New app to help stop sexual assault

The Vodafone Foundation has teamed up with Bay of Plenty Sexual Assault Support Services to develop an app for young people who find themselves in unsafe or uncomfortable situations. The app, based on the Easy Rescue App originally developed by Vodafone... Read More

Easter Sunday trading, yes or no?

Tauranga City Council is going to formal public consultation over Easter Sunday trading, after receiving an early survey result showing 49 per cent of nearly 6000 people contacted for the poll are in favour. If the public consultation supports the change,... Read More

Free offer for scheme sign-ups

Farmers ready to move to the next stage of Plan Change 10 are being encouraged to sign up for a free resource consent before the offer expires at the end of the month. The offer which has been available to landowners of properties over 40 hectares in... Read More

Tauranga ‘critical’ to fuel crisis

The Port of Tauranga is playing a vital role in alleviating pressure on fuel stocks in Auckland as a result of a major pipeline rupture. The port is one of the key points from which fuel is being delivered and trucked up to Auckland, where four Z stations... Read More

Cerebral palsy no barrier for Mark

  When Mark Wilson was younger his parents were told he'd never walk or talk. Born with cerebral palsy, a disorder that affects around 7000 New Zealanders, Mark has had to overcome more than most. He's had to endure high school bullies,... Read More

Fresh approach to elder care in Tauranga

Sponsored Content A revolutionary new care home is opening this year in Mount Maunganui and will welcome new residents from December. Metlifecare supports and enables residents' independence by getting to know each resident and their loved ones,... Read More

Mount reserves helping fuel crisis

Fuel terminals in Mount Maunganui are helping to supply Auckland Airport after a rupture was discovered in a crucial pipeline. A leak was discovered in a section of the pipeline which runs between the Marsden Point refinery and the storage depot at Wiri,... Read More

Bank upgrade affecting customers

A system upgrade at First Credit Union has affected thousands of customers across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato. The bank announced to its customers last Friday that they would be upgrading their core banking system on the weekend of the September 9-10. The... Read More

Pays to shop around for petrol

The price of petrol has risen after a brief dip that appeared to coincide with the release of a report of competiveness within the fuel industry. The study, commissioned by Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins earlier this year, suggests it has... Read More

Tauranga airline grounded a second time

Tauranga regional airline Sunair has been grounded for the second time in less than a year. The Civil Aviation Authority suspended the Air Operator Certificate of Sunair Aviation Ltd on Friday September 8. The CAA also supsended the Certificate of Airworthiness... Read More



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