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

A Sublime Mess

Maggie Bowcock has titled her latest exhibition ‘A Sublime Mess'. A sublime unrestrained effusion of swans, tuis, pohutukawa and flowers is what greets viewers of her paintings. On show at the Macandmor Art Space in the Goddard's Centre... Read More

Greerton Village shows its heart

Greerton Village's popular annual Yarn Bombing event is back.  Mainstreet Manager Sally Benning says a record 60 trees are being wrapped in colourful yarn that has been knitted, woven or crocheted this year. Yarn bombers aged four to 90 years... Read More

Fatal plane crash scenario at airport

A training exercise at Tauranga Airport tested the skills of EMT trainees today as they dealt with a plane crash scenario. The scenario involved a crash where the pilot and co-pilot died and a number of others injured. All people involved were volunteers... Read More

Warning lifted as rain eases

Heavy rain about the Bay of Plenty has eased today. The MetService is still forecasting some showers for today. This is expected to ease to the odd shower in the evening.  It's a two-clothing-layer today with a high of 17 and an overnight... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

Today the rain is predicted to be heavy with some possible thundery falls. The northeasterlies should die out during the afternoon. It's a one-clothing-layer with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 12 degrees.  Check out this day in history... Read More

Heavy rain and strong winds to lash Bay

Heavy rain is expected for the Bay of Plenty today and northeasterlies strengthening for a time.  It's a two-clothing layer day with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 14 degrees forecast.  A warning for heavy for rain is in place as... Read More

Tauranga’s Mayor faces 'great' dilemma

Tauranga's Mayor Greg Brownless is facing a great dilemma.  He's agreed to take part in Te Puke's Great Debate tonight, but has found himself on the team that supports the idea that ‘Te Puke rules the Bay'. Originally... Read More

Weather with Rosalie - shortest day

Welcome to the shortest day of the year.   The winter solstice for the Southern Hemisphere will be at 4.24pm today when the sun's position reaches its farthest point north of the Equator.  Today brings the least daylight of the year,... Read More

The chef and the onion

At the heart of Tauranga's emergency housing programme are some superb street food cooking classes. “Stephen Wilson is coming in regularly,” says Te Tuinga Whanau social worker Jena Young at one of the Cameron Rd houses. Chef Stephen... Read More

$1.4 billion tunnel opens to public

Prime Minister Bill English and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have cut the ribbon to mark the completion of the $1.4 billion Waterview Tunnel. Simon says the Waterview Tunnel completion celebration today marks the biggest change in Auckland's... Read More

Maori deliver strong message on harbour

Local Maori are calling yesterday's protests on the harbour a success, and believe their voice has now been heard. Tauranga iwi Ngai Te Rangi took to the water to protest a treaty negotiation settlement, which they say will give the Hauraki collective... Read More

Review: The Pink Hammer

Female carpenter Maggie decides to run a DIY woodwork course, advertised as the ‘Pink Hammer', from her husband's man cave. That's right. You heard me. Sacrilege. Four women pay and turn up. Only, Maggie isn't there. Her... Read More

Support growing for harbour protest

Hauraki are not Tauranga Moana – this is the message from Ngati Ranginui as further protest action gets underway in Mount Maunganui. Tauranga iwi Ngai Te Rangi are protesting a treaty negotiation settlement which they say will give the Hauraki... Read More

Saturday weather wrap with Rosalie

The weather forecast today is for cloudy periods and the odd shower.   It's a three-clothing-layer day with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 8 degrees predicted.  Our weather wrap video was filmed on Mount Main beach and Pilot... Read More

Life, lungs and family

Twelve-year-old Te Ariki Berryman has good news and sad news. A student at Otumoetai Intermediate, and past delivery boy for The Weekend Sun, Te Ariki has also been training and competing for three years in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, achieving yellow belt... Read More

Parade, lights and stars in Rotorua

Rotorua starts its month-long Matariki celebrations with a parade of lanterns through the city centre tonight. Starting at 7pm, the parade will wind its way from the Rotorua Arts Village to collect specially crafted 'stars' along the way... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

Today some residual morning cloud should clear to a fine day with southwesterlies dying out. It's a three-clothing layer day with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 6 degrees forecast.  This day in world history in 1963, Soviet Cosmonaut... Read More

World record haka attempt in the Bay

Rotorua is set to be the scene of the latest attempt at the world's largest haka this weekend.   At midday Saturday, locals and visitors alike are invited to come together at Rotorua's Village Green by the lakefront and perform the famous... Read More

Maori Kiwifruit Forum an industry first

The Maori Kiwifruit Growers Forum has been officially launched in Tauranga, representing a first for the kiwifruit industry. The forum has been created to advocate for the interests of Maori growers in the sector and is a partnership between Maori kiwifruit... Read More



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

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