Survey to have a say over car park name change

The Phoenix car park is currently being developed into a new urban open space for the Mount, with a proposed name change on the table. Tauranga City Council is asking the public to have their say about the proposed new name ‘Te Papa o Nga Manu...... Read More

Flood lessons learned

A blame game of which authority is at fault over the aftermath of Rotorua’s April flooding is not the answer, says a panel set up to investigate the sudden torrent. And Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick says the flooding put to bed the notion...... Read More

Measles alert for travellers from Philippines

Auckland Regional Public Health Service has been notified of a new case of measles and is asking people who may have come in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms. The infected person flew in from Manila on Philippine Airlines flight PR218...... Read More

Hospitality spending rises as petrol prices drop

Drivers spent less on fuel in November as pump prices eased off record highs, Stats NZ says today. The biggest monthly drop in fuel spending in a decade coincided with people spending more at department stores, bars, cafés, and restaurants. This...... Read More

Students murals installed near Rotorua Airport

Five new murals designed and painted by Rotorua school children are now gracing the walls of the terminal building at Rotorua Airport. This is the third set of murals to be displayed on the terminal building, as part of a joint project between the...... Read More

Brazilian inspiring Tauranga women

Empowering women to defend themselves better through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is what motivates Alessandra Moss. The 30-year-old instructor was a late bloomer to the martial art in her native Brazil. She regrets she did not take it up until she was 22. “If...... Read More

Daily downpours expected for the next four days

New Zealand is facing days of afternoon downpours, mainly inland, and this will make for a wetter than average week ahead in some places. The set up is unusual in that there are three large areas of high pressure moving into the New Zealand area but...... Read More

State Highway 29a road closure this weekend

A section of State Highway 29a will be closed this Friday. The NZ Transport Agency says the highway between the Baypark and Te Maunga roundabouts will be closed from 8pm Friday to 4am on Monday. This is part of the Baypark to Bayfair (Bay...... Read More

Police officer injured after man rams patrol car

A Coromandel police officer has been injured, when his patrol car was repeatedly rammed by a fleeing wanted man. The constable’s wrist was snapped in the steering wheel, and will undergo surgery at Waikato Hospital after suffering the bad break...... Read More

New post-grad diploma on offer at Toi Ohomai

A new partnership in the Bay of Plenty aims to provide a pathway for higher level learning students to access Toi Ohomai’s Postgraduate Diploma in Management. Subject to NZQA approval, the agreement, signed by New Zealand Management Academies...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

No it’s going to add to the parking problems
Yes and it should be extended throughout the week