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

Early detection helps stop marine pest

A harbour surveillance programme on the Coromandel Peninsula has led to the quick identification of the marine pest fanworm, preventing its spread to other vessels. It's the second year Waikato Regional Council has used the Bay of Plenty Regional... 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

Meteor shower tonight

The Orionid meteor show peaks tonight, for anyone looking for free outdoor entertainment in the early hours of Saturday morning. The show which will be visible on clear nights until November 7, is expected to peak tonight and early tomorrow morning as... 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

Bay kura kaupapa principal to step down

Te Wharekura o Mauao has today confirmed Matua Koa Douglas will step down as principal of the Te Reo Maori immersion school at the end of term four. Located in Bethlehem, Tauranga, Te Wharekura o Mauao provides tikanga Maori education for Year 7 to 13... Read More

The $30 million conversation starter

  Suggestions about the future development of Tauranga sport and leisure facilities are meant as ‘conversations starters' says Bay Venues chairman Peter Farmer.  He's pleased the Council is committing $150,000 next financial... Read More

Rotoehu health warning

Algal blooms have resulted in a health warning has been issued for Otautu Bay of Lake Rotoehu today. The bloom is likely to be caused by the potentially toxic blue-green algae. Sampling has been undertaken to confirm if the blooms are blue-green algae. “The... Read More

Safety net for huffers called for

A Rotorua poly-drug abuser who died after being found unconsious in the Sudima Hotel carpark last year, may have survived if there was better contact between police and medical agencies, says Coroner Michael Robb. Maurice Junior Papariu Murtagh died... Read More

Weather warnings unheeded

Almost 30 percent of boaties seldom or never check marine weather forecasts before going on the water, and Maritime NZ and MetService want to get that number down. “Checking the marine forecast is fundamental and simple,” says Maritime NZ... 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.

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The Lovely Mount Maunganui beach. Photo: Denis Player.

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