More trout for anglers

Bay of Plenty anglers will soon have a few hundred more trout to target on their back doorstep. Fish and Game officers have released 700 trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal. Fish and Game Officer Lloyd Gledhill says the release of 500 rainbow... Read More

Comedy delivery on serious message

Move over Air New Zealand, the Big Angry Fish Boys Milan and Nathan have made their own ‘BIG' safety video in time for the busy summer boating season. The light-hearted video follows the familiar inflight safety format, but has a serious... Read More

Under harbour reamer obstructed

Under harbour obstructions have delayed the last phase of the $99m Southern Pipeline project, and contractor Brian Perry Civil is now expected to continue into the New Year. “The contractor is working hard to complete the last drilling phase before... Read More

Floating waterpark for The Strand

UPDATED: 13/11. The country's largest water park is expected to be in operation off The Strand in Tauranga from Boxing Day, bringing a colourful floating water toy to the central city. The initiative of Dialled Indoor at the Mount, the waterpark... Read More

Burling’s mid-ocean mail call

Peter Burling's crewmates had to tell him he's won World Sailor of the Year, again – this time while he was on the mainsheet on board Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race. The Tauranga sailor and successful Team New Zealand helmsman... Read More

Tauranga shortlisted for America's Cup

A trio from Emirates Team New Zealand visited Tauranga this week assessing the harbour and vicinity for the America's Cup challenger series and the America's Cup. “This was to be a top secret visit but by the time they got here yesterday... Read More

Cruising with the norovirus

A norovirus outbreak on the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice has been ruining some passengers holidays for weeks, according to Australian media reports. A report from Melbourne's Herald Sun dated November 1, reports passengers falling ill with the... Read More

Bay lake health warning extended

The health warning issued by the Medical Officer of Health last month for Otautu Bay has now been extended to include all of Lake Rotoehu.  The public are also advised that Lake Okaro, near Rotorua, is unsafe with an algal bloom.  Routine... Read More

Council backing surf lifesavers

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is pleased to have the support of Tauranga City Council in delivering the DHL International Surf Rescue Challenge this month. Held every two years, the beach competition is a gathering of the world's top lifesavers... Read More

Locals asked to avoid humpback whales

Department of Conservation officials are warning locals to steer clear, after recent sightings of a humpback whale and calf off the Tauranga coastline. Tauranga biodiversity ranger, John Heaphy says as a protected species, locals need to keep their distance. “All... Read More



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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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