Bomb threat response congratulated

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is congratulating the teachers and parents of Tahatai Coast School for their response to a bomb threat. The school was evacuated to Grenada Park just after 11.30am yesterday and a text was sent to parents advising them to... Read More

Orca special for Manukau students

A group of Alfriston college students were rewarded for their 5am start today with the sight of orca in the Tauranga Harbour entrance. The 20 or so college students from Manukau are on a day sail on the Hawaiki Voyaging Trust waka, Hinemoana. The 22m... Read More

College’s big win over cadets

Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys College, scored a big victory over Baywide Cup competition leaders Element IMF Cadets, at Blake Park in Mount Maunganui on Saturday. The Tauranga Boys bowlers quickly hit full stride and had Cadets in some trouble at... Read More

Listening to the children

Nearly a quarter of New Zealand children taking part in an international survey say their schools are only sometimes safe for them. While 63 per cent say their school was always safe, the information shows one in three children are feeling scared or... Read More

YSAR scores internship

The Youth Search and Rescue Tauranga Trust is among eight successful applicants for the 2017 Community Internships Programme. The programme provides community organisations with a paid intern with specialist knowledge and for YSAR this will be an experienced... Read More

Algal bloom at Lake Rotoehu

A bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae in Lake Rotoehu has resulted in a health warning being issued. “The health warning means that people should avoid any activity which results in significant contact with the lake water,” says Medical... Read More

Students join Kaz on the road

For much of Kazushi ‘Kaz' Noiri's epic journey from Bluff to Cape Reinga he's walked the streets and roads alone.   But it was a different story on Wednesday for the 29-year-old Otago Polytechnic nursing student who... Read More

Glow worms beauty captured on film

Patience and perseverance has paid off perfectly for local astrophotographer Amit Kamble. Amit has tried three times to capture a time-lapse of the glow worms at McLaren Falls near Tauranga, but every time he's gone out there to shoot something... Read More

Love letter to Books a Plenty

Tauranga independent bookstore Books a Plenty has been recognised in a national competition. Entrants were asked to write a ‘love letter' to their favourite bookshop, with winner Marcus Hobson choosing Books a Plenty. There were 550 entries... Read More

Cleaning up and giving back

It's that time of year again, when exams are over, and junior students at high schools need something to keep them occupied. So today at Tauranga Girls' College a group of Year 9 students are picking up rubbish. They're starting down... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think of the forthcoming Wairoa cycle bridge?

Love it! Great addition to the city
Bit of a waste of money
I can take it or leave it
New things scare me

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