Electric tour coach to hit Tauranga roads

A leading Tauranga tour operator is steering the region’s booming tourism industry in a sustainable direction after being co-funded more than $130,000 to add a 100 per cent electric coach to its fleet. Award winning Shore Trips and Tours will...... Read More

Fibre is coming to Waihi

The recent flurry of fibre-related activity on Waihi residential streets is a particularly welcome sight for Councillor Austin Rattray. As a member of former community group Connect IT Hauraki, he’s been on a mission to get ultrafast broadband...... Read More

Nearly 50 films to screen at NZIFF Tauranga

The New Zealand International Film Festival has revealed its full programme for the 42nd film festival in Tauranga. Forty-eight films from 20 countries will screen at Rialto Cinemas Tauranga from 23 August. The 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or winner...... Read More

Increase in filming sparks roadshow

After a year of behind the scenes work planning, networking and marketing the Bay of Plenty as a prime film-making destination, Bay of Plenty Film have received an increase in enquiries from national and international film productions.  As a result,...... Read More

Email scam warning

Police are warning about a current email scam asking recipients to pay up or have personal details exposed to friends and family. Police have received reports of the scam from several victims. “The email states that malware has been installed...... Read More

Substation technical issues cause power outage

Technical issues at a Tauranga substation are being blamed for a large scale power outage. About 930 properties in the Tauranga Central Business District went left in the dark following a brief power outage around 8am. Powerco network operations manager...... Read More

Doctors up for review on new website

People are being invited to compare, rate and review doctors and other healthcare providers on a new website. Whitecoat, backed by health insurer nib New Zealand, today launched a website featuring between 8000 and 10,000 providers including medical...... Read More

Kahoots with Mars

Last night at the Tauranga Observatory, telescopes were focused on a rare array of planets. All the planets in our own solar system are now on the same side of the solar system, which means they are all currently visible in the night time sky. There...... Read More

Power outages and downed lines

Some residents in the Te Puke area are without power this afternoon. A total of 154 properties have been affected by the outage. According to the Powerco website, the power cut was reported just after 2.10pm. It's estimated that power will be...... Read More

Data spike after Fortnite update

Chorus' data spiked to its highest ever use last week after tens of thousands of people downloaded a popular game. Chorus network strategy manager Kurt Rodgers says the spike is "unprecedented". "We have never seen a spike of this...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.