Jetsprinters back water saving efforts

Since the V8 Jetsprints first arrived in the Bay of Plenty back in 2014, organisers have sought to identify opportunities which keep the award-winning, action-packed event at the forefront of innovation. The inaugural event heralded a new era globally... Read More

One Love crowds ready for magic

Canadian funk fusion band MAGIC! is about to receive a whole lot of love from reggae fans around the nation as they gear up for the coveted One Love festival, this weekend at Tauranga Domain. The band joins the line-up of more than 20 international acts... Read More

The Wizard of Oz – stunning and polished

Tauranga Musical Theatre Youth set the bar very high with a distinctly polished start to the year ahead with their performance of ‘The Wizard of Oz – Young Performer's Edition'. They breathe life into this much-loved story, giving... Read More

Council petition exceeds 2300 signatures

Electors in the Western Bay of Plenty look set to have their say on whether Maori wards should be introduced on the district council, as petitioners exceed the minimum number of required signatures to force a district-wide vote. Te Puke councillor Mike... Read More

Building more homes to ease pressure

Community housing provider Accessible Properties says they are committed to helping ease the pressure on housing in Tauranga by building more homes. The statement follows reports that Tauranga now outranks Auckland as New Zealand's most unaffordable... Read More

Parts of Desert Road to close

Part of State Highway 1-Desert Road is to have two full closures and will be down to one lane for almost three months while the deck is replaced on Waihohonu Stream Bridge. The bridge was damaged by a truck crash in July 2017. The repair work is expected... Read More

Man nabbed after fleeing from police

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after a police pursuit in the Eastern Bay last night.  A police media spokesperson says the pursuit happened just before 11.40pm.  “Police received a call from a property near the Whakatane... Read More

Scallop event shelved for the year

One of Whitianga's most iconic seafood festivals is being put on hold for the year, due to planned upgrades in the town. The Whitianga Scallop Festival is well in its 14th year and is highly anticipated each year by seafood lovers around the nation. Held... Read More

Council decides what to consult on

The proposed museum and library will be among the topics up for debate when Tauranga City Council's Long Term Plan 2018-2028 goes out for public consultation in March. Mayor Greg Brownless says the consultation topics reflect the council's... Read More

One injured after car leaves road

One person has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries after a crash on Pyes Pa Road. A police media spokesperson says the accident happened at about 8am. “Police were called to reports of a car going off of Pyes Pa Road. “There was... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the Christmas/New Year school holidays be moved to February when the weather is typically better in NZ?

Yes, that is when I would take my holidays.
No, you never know when there is going to be bad weather.

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’Summer Pohutukawa Blossom’, part of an iPhoneOgraphy photo-series. Photo: Bill Gibson-Patmore.

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