Bay battle sites go global

New Zealanders living abroad will soon be able to set foot on home soil without having to cross the border, thanks to a new ANZAC memorial in New South Wales. The memorial, situated at Hyde Park in Sydney, will feature soil from various locations around... Read More

Bayfair to Baypark preparation work

Preliminary works on the $120m Bayfair to Baypark project will continue mostly at night next week, with traffic delays expected from Sunday evening. Contractors are scheduled to remove large trees opposite 759 Maunganui Road which are currently in the... Read More

A bigger and better event for all

One of the world's leading reggae music festivals and the nation's favourite festival experience, One Love, returns to Tauranga this summer. Festival promoter Pato Alvarez says the event promises some of the biggest names in music including... Read More

Prime Minister announces she's pregnant

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford, have today announced that they are expecting their first child in June.  “We're both really happy. We wanted a family but weren't sure it would happen for us, which... Read More

$1 million Lotto win a dream come true

  A Bay of Plenty man will be kicking off the New Year with a bang after snapping up the top prize of $1 million in Lotto's Christmas Promotion.  The regular Lotto player, who would like to remain anonymous, said that he had recently dreamed... Read More

Smell of gas reported in Tauranga CBD

UPDATED: 11.45am:The search for the gas leak on The Strand is focussing on the intersection of Hamilton Street and The Strand. The intersection is taped off and gas company staff are digging into a drain outside The Cornerstone tavern. Harington Street... Read More

Confidence in Bay economy falling

Economic confidence in the Bay of Plenty has fallen through the floor, according the Westpac Regional Economic Confidence survey results released today. The survey conducted in December last year, shows only 13 per cent of Bay of Plenty households expected... Read More

Elms Garden receives national honour

The Elms Tauranga has begun 2018 with outstanding news - the garden has received a prestigious honour. The New Zealand Gardens Trust has registered the garden as a “Garden of Significance” with a 5-star rating. “What makes this... Read More

More rain to spread across Tauranga

Welcome to World Popcorn Day! In today's weather we are expecting occasional rain, easing from the afternoon but remaining mostly cloudy. Also northerlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a predicted high of 24 and an overnight... Read More

Car crashes into power pole

A car smashed into a power pole causing it to fall across the road near The Lakes roundabout. Police were called to the crash at the intersection of Takitimu Drive and State Highway 29, around 8.30pm. A police spokesperson says there were no injuries... Read More



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Looking back from Mount main beach. Photo: Alan Forward.

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