A cultural trails app

When Junji Kumano and Takayuki Ban visited Tauranga on their recent travel research trip, they tried out the newly-launched Arataki Cultural Walking Trail app developed by local entrepreneurs. Takayuki, a freelance journalist for Japanese travel and outdoor... Read More

Power warning for Avocado pickers

Avocado pickers are being warned to look up before they work to ensure they are well clear of power lines, as the avocado picking season gets underway in the Bay of Plenty. Electricity lines company Powerco is emphasising the “four-metre danger... Read More

New carvings for wananga precinct

Three significant pou whakairo (carved panels) weighing more than 2300kg each and standing up to seven metres tall, have been installed at the entrance of the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute's new Wananga Precinct. The national schools... Read More

Fallen trees cause power outage

  Power was cut to 981 customers in Welcome Bay after trees fell on power lines. Powerco Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh says power went out at 8.46pm. Contractors worked to restore the supply, with electricity progressively restored by 2am. Powerco's... Read More

A photo competition with a twist

These school holidays, Sport Bay of Plenty's Virtually on Track is holding a summer photo competition – with a twist. Using the free smartphone app Magisto, users are encouraged to create a short clip of their summer adventures using photos... Read More

Monorail concept for city

A proposal to solve Tauranga's traffic woes with a New Zealand designed and patented monorail system is to be presented to Tauranga city Councillors today. A speaker from Sky Cabs International Ltd is to update the council's Transport Committee... Read More

Weekend delays at Maungatapu

Drivers using the Maungatapu roundabout this weekend are warned to expect delays while high voltage power lines are relocated. Speed restrictions and lane closures will be in place on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10 between 7am and 6pm. Drivers... Read More

Back to back rescues

Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter flew people from Whangamata and Glen Murray near Port Waikato, in back to back missions today. First rescue was for a 53 year old man suffering a medical event after free diving at Whangamata. The helicopter... Read More

New kind of auction to debut in NZ

A Kiwi tech company helping the NBA's Phoenix Suns revolutionise the courtside experience is debuting its live drop auction technology in New Zealand after closing a deal with the SKYCITY Breakers.  Kiwi basketball fans will begin to transform... Read More

Online app makes shopping easy

Countdown has launched an innovative new app designed to make its online grocery pick-up service even faster and easier for customers. The Countdown Click and Collect app, available for both Android and iOS, alerts customers that their online grocery... Read More



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Great kiwi scene. Photo: Shan Shan.

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