Bay of Plenty - Latest News and Headlines

Watch: The AM Show reporter Sinelle Fernandez goes out in the rain.

Wild weather thrashes North Island: Roads flooded, trees down

Aucklanders heading into work should expect delays.

Watch: The whales were spotted close to Mt Maunganui, heading towards Pilot Bay.

Watch: Humpback whales spotted frolicking near Mt Maunganui

"It's strange to see humpbacks this time of year... it was pretty awesome."

A police car.

Police officer disciplined for offering money to colleague for sex act

He also said he used drugs in an attempt to impress.

Watch: Desperate times, desperate tenants in Tauranga housing shortfall.

Regional property prices jump, main centres slump

The national asking average has hit $685,000.

Inside White Island.

Watch: White Island's crater lake is high and letting off steam

Geysers twice the height of a giraffe are exploding from the lake at Whakaari/White Island.

Man working at a supermarket checkout

Supermarket worker paid less than $3 an hour

Immigration NZ is warning employers that exploiting migrants has consequences.

Police car

Man arrested after shooting at police in Rotorua

A bystander has sustained moderate injuries.

Zania McCauley's story.

How a one-night stand led to 16 years of cruelty

Zania McCauley tells The Hui how she survived a marriage marred by physical and sexual violence.

Baby rash caused by fever, insect bite, skin allergy or heat reaction

'Absolutely heartbroken': Kiwi mum's desperate plea after baby catches measles

"It's left me feeling numb and lost for words."

Police set up the checkpoint in western Bay of Plenty.

'Disappointed': One motorist every three minutes stopped for speeding at police checkpoint

"It's the road workers who are at risk of injury and potential death."

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Bikers in hospital after Waihi collision

Two motorcyclists are in hospital after an early morning crash in Waihi.

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."

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