Domestic violence in all communities - report

Family violence features in all suburbs, according to a new report which reveals one in four women from high-income households experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Dr Ian Lambie, the justice sector chief science advisor, released...... Read More

Medicinal cannabis bill passes final reading

The Government has passed its medicinal cannabis bill, which will legalise medicinal cannabis in New Zealand. Health Minister Dr David Clark says thousands of New Zealanders will potentially benefit from the new legislation. “Ultimately, this...... Read More

Record turnout for bar crossing training

Maketu Coastguard held another successful community bar crossing training event last Sunday. The event took place at the Kaituna Cut near Maketu with more than 80 boaties taking the opportunity to undertake training by the Maketu Coastguard crew on...... Read More

Nominations for Halberg awards announced

The Halberg Foundation has announced a record 93 nominations received for six categories at the 56th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards, New Zealand’s pre-eminent event to celebrate and honour sporting achievements from 2018. The Awards, held annually...... Read More

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

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

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