Desperate attempt to rescue Tauranga man

A dive in rough seas turned to tragedy as emergency services desperately tried to rescue a man, thought to be from Tauranga, who drowned at a remote... Read More

Beach goers begged to stay safe this summer

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is urging beach-goers to heed their safety advice this summer, otherwise it could be a tragic Christmas for their families. The... Read More

From Bay of Empty to Bay of Plenty again

It’s one of the critical things some people factor in when making major lifestyle decisions to move to Tauranga. Like Nick Dredge, president of... Read More

NEMA replaces Civil Defence emergency management

The new National Emergency Management Agency has become operational from today. All of the existing functions and staff of the Ministry of Civil Defence... Read More

Simon Bridges‘ office defaced

The electorate office of Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has been defaced by a group who state that they want the Government to take action to stop the last... Read More

More heatwaves on the way for summer

It kicks off with a windy start, as December is forecast to be blustery, particularly for the Western parts of the South Island which could get stormy. Niwa... Read More

What‘s on - music, markets and giant rock hunt

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday. Me whai wa ki te noho tahi me to whanau me o hoa. Today we are expecting some cloudy periods with occasional showers... Read More

Diver credits lifeguards for saving his life

Local diver James is giving credit to the Mount Maunganui lifeguards for saving his life on Sunday. James was snorkelling near the end of Moturiki Island... Read More

What‘s on - parade, sailing, markets and cricket

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday. Kia koa tenei ra. The weather looks mint for parades, triathlons, markets, the popular mud dog run, sailing and the beach.... Read More

5.3 quake wakes thousands across North Island

Thousands of people around the North Island were woken to a 5.3 magnitude earthquake in the Bay of Plenty on Sunday morning. GeoNet reports that the... Read More

What‘s on - cricket, beach, art and markets

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. I tenei ra ka awatea, ka wera. Expect a fine day with some evening cloud, light winds and afternoon sea breezes.  It’s... Read More

Up-close orca encounter dream come true

Five orcas made for very special birthday guests during the Bay Explorer wildlife cruise off the coast of Tauranga. The pod swam with the boat for 30... Read More

National weather update

A series of fronts are forecast to move across New Zealand from the west through to overnight Wednesday, bringing periods of heavy rain and northwest... Read More

Changeable week behind us but another ahead

MetService New Zealand is predicting another changeable week ahead. “A series of fronts brought heavy rain and strong winds to parts of the country... Read More

Upgrade your old lifejacket this summer

Following five successful years, Coastguard’s Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade will once again be motivating kiwis to check and upgrade their most important... Read More