Celebrating the Sikh way of life

Hard work, and the leading of a peaceful life alongside others, regardless of caste and colour, are among the fundamental beliefs of Sikhism. These beliefs and more will be shared by the Te Puke Sikh community this Saturday (October 20) during their...... Read More

Feedback sought on draft Parks and Reserves Bylaw

The Whakatane District Council’s Policy Committee has approved the release of the Draft Parks and Reserves Bylaw 2018 for community feedback, as part of a review of its Consolidated Bylaw, which expires this year.   Consultation on the...... Read More

Bay of Plenty police win supreme award

A Bay of Plenty policing initiative centred on a model of evidence-based problem-oriented policing, has gained national accolades. Kua hīkina te kohu – raising the fog – was a programme of engagement with iwi in Kawerau prior to Operation...... Read More

Motorists to plan travels ahead of Labour Weekend

Motorists heading away this weekend are being urged to plan ahead, expect delays and exercise patience to ensure a safe journey this Labour Weekend. Traffic on a number of roads in the Bay of Plenty area is expected to be heavy and NZ Transport Agency...... Read More

In, on and under the water

For three days next month it will be a magnet for anyone and everyone in awe of spending leisure time in, on or under the water – the great playground of the Bay of Plenty. It’s the Tauranga Fishing and Boat Show at Baypark Arena –...... Read More

Council adopts revised governance structure

Tauranga City Council has voted to amend its governance structure, with changes to the membership of standing committees and a revised meeting frequency. This follows a review instigated by elected members of the committee structure and their terms...... Read More

Great Labour Weekend weather for most

This is something that all Kiwis want to hear before a long weekend - the weekend weather should be great for everyone. MetService meteorologist Tui McInnes says with a long weekend ahead fine weather and warm temperatures are in store for most...... Read More

Tauranga City youth aiming high at Napier tourney

A large chunk of Tauranga Boys’ College’s well-performed football first XI has provided the backbone of the Tauranga City FC team which has arrived in Hawke's Bay for the prestigious Napier City Rovers Under 19 Youth Tournament. And...... Read More

Grand opening for 51 The Strand

What once was a pile of an old building at 51 The Strand, now stands a new modern structure. The previous building housed a range of businesses including William Lamberts Restaurants and Oyster Saloon in the 1880s, The Peoples Refreshment Rooms and...... Read More

SH2 open after serious crash

UPDATED 1.25PM: State Highway 2, near Waihi, is now open. The road was closed for a couple of hours following a three car crash outside Waimata School. A police spokepserson says two of the vehicles needed to be towed from the scene. It's unclear...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
Not enough opportunities to pass safely