Apping the rugby fans

A camping app is helping visiting rugby fans following the Lions tour to find campsites, farms, lifestyle blocks and parking on other private properties. Lions fans are using the app to find heartland hospitality all around the country, says CamperMate... Read More

Tauranga to host marine convention

The region's growing reputation as the centre for blue innovation has seen Tauranga successfully secure the International Marine Biotechnology Convention, which is being held in New Zealand for the first time. The ‘Blue2Green Marine Biotechnology... Read More

Movies driving data use

Surging demand for streaming services such as Netflix, is seeing Western Bay of Plenty District homes using 47 per cent more broadband data than last year. The average Western Bay of Plenty District home used 115GB of broadband data on Chorus'... Read More

NZ joins space race

New Zealand has finally entered the space age with the world-first successful launch of an orbital rocket from a private pad, but it didn't quite reach orbit. US-New Zealand aerospace company Rocket Lab announced on Thursday afternoon it had successfully... Read More

Free lesson on astrophotography

Ever wanted to learn how to take stunning, professional-looking photos of the night sky? A free astrophotography lesson at the Mount this Friday will be a must-attend event for aspiring photographers interested in capturing the heavens. Local photographers... Read More

Hospital cuts itself off from internet

Tauranga Hospital put itself in self-imposed isolation from the internet over the weekend, due to a cyber security threat. A global ransomware attack, which infected more than 230,000 computers across 150 countries in the past few days, was deemed too... Read More

Online district plan tool unveiled

A new online tool will make it easier for people to search the Thames-Coromandel District Plan to obtain property specific planning information using an address or a zone as a starting point. District Plan manager Leigh Robcke says Line of Enquiry online... Read More

Firefighters raising money to save lives

It's bingo night at the Mount Brewing Co on tonight for a cause dear to everybody's heart – an automated external defibrillator. The devices save lives, and St John Ambulance stats are pretty compelling. Every year more than 2000 New... Read More

Story behind the story of the S.E.5

It sits in a glass show case in the corner of the shop at Classic Flyers. It's treasured. It's a quarter scale model of the 200hp, 149kw, Wolseley Viper piston engine – the variant that powered what was arguably the best British built... Read More

Supporting digital growth in the Bay

Communications Minister Simon Bridges is welcoming the launch of the Tauranga City and Western Bay District councils Digital Enablement Project. The purpose of the project is to both support growth in the Bay of Plenty, and allow everyone in the region... Read More



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Early morning lift-off for Humpty Dumpty at Memorial Park. Photo: Lynly Whitaker.

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