Winter colours get kids exploring

An educational and interactive explorer challenge will encourage families to take in the unique surroundings of Bay of Plenty these school holidays. Sport Bay of Plenty has designed a photo challenge called the Colour Quest Koru to help showcase the... Read More

Pockets of rough weather on the way

New Zealand's second large low in a week is approaching and this one may affect more of the country with it tracking directly across central areas, unlike the sub-tropical low last week that only brushed the north. Like last week, this big system... Read More

Bay schools cut out fizz

Bay of Plenty schools are cracking down on fizzy and caffeine-based drinks to help lower obesity, diabetes and tooth decay risks. All Bay of Plenty primary and intermediate schools have banned sugary drinks, but many secondary schools have far to go. “Having... Read More

Paula returns to Tauranga Council

Former Tauranga City Council chief executive officer Paula Thompson is expected to return to the council today as a “non-voting standing member from Bay of Plenty Regional Council”. The appointment is expected to be endorsed by today's... Read More

Amazing year for America’s Cup sailors

Innovation and excellence were key factors in Emirates Team New Zealand's dominance in claiming the America's Cup this morning, including an immensely talented bunch of Kiwi sailors. Team New Zealand won back the Auld Mug after completing... Read More

Lifeguards’ hard work recognised

Surf lifeguards across Gisborne, the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel are set to make a splash into the spotlight for the Zespri awards of excellence next month. The annual award ceremony will recognise surf lifeguard club members for their hard work and... Read More

Tomahawk wielding offenders sought

A shopkeeper is nursing a cut to his hand after two men armed with tomahawks burst into a dairy and attempted to rob it. Hamilton Police are seeking the community's assistance to identify two offenders who have entered a superette armed with tomahawks. The... Read More

Connecting Waihi Beach to Katikati

The opening of a new walkway bridge is the turning point to the Bay of Plenty District Council's future plan to connect Waihi Beach to Katikati and Omokoroa. The walkway bridge, which completes the Waihi Beach Dam Circuit track at the north end... Read More

Cyclist injured in Tauranga crash

UPDATED 10.18AM: A cyclist is believed to have sustained moderate injuries in a crash in Tauranga. Police were called to the collision on 15th Ave, near Grace Road, just after 9am. “The victims involved appear to have sustained moderate injuries... Read More

A crisp start in Tauranga today

Today we're off with a crisp start to a fine day with light winds.   Our location for this morning's weather wrap video is outside the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club at Sulphur Point overlooking the Tauranga harbour, where Peter... Read More



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Early morning lift-off for Humpty Dumpty at Memorial Park. Photo: Lynly Whitaker.

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