Bay company provides aid relief in Tonga

A Tauranga-based company is the latest to provide aid to badly affected farming communities in Tonga, following the devastating impact of Cyclone Gita. Heilala Vanilla, which is based in Te Puna, partners with vanilla growers throughout Tonga, including... Read More

Help at the end of the rainbow

Coming out at 50 is no less terrifying than coming out as a teenager, says a Tauranga woman offering help and advice to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. With the support of Toi Ohomai, Kat Clark has established a Rainbow... Read More

A car yard, a grass verge or both?

They're impromptu car yards – pop-up car yards – and they're happening on grass verges at various strategic spots around town. They're the work of private car sellers seeking maximum exposure for their vehicles, with little... Read More

An alternative viewpoint to TECT

Trustpower will go directly to the public over the proposal to cancel the TECT cheque after TECT declined the local energy company's offer to participate in public drop-in information sessions. “Trustpower are opposing TECT's proposal... Read More

Community awards prize pool to increase

Community organisations will be able to share an increased prize pool when entries for the Trustpower Community Awards open next month. The Trustpower Community Awards recognise and reward the efforts of volunteers and first took place 25 years ago here... Read More

Students share start-up plans

While most of us enjoyed a long hot summer at the beach, a group of Toi Ohomai and University of Waikato students have devoted their entire holidays to try and turn their ‘start-up' ideas into business ventures. The eight students, who all... Read More

Fraud victims to contact police

Police is appealing for information regarding failed agreements for the purchase or sale of motor vehicles. The appeal for information comes after the arrest of a man from Thames, Waikato on Wednesday.  The man is currently facing a number of dishonesty... Read More

Car dealers versus the stink bug

Tauranga MP and National Party leadership prospect Simon Bridge's has been called on to tackle the nasty brown marmorated stink bug. The bug has spread to the United States and Europe from Asia. They're hard to see, hard to kill, travel far... Read More

The global plan for kiwifruit

A vanguard of 20 Italian Zespri kiwifruit growers have arrived in Tauranga to tap into local knowledge and expertise. The group are the first of a number of ‘technical tour' groups that will bring 120 people from Korea, Japan, China, France... Read More

Massive retail complex up for sale

Land and buildings housing a “fashionable” mix of retail and commercial tenancies, along with a variety of marketing orientated businesses, have been placed on the market for sale. The property at 185 – 187 Maunganui Road in Mount Maunganui,... Read More

Opinion Poll

Who would you like to see lead the National Party?

Simon Bridges
Judith Collins
Amy Adams
Steven Joyce
Todd Muller

Bay Today

An uncommon butterfly spotted: New Zealand Admiral. A good start to the new year. Photo: Murray Smith.

Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty.