Meth charges from homicide probe

Police investigating the alleged kidnapping and murder of a Ngāruawāhia man whose body was found dumped at McLaren Falls have arrested a woman on methamphetamine charges. The 26-year-old from Hamilton appeared in the Hamilton District Court on Tuesday...... Read More

Brilliant Bay sun for Waipuna 10th grade tourney

Teams from Auckland, Taupo, Hamilton, Rotorua and Ngongataha enjoyed brilliant Bay of Plenty weather, and competitive football, at Waipuna Football Club’s annual tenth grade tournament on Sunday. The visitors were joined by local clubs Tauranga...... Read More

Tauranga hosts largest international marine group

Tauranga is playing host to the final INTERCOAST forum, a major international coastal marine research collaboration and exchange programme between the University of Waikato and Bremen University in Germany, next week. INTERCOAST (Integrated Coastal...... Read More

Bridges sends Government to the naughty corner

As striking primary teachers abandoned their blackboards today, the Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges went into bat for them. “All teachers deserve more money and better conditions, and one way or another, they will get it.” The Tauranga...... Read More

Woman arrested at Karangahake mine site

A protester will appear in court after chaining herself to a gate near the mine site on Karangahake mountain. A police media spokesperson says the 65-year-old woman was arrested and charged with obstruction. According to a post on the Protect Karangahake...... Read More

Port operations running after Tauranga blaze

The Port of Tauranga is back up and running after buildings went up in flames last Friday. Emergency Services were called to the port at 11.30am and on arrival, found a workshop and an office building ablaze. “Our container terminal was closed...... Read More

Container ban stuns enviro-friendly customers

Making environmentally friendly choices is something Emma Shi tries to do when she is out shopping - particularly at the supermarket. But last week she was shocked when she was not allowed to use her own container at the deli. "The girl at the...... Read More

Chilly morning wind whipping around Tauranga

In today's forecast we are expecting cloudy periods with a chance of morning showers, then becoming fine in the evening. A strong southwesterly developing during the middle of the day should be easing by nightfall. It's a three-clothing and...... Read More

Teachers’ strike action in photos

Bay of Plenty teachers are joining thousands of others in full-day strike action around New Zealand. Teachers in Whakatane met at 7.30am at the Whakatane Soccer Club on Rex Morpeth Park to host a public rally. Check out the photos in the slideshow...... Read More

Teachers strike: What you need to know

Teachers are preparing for a full-day strike for the first time in 24 years over a pay rise and a bid for smaller class sizes. Here's all you need to know about the strike. What's happening? Primary and intermediate school teachers who are...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.