This day in history and today's weather

  The weather forecast today is for a fine morning, then a few cloudy periods from the afternoon and southwesterlies.  It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 20 and an overnight low of 11 degrees. Humidity is 96 per cent.  High... Read More

Fake gun triggers armed police stop

A man carrying an imitation firearm prompted an armed police stop in Tauranga. A 36-year-old man has been arrested following last night's police operation. A police media spokesperson says the arrest follows an armed police stop which happened... Read More

A polar dip tonight

The weather forecast today is for a few morning showers, then sunny spells. Gusty westerlies easing towards the evening.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 20 and an overnight low of 9 degrees. Humidity is 84 per cent.  High... Read More

Snooker, brass bands and the weather

  The weather forecast today is for a fine day becoming cloudy this afternoon. A few evening showers and northwesterlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 23 and an overnight low of 14 degrees. Humidity is 89 per cent.  High... Read More

Charlie Chaplin, pandas and weather

The weather forecast today is for rain, possibly heavy, clearing during the afternoon. Also northwesterlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 22 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Humidity is 99 per cent.  Low tide... Read More

Water, art and light

A major interactive three-exhibition experience filling out the entire Tauranga Art Gallery is enthralling all who visit the exhibition. Produced in partnership with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, ‘Art Loves You' takes the visitor through... Read More

Tauranga Youth and a museum

Seeing into a cockroach brain or defeating a giant hornet, some exhibits at Te Papa may make you wonder what a museum is actually about. On Thursday morning Clayton McGregor from Design + Space, and Celeste Skachill from StudioC Design, both located... Read More

Welcome Bay house fire

The Fire Service were called to a house fire in Welcome Bay this afternoon. The house, located at 752A Welcome Bay Road was fully involved when they arrived. Directly opposite Faith Bible College, the unoccupied house caught fire between 4pm and 4.30pm... Read More

Happy Scrabble Day!

The weather forecast today is showing fine spells ahead with showers developing in the afternoon, then evening rain. There may be strong southwesterlies, dying out from the afternoon. It's a three-clothing and one-windproof-layer day today with... Read More

Strong winds sweep through Bay overnight

An overnight front has left a trail of havoc behind in Mount Maunganui this morning, after passing through the area. Portaloos at Mount Main Beach and construction sites on Marine Parade were some of many sites reported to have suffered the wrath of... Read More

Hopping on the Bayhopper

Yesterday morning I decided to catch a Bayhopper bus from Maunganui Road to The Strand. I used to work in a medical laboratory in Newtown, Wellington, and daily commuted from Silverstream, Upper Hutt by train into the city, then bus out to Newtown, taking... Read More

Today's weather and NZ's battlecruiser

Today we are expecting a mainly fine day with cloud increasing in the afternoon, then showers from the evening. Southerlies will be turning westerly.  It's a four-clothing and one-windproof-layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight... Read More

Chilly autumn Tauranga Wednesday

  Today we are expecting showers, possible heavy with hail from the afternoon. Cold winds will be turning southerly.  It's a four-clothing and one-windproof-layer day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 6 degrees. Humidity... Read More

Snow and tornados in April storm

Tauranga residents are being warned to brace for a weather system which has swept the North Island today. Two tornadoes have caused widespread damage in Taranaki and the National Park Village near Ruapehu. Destroyed house National Park. Photo: Ruapehu... Read More

Today’s weather and the Wahine

  Today we are expecting showers, heavy with squally thunderstorms during the late morning and early afternoon. Also a gusty northwesterly.  It's a two-clothing-layer day today with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 6 degrees. Humidity... Read More

Tauranga reserve to get a spruce up

Work on lifting the look of the Aspen Reserve to match its new neighbour is about to go ahead. The former $800,000 project has been reduced to $500,000, but it will still look the same, Tauranga City Transformation committee members have been told. Along... Read More

Weather and the War of Jenkins Ear

Today we are expecting fine breaks during the day with a few showers developing in the afternoon. Also westerlies. It's a two-clothing-layer day today with a high of 23 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is 89 per cent.  A cold snap... Read More

Seal visits North Rock at Mauao

Tauranga resident Carole Meredith came across a kekeno, or New Zealand fur seal, today while walking around Mauao. The seal had come ashore near North Rock on the ocean side of Mauao. “I was walking around the Mount when a man stopped me and said... Read More

Mount Maunganui erupts in fights

Mount Drury, Grace Ave and Maunganui Road were the scenes of fighting this evening between youth. There are reports of at least four fights breaking out, initially triggered by two 14-16 year olds who started arguing. “The first fight started... Read More

The Modern Olympics and the North Pole

This morning's sunrise video was filmed from the Ian Porteous Memorial Walk. Today we are expecting a mainly fine day with some morning cloud and light winds. It's a one-clothing-layer day today with a high of 23 and an overnight low of 13... Read More



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Waterworld. Photo: Ron Webber.

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