Tips to escape gift card hoarding

For most households in the Bay of Plenty all that remains of Christmas is the fragments of tinsel, pine needles and glitter of magnificent trees and decorations that once were. However, one piece of Christmas that doesn't pack away quite as nicely,... Read More

Young fan steps up to the pitch

A Tauranga cricket fan has had a dream come true earlier this week when she joined Captains Kane Williamson and Carlos Brathwaite on the pitch. With the flip of a coin nine-year-old Sasha Veall got the chance to help decide the batting and bowling order... Read More

Caution advised when out and about

People in Tauranga are asked to remain indoors as Tauranga City Council surveys the damage from today and prepares for a second king tide later this evening. High tides, combined with strong winds, flooded some low-lying parts of Tauranga this morning.... Read More

Coromandel water woes

In spite of heavy rain Thursday and with more expected today, the downpours are not lifting water restrictions in the Thames Coromandel District. The bad weather has seen many holiday makers leave the Coromandel and return home, but there are still lots... Read More

Tracks to close ahead of king tides

The Mauao base track and Moturiki/Leisure Island will be closed tomorrow, in anticipation of king tides and high seas. Tauranga City Council says public access will be closed from 7am until conditions are suitable for re-opening. High tide is at 10.37am... Read More

Toi Ohomai ready for ‘fees-free’ study

Eligible students starting at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology next year will pay no tuition fees for their first year of study. Toi Ohomai applauds the government's announcement on ‘fees-free' and looks forward to welcoming all... Read More

Swimming with a purpose

Liz van Welie Aquatics Swim Club is leading Tauranga-based Swim Club for Juniors after the recent Bay of Plenty Swimming Junior Championships in Rotorua. From the club 14 boys and 10 girls, all aged 12 years and under, completed 142 races over two days... Read More

Work progresses for new campus

Work continues to truck along for a new university-led tertiary campus in the heart of Tauranga city. A time lapse video recently uploaded to Waikato University's YouTube channel shows the progress on the new campus, which is being led by University... Read More

Best Art Folios and Future Island

A celebration of the region's secondary school artistic talent has opened at the Tauranga Education Studio. The best art folio boards, showcasing local secondary school students, will be on display until January 14, 2018. The exhibition features... Read More

Waterskiers’ lifejacket message

The debate on whether lifejackets for water skiers will become compulsory in the Bay of Plenty is being referred to the regional council by Coroner Wallace Bain. A man who can only be identified as Mr A, is found to have drowned in Lake Rotoiti after... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the Christmas/New Year school holidays be moved to February when the weather is typically better in NZ?

Yes, that is when I would take my holidays.
No, you never know when there is going to be bad weather.

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