Survey: Pay-later services costing $10m a year

  A Consumer NZ survey has found buy-now, pay-later services are costing shoppers more than $10 million a year in late fees.  Close to four... Read More

Changes to New Zealand Schools rugby programmes

New Zealand Rugby has announced changes to the 2021 Schools programme due to the inability for Auckland based players to train or play under current... Read More

Police suspend daily searches for Marokopa family

Police have now met with the family of Tom, Jayda, Maverick and Ember Phillips to discuss how the search will be managed going forward. For the past... Read More

Zespri kiwifruit tests positive for Covid in China

Zespri has launched “emergency management plans” after kiwifruit shipped from Tauranga tested positive for Covid-19 in China. Samples from... Read More

Tauranga Coastguard rescues waka ama crew

  Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard have rescued six people after their waka ama overturned. At 12pm today the Tauranga Coastguard Radio Room was... Read More

Community grants of up to $50,000 open next week

Community groups looking for funding for one-off projects can apply to Tauranga City Council’s new Community Grant Fund from Monday, September... Read More

Traffic delays on SH2 Whakamārama

Heavy traffic is plaguing drivers on State Highway 2 in Whakamārama this afternoon. Traffic is backed up in the northbound lane of SH2 between Te Puna... Read More

Rugby Sevens returns with new tournament

Community Rugby Sevens is back this year, including the introduction of a brand new tournament.  This November, four Seven's... Read More

Arataki rezoning win for school

Teachers and parents in Mount Maunganui are celebrating after school rezoning plans were altered in the Arataki area. Rezoning proposals put forward... Read More

Live: New Covid cases in single digits

There are nine new community cases of Covid-19 today with all of these cases in Auckland. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson and Director of Public... Read More

Blindspott ready to reclaim rock throne

Today, multi-platinum New Zealand band Blindspott are releasing their first single in 15 years, and have announced a tour and a four-volume album. The... Read More

MACKIE, John Renner

Passed away at his Tauranga home after a long battle with cancer on Thursday 23 September 2021, at age 77. Beloved husband of Julie and father to Nicole,... Read More

Waihi golf report for September 23 2021

Veterans’ golf There was a large field again on Monday, September 20, and following the Level 2 rules, those who teed off first were back in the... Read More

Tauranga MP weighs in on Aotearoa debate

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges does not believe the word Aotearoa should be banned from official use. However, he believes a referendum would be needed if... Read More

THOMPSON, George Elliott

Aged 97 years. Passed away peacefully 21 September 2021 at Aspen Rest Home surrounded by family. Soulmate of Betty Thompson (D). Dearly loved Dad and... Read More