Moturiki closed due to sea swells

Access to Moturiki, often known as Leisure Island, has been closed on Sunday afternoon due to significant sea swells and the high incoming tide. "This... Read More

People urged to upgrade facemasks as Omicron looms

Some face masks could be worse than nothing if they lull people into a false sense of security, experts say. With Omicron knocking at New Zealand’s... Read More

Cyclone Cody expected to stay clear of NZ

MetService meteorologists advise that the risk of heavy rain has diminished as Cyclone Cody looks to track east of New Zealand. However, the risk of... Read More

Paul Ubana Jones at The Jam Factory

Paul Ubana Jones is on tour and in Tauranga this weekend. The singer and acoustic guitar virtuoso has a contemporary style, influenced by blues, rock,... Read More

Covid-19: 43 MIQ, 25 community, 22 in hospital

The Ministry of Health are reporting that there are 25 new community cases of Covid-19, 43 new cases identified at the border, 22 people are in hospital... Read More

MIQ worker tests positive for Omicron

Auckland health officials are working quickly to stop Omicron breaking out into the community following an MIQ worker testing positive for the variant. The... Read More

Tonga‘s comms link to the outside world is down

Spark are waiving all charges for calls to Tonga from any Spark landline or mobile for the next week, however Southern Cross Cable Network says it has... Read More

Mount Hot Pools unveil He Pou Rarama

  The Mount Hot Pools has unveiled a culturally significant artwork that now stands outside their iconic site at the base of Mauao.   The... Read More

Damage to boats at North Island marinas overnight

A tsunami surge hit Tutukaka Marina in Northland about 9.30pm on Saturday, causing a number of boats to sink and several others to break free from their... Read More

Mauao base track closed until Monday

Mauao base track will be closed today. Tauranga City Council released a statement on Sunday morning to say the Mauao base track is now closed as a precaution,... Read More

Tonga: More eruptions expected by NZ scientists

NZ science experts say that there will probably be ash fallout from the volcanic eruption in Tonga which will impact on locals, and there could be more... Read More

NEMA warning extended to West Coast

9.45am update: New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency – NEMA has extended the warning to stay off NZ beaches and shore areas... Read More

Covid upgrades complete at Tauranga Hospital

Covid-19 response upgrade works that will enhance patient care and improve staff safety have been completed at Tauranga Hospital. The project has seen... Read More

Misha’s mission pays off

A Pāpāmoa woman’s ongoing quest to protect dogs from karaka berry poisoning has come on leaps and bounds. Misha Gildenberger has lobbied Tauranga... Read More

Tauranga boys rise to Phoenix challenge

Oliver Grosso and Jacob Kleinsmith’s favourite footballers play for rival Manchester teams, yet the two youngsters from Tauranga are united in... Read More