MARTIN, Marion Avril (Avril)

Sadly passed away 9th December 2018, aged 85. Loved wife of Jack for 56 years. Mother of Jacqueline and Henry, Christopher and Elizabeth. Very special nana to Jayde, Jareth, Geniver, Treva, Manny and Louise. A very special thank you to Waipuna Hospice....... Read More

SMITH: Dora Lee

Aged 73, slipped away peacefully at Tauranga Hospital on 10th December 2018. A loved mum, nan and wife. Her tangi will be held at Tutereinga Marae, Te Puna on Thursday 13th December at 10am.... Read More

Cranswick, Alice Irene (nee White)

Peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday 9th December 2018. Wife of the late John. Mother of Mary, Keith and Owen. Grandmother of 7. Great Grandmother of 7. Thanks to Mary Shapley for their loving care. A service for Alice will be held in the Chapel...... Read More

OWEN, Ross Wayne

Aged 66 years. On Sunday 9th December 2018 in Tauranga Hospital after a short illness. Cherished and devoted husband of Carol (Lewis-Owen). Loving Dad of Rhys (Ruakaka) and Step-Dad of Sarah and David Walton (Tauranga), Vicki Whalley and Kirk Vosper,...... Read More

PEARCE, Leonard Raymond (Len)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, 9th December, aged 90 years. Treasured husband of Barbara, married 60 years. Much loved father of Jeni, Steven, Lorraine and Karen, and special father in law to Phil and David. Cherished grandad to Alyssa....... Read More

DRAKE, Jeanne Elizabeth

On 8 December 2018, aged 90 years. After a brief illness, at her daughter's home surrounded with the love of her family. Treasured wife and best friend of the late Hardie. Adored mother and mother-in-law of Jennifer and Malcolm Vincent, David and...... Read More

SOOLE, Elizabeth (Betty)

Passed away on 6 December 2018. A memorial service will be held for Betty at Tauranga Citizens Club, corner 13th Avenue & Cameron Road, Tauranga on Tuesday 11 December at 10am. All welcome for a morning tea. Communication to the Soole Family c/-...... Read More


Passed away peacefully on Thursday, 6th December. Much loved wife of the late Tom. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Doug and Marlene, Kaye and Warren Atkinson, and Stephen and Lorraine. Proud grandmother of Scott, Todd, Tim, Sam, Chris, Courtenay,...... Read More

GASINEC Georgina

Passed on Wednesday 5 December 2018 at Carter House Te Puke, aged 90 years. Loving mother to Jane, Helen and Gert. Caring grandmother to Matthew, Gregory and Rachel, Tania and Matt, Paul and Jasmine. Loved great -grandmother to Amelia; James, Michael,...... Read More

BATCHELOR, Helen Miller (formerly Tews)

Passed away peacefully at her home on 25 November 2018. A very much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister and auntie. She will be greatly missed by us all. At Helen’s request a private family service has been held.... Read More

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Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

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