Checking in with festival guests

One of the Bay of Plenty’s most prestigious events has kicked off with a bang. Crowds in the hundreds have flocked from throughout the region to get a taste of the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival. The festival is comprised of two components...... Read More

All USA Day celebrates motoring icon

Ford Mustangs have lit up the silver screen since Steve McQueen’s Bullitt in 1968, and this weekend enthusiasts can get up close to some of the most admired models in New Zealand. The Bay of Plenty Mustang Owners Club, which was established in...... Read More

Debate regarding SH2 ongoing

  Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has traded more blows with the Minister of Transport Phil Twyford  over the campaign to fix the controversial stretch of State Highway 2 between Waihi and Tauranga. A petition to fix the road was presented...... Read More

Ardern plays down South China Sea criticism

The Prime Minister has had a taste of sweet and sour in her final meetings at a regional leaders' summit in Singapore. Jacinda Ardern held her two last meetings at a regional summit with Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and Malaysia's 93-year-old...... Read More

Adult diabetes increase in NZ Polynesian children

Research from New Zealand's Liggins Institute shows that a form of diabetes previously found only in adults is increasingly being identified in Polynesian children. The research shows Māori and Pasifika children in New Zealand are 18 times more...... Read More

Blooming festival at historic village

Thursday’s sun shone full and bright on the first day of the four day ‘Bloom in the Bay’ festival at Tauranga Historic Village. A small white tent city has appeared in the village green, with food stalls, musicians, sculpture, art,...... Read More

Tauranga racer is aim for podium once again

Young Tauranga racer Dyson Delahunty, will be taking on the first round of a three round series up in Auckland starting this weekend. The three round series, dubbed as the Counties Classic Series, takes place at Price Road in Manukau, at the Colin...... Read More

One trapped in Pyes Pa crash

UPDATED: One person is trapped and others are seriously injured following a two car crash in Pyes Pa. Neville McKay says he has passed crash on Pyes Pa Road at about 3pm. “It’s a serious one, there’s someone trapped...... Read More

Throwing darts for Tauranga Women’s Refuge

With the potential for it to be “unofficially” the longest game of darts ever, some of the Tauranga Classic Builders team are going to at least give it a crack.     Errol Hotham and Bryce Hickey came up with the idea when pondering...... Read More

Safety and fun top priority at Demo Derby

Although there will be a lot of smashing and bashing, safety is still a must to having a fun night. Demolition derby is just like every speedway race, with certain safety rules and procedures put in place by Speedway New Zealand. Baypark Speedway...... Read More

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