Under harbour reamer obstructed

Under harbour obstructions have delayed the last phase of the $99m Southern Pipeline project, and contractor Brian Perry Civil is now expected to continue into the New Year. “The contractor is working hard to complete the last drilling phase before... Read More

Ground breaking at Papamoa development

 A long awaited Papamoa retail and residential development is getting underway with a soil turning ceremony on the site at the corner of Domain and Papamoa Beach Roads today. The development of the 7356m2 vacant lot between Papamoa Beach Road and... Read More

Fine weather returns to the Bay

Today's weather forecast is for a fine day with light winds and sea breezes. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 20 and an overnight low of 13 degrees.  Low tide is at 12.50pm and high tide is at 7pm. Sea temperature... Read More

Preparing for a possible pandemic

Testing the multi-agency response to a possible pandemic was the scenario enacted during an Emergo Train System exercise at Tauranga Hospital. The training exercise was led by Toi Te Ora Public Health and, as well as members of the Tauranga Hospital team,... Read More

New business on demolished council site

As the demolition crew tidies up the site of the former city council administration building, plans are emerging for the multi-faceted business venture that will occupy the site while its ultimate fate is decided. For the next 18 months to two years,... Read More

Man critical after Kaimai crash

A man is in a critical condition after a crash on State Highway 29 near McLaren Falls this morning. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened at around 4.30am. Motorists are being asked to take an alternative route and to expect some delays... Read More

Tracking honey through the supply chain

A Tauranga company has spent seven years developing a unique platform to safeguard the more than 800,000 hives in New Zealand, and satisfy overseas market access requirements, with its globally unique software. ApiTrak, which launches this month,... Read More

Youth leading discussions on cycle plan

Young cycle enthusiasts from around the region have been honoured today for their contribution to the Tauranga City Council Cycle Plan. Around 80 students, parents and teachers from nine schools around the district packed out the council chambers this... Read More

Two emergency flights for helicopter

The Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter was dispatched on Wednesday at 6.30pm for an emergency transfer from Tauranga Hospital. A 73-year-old male was suffering a serious medical condition that required urgent treatment. The man was flown on a rapid response... Read More

Fine weather for most this weekend

This week started off with a ‘bang' in the upper North Island, with good-sized hail and 308 lightning strikes recorded on Tuesday over the Auckland region alone. MetService meteorologist April Clark says the good news is that the area of... Read More



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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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