Tauranga’s richest sporting event

This Saturday Tauranga Racecourse will host the Bayleys International Raceday, the city's richest sporting event with $300,000 worth of prize money on offer. The 10-race programme includes the Group Two Windsor Park Stud Japan-New Zealand International... Read More

Offering lollies to primary pupils

Police were alerted after a man was seen offering lollies to pupils at Te Akau Ki Papamoa School on Friday. Headmaster Bruce Jepsen posted on the school's Facebook page that three of the school's older children were offered lollies by a man... Read More

Getting active at lunchtime

A dozen men and women donned their active wear for a free lunchtime Pilates class in the sun this afternoon. “Inhale and bend, exhale and straighten.” Experienced Pilates instructor Trudi Calder led the class through an entry-level Pilates... Read More

Water damage closes village shops

A damaged water main has been identified as the cause of flooding at the Historic Village. Tauranga City Council staff say the situation is under control and "the Village team is working with tenant to assess the damage. "The Whipped Baker and the Village... Read More

Hop House’s final song & dance

For years and years the old Cream Can building on Maunganui Road has been an institution of the Mount Maunganui music scene. But the shadow of the axe looms over its head, with the building which is currently home to The Hop House scheduled to be demolished... Read More

Cyclists want safer tracks

The difference between Tauranga's approach to getting people onto public transport and that of cities like Auckland and Wellington, is the amount the councils are prepared to spend. “It's bang for your buck,” says Sustainable... Read More

Bringing wanderers safely home

The community got a first-hand look at the power of the WandaTrak system on the weekend. Russell Christian from Tauranga Land Search and Rescue – Tauranga LandSAR demonstrated the WandaTrak Tracking System at the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter... Read More

Two-day closure for Mount base track

A large section of Mauao's base track will be closed on March 28-29, from 8am to 5.30pm both days, for maintenance. Some of the work is weather dependent, so further closures are possible through to the end of next week. However, visitors will... Read More

Hundreds ride for charity

More than 200 motorcyclists rode from Papamoa Plaza to Tauranga Hospital today as part of their fundraising event for the TECT rescue helicopter and St. John Ambulance. Organised by the Tauranga Ulysses Motorcycle Club, the ‘toy run' also... Read More

Modelers representing the city

Tauranga's representative voluntary group at this year's Trustpower National Community Awards is the Tauranga Model Marine and Engineering Club Inc. The club is representing Tauranga at the National awards after being named Supreme Winner... Read More



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