Learning the art of taonga pūoro

Kei a te po te timatatanga o te waiatatanga mai a te atua, ko te ao, ko te ao marama, ko te ao turoa – It was in the night where the gods sang the world into existence, from the world of light, into the world of music. The traditions and performance... Read More

Tauranga internationally unaffordable

An international survey of housing affordability ranks Tauranga among the top unaffordable cities in the world for house prices. Housing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Melbourne and Honolulu is more affordable than Tauranga, according to the Demographia... Read More

Tauranga’s housing crisis worsening

The government is trumpeting the success of their Emergency Housing Special Needs Grant, but Whare Tauranga director Tommy Wilson believes the homeless problem is only getting worse. Last week the government reported 2600 New Zealanders had benefited... Read More

Pleading for pet rabbits

Pet rabbit owners are petitioning the government against importing any more rabbit calcivirus or rabbit haemorrhagic viruses to knock down feral rabbit numbers. The Ministry of Primary Industries has budgeted $240,000 to be spent during the current financial... Read More

Charity ride a huge success

More than $9,000 has been raised in a charity ride organised by Bayride Motorcycles. Three hundred bikers turned up at the Tauranga store last Sunday for the ride, which cost $20 a head to take part in. The event was a means of raising money to help... Read More

Snapping up some great prizes

The prize of a return trip to London, Paris, New York or Rome has enticed hundreds of budding and professional photographers to enter the Bay's inaugural large scale photographic exhibition. Competition entries for the TrustPower Photographic Exhibition... Read More

Driver knocks baby onto road

A driver who it is said refused to stop, struck a pushchair on an intersection at Girven Road, Mount Maunganui, knocking a baby out of the pushchair and onto the road. The alleged hit and run happened at the intersection of Girven Road and Grenada Street... Read More

Feeling the love

“One Love, one heart…” “Let's get together and feel alright…” Bob Marley felt the love, and so will thousands of party-goers this Waitangi weekend. Twenty-thousand people are expected to celebrate Marley's... Read More

Greerton beat TBC in run fest

The Williams Cup cricket encounter, at Pemberton Park on Saturday was a thrilling run fest with the home side Eves Realty Greerton chasing down Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys College huge target of 342, with the last ball of the game. Tauranga Boys... Read More

Kulim Park creature identified

The eel-like creature with teeth found at Kulim Park last week is most likely a snake eel, says Russ Hawkins at Fat Boy Charters. Murray Milgrew stepped on it while towing Sandy Fenton's six-year-old son Levi Roper on his boogie board through knee... Read More



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