Dream debut for Mount team

The big annual MX Fest at Taupo is traditionally considered the first major motocross of the season, an event where new model bikes are aired, new teams present themselves and riders gauge where they stand before the serious business of the national... Read More

Lynette homeless again

‘Nats ignore the homeless'. That might be the message waved under the nose of Tauranga MP Simon Bridges this week. Or ‘rental price hikes must stop'. “A protest banner has to be a brief but pointed message,” says Lynette... Read More

Students to take on Ultimate Relay

This Friday every student at Tauranga Intermediate will be running, jumping, sack racing, and doing all sorts of fun games. It's all part of their Ultimate Relay, the school's biggest fundraiser. Tauranga Intermediate communications manager... Read More

Three seasons in one week

It's going to rain, be sunny, and then rain again this week in what Metservice is calling changeable weather, as a series of weather fronts cross over the North Island. “As well as rain, there is also potential for thunderstorms and hail... Read More

Leeder re-elected BOPRC chair

Doug Leeder has been re-elected chair of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana for a second three year term. He received unanimous support from all councillors at the regional council's inaugural meeting in Whakatāne today. “I am... Read More

Bay schools are Chemquest champs

Katikati College, Tauranga Boys' College and Whakatāne High School are among the winners of the recent University of Waikato Chemquest challenge. It was a close contest, with only two marks separating first and fifth places. First place went to... Read More

UPDATED: Truck driver freed, SH29 crash

UPDATED 2.50PM: The truck driver involved in a two-vehicle crash with a ute on State Highway 29 near the Kaimai summit has now been freed from their vehicle. But fire crews are now working to establish whether or not the truck had been transporting... Read More

Two attacks on Mount aquarium company

What are people coming to? This is the question the owners of Mount Maunganui's Clearwater Aquariums are now asking after two separate incidents over the long weekend. Two men threw stones through a second storey floor window, shattering the windows... Read More

Would you like brains with that?

Hell Pizza has launched another marketing coup today by advertising free crumbed lamb brain with any pizza ordered this week in celebration of Halloween. Whether the thought of munching on the crumbed brains of formerly bouncing baby lambs has people... Read More

Mr G back in town

Tauranga's own world-class mural artist is back home and he's already starting on a new project. Graham ‘Mr G' Hoete is looking to paint 100 New Zealand portraits for a new book, and he's put the call out right across the... Read More

Opinion Poll

Only 38 per cent of electors returned their voting forms in the council elections, did you vote?

I’m not enrolled to vote
I dumped the voting form
I didn’t get round to posting it
I returned my voting form by mail
I dropped my voting form into council

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