Bay kura kaupapa principal to step down

Te Wharekura o Mauao has today confirmed Matua Koa Douglas will step down as principal of the Te Reo Maori immersion school at the end of term four. Located in Bethlehem, Tauranga, Te Wharekura o Mauao provides tikanga Maori education for Year 7 to 13... Read More

Port cargo volumes still climbing

Cargo volumes through the port of Tauranga continue to grow, with shareholders at Thursday's annual meeting hearing trade volumes have grown 15 per cent in the financial year's first quarter. Overall container numbers grew 26 per cent owing... Read More

Council seeking info on tyre dumpers

Roadside tyre dumpers are active in rural Western Bay of Plenty, and they are upsetting residents who find the unwelcome gifts of a trailer load of used tyres. Western Bay of Plenty District Council is encouraging anyone witnessing rural tyre dumping... Read More

Belly dancing for a cause

An upcoming event being run by a Tauranga dance instructor is giving locals the chance to dance for a cause. The New Zealand Belly Dance Flash Mob is an event being hosted at the Honeybee House Dance Studio on Sunday, October 22 at 10am. The event is... Read More

Pursuit for pesky pests

The search is on to track down a bandit of pesky pests terrorising Eastern Bay of Plenty farms. Bay of Plenty Regional Council biosecurity officer, Dale Williams says work is currently underway, to track down 5-6 rooks that have recently been sighted... Read More

Teen wanted for arrest

Bay of Plenty Police are seeking the location of 18-year-old Maaki Emery who has a warrant to arrest for escaping police custody. The current warrant is in relation to an incident in Murupara on Tuesday evening this week. A manhunt is underway for the... Read More

Today's weather report with Rosalie

The weather forecast today - partly cloudy, with a chance of showers from the afternoon. Light winds and afternoon sea breezes. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 12 degrees. Low tide is at 2pm and high... Read More

The $30 million conversation starter

  Suggestions about the future development of Tauranga sport and leisure facilities are meant as ‘conversations starters' says Bay Venues chairman Peter Farmer.  He's pleased the Council is committing $150,000 next financial... Read More

Crash likely human manufacturing error

A helicopter crash in Rotorua last year was caused by an event so rare it has no implications for aircraft safety, the Transport Accident Investigation Commission has found. The crash happened soon after the French-made Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter... Read More

Fatal crash in the Bay

UPDATE: One person is dead following a crash in the Bay of Plenty tonight. Police have confirmed that a woman in her 40s has died at the scene of a crash at the intersection of SH5 and SH30. The two vehicle crash happened near Whakarewarewa around 6pm. "A... Read More



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Delta Aarsen aged 4 with her calf Princess Poppy. Great effort at todays Calf club.

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