Super Cooper hits timely treble

Papamoa moved to within a point of WaiBop Premiership leaders Tauranga Boys’ College on Saturday after a convincing 4-0 win over Tauranga Blue Rovers at Gordon Spratt Reserve.   Striker Andrew Cooper did the damage with an emphatic hat-trick...... Read More

Man wanted for arrest after court no-show

Western Bay of Plenty Police are seeking to locate Adrian John Rewiri, after he failed to appear in the Tauranga District Court.   Rewiri had been scheduled to appear in court today on charges relating to driving while disqualified and possession...... Read More

Public facility to open in Katikati centre

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is on the countdown to the opening of Katikati’s newest public facility, The Centre – Pātuki Manawa. The opening is being celebrated on Tuesday 21 August from 3pm-6pm. During the opening members...... Read More

City battle on longest away day expedition

A major logistical exercise to reach probably the country’s most exotic football destination proved fruitless for Tauranga City as they went down to Waiheke United 2-0 on Saturday. The scenic delights of a ferry ride across Auckland’s Hauraki...... Read More

Bay of Plenty teachers gear up for strike action

Bay of Plenty primary school teachers are the next to be hitting the streets, demanding better pay and improved working conditions. The strike follows a vote, which was backed by both teachers and principals, to take full-day strike action instead...... Read More

Broken down train causes Mount traffic delays

UPDATE 3.30pm: The train that was blocking the intersection of Hewletts and Maunganui roads has been moved. A police spokesperson says that the train is not blocking the crossing anymore. Earlier: Motorists are being warned to steer clear from...... Read More

Pay rise for education support workers

The Government has announce that hundreds of women working in education, who have fought for years to be paid fairly, are to get a pay rise of up to 30 per cent in a historic settlement for pay equity. The New Zealand Educational Institute and the...... Read More


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Power out in Tauranga and Western Bay

Homes in Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty are without power this afternoon. A power outage has been reported in both the Judea and Whakamarama areas. According to the Powerco website, 111 properties have been affected by the outage in Judea with...... Read More

Tauranga’s Barter barber heads to Puhoi

A Tauranga barber's mission to get men to open up has taken him to Puhoi. Sam Dowdall, also known as The Barter Barber, was one of the many drawcards at the Puhoi Village Market recently. Sam became increasingly troubled by the number of his friends...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businsses 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.