Pedal power in Papamoa

Bicycles may outnumber cars in central Papamoa on Sunday as up to 500 cyclists come out for the annual Pedal Papamoa event. The free family-friendly ride leaves from the Papamoa Plaza at 10am and will follow the off-road stormwater trail to Evans Rd. There... Read More

Badges while voting: legal or illegal

While waiting in line on election day, concerns have sparked between residents about what is and what isn't allowed in the voting stations. A Mount Maunganui Facebook group page has started a conversation about whether it is acceptable for people... Read More

Multiple vehicle collision on SH1

A crash has occurred on State Highway One, Wairakei, near Taupo. Emergency services are responding to the crash on State Highway 1, which occurred at around 12.15pm. A number of vehicles are reported to be involved and the road is blocked in both... Read More

The people vs Steamers

Tauranga Mitre 10 Mega are giving locals the chance to catch up with the Bay of Plenty Steamers ahead of their match against Counties Manukau. In support of the Mitre 10 Cup, locals are invited to join a passing skills test at Mitre 10 MEGA Tauranga... Read More

Busting it out for a cause

Underwear will be centre stage at the Waihi Beach Community Centre on September 30 for the annual Arty Bra Show fundraiser. The event has been running for the past eight years and supports a different local charity each year. This year proceeds will... Read More

Spring forward into daylight savings

It's that time of year again when barbeques and swimming are put back on the cards, with the sun setting later in the day. Daylight savings will start this Sunday, September 24, where clocks will go forward by one hour starting at 2am to become... Read More

Public discuss Easter Sunday trading

Public consultation on whether Tauranga will join its neighbours and introduce Sunday trading at Easter begins today. The public consultation period runs from September 22 to October 22. Consultation documents, submission forms and copies of the draft... Read More

Playwriting boot camp

Have you ever wanted to be the next William Shakespeare or Henrik Ibsen, a two-hour workshop could lead you to the stage. One of New Zealand's most successful playwrights Roger Hall will be holding an intensive two-hour workshop teaching you almost... Read More

Increasing boat theft in the Bay

Boat owners should wary after several recent thefts of recreational boats in the Western Bay of Plenty.  There have been a number of boat thefts over the last month in the area, which police are investigating. The offenders have targeted residential... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

  The weather forecast today is for a mostly sunny day with a chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Also southwesterlies.   It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight low of 9 degrees.    High... Read More



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The Sun going down over the water @ Sulphur Point. Photo: Casey Fredericks.

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