Egypt's clean sweep at squash champs

Egypt have completed a clean sweep of the World Junior Squash Championship for the first time since 2013 with Rowan El Araby winning the women's and Marwan Tarek the men's title. El Araby, 16, was runner up in Poland last year but became... Read More

Gold fever triples Talisman value

New Talisman Gold Mines Limited's announcement of the gold finds in the Karangahake Gorge has resulted in the company share value increasing nearly $20 million over the last year. The company value is now more than $30 million, says managing director... Read More

From one millionaire to another

Tauranga's newest multimillionaire Lou Te Keeti sat down with Opportunities Party leader Gareth Morgan today to chat about what they have in common. The hour-long conversation covered politics, philanthropy, and what to do when you have millions... Read More

All the fun of a book fair

It was a fairytale moment for Joan Forester – an enchanting moment from 12 years of running the popular Tauranga Harbour City Lions book fair. Made all the toil worthwhile. “He was quite a gorgeous wee boy,” says Joan. “Aged three... Read More

Tauranga sees commercial building growth

Tauranga City Council's building services team has seen a significant uptick in commercial building consent applications, with several major commercial projects recently issued, in processing, or coming in for processing over the next eight months.  ... Read More

Severe weather to hit on Thursday

This week kicks off on a much quieter note but, once again, may not end that way. Strong wind and heavy rain is being forecast for the end of the week. “While we aren't forecasting a storm this week we are suggesting the chance of more wind... Read More

QC plans lawsuit against BOPRC

Edgecumbe flooded because "someone buggered something up", says Queen's Council David Heaney.  He has pointed the finger at Bay of Plenty Regional Council and plans to lead a class-action lawsuit to get the community back what they... Read More

Councillors go for car park tower

Tauranga City councillors have voted for the tallest car parking building from the list of available options for the proposed Harington Street car park site. At last week's city council meeting, the vote was for a nine storey car parking building,... Read More

How to close down a bridge

How does a private citizen go about closing down a section of state highway? That's the question that arose from Sunday's protest by local iwi who succeeded in closing the Wairoa Bridge on State Highway 2 near Te Puna. It was only for around... Read More

Slip expected to take days to clear

  State Highway 25 in the Coromandel is unlikely to be open until Thursday, says police. A large slip is blocking both lanes of the highway, near Kitahi Road, close to the summit. In a statement released this morning, police says the highway is still... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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