Shrek The Musical coming to Tauranga

Popular animated kids' film ‘Shrek' also has a musical version, and it's coming to Tauranga this year thanks to Stage Right Trust. Trustee and director for ‘Shrek The Musical' Toni Henderson says the show will run... Read More

Delight with 'We Run The Night’

As the sun set at Mount Maunganui on Saturday night, the ‘We Run The Night' running festival at Mount Drury got underway. Fully booked out with over 1800 entrants the ‘Hopt Soda -We Run The Night' was not just about the running. It... Read More

Tourism enthusiast joins Skyline Rotorua

Playing a role in what makes Rotorua the tourism epicentre of the North Island is something Andrew Aitken has been passionate about for a long time. As Skyline Rotorua's new sales and marketing manager, Andrew is looking to continue the company's... Read More

Tribes plan ecological sanctuary

Three Ruapehu tribes have shared plans on Friday for a major ecological and cultural restoration and tourism project with the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Crown officials and local dignitaries. Uenuku, Tamakana and Tamahaki are developing... Read More

Take one, leave one is a hit in Tauranga

As an avid reader, Hairini's Karen Williamson jumped at the chance to set up a neighbourhood book exchange outside her front gate six months ago. The bright yellow box on Wickham Place, highlighted with blobs of blue, green and red, holds about... Read More

Foundation makes 13-year commitment

Tauranga-based Wright Family Foundation has made a 13-year commitment worth more than $1.4 million to the I Have A Dream programme, funding support of 100 students from four low-decile schools from Year 3 until the age of 20. The I Have A Dream Charitable... Read More

Crankworx World Tour in Rotorua

Starting off international competition season in commanding fashion, Casey Brown (CAN) took a big win on Saturday in the first event of Crankworx Rotorua, winning all six stages of the Giant Toa Enduro presented by CamelBak in the Pro Women's category. But... Read More

Mount lifeguards extend lead in champs

The 83-strong Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service team have extended their lead at Surf Life Saving New Zealand's pinnacle event of the year, the TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships taking place this weekend in Gisborne. Worsening weather... Read More

What’s On? Farm Day & French Films

It's a glorious morning, comrades. The sun is shining, the birds are singing their love songs to one another, and there's peace in our little corner of paradise. If you had a late night on St Patrick's Day you might not be feeling so... Read More

Council acts on flood review

Bay of Plenty Regional Council shows steady progress addressing the recommendations of the Rangitaiki River Scheme Review. On April 6, 2017, a breach of the Rangitaiki River stopbank at College Road in Edgecumbe resulted in widespread flooding of properties... Read More

Opinion Poll

What are your thoughts on the council’s proposal to increase rates 40 per cent over the next three years?

Good, it will help pay to revitilise the city
Not good, rates are high enough now
I’m ok with an increase, but maybe not such a big one

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Penumbra on Sunday. Photo: Joan King.

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