Financial assistance creates more jobs

Recent financial assistance provided by New Zealand Community Trust is set to help create more jobs in the Bay of Plenty. A total of $25,000 has been received by Parafed Bay of Plenty to go towards the salaries of a coach force development officer and... Read More

‘English only’ sign causes outrage

A post on social media has sparked outrage after it said “only English language is to be spoken” by staff in a Bay of Plenty supermarket. Posted on a Papamoa social media group, the picture shows a notice board sign that has been put up by... Read More

Statistics mistake corrected

Statistics NZ's has re-released its household income and housing-cost statistics because of an error which increases average household income over the last ten years from 42 to 50.5 per cent   The average annual household income reached... Read More

Iwi settle Tauranga rights disputes

Three iwi joined together in Tauranga to sign a declaration resetting their relationship, following turbulent times earlier this year. The largest iwi in the Hauraki Collective Ngati Paoa signed a ‘Mana Enhancing Declaration' with Tauranga... Read More

Summer shellfish hazards

It doesn't bode well for shellfish gatherers this summer. Biotoxin alerts warn of paralytic shellfish poisoning in the Bay of Plenty, from Waihi Beach to Opape, east of Opotiki, while the warning on the West Coast extends from Oakura to the Hokianga.... Read More

Perfect beach weather

In today's weather forecast we are expecting a mainly fine day, with cloud in the morning and at night and light winds. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 27 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Low tide is at 12.20pm and high... Read More

Omanawa Falls one step closer to opening

Omanawa Falls Power Station Reserve is one step closer to a proposed upgrade that would enable public access.   The reserve, which is owned by Tauranga City Council, has always been closed to the public after several health and safety risks. In... Read More

Basketballer wins big in Tauranga

The emerging ‘Godfather of New Zealand 3x3' has won the first 3x3 Quest Tour event in Tauranga, and now looks to repeat that victory this weekend at North Shore Events Centre. Last Saturday Karl Noyer helped steady his team to win a tightly... Read More

Mount Monster Challenge

Many elite athletes will be making their way to the Mount to participate in a bucket-list worthy competition. The Mount Monster, in its fifth year, is the Kiwi version of the Coolangatta Gold but with special Mount Maunganui flavouring.  Sponsored... Read More

Meeting your furry-friend soulmate

Are you considering adding four paws to your family this Christmas? Tauranga SPCA's Christmas adopt-a-thon is on today from 10.30am to 4pm at the Tauranga SPCA in Greerton and it's the perfect place to meet your next soulmate. Whether it's... Read More



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