Tauranga men in Survivor NZ

Two Tauranga men will be heading to Nicaragua to take part in the inaugural Survivor New Zealand show. Tom, a 26-year-old teacher, and Mike, a 27-year-old business analyst, are two of the 16 contestants who were selected for the show, from more than... Read More

Crossing arm fault blocks traffic

Barrier arms on the rail crossing at Te Maunga are being operated by hand dafter a fault resulted in them blocking access from SH2 to SH27 earlier this evening. At one stage commuter traffic was backed up from Te Maunga to the Maungatapu overbridge. Drivers... Read More

Window fall requires helicopter rescue

A 17 year old Whakatane man who tripped and fell through a window at a house on Motiti Island today, was flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment to deep cuts to his right wrist. He was tended to by the onboard St John paramedic before being flown to... Read More

Holder aims for podium finish

Hyundai rally driver David Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer aim to continue their good form in Whangarei as they tackle the second of their New Zealand Rally Championship appearances in the Hyundai i20 AP4+ rally car. Following his hard-fought win at... Read More

Holder aims for podium finish

Hyundai rally driver David Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer aim to continue their good form in Whangarei as they tackle the second of their New Zealand Rally Championship appearances in the Hyundai i20 AP4+ rally car. Following his hard-fought win at... Read More

Calls for SOE broadcasts captioning

The Captioning Working Group has presented a submission to the Government Administration Select Committee Inquiry into Captioning in New Zealand. The CWG submission raised concerns at the lack of broadcast captioning when emergency situations are announced,... Read More

US food guru to speak in Tauranga

American food and agribusiness guru Roland Fumasi has today been announced as one of the keynote speakers for the Horticulture Conference 2017 in Tauranga on July 14. Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says Roland is a well-known worldwide... Read More

$11B infrastructure boost welcomed

Today's announcement that infrastructure investment is to be boosted by $11billion over the next four years is good news for business, says the EMA "Our region is under pressure and we welcome this additional investment. It builds on the commitment... Read More

Volunteers need for Edgecumbe

With several hundred Edgecumbe homes needing to be cleared of sodden furniture, ruined possessions and water damage, the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce together with other Chambers in the region, is putting out a call to businesses and sporting organisations... Read More

Sikhs attend first Anzac ceremony

Members of Tauranga's Sikh community attended their first Anzac ceremony on Tuesday, after being invited along by Deputy Mayor Kelvin Clout. The idea came about from local resident Chris Archer, who discovered the Sikh participation in Gallipoli... Read More



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