Bay construction projects up for awards

A Whakatane project and two Tauranga projects are finalists in the civil contracting industry's equivalent of the academy awards, being held in Dunedin next week.  Civil Contractors New Zealand's four-day conference starts on August... Read More

SH25A temporarily open to one lane

The Kopu-Hikuai Road (State Highway 25A) is to open to one lane this evening, however drivers should expect significant delays as further work is required to open both lanes. The NZ Transport Agency has reassessed the work plans and a closure will be... Read More

Learning to be official

Mount Maunganui surf lifesaving members will be chucked in the deep end at the Surf Official Level 1 course next month. The six-hour course, which is held three times a year in the eastern region, is for any surf lifesaving club member who would like... Read More

Red, yellow and blue

Red, yellow and blue, the BOP electorate is a sea of the three primary colours this week.  It's not spring, but the three local candidates have sprung into gear with their teams of volunteers to erect their election hoardings from Pahoia to... Read More

Shared living tower concept

Tauranga architect Mark Wassung is doing the numbers to see if his concept for shared central city high rise living stacks up. He's got his eye on the former TV3 site in Durham Street and thinks a unique mixed use senior/student accommodation high... Read More

Information appeal in murder case

Police are continuing to investigate the homicide of a 48 year-old man and are appealing for information from the public. Scott John Henry was found shot dead at his property on Whangamata Road, Kinloch, last Thursday. Police have now completed the scene... Read More

The Thursday plague of bad weather

What is going on with our Thursdays? This is the question from, which says there is a chance of yet another low next week too. “This Thursday will be the third consecutive one with rough weather - now the outlook for next Thursday,... Read More

Time running out for dog owners

Time is running out for dog owners to take advantage of the discounted registration fee. Unless a dog is sporting a red 2018 tag, it is now unregistered, according to Tauranga City Council. If it is not registered by July 31, the normal registration... Read More

Young filmmakers behind the camera

  A group of up-and-coming young filmmakers have produced a short silent film, thanks to a four-day workshop provided by Baycourt Community & Arts Centre. The youth programme ran in the second week of the July school holidays, providing participants... Read More

Puppy thrown away like unwanted shirt

Whoever dumped Skip that day didn't want him to be found. When Skip was just six weeks old, he was thrown away like an unwanted t-shirt, or a worn-out pair of pants. He was dumped in a clothing bin, and left for dead.  Can you imagine... Read More

Opinion Poll

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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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