POTTER, Alfred George (George)

In Tauranga Hospital on Monday 15th January 2018 aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of Ann. Much loved dad of Gordon. In lieu of flowers donations to St John, PO Box 2387, Tauranga 3140 would be appreciated. Special thanks to the Drs and Nurses at Tauranga... Read More

PETERSON,Winston James (Win)

Known to many through his music with “Harlequin”. “Waltz with the angels” my love Never forgotten Passed away surrounded by his family on 11th January 2018. Our sincere thanks to all Waipuna staff for their outstanding care and... Read More


Passed away on Sunday 14 January 2018.  Loved son of the late Ray and Pat Colhoun.  Loved brother of Jill (deceased), Ian, Brian, Gael, and Robert.  A Service for Tony will be held at the Te Puke Citizens RSA Club, 179 Jellicoe Street... Read More

FOGDEN: Patricia Jane Margaret (Pat)

(nee Higgins) Peacefully on January 14, 2018 aged 81 years. Loved wife of the late James Leo (Jim). Loved mother and mother in law of Dana-Marie and Wayne Saunders, Louise, Anthony and Kerri, Nathan and Andrea. A much loved nana and great nana. A Requiem... Read More

WILSON, Robert Andrew

Passed away unexpectedly, at home on Thursday 11 January 2018. Loved husband of Heather, proud and well-loved father of Gareth and partner Kayleigh, Rachel and husband Josh, and, besotted Grandad to Beatrice. Brother and brother-in-law of Gill and Bruce... Read More

CROMB, Wayne Alexander (Sparky)

Suddenly passed away at home on 10 January 2018, dearly loved father of James, loved son of Kathleen and Jim, loved brother of Gordon and Steven, loved brother-in-law of Jan and Vina, and loved uncle of Robin, Celine, and Deon. “Many memories to... Read More

HARDY, John William

Passed away peacefully at home January 8, 2018, aged 77, with his loving wife Rae and daughter Ann at his side. Dearly loved husband of Rae, and dad of Ann and David. Much loved brother of Barbara, Roger, Elizabeth, and the late Maurice. Loved uncle... Read More

RUEGG Mary Bernadette (nee Farrelly)

Died suddenly at Hetherington House, Waihi on January 10th 2018; aged 76 years. Dearly loved wife of Edwin, for 55 years. Wonderful Mother and Mother in law to Michael and Tracy, the late Theresa, John and Trudy, the late Tanya, Angela and Rob. Loved... Read More

VIALLE Theodorus Henricus (Theo)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 10 January 2018, aged 88 years. Much loved husband of the late Mia. Dearly loved dad of Don and Ann, Norman and Cath, Liz, and Bob. Loving Opa of Steve, Chris, Gena, Rachel and Kayne, Danielle and Doug, and Sean. Great... Read More

HEAD Colin George

On Wednesday 10 January 2018, at Radius Althorp Hospital, Colin died peacefully surrounded by his loving wife Maureen (Mo) and family. After a long courageous battle, Colin is now at peace. A celebration of Colin's life will be held at Tauranga... 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.
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