Night work to begin on Karangahake Gorge

  From this weekend to mid-December 12.5 kilometres of new road surface will be laid on State Highway 2 between the SH1/2 interchange at Pokeno and the SH2/25 roundabout leading to Thames. Most of the work on this section of SH2 will be done at... Read More

Arataki gingerbread man on the run

It's the mystery on the lips of every student and teacher at Arataki School, what has happened to the gingerbread man. The students have run, run, as fast as they can, but it seems they just can't catch the gingerbread man. Erin Cartwright,... Read More

Serious crash on SH27

UPDATE 2.40PM: The road has been closed after a serious two-car crash on SH27 near Matamata. Emergency services are on site attending to one person in a critical condition. "Due to a serious incident in this area the road is closed," says a police spokesperson. "Please... Read More

Retro Fayre proves a great success

The public got all dressed up in their best vintage frocks as part of the retro revolution that's taking a hold of Tauranga. A new Vintage and Retro Fayre, a brand new event to Tauranga, went off with a hit, with many people saying it could be... Read More

Fire and ice heading for The Lakes

After two postponements due to rain, Tauranga Parents Centre is hoping for fine weather on Sunday for its Fire and Ice themed family walk around The Lakes in Tauriko. Walk the Lakes is the annual fundraising event for the organisation, which is a key... Read More

All-American cars come to town

Identical twin brothers Ray and Rob Sperling share more than just their looks. The Tauranga men are both big Mustang fans and will be sharing their love of the American muscle car at the Bay of Plenty Mustang Owners Club's annual All USA Day Car... Read More

More trout for anglers

Bay of Plenty anglers will soon have a few hundred more trout to target on their back doorstep. Fish and Game officers have released 700 trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal. Fish and Game Officer Lloyd Gledhill says the release of 500 rainbow... Read More

Omokoroa welcomes roll-out of high speed

Omokoroa is one of the most recent areas in the country to welcome the start of work to expand the government's Ultra-fast Fibre Broadband network to their community. Fibre laying is being carried out simultaneously in the three towns. Omokoroa... Read More

Comedy delivery on serious message

Move over Air New Zealand, the Big Angry Fish Boys Milan and Nathan have made their own ‘BIG' safety video in time for the busy summer boating season. The light-hearted video follows the familiar inflight safety format, but has a serious... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

  Today's weather forecast is for high cloud increasing, and light rain developing in the evening. Also gusty southeasterlies.   It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 13 degrees.   Low... Read More



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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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