Little blue penguins in trouble

The Mount Maunganui little blue penguin population appears to be in trouble, as chicks and eggs are disappearing. “It’s quite worrisome... Read More

Temporary traffic changes during cruiseship season

Throughout the cruise ship season there will be some temporary changes to the flow of traffic on Salisbury Ave and The Mall in Mount Maunganui. To help... Read More

Lifeguards training and saving lives year round

Summer may not have arrived just yet, but Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s volunteers have already been busy saving lives. Rescues on October 12... Read More

Plenty to ‘sea’ at the fishing and boat show

This is year two for the Tauranga Fishing and Boat Show and once again, Tauranga will have its own indoor fishing and boat show along with everything... Read More

A cold week ahead

“Unsettled conditions dominated the weather over Aotearoa this past week,” says MetService meteorologist Andy Best, “but the week ahead... Read More

Too many Kiwis dying in NZ waters

New Zealand’s first Water Safety Month was launched yesterday because too many people are dying in New Zealand waters. Already this year 57 people... Read More

Support for men at sea

About 300 seafarers pour in to the Tauranga Seafarer’s Centre each week seeking out a hot cuppa, free wifi and a safe space to rest. Seafarers... Read More

Investigation following Lake Rotorua death

Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a woman's body by Lake Rotorua on Friday morning. "The death is currently... Read More

What’s on – dragon boats, softball and home show

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.   Today we are expecting showers easing in the morning then clearing in the afternoon to fine spells. Northwesterlies... Read More

Records broken at SLSNZ pool rescue champs

An impressive number of pool records have been broken at the annual Surf Life Saving New Zealand Pool Rescue Championships 2019, held last weekend in... Read More

Boaties urged to be safe this summer

With the boating season starting, people are being advised to check their boats and equipment before heading out on the water. Bay of Plenty harbourmaster... Read More

Tauranga mourning Stuart Pedersen

The Tauranga community is in mourning following the very sad news of the death of one of its own. On Monday, Stuart Pedersen died after his 47-foot... Read More

Tauranga sailor dies in yachting incident

The Tauranga community is in mourning tonight following the news of the death of a local sailor. In a statement released tonight, the Tauranga Yacht... Read More

One dead after yacht sinks

One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a yacht sank off the coast of Northland. Emergency services were notified following reports... Read More

Rain and strong winds to affect the North Island

An intensifying low-pressure system approaching from the northwest is expected to deliver heavy rain and strong winds to large parts of the North Island... Read More