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A kōhanga reo has won an award after being challenged to come up with initiatives to promote oral health to tamariki and their whānau.
A former farmer and forestry worker says he is "genuinely concerned" that a tree near a playground in a Rotorua park will fall and "kill someone".
A Rotorua Lakes councillor claims the mayor offered him a leadership role - but only if he quit a ratepayer lobby group that has criticised her leadership.
White Island Tours has started taking people to Moutohorā/Whale Island for the first time since the Whakaari/White Island eruption five weeks ago.
Whakaari-White Island still remains in an elevated state of unrest after a major eruption in early December that took the lives of 20 people.
A large native bird with very particular nesting habits has begun returning to Dansey Scenic Reserve near Rotorua after a seven-year pest control effort. Audio
Today in our lifesavers series we're go to the popular beach area of Mt Maunganui, with surf lifeguards Kent Jarman, and Adriana Bird. Audio
Families of victims of the eruption are preparing to mark a month since the devastating blast that took the lives of 19 people. Meanwhile, 26 others are still in hospital recovering.
As we enter a new year, we caught up with several elected members from across the Eastern Bay to get their thoughts and reflections on the last year and the year ahead.
Whakaari/White Island remains active and while the no-go zone around the island was reduced on Monday, GNS Science staff still can't go back for standard operations.
Two people have been rescued from a yacht sailing off the coast of Whakātane after they sent a mayday call last night.
A boil water notice for people in Kawerau will remain in place for at least two more days.
A 21-year-old has been charged with murder following the death of a 22-year-old man at Waihi Beach last night.
Residents in the Bay of Plenty town of Kawerau will have to boil their drinking water until further notice, because E coli has been detected in the water supply.
The name of the man who died after an incident at Waihi Beach early on New Year's Day has been released by police.
Matatā could become a Dark Sky Sanctuary, if one councillor's vision comes to fruition.
Election expenses for the Whakatāne district have been revealed, with some candidates sinking thousands into their campaigns and others nothing.
Rotorua locals are "disgusted" after a pile of hard rubbish, including meth pipes, condoms, a broken trampoline and children's blackboard, was dumped near a treasured athletic field. Video
The Awakeri community can now rest easy knowing its war memorial hall has landed in safe hands.
Western Bay of Plenty police are looking for two people who have warrants for their arrest.