Jetsprinters back water saving efforts

Since the V8 Jetsprints first arrived in the Bay of Plenty back in 2014, organisers have sought to identify opportunities which keep the award-winning, action-packed event at the forefront of innovation. The inaugural event heralded a new era globally... Read More

One injured after car leaves road

One person has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries after a crash on Pyes Pa Road. A police media spokesperson says the accident happened at about 8am. “Police were called to reports of a car going off of Pyes Pa Road. “There was... Read More

Thunderstorms possible today

In today's weather we are expecting cloudy periods. Also showers with possible thunderstorms, clearing at night, and light winds. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a predicted high of 25 and an overnight low of 20 degrees. Humidity... Read More

Paraglider slam-dunks into Mauao

  A paraglider has had a gut wrenching experience on top of Mauao recently, when windy conditions caused his kite to slam-dunk him into the mountain face. Instagram user @draggonslayer was on the mountain, also known as Mount Maunganui, when he... Read More

Tauranga plagued by bugs

Tauranga is one of many locations around the nation currently facing a plague of insects. Pest control companies around the country have reported a big increase in demand for their services this month. Pestworks Tauranga owner Patrick Allen says while... Read More

Sunny spells after the rain

In today's weather we are expecting morning cloud with one or two light showers, then sunny spells with northerly breezes. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a predicted high of 25 and an overnight low of 20 degrees. Humidity is 89... Read More

Bay battle sites go global

New Zealanders living abroad will soon be able to set foot on home soil without having to cross the border, thanks to a new ANZAC memorial in New South Wales. The memorial, situated at Hyde Park in Sydney, will feature soil from various locations around... Read More

Elms Garden receives national honour

The Elms Tauranga has begun 2018 with outstanding news - the garden has received a prestigious honour. The New Zealand Gardens Trust has registered the garden as a “Garden of Significance” with a 5-star rating. “What makes this... Read More

More rain to spread across Tauranga

Welcome to World Popcorn Day! In today's weather we are expecting occasional rain, easing from the afternoon but remaining mostly cloudy. Also northerlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a predicted high of 24 and an overnight... Read More

Rain warning in place for Coromandel

A heavy rain warning is in place for the Coromandel Peninsula this afternoon. The MetService is forecasting heavy rain for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and northern parts of Taranaki. An active front lies slow-moving over the North... Read More

This day in history and today's weather

In today's weather we are expecting a cloudy day with occasional rain, becoming persistent during the afternoon. There will be a brisk northeasterly, easing towards the evening.  It's a one-clothing later day today with a predicted... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

In today's weather we are expecting a mostly cloudy day. A few showers will be becoming frequent in the evening with a northeasterly strengthening during the afternoon.  It's a one-clothing later day today with a predicted high of 23... Read More

Cloudy with a chance of showers

  In today's weather forecast we are expecting a mostly cloudy day, with a few showers. There should be afternoon fine breaks and a north easterly breeze picking up. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 23 and overnight... Read More

Texans take to Tauranga sky

Tauranga residents are promised an action teaser for this weekend's Classics of the Sky Tauranga City Airshow, with the early arrival of the RNZAF Black Falcons aerobatic team. Flying the Beech Texan T6C's, the team is expected to arrive... Read More

Plenty of summer activities in the Bay

Today was jam packed with activities to do for all ages, with many people getting involved in all of the action. First off at 12pm there was the Colour Splash where the public let loose spraying coloured dye all around Coronation Park. Grace Choi says... Read More

Snow falls in the Mount

A huge truckload of snow transformed part of Marine Parade, along Mount Maunganui's beachfront, into a white winter wonderland today. The edge of Mount Drury Reserve along the beachfront was covered in snow thanks to the Mt Ruapehu team and Whakapapa... Read More

Showering Saturday

Welcome to passengers from the Sea Princess, in the Port of Tauranga today until departing at 6.30pm. In today's weather forecast we are expecting cloudy periods. A few showers, mainly in the morning and at night. Also northeasterlies developing. It's... Read More

A perfect day for fishing

Welcome to passengers from the Sun Princess, which is due to sail out at 5.30pm. Today is a perfect day to go fishing off a local wharf. In today's weather forecast we are expecting morning and evening cloud with the chance of a shower, otherwise... Read More

Two arrested in police pursuit

UPDATED 4.30PM: Two people have been arrested following a lengthy police pursuit. A stolen vehicle was seen passing through Katikati heading south on State Highway 2 towards Tauranga at around 2.48pm, says a police spokesperson. "The driver failed to... Read More

One layer clothing day today

It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and an overnight low of 18 degrees. Humidity has dropped down to 77 per cent. In today's weather forecast we are expecting sunny spells and westerlies. Low tide is at 9am, high tide is... Read More



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’Summer Pohutukawa Blossom’, part of an iPhoneOgraphy photo-series. Photo: Bill Gibson-Patmore.

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