Asteroid's surprise weekend near miss

A medium-sized asteroid surprised astronomers with an unexpected near miss of the Earth on the weekend. EarthSky reported the asteroid, labelled 2018 GE3, came within about 192,300 kilometres of Earth at its closest point at 6.41pm on Sunday. That's... Read More

Caution advised for Mount swimming spot

Pilot Bay is among the popular Western Bay of Plenty swimming spots that swimmers are either advised to visit with caution or avoid. Land, Air, Water Aotearoa has compiled a map of swimming spots across the country, using available data to determine... Read More

NZ first tsunami high ground in Tauranga

Tauranga City Council has made history with the official opening of the first purpose-built tsunami high ground in Australasia by the Minister of Civil Defence, Kris Faafoi. “This tsunami high ground is the culmination of years of ground breaking... Read More

Water, art and light

A major interactive three-exhibition experience filling out the entire Tauranga Art Gallery is enthralling all who visit the exhibition. Produced in partnership with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, ‘Art Loves You' takes the visitor through... Read More

New biocontrol agent being released

Dogs in the Bay of Plenty area could see their dermatitis clear up thanks to the world's first field release of a Brazilian fungal biocontrol agent aimed at combating the invasive weed tradescantia. The release of the tradescantia yellow leaf spot... Read More

Air your opinion on air quality

Stinky smells, agrichemical sprays, smoky fires and dust result in more than a thousand calls being lodged with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Pollution Hotline each year. To address these concerns, the rules which exist to protect this region's... Read More

Welcome Bay house fire

The Fire Service were called to a house fire in Welcome Bay this afternoon. The house, located at 752A Welcome Bay Road was fully involved when they arrived. Directly opposite Faith Bible College, the unoccupied house caught fire between 4pm and 4.30pm... Read More

Calicivirus to kill rabbits in the Bay

As part of a nationwide initiative to combat wild rabbits, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council will start the release of a new strain of the calicivirus disease RHDV1 K5 next week. Bay of Plenty Regional Council biosecurity manager Greg Corbett says the... Read More

Questions about SH29A’s new chip seal

Diamond Head residents are preparing to join forces to complain about the noisy new chip seal on SH29A. Diamond Head is a cul de sac on the spur between Poike and Welcome Bay overlooking the highway. Since the new chip seal was laid last week road noise... Read More

A plea on behalf of the little blues

Nature is conspiring against the little blue penguin like it hasn't done in many years. The birds are dying en masse and local wildlife workers have been left feeling stressed, demoralised and saddened. “A combination of events has led to... Read More

Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
None of the above
All of the above

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