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Driving programme helps people off the pathway to prison
The New Zealand Howard League for Penal Reform celebrated its success in the Eastern Bay.
More than $36 million earmarked for Whakatāne regeneration
The benefit of partnerships to the fore of speeches at PGF announcement.
Fastest growing American sport gaining popularity in Rotorua
Pickleball is played with a paddle, a lowered net and a ball with holes in it.
Spend-up: More than $1.5m to be pumped into school building projects
Residential consents also nearly double, new figures show.
Matatā triple fatal: WorkSafe lays charges over horror crash
Worksafe have laid completed an investigation into the crash.
Two boys orphaned after parents killed in North Island crash
The 9-month-old is recovering from a crash which killed both his parents.
Ōpōtiki to officially gain macrons: 'It's business as usual' says mayor
District name now aligns with name of the town.
E. Coli in the water: Three possible causes for Kawerau scare
Backflow preventers to be installed at every residential property.
Katee Shanks: I'll never look at Whakaari the same way again
It's during the downtime when thoughts of December 9 come to the fore.
'Together we will get through this' - Whakatāne one month after eruption
The eruption left the community reeling and for many the grief remains.
River tragedy: Emotional scenes as man dies while swimming
CPR was carried out for at least 45 minutes.
Kawerau residents urged to keep boiling water despite second clear test
Investigation of cause of bacteria in water continues.
Whakatāne businesses struggle after eruption, welcome Govt support
The $5m contingency fund is good news for Whakatāne tourism providers and businesses.
Grandparents pay high price as meth rips apart families
Methamphetamine is being blamed for the skyrocketing numbers.
Katee Shanks: I feel sad and angry at what Whakaari has done
COMMENT: Monday will forever remain in New Zealand's history as a dark day.
Bodies have been pinpointed on and around White Island
Six of the eight bodies to be retrieved from Whakaari can be seen from the air.
Teen tour guide has burns to 80pc of his body, long road to recovery
Jake Milbank turned 19 on Monday - the day he suffered serious burns in the eruption.
Police say man died in car crash but still alive having surgery
Correction issued after Police mistakenly say man is dead.
'Incredibly traumatic': Nana's belongings vanish from car after she dies in fatal smash
Vehicle wreckage and roadside searched but to no avail.
Calls for speed restrictions after Waiotahe double fatal crash
The deaths have Ōpōtiki locals calling for action.
US rugby club's moving gift to Kiwi teammate with cancer
Boydy Wikeepa has received messages from all around the world.
'Extremely hard': Witness describes impact in fatal road smash
One person has died following a two-vehicle crash on the outskirts of Whakatāne.
Firefighters rescue sheltering dog from Torere blaze
A dog in a kennel was found surrounded by a burning building, fences and grass.
'Not cool': Insurance doesn't cover school playground fire
Whakatāne's Apanui School is without a senior playground after a fire this week.
Whakatāne's one-week councillor: Process trampled tikanga
Veteran journalist Hinerangi Goodman has been removed from council after one week.
Bridges: Legitimate income or no dole for patched gangsters
If you can't say where the money came from, don't expect a Government benefit.
Father and son lose fight to keep names secret after fatal stabbing
More charges laid after Edgecumbe murder earlier this month.
Church's graphic and controversial haunted house returns
Victory Church is bringing back it's haunted house depicting domestic violence and more.
Knives and hammers the weapons of choice for Bay robbers
'They just want money to fund their next high.'
'We must engage, we must participate' - Councillors sworn in
Bay of Plenty Regional councillors were sworn in at a Whakatāne ceremony.
Podcast hopes to shed light, break taboos on funeral industry
A Whakatāne funeral director is ready to answer questions about death
Who dunny it? Shameless thief swipes portaloo - and it was full
A trailer would have been needed for the toilet heist.
Basins and seats removed, fire lit at public toilets
Vandals jeopardise the enjoyment of holiday-makers at popular destination.
Life-saving bone marrow match for Kawerau's Victor Richmond
Hori Richmond found to be a bone marrow match for brother Victor.
Mum's novel way of saying thanks to Starship for helping her daughter
Her daughter's rare disorder means she has spent much of her life in and out of hospital.
'A terrible experience': Dairy manager robbed three times in a month
Dairy manager Charanpreet Singh had a knife held to his throat during one burglary.
Former All Black manager remembers best days of his life
Whakatāne's Dick Littlejohn thinks it's too soon to know how the All Blacks will fare.
Volcanix captain urges women to cast away self-doubt
Christie Yule is an advocate for women trying "men's" roles.
Catch a lift? Hitchhiking seal climbs aboard fishing boat
Whakatāne anglers share boat with a seal.
Minister of Health in Whakatāne to announce new parental service
New mental health service for Eastern Bay women announced in Whakatāne.
Principal's 'transparent' post about school fight praised
Rotorua Lakes High Principal has spoken openly about a fight at the school.
Rotorua Trevor Maxwell gets special award at Māori Music Awards
Trevor Maxwell is to be honoured for contribution to Māori music.
Accidental Whakatāne candidate: 'It is absolutely imperative people don't vote for me'
Whakatāne District Council candidate Kay Boreham hopes people won't vote for her.
Dennis Curtis's four reasons to stand for Rotorua mayor
"It's those simple, fundamental things, even as leaders, we need to go back to."
Rawiri Bhana puts family first in decision not to run for council
Rawiri Bhana believes being a role model for his nephew comes first.
Obituary: Rotorua's Blanche Kingdon worked tirelessly for her community
Rotorua's Blanche Kingdon died last week.