Tug O War to showcase industry strength

Friendly rivalries will be tested at the Avocado Expo run in conjunction with the Katikati A&P Show on February 4. A Tug O War competition will be held as part of wider expo activities that have been organised to celebrate the contribution many local... 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

Confidence in Bay economy falling

Economic confidence in the Bay of Plenty has fallen through the floor, according the Westpac Regional Economic Confidence survey results released today. The survey conducted in December last year, shows only 13 per cent of Bay of Plenty households expected... Read More

Building boom tapers off for Christmas

Building consents issued for both Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty district tapered off slightly in December, but the annual growth is continuing. Following on from the record breaking $1 billion in consents issued across the sub-region in 2016,... Read More

Think twice about sharing online

Police are encouraging people to exercise caution when conducting themselves online. Anyone using dating sites and apps needs to be very careful when developing relationships online, says Senior Sergeant Stephen McDaniel. He says it's extremely... Read More

Back to school buying tips

The start of the new school year is an exciting time for both parents and students but it can be a costly one, with parents having to fork out for uniforms, shoes, bags, stationery and school fees. With a bit of forward planning, there are ways to help... Read More

Mount company wins international awards

Mount Maunganui-based premium pet food manufacturer Ziwi has received four prestigious international awards for its unique air dried dog and cat food. American magazine Pet Age recognised two of Ziwi's products in its inaugural Readers' Choice... Read More

Unfairly sacked worker awarded $17k

The former owners of a Bay of Plenty grocery store have been ordered to pay $17,000 dollars to a worker who was unfairly sacked. In a ruling, the Employment Relations Authority says Stacey Sisson's bosses at the Nosh store in Mount Maunganui failed... Read More

Rotorua named as a top destination

Rotorua has been named as one of the top places to see in the prestigious New York Times' 52 Places to Go in 2018 list. The list, described as a “starter kit for seeing the world” features Rotorua at number 45 – the only New Zealand... Read More

Frictions between BVL and Council

Tensions between Bay Venues Ltd and the Tauranga City council staff are thought to be a result of different management structures says a report on the council controlled organisation. Friction between the two organisations is discussed in a consultant's... 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.

Bay Today

Looking back from Mount main beach. Photo: Alan Forward.

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