A 2622 Milestone

Under the old imperial system, one marathon is 26 miles 385 yards. If you run a hundred of them, you've covered 2622 miles or 4220 km! That's the distance Phillip Donnell of Tauranga will attain when he completes his 100th marathon at Rotorua... Read More

Tauranga’s Mr Whippy faces health battle

He's a friendly face on a hot summer's day, but now Tauranga's Mr Whippy has been forced to step down from his role due to a health battle. Ross Killoh, who has operated the travelling ice cream van in Tauranga for six years, has recently... Read More

Worries over rescue helicopter cuts

The mayors of Taupō, Rotorua and Ruapehu District will today meet with Health Minister David Clark over the possible loss of rescue helicopter services in the region. Under a proposed re-design of the national air ambulance service, the central North... Read More

From isolation to inspiration

Kiwi women who have decided not to be victims anymore are showing off their new-found empowerment in a personalised and heartfelt book. Beautifully Scarred by photographer Charmaine Marinkovich will be filled with photographs and stories of women throughout... 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

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

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

Straight talking about health

Gemma McCaw, Dr Anna Rolleston, Sam the Barter Barber and Harold the Giraffe are inviting you to breakfast, and all for a good cause. Guests at the Life Education Breakfast on Friday, May 4 will be treated to breakfast before meeting and listening to... Read More

Man injured in quad bike rollover

A 28-year-old sustained a possible spinal injury after a quad bike accident. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Poripori at 5pm following the crash. A spokesperson for the rescue helicopter says the 28-year-old had... Read More



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Lest we forget, Mt Maunganui. Photo: Cherry Fowles.

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