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

Record season on show at Zespri AGM

Zespri reported to around 500 grower-shareholders today at its Annual Meeting on a record 2016/17 season, with global sales up 19 percent from last season to $2.26 billion on the back of exceptionally high yields. Zespri chairman Peter McBride says the... Read More

Early morning excavator fire

Te Puke volunteer fire fighters called to an excavator fire at a scrap metal merchant's yard in Te Puke Quarry Road today, found on arrival that the excavator had been burning for some time. The cause is believed to be sparks from gas cutting equipment... Read More

Tauranga fisherman pulled from sea named

Police have released the name of the man whose body was found near Karewa Island, near Tauranga. Senior Sergeant Ian Campion says the body of 60-year-old Laine Richard Kelly was found yesterday afternoon. Ian says Laine had been missing since Tuesday... Read More

Carrington set for world champs campaign

Bay of Plenty paddler Lisa Carrington will take a large step into the unknown this week as she heads into her busiest canoe sprint world championships ever. The double Olympic K1 200m champion will take on four events in the Czech Republic town of Racice,... 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

Mum gives birth to spotted triplets

The birth of a set of triplet lambs at a lifestyle block in Minden Hills this week has marked the onset of spring. Marilyn Bowler, who owns the block, says that the birth of the lambs was unexpected. “It's quite funny actually, we've... Read More

Mine boss slams protest tactics

New Talisman Gold chief executive Matthew Hill has criticised protesters over the way they conducted themselves earlier this morning. Protesters blocked the entrance to the mine in the Karangahake Gorge, and were physically removed by police. “It's... Read More

Six ‘avoidable’ crashes in Tauranga

Six crashes around Tauranga in a 24 hour period were all avoidable, says Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion. Only minor injuries have been reported. They start with a three car nose-to-tail in Hewletts Road at 8.17am... 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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