Oystercatchers back on Mount beach

  Amidst holiday-makers, surfers and volley-ballers, a pair of variable oystercatchers on the Mount Main beach successfully raised two chicks. That was 2016. The year before they raised three. It's September and already the pair are taking... Read More

The pastor’s grand plan for rubbish

It fixed the “disjointed and inefficient” rubbish collection system that bedeviled the North Sydney Shire of Hornsby. And Tauranga man Bruce Adams says it could fix Tauranga's problems. “Exactly the same issues for both,”... Read More

Busy weekend in the sky

Not only is it the General Election on the ground on Saturday, but there are a few things happening in the sky as well. September 23 is the date of the spring equinox, when days and nights have the same length.  It is also at 2am on Sunday when... Read More

More money to protect waterways

More than $30m will be spent by Bay of Plenty Regional Council on science, restoration and policy work to protect and improve the region's waterways this year. Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chairman Doug Leeder says that the region's waterways... Read More

Weather looking good for election day

  In addition to the election on this weekend, we see the arrival of daylight saving and the spring time equinox.  For those voting on Saturday, expect largely settled conditions, with a brief ridge bringing fine weather for most of the country. ... Read More

Second hurricane for Tauranga couple

The shattering of a Tauranga couple's tropic island idyll is underscored by the second major hurricane to strike the island of Vieques in as many weeks. Messages today from Donna Bennet and Chris Isherwood confirm they survived hurricane Maria,... Read More

Public’s help needed in Zespri case

Information from the public is being sought to help bring a criminal prosecution over the alleged provision of bud wood from Zespri's new varieties to growers in China. Zespri chief operating officer Simon Limmer confirms that Zespri has already... Read More

A bit of a wet one in the city today

  Today's forecast will see some morning rain, then a few showers. Northerly turning to westerly.  It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 7 degrees. Sunset tonight is at 6.07pm. Remember daylight... Read More

Have your say on Mauao

Tauranga City Council is reminding public to make submissions on Mauao Historic Reserve Management Plan before they close next Wednesday. Only one week remains for public to have their say on the draft. The council have been working closely with The... Read More

Dedicated to Civil Defence

Nineteen Bay of Plenty Civil Defence and Emergency Management responders and staff have been recognised for their services. Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management Director Sarah Stuart-Black presented long service awards to recipients, with... Read More



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

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