Camp on our Lawn

Often, great ideas come out of problems. We see something that needs fixing or changing, and we get stuck in and apply our minds to coming up with a new idea. It may be an invention, a solution or a new way of doing things that makes the world better,... Read More

Icon or eyesore on Cliff Road

“Ridiculous projections.” Ted Petrie fires it out. He doesn't hold back. And he produces a well-notated Heart of the City document on the proposal for a museum on Cliff Road. It ‘cautiously estimates' 240,000 visitors a... Read More

Additional parking spaces in the Mount

Additional parking will soon be added to Mount Maunganui. Twelve new car parks will be added to the May Street car park and part of Shadelands Lane. Works start Monday April 30 and will take about two weeks, says a Tauranga City Council spokesperson. “The... Read More

Open day to discuss SH2 safety issues

Campaigners pushing for State Highway 2 north of Tauranga to become four lanes are holding an open day at Omokoroa No. 1 School this Sunday. The open day, running from 10am to 1.30pm, is about keeping momentum going and advising people on how to make... Read More

Warning issued as heavy rain approaches

A heavy rain warning has been issued for the Western Bay of Plenty and Coromandel. The MetService is forecasting heavy rain for both regions tomorrow. “A front is forecast to move over the upper North Island on Saturday, preceded by heavy rain... Read More

Bragging rights at stake in bridge derby

It's the big local derby, the battle of the bridge, in the Farmlands Co-operative Baywide Club rugby competition at Blake Park on Saturday. Mount Maunganui was spared the rigorous three games in eight days Anzac schedule because it played its third... Read More

Kiwis in medal contention at world cup

Plenty of high scores are being recorded as sailors struggle with the light winds at the World Cup in Hyeres but a handful of New Zealanders are in medal contention as the regatta moves into the final stages. Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox are second... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

The weather forecast today is for a mostly cloudy day with a few showers from the afternoon and northeasterlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 20 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Humidity is 90 per cent.  Low... Read More

Tourism spending up to $1.9b

Tourism spending in the Bay of Plenty is up to an estimated $1.9 billion. This is according to the latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment this week. According to the stats, tourism spend... Read More

Forestry fine to serve as warning

The forestry industry says a ruling against an Eastern Bay of Plenty forest owner and two harvesting contractors should come as a warning to any other rogue operators. The companies were taken to court for disturbing stream beds and discharging... Read More



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Lest we forget, Mt Maunganui. Photo: Cherry Fowles.

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