Wet afternoon for Bay

Residents in the Bay of Plenty can expect to be in for a wet afternoon, as warm air crosses the Tasman in the North Island today. Scattered falls will begin for the region around midday and become widespread during the afternoon, with north westerlies... Read More

Grey start to a Tauranga day

  It's a grey cloudy morning over the Bay. The weather forecast today is for rain developing in the early afternoon, and possibly heavy at times. We also have fresh northwesterlies.  It's a three-clothing layer day today with a... Read More

Calling all gardeners

The hunt is on for gardens to include in next year's Tauranga Garden and Art Festival. The Tauranga Garden and Art Festival team is keen to hear from anyone interested in the possibility of their garden featuring in the November 2018 event. It... Read More

New Talisman Gold mine buys up

New Talisman Gold mines Ltd has expanded to buy the company holding the Rahu permit north of the Karangahake Gorge. New Talisman is the company currently prospecting the historic Karangahake Mine on the southern side of the river. New Talsiman has bought... Read More

Growers up their game

Whakatane kiwifruit growers Iain and Leanne Blackwood have decided to "sharpen their game" after entering a entering a recent environment awards competition. The Bay of Plenty Balance Farm Environment Awards have been organised by the New Zealand Farm... Read More

Recreational fishing survey starts

A survey about recreational fishing is being carried out across the country to help build a picture of what recreational fishers are catching. "All information collected will be anonymous and only used for fisheries management,” says MPI Fisheries... Read More

Edgecumbe flood clean-up almost complete

  The majority of silt and debris have now been cleared for victims in the Edgecumbe flood. The Earthquake Commission has cleared silt and debris for 251 properties in Edgecumbe, which is 92 per cent of all claims it received following the April... Read More

Pedal power in Papamoa

Bicycles may outnumber cars in central Papamoa on Sunday as up to 500 cyclists come out for the annual Pedal Papamoa event. The free family-friendly ride leaves from the Papamoa Plaza at 10am and will follow the off-road stormwater trail to Evans Rd. There... Read More

Spring forward into daylight savings

It's that time of year again when barbeques and swimming are put back on the cards, with the sun setting later in the day. Daylight savings will start this Sunday, September 24, where clocks will go forward by one hour starting at 2am to become... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

  The weather forecast today is for a mostly sunny day with a chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Also southwesterlies.   It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight low of 9 degrees.    High... Read More



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The Sun going down over the water @ Sulphur Point. Photo: Casey Fredericks.

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