Historic racing cars on show

They lean heavily through the corners, lock brakes, slip and slide, and spend a lot of time going sideways, just as they did ‘back in the day'. Historic racing cars will be making an appearance at the annual Wheels on Mainstreet event at... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

In today's weather, we should be seeing early rain, then becoming fine during the morning. Cloud will be returning in the evening, with increasing westerlies. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight... Read More

The Art of Technology

During the Arts Festival, Tauranga will experience something seldom seen anywhere in New Zealand – an exhibition where all the art depends, in some way, on digital technologies. Art of Technology 2017 promises to be a stunning experience of art... Read More

Today's weather report with Rosalie

The weather forecast today - partly cloudy, with a chance of showers from the afternoon. Light winds and afternoon sea breezes. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 12 degrees. Low tide is at 2pm and high... Read More

This day in history and today's weather

  The weather forecast is fine today with blue skies and some evening cloud. Southerlies dying out this afternoon.  It's a three-clothing and one-windproof layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 10 degrees.  Low... Read More

Season opens for local lifeguards

Local lifeguards are gearing up for a steady start to the patrolling season this weekend, with settled weather and small swells in the forecast. Labour Weekend marks the traditional start of the season for many clubs in the Eastern Region, with volunteers... Read More

Defence Force buying new weapons

The New Zealand Defence Force is entering an agreement to buy two new weapons, the Barrett M107A1 anti-materiel weapon and the Barrett Multi Role Adaptive Design sniper rifle.  Forty M107A1 and 42 MRAD weapons will be bought, at a cost of NZ$4 million. This... Read More

Early start to Tauranga Arts Festival

The official opening of the Tauranga Arts festival on the Tauranga waterfront this morning proved the early bird gets the worm, and possibly a few song birds too. The 10-day festival kicked off to an early start with an iconic performance by a community... Read More

A beautiful day and a cool night

Today's forecast is fine spells, with a chance of afternoon and evening showers. Also light winds and afternoon sea breezes, and a chilly night. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 6 degrees.  Low... Read More

Another beautiful day in Tauranga

Today's forecast is for a fine day with southwesterlies dying out.  It's a three-clothing and one-windproof layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of nine degrees.  Low tide is at 11.20am and high tide is at 5.40pm.... Read More

Yacht blows ashore in Pilot Bay

South westerly winds have blown a moored yacht in Pilot Bay onto the beach this morning, as wind gusts continue to pummel the region. The wind gusting to 22 knots today, is expected to die down this evening and resume blowing again tomorrow, says MetService... Read More

Classic cars at The Elms

There's nothing quite as beautiful as a classic car in pristine condition. Several were on display this morning when members of the South Pacific Packard Car Club visited The Elms as part of their spring tour. South Pacific Packard Car Club chairman... Read More

Walk to stop human trafficking

  Locals wore black tops and tape around their mouths to raise awareness for one of the great evils- human trafficking. In cities around the world, including Tauranga, thousands of people walked for freedom to raise funds and awareness of the $150... Read More

NZ's darkest day

Hauraki patriots will gather at the Cenotaph on Marine Parade for one of the last commemoration events for New Zealand's darkest day. This year marks the 100-year anniversary of WW1 Battle of Passchendaele, where Tauranga has held special events... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

This morning our weather video is filmed at dawn at the ‘Field of Remembrance' at the Mount Cenotaph where the Battle of Passchendaele commemoration will take place at 2pm.  Today's forecast is for a fine day with westerly... Read More

Chance of rain this afternoon

  In today's weather we will see cloud increasing with a chance of late evening rain. Also northwesterly breezes. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 12 degrees.  High tide is at 1.40pm and... Read More

Bloomers’ Blog, part one

A kiwi chick with rare white feathers has hatched at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua – the first with white feathers around its leg in almost a decade. Bloomers, aptly named for its white feathers that resemble a pair of knickers... Read More

Fine day on the cards for Tauranga

Today's weather forecast is for a fine day with southwesterlies, and chilly overnight.  It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight low of 8 degrees.  High tide is at 12.40pm and low tide is at 6.50pm.... Read More

Thousands descend for Hot Pink Walk

A sea of pink invaded the Tauranga CBD overnight, as thousands of people turned out for the annual Hot Pink Walk. Roughly, 200 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the Bay of Plenty. The 3km Hot Pink Walk is in support of those women,... Read More

Fine day with fresh westerlies

  In today's weather forecast we are expecting a few morning showers, then fine spells. Also fresh, gusty westerlies.  It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 10 degrees. Humidity is 90 per cent.  High... Read More



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The Lovely Mount Maunganui beach. Photo: Denis Player.

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