Wrestling team ready to grapple

Three Waikato/Bay of Plenty wrestlers are among the team of seven who will be grappling for gold at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. Ana Moceyawa trains at the Tauranga Judo Club in Moreland Fox Park where the team was announced today. Originally... Read More

Cadets celebrating 20 years

The Western Bay of Plenty Cadet Unit, New Zealand's largest Cadet Corps unit, is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, and Second Lieutenant Dave Northcott says they're on the hunt for new members. The unit, commanded by Major Eli Crawshaw,... Read More

Homelessness jumps up in Tauranga

The number of homeless people in Tauranga has increased 20 per cent in the past year. A steep rise in house prices and competition for jobs in the Bay of Plenty city led to the number of people without homes jumping to 470. The city was identified as... Read More

WBOP residents to vote on Maori wards

The Western Bay of Plenty District Council will hold a binding poll to see whether Maori wards should be introduced for the next two triennial elections in 2019 and in 2022. The poll came about thanks to the efforts of some councillors and local residents,... Read More

Making the ‘right decision’ on museum

A referendum on whether the community supports a museum will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Tauranga City Council by-election, and Mayor Greg Brownless believes the result will give councillors the confidence to make the right investment decision. The... Read More

Kitchen fire blocks Papamoa road

A fire which blocked a section of Dickson Road in Papamoa on Tuesday night is said to be the result of a kitchen fire. Fire and Emergency New Zealand shift manager Paul Radden says the incident happened just before 6pm. “We received reports of... Read More

Cloud clearing to make way for sun

In today's weather forecast we are expecting morning cloud clearing to a fine day and some westerlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Humidity is 84 per cent.  High tide... Read More

Green carpet premiere in Tauranga

Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson are thinking about having a green carpet instead of a red one at the premiere of their film. “We weren't going to have a red carpet,” says Antoinette. “But we could have a green one!” “Maybe... Read More

Former trustees differ on proposal

Former TECT trustees have come out both for and against the proposal to scrap the TECT cheque, while submissions on the proposal have exceeded 2000. In a letter distributed to TECT, Trustpower, and local media, former trustees Bruce Cronin, Michael Cooney,... Read More

Brothers selected for beach volleyball

Choosing the Mount Maunganui Main Beach for the announcement and interviews with the O'Dea brothers, the NZ men's beach volleyball team for the Commonwealth Games, didn't make allowance for the stiff breeze from ex tropical cyclone... Read More



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Enjoying Tauranga’s waterfront. Photo: Scott K MacLeod.

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