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

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

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

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

A bigger and better event for all

One of the world's leading reggae music festivals and the nation's favourite festival experience, One Love, returns to Tauranga this summer. Festival promoter Pato Alvarez says the event promises some of the biggest names in music including... Read More

Tauranga Half shaping out to be a tussle

The women's race in the 2018 Port of Tauranga Half is shaping up as an intriguing trans-tasman tussle with top Australia triathlete, Melissa Hauschildt heading to these shores to take on two-time defending champ – New Zealand's Amelia... Read More

Aerial bike show raises $14,000

The Wheels for Cure Kids show at Fraser Cove is gaining international attention, says organiser Luke Price. Drawn by likes of stars from the NITRO CIRCUS including FMX redbull Xfighters Champion, Levi Sherwood, star of the BMX Quadruple Back flip BMX... Read More

Iconic multisport festival returns

The fourth edition of the Compressport Mount Festival of Multisport is all set for January 19-21, with a range of athletic and community events to pull in the crowds. Built around the iconic Port of Tauranga Half, this year's festival includes... Read More

Texans take to Tauranga sky

Tauranga residents are promised an action teaser for this weekend's Classics of the Sky Tauranga City Airshow, with the early arrival of the RNZAF Black Falcons aerobatic team. Flying the Beech Texan T6C's, the team is expected to arrive... Read More

Tauranga park turning prehistoric

Picnickers in Sydenham Botanic Park in Brookfield over the summer are warned to be wary of lizards in the undergrowth - great big ones. A meat-eating Tyrannosaurus Rex and the giant plant-eating Titanosaurus will be among the pre-historic giants stomping... Read More



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