English criticises Govt in Tauranga trip

Speaking to more than 200 people at the Tauranga Yacht Club, Opposition Leader Bill English talked about what he thought the current government is doing wrong. He began by saying he thought he was the only politician in New Zealand to hold his present... Read More

Divers join search for missing fisherman

A dive squad has joined the ongoing search for a Rotorua fisherman, who has been missing since Monday night. Police say the 24-year-old man was one of three people on board a dinghy that capsized off the Bowentown Entrance to Tauranga Harbour earlier... Read More

A fine day with light breezes

Today's weather forecast is for a fine day with light winds and sea breezes. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 22 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Humidity is 84 per cent. High tide is at 11am and low tide is at 5.10pm.... Read More

Golden Princess arrives in port

Waka ama paddlers came to a gliding stop at the sight of a cruise ship sailing in to Tauranga Harbour this morning.  About 20 students from Te Kura Kokiri in Welcome Bay were boisterously racing each other at dawn today in Pilot Bay, when the sight... Read More

Whakatane Lotto player wins $166k

A Whakatane Lotto player will be celebrating today after winning more than $166,000 in last night's Lotto draw. The Bay of Plenty player is one of four people to be taking home $166,667. The other winners hail from Auckland, Wellington and Invercargill. The... Read More

Tauranga armed robbery to air on TV

  The terrifying aggravated robbery at the Judea Tavern will air on Police Ten 7 tonight. Police hope to get fresh information about the October 1 robbery following the airing of tonight's episode. Office in charge of Tauranga CIB, Detective... Read More

Decision due on Easter Sunday trading

Today is the day Tauranga City Council will decide whether or not to allow all shops in Tauranga to trade on Easter Sunday. It's now up to councils and their communities to decide whether shops can open on Easter Sunday, and it's time to... Read More

Police chase captured on camera

A police chase from Te Puke through to Papamoa overnight has been caught on camera. A police spokesperson says officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Te Puke Highway at about 9pm. The vehicle failed to stop and a chase ensued. On Facebook, people reported... Read More

Concerns grow for missing woman

A search for missing Mount Maunganui woman Ola Shahin is expected to resume this morning, after an overnight search failed to locate her. The 24-year-old was reported missing at 7am yesterday and a search in the Lindemann Road area in Katikati got... Read More

Woman missing near Kaimai Range

  Police are searching for a woman missing near the foot of the Kaimai Range. Ola Shahin, aged 24 of Mount Maunganui was reported missing at 7am this morning. A police spokesperson says LandSAR teams and volunteers are actively searching in the... Read More



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The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

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