Red, yellow and blue

Red, yellow and blue, the BOP electorate is a sea of the three primary colours this week.  It's not spring, but the three local candidates have sprung into gear with their teams of volunteers to erect their election hoardings from Pahoia to... Read More

Shared living tower concept

Tauranga architect Mark Wassung is doing the numbers to see if his concept for shared central city high rise living stacks up. He's got his eye on the former TV3 site in Durham Street and thinks a unique mixed use senior/student accommodation high... Read More

The Thursday plague of bad weather

What is going on with our Thursdays? This is the question from WeatherWatch.co.nz, which says there is a chance of yet another low next week too. “This Thursday will be the third consecutive one with rough weather - now the outlook for next Thursday,... Read More

Time running out for dog owners

Time is running out for dog owners to take advantage of the discounted registration fee. Unless a dog is sporting a red 2018 tag, it is now unregistered, according to Tauranga City Council. If it is not registered by July 31, the normal registration... Read More

Puppy thrown away like unwanted shirt

Whoever dumped Skip that day didn't want him to be found. When Skip was just six weeks old, he was thrown away like an unwanted t-shirt, or a worn-out pair of pants. He was dumped in a clothing bin, and left for dead.  Can you imagine... Read More

Lakes footpath makes international news

A zig-zagging footpath in The Lakes development in Pyes Pa is making international headlines. 7News is reporting on the footpath asking if people think it's the silliest footpath ever designed? Former Tauranga City Councillor Murray Guy took to... Read More

Gunpoint car theft arrest

Police have arrested a man following an investigation to a car that was taken at gunpoint. A 29-year-old is in police custody in relation to the robbery which happened in Hamilton on Friday, July 21. Detective Sergeant Terri Wilson says police have concluded... Read More

A bear bunking down in Gate Pa

He's a small brown bear, forgivably scruffy, who offers comfort and reassurance – he listens to inner-most secrets and fears, shares adventures, is a great cuddle and is consumed by wanderlust. Yep, he gets around – in fact bear has... Read More

All the fun of a book fair

It was a fairytale moment for Joan Forester – an enchanting moment from 12 years of running the popular Tauranga Harbour City Lions book fair. Made all the toil worthwhile. “He was quite a gorgeous wee boy,” says Joan. “Aged three... Read More

Tauranga sees commercial building growth

Tauranga City Council's building services team has seen a significant uptick in commercial building consent applications, with several major commercial projects recently issued, in processing, or coming in for processing over the next eight months.  ... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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