Getting used to plenty of surf

At a time of year when the surf at Mount Maunganui beaches is normally flattish, local surfers are finding that there is plenty of surf around. “We are all kind of surfed out, we've had surf two and a half weeks, non-stop waves, very unusual,”... Read More

Archaeologists working at Cliff Road

Trenches dug across the old bowling greens at Cliff Road this week are to confirm the extent of historic earthworks indicated in a ground penetrating radar survey of the area earlier this year. The GPR survey identified a potential Pa site underground... Read More

Residents to pay $300k for slip repairs

The slip-damaged part of the Omokoroa walkway by Ruamoana Place is to be repaired on a cost share basis between Western Bay of Plenty District Council and affected residents.  The reserve between Bramley Drive and Ruamoana Place has been closed... Read More

Young motorbike passenger sparks warning

A young child spotted as a passenger on the back of a motorbike has sparked a safety reminder to riders in the Bay of Plenty. The child was spotted by another motorist, who wishes not to be named, over the weekend. He says the child, who looked ‘no... Read More

Politicians wrangle over highway

NZTA's announcement to proceed with the Katikati bypass and associated safety improvements on SH2, has sparked words between Tauranga MP Simon Bridges and Transport Minister Phil Twyford. Simon started it by labelling the long-awaited SH2 upgrade... Read More

Returning the love this Christmas

Animates' annual Christmas campaign to help raise much needed funds for the SPCA and the Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust is now underway.  Running until Christmas Eve, the Tree of Hope campaign encourages Kiwis to ‘Return the Love'... Read More

Western Bay waste to be explored

Different ways of getting rise of waste will be explored by Western Bay of Plenty District Council.  Council adopted its Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) 2017 last week, which puts future waste management service provision into the... Read More

$115 million development green-lighted

Bayfair Shopping Centre's $115 million development has been given the green light with today marking the official start of construction. The development, which was officially launched today at a ground-breaking and blessing ceremony, will present... Read More

Monorail man invited back

Tauranga City Council is going to take a second look at a proposed monorail system that is claimed to be cost effective and able to operate without ongoing subsidies. SkyCabs CEO Hugh Chapman told councillors the New Zealand designed system is cheaper... Read More

Record demand strains water supply

Tauranga City Council is urging residents to watch their water usage after demand reached a record high yesterday. “If nothing changes, we'll need to restrict outdoor water use,” says City Waters Manager Steve Burton. “There's... Read More

Opinion Poll

Is SH2, between Katikati and Tauranga, a dangerous stretch of road?

Yes, there are too many cars on it and it’s not designed to handle that sort of traffic volume.
No, people just need to slow down and pay attention to their driving.

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Supermoon from Dive Cresent, 8pm last Sunday evening. Photo: Sally Garner.

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