Truck and car crash near Ngatea

A truck and car have collided on SH2 near Ngatea about 4pm this afternoon. Motorists are warned there may be delays as the road is cleared after an accident involving a small truck and red car. The accident happened at Mangatarata, south of the Coromandel... Read More

Parkrun coming to Tauranga

A free, volunteer-driven community run that has taken the country by storm since reaching New Zealand shores in 2012 is coming to Tauranga this month. The first parkrun will be held in the Kopurererua Valley Reserve at the bottom of 17th Avenue by the... Read More

Young artist secures $10k scholarship

A Rotorua high school student has defeated more than 80 competing entrants to win a $10,000 scholarship as Supreme Winner of Rotorua Museum's The Art of Remembering - Te Pū o Mahara competition. The winners were announced at a special opening... Read More

Those Lethals at it again

A gig which is coming to Tauranga soon, is set to bring a night full of music with an edge. The Jam Factory at the Incubator Creative Hub is bringing you Those Lethals. Director Simone Anderson says the show is one you can't miss. "Drawing inspiration... Read More

The golden kumara

Tauranga's Graham Burns is stumped as to why his orange kumara has grown to the size of a rugby ball, but he is happy to show off his prized possession with the “big boy” weighing in at 2.27kg. The self-proclaimed ‘Kumara Man'... Read More

Delays expected near Te Puna

The NZ Transport Agency says road users can expect delays on State Highway 2 between Clarke Road and Te Puna Road until 6pm. “Traffic will be stopped from both directions for around five minutes at a time for vegetation control. During this time... Read More

Bay pistol club host inaugural shoot

Pistol shooters of all ages and abilities will have the chance to blow off some smoke this weekend at Tauranga Pistol Club's Open Graded event. John Peacock, a member of the club, says the three-day national event, is the first of its kind to be... Read More

Shampoo, leg shaves and sauvignon

Dead skin, clumped together with body oils; itchy, flaky scalp; dried perspiration; rank-smelling secretions from the sebaceous glands; accumulated grime; beastly bacteria hiding in belly buttons and other very dark and uncharted places. Isn't... Read More

New seats bring enjoyment back

A Tauranga couple who took a public stand last year against inadequate seating for wheelchair patrons and their companions at Event Cinemas Tauranga finally got to sit together at the movies in style last week. Merle and Dion Seeling approached The Weekend... Read More

Move to rid Papamoa waterways of weeds

Ministry for Primary Industries is working with the Tauranga City Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council to contain and eradicate an infestation of the aggressive aquatic weed Salvinia molesta in the Wairakei Stream in Papamoa. Salvinia... Read More



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