Volunteering meaningful and rewarding

Mother-of-two and volunteer Lynne Riddle wanted to do something meaningful with her time – so she decided to help others. Lynne has been volunteering at Tauranga Hospital's Ward 2B for three-and-a-half years and loves what she does. She describes... Read More

Endurance racers to battle it out

Another bumper field will take to Hampton Downs Motorsport Park this weekend for round two of the ENEOS North Island Endurance Series, where nearly 70 of the best racing machines will battle for One and Three Hour honours. It's set to be another... Read More

Water tankers attend Kairua blaze

  Two fire service tankers were among the contingent that responded to a fire near Baypark last night. A fire service spokesperson says crews were called to the address on Mangatawa Lane at around 7.20pm. “Due to the remote and rural location,... Read More

Heavy rain and strong winds to lash Bay

Heavy rain is expected for the Bay of Plenty today and northeasterlies strengthening for a time.  It's a two-clothing layer day with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 14 degrees forecast.  A warning for heavy for rain is in place as... Read More

Medical callout for rescue chopper

A man suffering from a medical condition needed urgent medical attention, and the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter came to his aid. The 68-year-old man fell ill near Matarangi around 1.30pm yesterday. The Tauranga-based rescue helicopter was tasked... Read More

Tauranga’s Mayor faces 'great' dilemma

Tauranga's Mayor Greg Brownless is facing a great dilemma.  He's agreed to take part in Te Puke's Great Debate tonight, but has found himself on the team that supports the idea that ‘Te Puke rules the Bay'. Originally... Read More

Bayfair Norfolks to go

A suggestion from a member of the public that the Bayfair Norfolk pines be transplanted to the Mount main beach is not going to happen because the trees are too big. The trees will have to be moved or felled as construction of the Bayfair to Baypark... Read More

Flames engulf Tauranga home

Firefighters are dealing with a large house fire in Tauranga tonight. Fire crews were called to the fire on Mangatawa Lane around 7.30pm. A Northern Fire Communications spokesperson says "the fire was well involved and all occupants of the house were... Read More

Changes coming for landlords and tenants

Renting seminars are returning in 2017 to help landlords and tenants better understand changes to tenancy laws and how to put them into practice. Four seminars will be held in Rotorua, Palmerston North, Whangarei, and Queenstown between June and November... Read More

First day frustration for youth sailors

Placing second to last in the first race of the Red Bull Youth Americas Cup finals marked the beginning of a frustrating day for the NZL Sailing team in Bermuda yesterday. They got caught in traffic in the first race – and copped a penalty in race... Read More



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