Wishing trees makes families’ Christmases complete

An annual appeal that helps hundreds of families throughout Tauranga has launched for Christmas. The Kmart Wishing Trees have been put up and waiting... Read More

Whakatane primary wins national haka competition

Whakatane primary school Te Kura o te Paroa has taken out the top spot at the National Primary Schools Kapa Haka competition. Hundreds of tamariki from... Read More

Starlink string of pearls crosses sky tonight

7pm update: There has been an updated time given for the Starlink train of satellites passing overhead tonight. The new time is just before 9.50pm. "There... Read More

Cycling to celebrate overcoming brain injuries

The weather was perfect on Saturday for the inaugural Brain Injured Children Trust Pedal and Spokes Family Cycle Ride. It was a fun-packed time with... Read More

“Too bloody busy to grow old”

He was born on Black Tuesday. “October 21, 1929. People started jumping out of windows that day.” Not because the world was aghast at... Read More

What‘s on - Historic Village market, guns and runs

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday. Morena koutou. He ra tino ataahua. Expect fine spells today with drizzle from this evening, with northerlies. It’s... Read More

Tauranga Lotto player wins $17,632

A Lotto player from Tauranga will be celebrating after winning $17,632 with Lotto Second Division in last night’s live Lotto draw. The winning... Read More

Fuel for the mind and imagination

There’s one bloke who enjoys jigsaws. He would; he’s on home detention and he has plenty of time on his hands. Electronic monitoring means... Read More

It‘s Get Outdoors Week

Getting outdoors is easy if you know how. This is the message that the NZ Mountain Safety Council are bringing for the Get Outdoors Week which starts... Read More

A summer of events for the dogs

There are two days of events just for the dogs, coming up next weekend. The Te Puna Quarry Dog Walk will be held next Saturday, followed by the Mud... Read More

What‘s on - fireworks, Slavic Festival, art

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. Expect a fine day with some morning cloud and nortwesterlies developing this morning. It’s a one-layer-clothing... Read More

SafeSquares help Kiwi kids stay safe this summer

After the success of Parent to Parent’s inaugural first SafeSquares initiative this March, Parent to Parent and Bunnings are partnering again to... Read More

The true test is a test

Tauranga is the country’s fifth biggest city, the third fastest growing regional economy. And, more importantly, at least for cricket aficionados,... Read More

Quiet room for those with sensory needs

As part of Bayfair Shopping Centre’s $115 million development, a quiet room has opened for visitors with sensory processing and autism spectrum... Read More

Red moon delights star gazers

Sky gazers have been treated to an exceptionally red moon because of dust in the atmosphere from the Australian bush fires. Tauranga Astronomical Society... Read More