Bay of Plenty - Latest News and Headlines

More bad weather is on the way.

Severe rain to lash Auckland, rest of NZ won't escape

"Everywhere gets some wind and rain this week."

Tauranga District Court

Bay of Plenty man jailed for 12 years for rape, indecent assault

All of his victims were children and teenagers.

Watch: The Government announced new healthy homes standards earlier this year.

Landlord ordered to pay tenants for not insulating rental

The tenants have a child with suspected pneumonia.

Watch: Why rent in New Zealand is on the rise

Tenants struggle as the demand for rental properties soars

The average rent price has been at an all-time high for three consecutive months.

Bay of Plenty

Man charged over death of two-year-old BOP girl

Police say the 37-year-old has been charged with murder.

It's been 14 years since Matata was hit by a landslide.

'It's so wrong': Matatā residents 'unconvinced' it's not safe to stay

It will cost around $15 million to buy them out at market value.

The members were "exemplary" during the tangi.

Over 200 Mongrel Mob members gather in Rotorua for patched member's tangi

"Brother of Mongrelism" Rex Maney died last Wednesday.

Rafa was thrown against a wall.

'It prevented me from relaxing': SPCA prosecutes man who threw dog against wall

The defendant was sentenced on Monday morning at Tauranga District Court.

"Anyone with information should dial 111 immediately."

'Serious concerns' for missing Bay of Plenty woman

"Anyone with information should dial 111 immediately."

Minister of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little.

Andrew Little served trespass notice in Bay of Plenty

The minister labelled it "meaningless" and said he'll be going back to the region.

police car

Fatal crash in Waihi

And a separate crash has blocked lanes of State Highway 2 between Tauranga and Katikati.

A small bag with white crystals in it.

Commercial meth lab found in Tauranga

It was capable of making several kilos of the drug a week.

The man died at the scene.

Man drowns in Kawerau river after police chase

St John said they were called to the incident around 2pm this afternoon.

Watch: Brad Scott on The AM Show.

White Island looking 'more likely' to erupt - volcanologist

"It's an active volcano."

Watch: White Island's highly-toxic crater lake was captured bubbling away in a spectacular video.

Earthquake swarm rattles White Island

It's the second swarm in as many months.

The 29-year-old man used Google Maps to try find a shortcut, but it went horribly wrong.

Google Maps takes man 2.5km out to sea

He attempted to take a shortcut, but it went horribly wrong.

Bay of Plenty

Murupara out of cash after only ATM stolen

With the nearest bank 62km away, the small community is struggling.

Cat-carrying can be controversial.

'Think twice' before carrying your cat in a backpack - expert

A photo of a cat being carried up Mt Maunganui in a clear backpack sparked debate online.

A man dives into snow on Mt Hutt.

Blasts of heavy rain, gales to create 'enormous' waves

Don't let your guard down, more snow and thunderstorms are coming.

The scene of the crime

Thieves rip ATM out of wall

The thieves dragged the ATM in a trailer.

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