Sowing the seed of good deeds

A school community project started out as a seedling and grew into a forest- and now 300 native trees sit on the school's former librarian's land. Students from Welcome Bay School planted around 300 native trees yesterday to thank their former... Read More

Plenty of cricket in the Bay

Transtasman pride is on the line at the Bay Indoor Centre at Mount Maunganui, with teams representing Australia and New Zealand coming to the end of the inaugural Trans-Tasman Masters Indoor Cricket series. The indoor cricket series got underway on Wednesday,... Read More

Historic racing cars on show

They lean heavily through the corners, lock brakes, slip and slide, and spend a lot of time going sideways, just as they did ‘back in the day'. Historic racing cars will be making an appearance at the annual Wheels on Mainstreet event at... Read More

Backing the Bay against Otago

After winning a gruelling game against Waikato last week, the Bay of Plenty Steamers team are ready beat Otago once again at a home game.  Bay of Plenty Steamers last held a home Semi Final seventeen years ago with the side successfully defeated... Read More

Fists full of success at disabled Games

It had all the trappings of an Olympic Games – albeit on a much smaller scale. There was an authentic games village environment, three days of competitive events like swimming, athletics and triathlon, plus athletes from all over New Zealand. A... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

In today's weather, we should be seeing early rain, then becoming fine during the morning. Cloud will be returning in the evening, with increasing westerlies. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight... Read More

Labour Weekend festivities

The Strand will be closed, the streets will be cleared, and markets will pop unlike candles on a cake at a celebratory community day. The Tauranga Art Gallery are hosting a community day to celebrate their 10th anniversary, which was on October 20. The... Read More

Drivers urge to take care on roads

Police are urging motorists to drive safely this holiday weekend and avoid another tragic death on our roads. National Policing Manager Superintendent Steve Greally says there has been a high number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads this year. “So... Read More

The stories behind the crosses

There are 11 rows of 10 crosses. ‘59922 Pte. H.W.Kirk' read the inscription just below the image of a poppy on one cross. ‘419043 L/Cpl J.V.H. Bellars' read another. One hundred and ten crosses all told, and 110 young men who... Read More

New police pup for Bay

Little Floki might only be three months old, but he's already preparing for a career in the New Zealand Police.  That's because he's one of the new police dogs being trained by the Coastal Bay of Plenty Dog Section. It's hoped... Read More

Opinion Poll

Are you happy with a Labour/NZ First/Green coalition?

Yes, it’s good news for the country.
No, New Zealand is screwed.
Will have to wait and see what happens.

Bay Today


The Lovely Mount Maunganui beach. Photo: Denis Player.

Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty.