Mauao base track realignment to go ahead

Tauranga City Council has approved funding to repair a large slip that damaged the Mauao base track in April by rerouting part of the track. The project is expected to cost up to $2.2 million, which will come from Council's risk reserve. “We... Read More

Bay to see 14,000 kiwifruit jobs by 2030

A new report shows kiwifruit's contribution to New Zealand GDP is set to increase from $2.6 billion in 2015/16 to $6.14 billion in 2030, with an additional 29,000 New Zealand jobs, driven by the new cultivar Zespri SunGold.   The report... Read More

Pitbulls de-sexed in pilot programme

A total of 50 dogs have been de-sexed as part of a pilot programme in the Bay of Plenty. The Opotiki District Council approached the government to join the neutering programme last year in the hopes that it would reduce the harm caused by dangerous and... Read More

Judgment day on best pie

Bakers across New Zealand will soon meet judgement day to find who has the tastiest pie in the country. This year marks the 21st NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards, a competition launched to promote the culinary skills of bakers and lift the quality of the... Read More

Smokefree Rockquest top 12

The 2017 Smokefree Rockquest regional finals is expected to hit all the right notes once again for young bands in the Bay of Plenty this week. The event will be held at the Totara St performing arts centre and will have performances from 12 Bay of Plenty... Read More

Bay schools cut out fizz

Bay of Plenty schools are cracking down on fizzy and caffeine-based drinks to help lower obesity, diabetes and tooth decay risks. All Bay of Plenty primary and intermediate schools have banned sugary drinks, but many secondary schools have far to go. “Having... Read More

Paula returns to Tauranga Council

Former Tauranga City Council chief executive officer Paula Thompson is expected to return to the council today as a “non-voting standing member from Bay of Plenty Regional Council”. The appointment is expected to be endorsed by today's... Read More

Amazing year for America’s Cup sailors

Innovation and excellence were key factors in Emirates Team New Zealand's dominance in claiming the America's Cup this morning, including an immensely talented bunch of Kiwi sailors. Team New Zealand won back the Auld Mug after completing... Read More

Lifeguards’ hard work recognised

Surf lifeguards across Gisborne, the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel are set to make a splash into the spotlight for the Zespri awards of excellence next month. The annual award ceremony will recognise surf lifeguard club members for their hard work and... Read More

A crisp start in Tauranga today

Today we're off with a crisp start to a fine day with light winds.   Our location for this morning's weather wrap video is outside the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club at Sulphur Point overlooking the Tauranga harbour, where Peter... Read More



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Early morning lift-off for Humpty Dumpty at Memorial Park. Photo: Lynly Whitaker.

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