Moturiki closed due to sea swells

Access to Moturiki, often known as Leisure Island, has been closed on Sunday afternoon due to significant sea swells and the high incoming tide. "This... Read More

Mount Hot Pools unveil He Pou Rarama

  The Mount Hot Pools has unveiled a culturally significant artwork that now stands outside their iconic site at the base of Mauao.   The... Read More

Misha’s mission pays off

A Pāpāmoa woman’s ongoing quest to protect dogs from karaka berry poisoning has come on leaps and bounds. Misha Gildenberger has lobbied Tauranga... Read More

DNB in central Tauranga

A live gig in central Tauranga this evening is planned to be a great night out, while helping raise funds for mental health. The event which kicked... Read More

Gothic art and steam punk on display

Gothic art miniatures by Ann Dugmore will delight audiences at the Tauranga Fringe festival. The micro exhibition of dark gothic altered art has the... Read More

Live painting of van and mural at fringe festival

One artist set to showcase his creativity live at Fringe 2022 is painter and muralist Sam Allen. Sam is a resident artist at The Incubator Creative... Read More

What‘s on - festival, carboot sale, markets

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira. MetService are forecasting a partly cloudy... Read More

Summer stinks

Summertime enjoyment has been marred in the streets north of Mount Maunganui shopping centre by a putrid stench from nearby stormwater drains. “It... Read More

Financial boost expected from weekend events

Three high-profile events taking place next weekend are expected to attract more than 12,000 people to Tauranga and contribute more than $700k to regional... Read More

Māori rights movement members gather in Tauranga

Many of the original members of the Māori rights movement Ngā Tamatoa will reunite in Tauranga on Saturday, 50 years after their founding. The group,... Read More

Tauranga cider best in New Zealand

  Last year saw a bat crowned New Zealand bird of the year and just like the long-tailed bat, a Tauranga based cider maker has broken the mold... Read More

Tauranga girl ready to hit Sydney dance floor

Former Otumoetai College student Tazmyn Newman is hot footing it over to Australia on Monday to study the subject of her dreams: dance. “There’s... Read More

Fringe festival features fashion fusion

Dark and metal are the themes for a fashion art fusion between silversmith Ruth O’Connell and fashion designer Kerry Funnell for the Tauranga Fringe... Read More

Brace for the landing of air show in Tauranga

Aviation displays from a mix of classic, sports and military aircraft and gliders are filling the skies above Tauranga on January 30, as the Classics... Read More

Tauranga proving a holiday hotspot

Tauranga is a hotspot for holiday goers as thousands of Kiwis have flocked to Bay of Plenty for their summer holidays. Air New Zealand chief customer... Read More