Hewletts bus lanes extending

Bus lanes are being extended in Hewletts Road to boost public transport use, improve safety and help to ease traffic congestion on the busy State Highway 2 route. There's a new bus lane is to be installed near the Tauranga Marina for buses travelling... Read More

Blue Rovers named Club of the Year

Blue Rovers Junior Football Club from Tauranga have been named as the 2016 WaiBOP Club of the Year.  Each year a club is selected by WaiBOP Football as the region's Club of the Year. The club needs to show that it has excelled in a cross section... Read More

Celebrating Thelma Crosby’s legacy

A snap decision and a cheeky offer paved the way for the Crosby Family's early occupation of Papamoa that resulted in a three generations of the Crosbys' Papamoa legacy that continues today. Thelma Lilian Crosby died at Bethlehem Views rest... Read More

Kmart announces NZ online shopping

In case you haven't already heard, Kmart has announced online shopping for New Zealand. A few months ago Kmart announced that it would be opening an online store for New Zealand. www.kmart.co.nz launched overnight. Now Kiwi's have the... Read More

Thames $27M winner claims prize

It's been the talk of Thames for the last two days, but the mystery of the missing millionaire has now been solved, as a local Thames couple have come forward with the golden ticket.  Saturday's prize of $27.3 million is the fourth largest... Read More

High stakes at LINKT Casino evening

All you young professionals out there - leave the suit at home, but bring your a-game this Wednesday. LINKT Young People in Business is kicking off its winter event season and inviting young businessmen and women, aged 18-39, to their popular Casino... Read More

Charging to dispose of whiteware

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is introducing a whiteware disposal fee at all its recycling centres in Te Puke, Katikati and Athenree to cover the cost of disposal. The fee will take effect from July 1 and is in two tiers. It will cost $10 for... Read More

Kiwi sports drink needs more sugar: MPI

A sports drink company says it's astonished food authorities are demanding it put five times more sugar in its product if it wishes to continue calling itself an electrolyte drink. But the Ministry for Primary Industires says the demand is based... Read More

MP: ‘Engage with community over buses’

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is calling on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to actively engage with community concerns regarding proposed changes to Tauranga school bus services. He says a number of families have been in contact with his office to... Read More

GRAPHIC: Sheep mauled to death

A Tauranga man is calling for a dog or dogs “to be shot” after he found his sheep mauled to death. Ryan Powell, who lives at a property in Aquavue Way in Bellevue, says all his sheep have been attacked by a dog in the Bellevue area and have... Read More



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