Rain expected in Tauranga

In today's weather we are expecting rain developing in the morning, with a chance of it being heavy and thundery, and easing towards the evening. The northwesterly should be dying out overnight. It's a three-clothing layer day today with...... Read More

Bedroom fire in Omokoroa

An investigation is underway into a bedroom fire in Omokoroa. One person has been treated for smoke inhalation following this morning’s fire. Firefighters were called to the fire at a house on Hamurana Road just before 2.30am. Fire and Emergency...... Read More

Tauranga surf lifesavers to compete in Japan

  Two Tauranga surf lifesavers are among a team of 10 gearing up to represent New Zealand in Japan this week where they’ll take on six other countries at the annual Sanyo Cup event. Murdoch Finch from the Omanu Beach Surf Lifesaving Club...... Read More

’Ray of sunshine’ found dead

A 28-year-old woman found dead in the early hours of Saturday morning has been described as a "ray of sunshine". Hamilton mum Jynelle Northover died in a house on Aurora Tce in the suburb of Hillcrest, in circumstances police regard as...... Read More

Marching to show opposition to begging bylaw

People opposing a proposed bylaw to target begging in Tauranga are planning a community march today. Last week, Tauranga City Council voted 6-2 in favour of the bylaw amendment at a Community and Culture Committee meeting yesterday, despite advice...... Read More

Good food at the right price

  They were once considered the realm of hippies, liberals and vegetarians, but the modern-day food co-op is simply about people looking for good, wholesome food at the right price.   Natashia Lucas set up the Tauranga Community Co-op 18...... Read More

Finding fulfilment

Volunteering with Alzheimer’s Tauranga/WBOP was a natural fit for Bruce Inglis. Bruce’s father had passed away with Alzheimer’s and he wanted to make a difference to someone else’s journey. “Volunteering has given me...... Read More

Celebrating a decade of community support

Papamoa Rotary Club has celebrated its tenth anniversary in style with a fantastic celebration at Classic Flyers Museum. Sixty five people attended the function last Sunday, including current and past members and their families. Guest speaker for...... Read More

Planting day gets rained off

Today's public planting day at Papamoa Hills Regional Park has been rained off. "Heavy rain overnight has made the steep planting area slippery and unsafe, so we've called off the event today," says Bay of Plenty Regional Council...... Read More

Spotlight on local theatre – Part One

Theatre. It’s one of humanity’s oldest forms of artistic expression, likely on par with cave paintings and sharing stories around a flickering fire. And despite the prevalence of superhero films and ‘binge-worthy’ Netflix series...... Read More

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