Changes made after fatal glider crash

Changes are being made nationally to the way student pilots are assessed for the transition from dual to single seat aircraft. The call comes following a glider crash at Tauranga Airport on May 1 2016 resulting in the death of pilot Gavin Harvey, age... Read More

Keeping wastewater out of Pilot Bay

Tauranga City Council will be pushing to increase awareness of what should and shouldn't be flushed down toilets, after a wastewater pump blocked with wet wipes caused an overflow to contaminate Pilot Bay. Council staff and contractors arrived... Read More

Stolen property returned after arrest

An owner of a BMX bike has had their property returned to them this week, following the arrest of a Papamoa man. Sergeant Tristan Murray says the arrest and respective return of property comes as a success story out of the many other bikes which have... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

In today's weather we are expecting a mostly cloudy day. A few showers will be becoming frequent in the evening with a northeasterly strengthening during the afternoon.  It's a one-clothing later day today with a predicted high of 23... Read More

Blustery winds as low unravels

A big low out in the Tasman Sea is looking pretty significant but it is going to weaken and fall apart before it reaches New Zealand - due to a big blocking high to our east. The low will unravel and dump areas of very heavy rain, but also lighter drizzle,... Read More

Petitions to bring back Stage Challenge

Petitions have been launched to bring back the axed school Stage Challenge. One petition, by Alison Wright, had gained 500 supporters by Tuesday night. "Tell the Stage Challenge Foundation, the Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Youth... Read More

Road repair focused on ‘priority sites’

The New Zealand Transport Agency says repairs to the Thames Coast Road/State Highway 25 are in full swing, with the focus on prioritising sites and minimising inconvenience to motorists and residents. "Repair work is progressing well," says the NZTA... Read More

James finishes the job for drift team

  Pro-Sport Series outfit Central Drift Team have come away from the opening round of the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship on top.  The Central Equipment Movers and AUTOSERVE backed drifters Taylor James and Ra Heyder dominated proceedings... Read More

Western Bay fire ban lifted

Fire permits in the Western Bay can now be issued again, following recent rain in the district. Western Bay of Plenty District Council says recent rain has helped to lower the risk of fire danger, meaning the ban on permits has now been lifted.  They... Read More

Mayor hits back at best beach ruling

Whakatane Mayor Tony Bonne has described the New Zealand Herald's approach to finding the best beach in the country as “flawed” and frankly “a bit silly”. His comments refer to an article released by New Zealand Herald which... 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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