$600,000 to buy a home

Prospective homebuyers may have to find up to $600,000 to get into a home in Tauranga. That's the new median price for a house in the city, according to figures released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. Buyers looking in Mount Maunganui... Read More

Wheelbrace robbers caught

A wheelbrace was used to threaten a motorbike bike shop attendant at Moto Revolution in Waihi road this afternoon, by two men wanting childrens bikes, a police spokeswoman says. The males were wearing hoodies, black sunglasses, had facial tattoos and... Read More

Tents debut at Omanu

They can be a hub where congratulations are served, supporters cheer, belongings are stowed, and people huddle in anticipation or hide from the elements. Surf lifesaving tents are as integral as its members and are invaluable to any surf club and beach. They... Read More

Park outlook for new café

The Brunel Group is looking for a café or restaurant operator for the ground floor of their Willow street project named ‘The Reserve'. “It's a very good opportunity for somebody with a food operation – a café... Read More

Tsunami escape directions delivered

Maps showing which way to run in the event of a tsunami will be delivered to households along the Mount Maunganui/Papamoa coast next week. The updated maps are a prompt for residents to get to know where their nearest safe location or zone is and the... Read More

Photo scam pops up in the Bay

A photography agency which operated out of Bayfair has been slammed by the Privacy Commission for unauthorised use of children's images. Expression Sessions set up a stall in Bayfair Shopping Centre in 2014, offering free photo shoots for children,... Read More

A drier longer term outlook

NIWA's climate outlook for the next couple of months shows the Bay of Plenty may continue to dry out, with warm temperatures and average or below average rainfall. Drought indicators, soil moisture and river flows are most likely to be below normal... Read More

Superyacht drifts in

When Graham Macgregor saw a large yacht drifting into Tauranga Harbour on his base track walk around the Mount today he though the yacht was in trouble. He couldn't see a mast. “It was just starting to drift in with the tide,” says... Read More

Ammonia leak caused by faulty valve

An ammonia leak caused by a faulty valve has led to several Mount streets being shut down. Employees of Realcool Cold Storage Ltd were evacuated from their premises at the Mount early this afternoon after the leak was detected. Realcool employee Koby... Read More

Second for Bay surf life savers

Less than ten points separated second-place getters Bay of Plenty from the top spot in the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Representative Challenge at Waimarama Beach in Hawke's Bay. With a series of demanding races on land and in the water, the team... Read More

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What local road are you the most wary of when driving?

State Highway 2, north of Tauranga
Tauranga Eastern Link
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Bay Today

The beautiful waters around Mount Maunganui base track by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz