Where will the EOL weather balloons land?

In a New Zealand first, three sub-orbital helium space weather balloons are being launched from near Tauranga from this weekend. As the balloons prepare to take flight, there’s a chance for the public to track them and guess where they land to...... Read More

Smart bins making it easier to recycle

  Not only are our houses and cars getting smarter, our rubbish bins are too.   Tauranga City Council installed 10 ‘smart technology’ waste and recycling bin stations in Mount Maunganui in December as part of the national ‘Litter...... Read More

Growing leaders exchange notes with PM

  An excursion with the intent of being an educational experience has turned into a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with the nation’s leader for a group of Aquinas College students.   Aquinas College head of technology...... Read More

A chance to advertise from the edge of space

The Bay of Plenty will soon join the 'space race' and achieve a New Zealand first. In June three sub-orbital helium space weather balloons will be launched from near Tauranga and ascend to the edge of space to gather critical scientific data...... Read More

Power cuts around Tauranga

Several Tauranga homes have been left in the dark this morning following power cuts. A total of 345 properties have been affected by outages in the Hairini area, while 66 are reported to be powerless in Brookfield. According to Powerco, power should...... Read More

Tauranga hosts NZ film conference

The base of Mauao has been a busy hub of film professionals this week, as the Regional Film Offices of NZ – RFONZ – met for their annual two-day conference. “I think it’s a real testament to BOP Film and the work that’s...... Read More

Antenatal classes without leaving home

  A Tauranga couple have started up another online antenatal service.   Hatched Antenatal launched its online antenatal classes today, recognising that human behaviour has changed. Learning from a qualified midwife in the comfort of your...... Read More

Power outage scheduled in Eastern Bay

Transpower is advising residents in the Eastern Bay of Plenty about temporary power outages, as crucial maintenance is carried out. “As owner and operator of the National Grid, Transpower needs to undertake scheduled maintenance activities at...... Read More

Technology explores smoking-to-vaping transitions

Novel smart technology used in a University of Otago-led study explores smoking-to-vaping transitions, suggesting vaping is a complicated process and that some vapers may need additional cessation support to become smoke free. In collaboration with...... Read More

Panel heaters being recalled

A number of panel heaters are being recalled due to fears the products may overheat and cause a fire. A warning listed on Consumer.org.nz says some panel heaters sold at The Warehouse, Mitre 10, Mitre 10 MEGA and through Goldair stockists could be...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.