver seriously injured, police search for stolen ute driver
Police need the public's help to locate the driver of a stolen ute involved in a crash.
Disabled teen's 'can-do' attitude shines on rugby field
The student, born with partly-formed arms, is competing in an annual rugby tournament.
Destiny Church Pastor avoids conviction over anti-vaccine protest after 'misguided loyalty'
Destiny Church Tauranga Pastor has been discharged without conviction for Covid breach.
'Horrendous': Police target speeders amid fears of an 'accident waiting to happen'
Police warn enforcement action will be taken against drivers speeding through roadworks.
Container ship forced to alter course to avoid hitting yacht
An investigation was launched following the incident.
Plastic discharged into water was 'carelessness to a high degree' - lawyer
The plastic discharged into the water was found 1.5km downstream.
Dob them in: Rugby match abuse sparks calls to 'record it and report it'
'Intimidating and hurtful': One referee has revealed he is often abused on the field.
Broken jaw, 'all-in brawl' among 17 new complaints of rugby foul play, misconduct
There were 17 incidents over two weekends on Bay of Plenty rugby fields.
Ram raids: Why locking up teens 'born in the cracks' won't help - youth workers
'Most of those we work with were born in the cracks. They never had a fair chance.'
Call for bus ban for kids causing trouble at Tauranga stops
The Act Party's media stand-up in downtown Tauranga.
Rubbish truck crashes into garage at Welcome Bay house
A rubbish truck has crashed into a garage at Welcome Bay home.
Social housing leaders welcome Kāinga Ora's elder housing buy-up
But a resident just wants to know if her rent will go up: 'I'm quite stressed about it.'
'We cannot be held responsible': Decision made on NEMA charges in Whakaari case
WorkSafe charges against the National Emergency Management Agency have been dismissed.
'Somebody's going to die': Where ram raids have tripled in three years
Ram raid style break-ins are on the rise and youths are mainly behind the brazen crimes.
Crown agency lawyer says WorkSafe charge 'flawed and misconceived'
NEMA has sought a discharge without conviction.
National Emergency Management Agency's legal challenge
The agency has sought a discharge without conviction.
Youth as young as 12 behind spike in car thefts, ram-raids
Police fear for the safety of the young offenders behind the wheel.
'With the spirits of the Anzacs for peace, we pray': Thousands gather for Anzac Day
Thousands gathered across the region for the Anzac Day Commemorations.
Apprentice numbers soar: Trainee builders up 70 per cent but more needed
There's concern that the valuable Apprenticeship Boost Scheme will end in August.
Sister of murder-accused admits perverting course of justice
The charge relates to the death of a 5 year old in Te Puna in November.
'Airy-fairy policies... won't cut it anymore': New byelection candidates
New Conservative party co-leaders will contest the Tauranga by-election race.
'Heartbreaking': Road deaths prompt call for tougher penalties
Many crashes are caused by people reaching for their cellphone or simply talking on it.
Tauranga by-election race begins with more candidates revealed
The Tauranga by-election hots up as nominations open to replace Simon Bridges
Missing Tauranga doctor search may be formally halted
Police look to suspend the search and rescue arm of inquiry into missing Tauranga doctor.
Revealed: Number of AstraZeneca and Novavax doses administered
Pfizer remains the preferred Covid vaccine but other options are available to Kiwis.
'We'll never give up': Inside the search for missing doctor
Volunteers have searched by land, sea and air. So what is next?
'Truly overwhelming': Missing doctor's mum and brother join search
David Holland was last seen almost two weeks ago.
What the PM's mandate announcement means for the Bay
A Bay mum said vaccination passes had become a "big issue" for her children.
City councillor considers run at Simon Bridges' seat
Several people are keen to become Tauranga's next MP.
Who wants Simon Bridges' seat? Hands go up for Tauranga byelection
Tauranga-based Labour list MP Jan Tinetti wants to contest the byelection.
Simon Bridges on quitting politics, his legacy - and what comes next
Outgoing MP says he expects a great by-election battle between red and blue for his seat.
Tauranga immigration adviser calls for 'special visa' for Ukrainians
A Russian-born immigration adviser is calling for a special visa for Ukrainian refugees.
3-year-old battling cancer ticking off his bucket list
Whakatāne boy Tu Hillman's bucket list of dreams has come true thanks to generous donors.
Fleeing war victims will find themselves in 'enemy territory'
Tauranga man who spent time in Ukraine and still has friends there speaks out.
Bucket list: 3-year-old's dying wishes as he battles 'relentless monster'
"The last bit of our boy's life will be spent enjoying things he's always wanted to do."
Russia-Ukraine war: 'All I want to do is get to Anna and the children'
A Tauranga man is heading to Poland to reunite with his Ukrainian fiancee.
Bella Vista Homes developer, engineer appeal conviction
Three Bella Vista Homes defendants have appealed their criminal convictions.
Bella Vista Homes developer, engineer appeal convictions
Lawyer describes original judge's reason for finding guilt as 'sweeping and denigrating'.
Bay man's attempt to reconnect with Ukrainian fiancée
Tauranga man's desperate efforts to reunite with his fiancée in Ukraine.
'Heartbreaking': Ex-Rotorua resident lays blame on Putin, not Russians
'No one wants this,' says a woman who came here from Moscow as her hometown is attacked.
Customers wash dishes as 12 of 16 cafe staff self-isolate
All but four of the Tauranga cafe's are self-isolating.
Well-known Tauranga identity leaves 'amazing legacy'
Tauranga identity Bruce Fraser has left behind a "wonderful legacy/",
Power restoration effort continues, 'huge relief' as some able to switch on
More 500 properties in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty still without power.
Power cuts: Farmers can't milk cows, orchards damaged by winds
Powerco cannot say when they can reconnect power to thousands of customers.
'Huge disruption': Power still out, businesses affected after Dovi
Thousands were impacted by power cuts across Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty.
'Majestic maunga' Mount Misery could get name to match
Locals are proposing the name be restored to its original te reo place name.
Stolen cards: Tauranga drug dealer jailed after spending spree
A Bay fraudster and drug dealer has been handed a jail term of more than four years.
'Pseudo-self-isolating': Mixed bag for accommodation providers for long weekend
Some accommodation providers are reporting great bookings over Waitangi weekend.
Sisters will defend charges in relation to Tauranga boy's death
Two sisters charged over the death of a five-year-old Te Puna boy are heading to trial.
Tauranga rental market in 'crisis', rents up, supply drops
The median weekly cost of rentals in Tauranga has risen $70 in the past year.
Couple convicted for laundering nearly $1m of drug proceeds
Pair laundered money through their food business.
Te Puke woman's heartfelt wish to do more for Tonga
Te Puke friends have spoken to their relatives in Tonga and applaud relief efforts.
Holocaust survivor described as 'exemplary human being'
Tauranga centenarian and Holocaust survivor James Van Ameringen farewelled.
'They said it felt like the end of the world': Stories from Tonga trickle out
After days of no communication, loved ones have finally heard from those in Tonga.
Unvaccinated Bay police and firefighters stood down
More than 200 police officers nationwide are yet to be double-vaccinated.
Timeless: Tauranga identity Don 'Tick-Tock' Stewart farewelled
Stewart's horology career began after riding a bike off the wharf and drowning his watch.
Eruption in Tonga: Families 'helpless' after losing contact with loved ones
The "waves were coming" was the last thing a Tongan man heard from his mum.
'Incredibly frustrating': Almost 40 drivers flout cellphone ban each month
Mobile phone use while driving in Tauranga and Western Bay shows no signs of slowing down.
Covid-19: 16 more cases in Bay of Plenty, two in Lakes district
There are 16 more Covid-19 cases in the Bay of Plenty and two more in the Lakes District.
'Devastating': Witnesses saddened by Arataki beach tragedy
Eyewitnesses say the Arataki Beach tragedy was devastating for everyone involved.
Graffiti removal bill in Tauranga costs more than $150k a year
The cost of cleaning up graffiti and illegal tagging in Tauranga city is revealed.