HANDLEY, Irma Anne (nee Darling)

Peacefully at home on January 22nd 2018, aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife of Peter for 62 years. Loved Mum of Michele, Amanda and Karl, and Fenella. Proud Nana to Andrew and Hannah, Nick and Lauren, Ben and Jodi, Danny and Christina, and Emma.  Loved... Read More

HENRY, Doreen

Peacefully in Tauranga on Friday 19th January 2018 aged 90 years, surrounded by her family. Dearly loved wife of the late " Bonnie" Henry. Treasured mother and mother in law of Russell and Siggi, Sue and the late Ross, and Annie and Steve. Much loved... Read More

TWOMEY, Muriel Evelyn (Pat)

On January 20, 2018 age 87. Wife of the late Jack Twomey, only daughter of Herbert and Vera Cumming.  Mother and mother in law of Jim and Kath, Evelyn and Alan King, Tracy (deceased), and Ron Gubb, Anne and Ron (deceased) Drabble, Brian, and friend... Read More

WEST, David Owen

Dearly loved husband of Suzanne and the late Jocelyn. Loved father of Tania and Bryden West. Loved grandfather of Campbell and Danica Cumming, Emily and Zac West. Great grandfather of Luke and Hayley Cumming. Loved stepfather of Grant and Alanagh Gilbert. A... Read More

DWIGHT, Dianne Rae

Passed away peacefully 21 January 2018, aged 70, surrounded by her loving family. Loved wife for 50 years of Ray. Much loved Mum of Shane and Carolyn, Nicky and Chris Mayne. Grandma of Emma, Aliana and Mykal. When you read that I am dead, do not believe... Read More

DAVIDSON: Trevor Harold

Died peacefully in his sleep early on Sunday at Aspen Home, Tauranga. Loved husband of the late Gladys (for 48 years) and the late Jessie (for 5 years). Survived by his son Robin and daughter Evelyn. Friend of Valerie Corston. A much loved great Dad... Read More

SULLIVAN, Thomas Joseph

Passed away at Tauranga Hospital on 21st January 2018, aged 75 years. Much loved brother of Noeline, and father of 7. A committal service is to be held. Read More


On 18 January 2018. Dearly loved husband of Heather. Dearly loved father, father in law and friend of Rodney and Jannine (Te Puke), Karen and Mark Treloar (Hamilton) and Mark and Heidi (Gold Coast, Australia). Proud Grandad of Thomas, Jack and Samuel,... Read More

ROSS, Gilmer McClure (Gil)

Passed peacefully in his sleep on January 16th 2018, aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of Colleen for 67 years. Loved father and father in law of Stu and Lynette, Jon and Nicky, Louise and Paul. Much loved grandfather and great grandfather. A celebration... Read More


9/5/1927-17/1/2018. Peacefully in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Edward Patrick. Mother and mother in law to Sue and Malcom, Wendy, Christine and Ross, Kaye, Elizabeth, Christopher and Josefina. Grandma to 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the Christmas/New Year school holidays be moved to February when the weather is typically better in NZ?

Yes, that is when I would take my holidays.
No, you never know when there is going to be bad weather.

Bay Today


’Summer Pohutukawa Blossom’, part of an iPhoneOgraphy photo-series. Photo: Bill Gibson-Patmore.

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