New app to help stop sexual assault

The Vodafone Foundation has teamed up with Bay of Plenty Sexual Assault Support Services to develop an app for young people who find themselves in unsafe or uncomfortable situations. The app, based on the Easy Rescue App originally developed by Vodafone... Read More

Next step for street revitalisation

The revitalisation of Durham Street and Durham Lane has moved a step closer today with Tauranga City Council resolving to proceed to the detailed design stage. Earlier this year in February, TCC identified Durham Street, particularly the section between... Read More

New ambulance for Tauranga

A dental emergency has resulted in the donation of a brand new St John Tauranga Ambulance. Bob and Martha Clarkson were acknowledged for their kind donation yesterday in a special ceremony at the St John Mount Station in Mount Maunganui. The new ambulance... Read More

Walking in memory

Mount Maunganui will be awash in a sea of purple on September 23 as people take to the streets to raise awareness of dementia. The Alzheimers Tauranga Memory Walk, now in its fourth year, falls during World Alzheimer's Month and is for people of... Read More

Easter Sunday trading, yes or no?

Tauranga City Council is going to formal public consultation over Easter Sunday trading, after receiving an early survey result showing 49 per cent of nearly 6000 people contacted for the poll are in favour. If the public consultation supports the change,... Read More

Wairoa Bridge works, delays expected

Motorists travelling along State Highway 2, between Tauranga and Te Puna, are being warned to expect delays. NZ Transport Agency contractors are carrying out repair works on the Wairoa Bridge. Stop/go traffic management is in place, along with 30km/h... Read More

Rear-ended collision

A vehicle crashed into a stationary car on the side of Bellevue Road. Police were called to the incident where a person rear ended the parked car on Bellevue Road at 4.16pm. Police say the second car was parked with no one in it at the time. "The person... Read More

More hail possible later today

There's a risk of more hail falling later this afternoon and evening, similar to what was seen in Mount Maunganui last night. “At the moment we've got a moderate risk for thunderstorms in that area for this afternoon and evening,”... Read More

Historian’s legacy makes it to printer

It's a story of struggle, hardship, eking a living, setting a cornerstone for an economy. No illicit love, no shootouts, devious plot twists – just the raw detail of some entrepreneurs, some labourers, hopes and dreams, plucked from last... Read More

Family distraught after kitten shot

A family has been left distraught after their kitten was recently discovered shot near their home in Bethlehem Rd, Tauranga. Nicky Adams says the family started looking for the kitten when she went missing overnight. Her 10-year old daughter discovered... Read More



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