Aerobatics in the sky

The Royal New Zealand Air Force's Black Falcons aerobatic team left nothing but a puff of white smoke in the sky during their elaborate performance at the Tauranga City Air Show. The Beech Texan T6C's, imported in 2015, have yet to be displayed... Read More

Athletes dash to the finish line

It's the first day of the Festival of Multisport with hundreds of people coming out to cheer the contenders on. The 2018 Port of Tauranga Half Marathon headlined the festival today, as well as events for people of all ages and abilities such as... Read More

Sounds of silence for the big swim

The 14-year-old had hardly climbed from the water after conquering the stretch between Motiti and Papamoa, and she was already toying with the idea of an assault on Cook Strait and the English Channel. “Yes, I'm definitely interested in those... Read More

Keeping Kawerau active

Kawerau residents can start the new year healthy and active after becoming the recent recipients of an NZCT grant. A total of $8,946 has been awarded to Kawerau Fitness Community Trust to buy new health and fitness equipment. The grant will also help... Read More

Tauranga dancer gets her big break

She didn't know it at the time, but there were two special people at Wellington's St James Theatre for the New Zealand School of Dance's 50th-anniversary graduation performance watching Tauranga's Olivia Moore. And it would lead... Read More

SH25 repairs to be completed by March

Coromandel's State Highway 25 expected to be back to two lanes early this year according to NZTA. The damage along State Highway 25 between Thames and Manaia has now been assessed and the Transport Agency has developed a programme which aims to... Read More

We’re off to see the Wizard

Three months, three-to-six days a week, and up to five hours a day – that's how long the cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz (Young Performers' Edition) have been rehearsing to bring the iconic musical to life. But what makes this Tauranga... Read More

Terry, Theresa, Gaynor, Sue or Mrs Janes

A Gate Pa woman has a solution to unwanted and unfortunate given names. “Maybe it would be better if a name given at birth was just a temporary thing,” says Terry Janes. That's not a typo by the way. Terry is a woman with a “y”... Read More

Sunny spells after the rain

In today's weather we are expecting morning cloud with one or two light showers, then sunny spells with northerly breezes. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a predicted high of 25 and an overnight low of 20 degrees. Humidity is 89... Read More

What’s On: Airshow

Good morning Sunners and get ready for a roaring good time at the Classics of the Sky Airshow. What could be better than strolling into Classic Flyers with a picnic basket and chair in hand and enjoying an afternoon's flying display? Returning... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the Christmas/New Year school holidays be moved to February when the weather is typically better in NZ?

Yes, that is when I would take my holidays.
No, you never know when there is going to be bad weather.

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