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'Respected' councillor quits in public meeting, claims mayor 'shunned' him
The resignation came after a decision to discuss a controversial bill in private
'Pumping': Full hotels and Easter weekend events renew confidence
'Knocked it out of the park': Bay of Plenty a hot spot for visitors.
Jewellery store owner says burglary is more grief on top of hard times
Whakatāne business owner is "absolutely gutted" by break-in.
Sir Wira Gardiner leaves 'a legacy that cannot be measured'
"Not many...will ever make the kind of contribution to this country that Sir Wira did."
'Not scared:' Meet the liquor store owner who chases thieves
Charanjit Dhillon has gone from Bollywood choreographer to shop-owning ninja.
'Don't waste a life': Mum of teen skin cancer victim welcomes new sunblock law
Todd Muller's Sunscreen (Product Safety Standards) Bill has been passed by Parliament.
'Unprecedented demand': 5000 RATs gone in half a day ahead of phase 3
An expert says Covid-19 is 'taking off' everywhere, including in the Bay of Plenty.
Lakes DHB switches to rapid antigen tests as pressure on labs grows
Lakes DHB testing centres will now use RATs as their primary Covid-19 test.
One dead, one critically injured in single car crash near Taupō
A serious crash has occurred in the Taupo District.
350 close contacts: High school staying online until Friday
Rotorua Boy's High School will continue with online learning for at least this week.
'Anomaly': Small town's house prices leap almost 50 per cent in a month
Bay of Plenty towns hit record-high house prices.
Bay of Plenty cops are reducing gang harm by 'doing things a better way'
Our region's unique way of tackling gang harm.
Bill to ban conversion therapy: How local MPs voted
"I don't believe it is a practice that has any place in New Zealand society," one MP said.
'Disorder event': Screaming, revving, gang 'chanting' heard
'We want to reassure the public that we take this behaviour extremely seriously.'
'One for the books': Rain challenges February record in Bay town - with warning of more
Long weekend brings record-challenging rain in Whakatāne, and steady falls across the Bay.
How Bay of Plenty businesses are adapting to working in red
How Rotorua offices are managing the red light.
'Didn't do anything wrong': Former teacher who protested at MP's restaurant speaks
Puarito Atutahi worked as an educator before she lost her job for not getting the vaccine.
'Entrenched literacy problem': Bay of Plenty adults seeking literacy help doubles in four years
Education providers say literacy issues can affect every part of a person's life.
Child at Rotorua daycare centre tests positive for Covid-19
A child at BestStart Rotorua on Pukuatua St has Covid-19.
Boy, 5, picked up used needle in park 'thinking it was a toy'
Amber's nephew thought a needle he found in an old park footpool was a plaything.
'We're still open': Expert says Rotorua tourism needs funding to prepare for return of international visitors
Aucklanders are keeping adventure tourism afloat, but the struggle is far from over.
Covid-19 Omicron outbreak: City leaders react to red
City leaders say the red light was inevitable, but we all need to "keep the faith."
Return to red: 'Downturn on a downturn' - locals react
New Zealand was moved to the red traffic light setting at 11.59pm on Sunday.
'Over the moon': Scholarship boost for young athlete
Rotorua boy Jack Marra won a Nick Willis scholarship for his stellar performance.
'Gutted': Warning after fires rip through three buildings in three days
Importance of smoke alarms and "get out, stay out" reinforced.
'It doesn't get any better,' says Boult as Bay Oval preps for test
The Black Caps are starting their summer season at the Bay Oval.
Revealed: New Zealand's most popular Google searches in 2021
What were Kiwis searching for this year?
'We were as confused as everybody else' - Bay pharmacists on vaccine booster change
Opposition leaders criticise the Government for "crazy" booster rollout.
'We were as confused as everybody else' - Pharmacists on booster eligibility
Opposition leaders criticise the Government for "crazy" vaccination booster rollout.
Summer shark warning: At least six great whites identified in popular holiday spot
People have been asked to report all sightings of sharks this summer.
'Do not ask us to risk our lives': Hospo workers in the firing line
Rotorua businesses are reporting aggressive behaviour from some over vaccine passports.
Family violence strategy good sign, frontline workers say
Front-line groups react to the government's family violence elimination strategy.
'It's not rocket science': Tiny island fully vaccinated, community leader says
How the Bay's island residents are tackling a global pandemic.
'National have deserted the field': David Seymour on political turmoil
Seymour said he was concerned what the lack of stability in the opposition.