Sunday, August 28, 2016



Do you think opening up the Elizabeth Street parking building will help with parking issues in the CBD?

Yes, more parking is always a good thing.
No, it’s not going to help.
Maybe, depending on who gets to use it.

Having a ball while playing basketball

Hundreds of young Bay of Plenty basketballers got the opportunity of a lifetime to get up close to Kiwi professional basketball player Steven Adams today.... read more

Dangerous police chase in Tauranga

UPDATED 2.55PM: ‘Crazed idiot' is how one witness describes the motorist who led police on a dangerous chase through Tauranga overnight. While another... read more

The ultimate must-win game ever

This is it, the final opportunity for Tauranga City United. The team takes on the Hamilton Wanderers at Links Ave Reserve this Sunday, and with both teams... read more

Large police presence in Hairini

UPDATED 12.15PM: Armed police staff were called to a Hairini address after receiving reports of a domestic incident this morning. In a statement sent to... read more

Huge support for driving petition

The petition had only been up and running for 48 hours, but in that time it received almost 2000 signatures. It's a petition calling for a law change so... read more


Grant’s rocking art in Te Puna tonight

If you love your music and art then make sure you shimmy on down to Te Puna Hall for a fabulous event combing the... read more

Support gets cow back on her feet

Motor trimming and inventing a device to lift and support an unwell cow would seem to have little in common, but... read more

Great start for Mount half marathon

A field of more than 2100 runners and walkers are pounding the pavements as part of today's Hawaiian Airlines Mount... read more

The eyes and ears of our community

The amount of time and effort the nine Community Patrols New Zealand in the Western Bay put into their communities... read more

Wild winds should settle today

Strong winds that bashed the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel overnight are forecast to continue today. The MetService... read more

Two arrested for Bay burglaries

Police have arrested two women in connection to a series of burglaries of motels and holiday baches across the... read more

Dapper up for a distinguished ride

On September 25 expect to see an unusual scene rolling along Tauranga's streets – and expect it to start... read more

Jenna flies high for mum

Jenna Barrowcliffe jumped from a plane. As she descended towards earth again, she thought of her mum Karen Ings... read more

Car rolled on SH33 near Paengaroa

A report has come in of a car that has rolled on State Highway 33 south of Paengaroa this afternoon. Northern Fire... read more

Holder struggles at series finale

Mount Maunganui's David Holder has come home in sixth place at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group... read more

Parade in honour of Tauranga Olympians

Tauranga's five Olympic stars will be welcomed home with a rousing parade through the CBD next week. The Tauranga... read more


Museum opens with fun and games

Western Bay of Plenty residents are invited to tomorrow's public opening of their new museum in the old Firestation... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Dapper up for a distinguished ride

On September 25 expect to see an unusual scene rolling along Tauranga's streets – and expect it to start... read more


Police reject 'run over' claim

Video has surface online that alleges a police car struck a bystander during an incident involving a group of up... read more

Region on heavy rain watch

A severe weather watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel as a heavy rain band moves down the... read more

iTunes vouchers do not pay off fines

Government agencies will not ask for fines to be paid by iTunes or other vouchers, says Detective Senior Sergeant... read more


Chondroitin – the forgotten hero

John Arts Abundant Living If you use a joint supplement for osteoarthritis then stop reading and get the bottle and more

It’s all fun and games… until someone gets campylobacter

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Or so the saying goes, in the water treatment industry.   The excrement has more

The changing face of the kitchen

Culinary Conversations with Peter Blakeway Food writer, caterer and private chef I know I'm biased, but the fact is our kitchens have more

What lies beneath

Dive Right In with Gwyn Brown from Tauranga Dive About 15 years ago a group of mates and myself got very keen on the idea of drift diving. more

This region is indebted to you

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Last week I attended the Young Innovators Awards – the pre-eminent local competition for school kids aged nine-18 more

Who still does a Sunday roast?

Culinary Conversations with Peter Blakeway Food writer, caterer and private chef During the last few weeks I've been talking about the more


Ice and snow on the Desert Road. Photo by Matt Rossiter. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: