Rolling out posties' new wheels

Tauranga residents will be the first to witness New Zealand Post's new electric delivery vehicles in operation, when driver training begins next week. The four-wheeled vehicles will be used for the combined delivery of parcels and mail in residential... Read More

Facebook malware scam warning

Facebook users are being targeted by a scam that tricks people into thinking they've received a video from a friend. Kiwis have been reporting receiving mail within the messenger app from a friend that has their first name, the word video, then... Read More

Spark broadband fault affecting services

Spark says a fault with its mobile broadband network is also having a "knock-on effect" on people trying to use their mobiles to call and text. Spokeswoman Michelle Baguley said the fault with its mobile network, which Spark... Read More

Faster browsing for rural Western Bay

Thirty four local residents in a rural cabinet in Western Bay of Plenty District can now access improved broadband, after a recent Chorus upgrade. Under the Government's Rural Broadband Initiative and Chorus' own separate cabinet upgrade... Read More

Scammer targets people with children

Parents are being warned to stay vigilant of a Facebook scam that's been doing the rounds on several buy/swap/sell pages. A man has been offering free passes to Waimarino Adventure Park, but only to people with children – and only if he can... Read More

Powerco goes off the grid

  Powerco is taking a leaf out of the alternative lifestylers' hand book and going off grid to service remote customers. Described as a cutting edge unit, it's called Base Power; comprised of solar panels batteries and a diesel powered... Read More

Kiwi pilot who helped Galapagos wildlife

When Steve Collins began working as a shooter, killing and capturing deer from helicopters, and later training as a pilot, he had no idea those skills would lead to a part in the largest, most ambitious ecosystem restoration project in the world. “Being... Read More

Council makes good use of drones

Aerial drones are proving their worth in recording progress on the Two Mile Creek project in Waihi Beach. Project Manager Su Young Ko says drones have been invaluable in recording the before and after work on the creek - not only for the council's... Read More

Yellow app threatens Bay teens' safety

A new app called Yellow has been under fire with allegations of child exploitation and pedophilia, but Tauranga school principals say their teens seem to be safe so far. Internet watchdog NetSafe has confirmed three complaints about the social networking... Read More

International biotech conference begins

A unique international conference opens in Tauranga today, bringing together scientists and researchers from across both the planet and marine bioscience disciplines. Conference chair and Chair of Coastal Science at Waikato University Professor Chris... Read More



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Salisbury Wharf at the Mount, c. 1950. Locals queuing up ready to board the ferry to Tauranga. Photo: Craig McFarlane.

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