Prime Minister pays the Bay a visit

Prime Minister Bill English was in Rotorua and Te Puke today, in his first visit to the region since taking the governmental reins from John Key. He was accompanied by Rotorua MP Todd McClay, and together they visited Red Stag Mill, south of the city. Todd... Read More

Tauranga’s richest sporting event

This Saturday Tauranga Racecourse will host the Bayleys International Raceday, the city's richest sporting event with $300,000 worth of prize money on offer. The 10-race programme includes the Group Two Windsor Park Stud Japan-New Zealand International... Read More

Offering lollies to primary pupils

Police were alerted after a man was seen offering lollies to pupils at Te Akau Ki Papamoa School on Friday. Headmaster Bruce Jepsen posted on the school's Facebook page that three of the school's older children were offered lollies by a man... Read More

Crash leaves car on side in Tauranga

UPDATED 4.15PM: A vehicle was left on its side after clipping a parked car on Edgecumbe Road in Tauranga. Senior constable Chris Hills says the sole occupant of the car walked away uninjured from the crash between Fifth and Sixth avenues which occurred... Read More

Getting active at lunchtime

A dozen men and women donned their active wear for a free lunchtime Pilates class in the sun this afternoon. “Inhale and bend, exhale and straighten.” Experienced Pilates instructor Trudi Calder led the class through an entry-level Pilates... Read More

Conference star next door

The star of the marine industry conference which opens in Tauranga today, is a building site just round the corner from the conference site at the Trinity Wharf Hotel. The Tauranga Marine Precinct, under construction on Mirrielees Road, is the very first... Read More

Delays possible on Route K

The Transport Agency is advising motorists to allow extra time for their journey on the SH29 Route K Toll Road in Tauranga next week, due to important maintenance work. Repair crews will be on site nightly between 7pm to 6am from Sunday to Tuesday, March... Read More

Growers vote to support kiwifruit levy

Kiwifruit growers have voted strongly in support of their representative organisation, New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc, continuing to work on their behalf. Eight-five per cent of growers took part in the NZKGI Levy Referendum to continue the levy... Read More

Police name missing boatie

Police have released the name of the man who is missing after a boat was found capsized near Tauranga on Tuesday afternoon. A search for the missing boatie off the coast of Tauranga resumed at first light today. "Police can now confirm the missing... Read More

Dog neutering funding injection welcomed

Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council are set to receive government funding to help subsidise neutering for menacing dogs in the region A total of $55,956.52 will be granted to Tauranga City Council and $44,830.43 to Western... Read More



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