Crayfish survey defies MPI spin

The results of a landmark survey of people who pot and dive for crayfish on the northeast coast, between Pakiri and East Cape, is overturning Ministry for Primary Industries' assurances the fishery is doing well. More than three quarters (78.6... Read More

Wrong trap use could lead to jail

It's that time of the year when you may get some unwanted houseguests. Rats and mice come indoors during autumn to find food and shelter. Using the wrong kind of trap can find both you and the rodent in a whole heap of trouble. The Ministry of... Read More

Electric vehicle registrations hit 3000

More than 3000 electric vehicles are now registered in New Zealand, much to the delight of Transport Minister Simon Bridges. “I am delighted with the number of EV registrations we are now seeing. This year there has been 517 EV registrations bringing... Read More

Sunrise in Tauranga

Today the forecast is for a fine day with westerlies.  It's a two-layer of clothing day with an expected high of 24 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Check out this day in history and what's on today. Read More

Light quakes rock the Bay

A series of either light or unnoticeable earthquakes have been recorded by GeoNet in the Bay of Plenty overnight. A 2.7 magnitude quake hit south-east of Murupara around 4.35pm and was later followed by a 3.8 earthquake near Te Kaha just after midnight. Both... Read More

Today’s weather with Rosalie

The weather and tides, how many layers of clothing to wear today, an interesting factoid about New Zealand history plus a snippet of some exciting events taking place in Tauranga? It must be Weather with Rosalie time again! Today the weather forecast... Read More

Cooler Autumnal mornings

It has been noticeably cooler the last few mornings where there has been clear skies and light winds. This has also lead to some fog and low cloud forming in inland valleys and basins. However, the cooler mornings generally give way to warm afternoons... Read More

Dead shellfish disappearing

The stench of dead pipi and tuatua is fading from the north end of Waihi beach as the high tides remove the large quantities of the shellfish found there after last weekend's rain. Resident Jeanette McCallum video of the dead shellfish went viral... Read More

Why there were no Tauranga floods

After years of dealing with city flooding following every heavy rain event, council staff have been slow to take the credit for the Tauranga result following last week's rain which cause floods on the Coromandel, Kawerau – but not Tauranga. “It's... Read More

Omanu wins SLS masters

Omanu Surf Life Saving Club has taken the win in the iconic masters division by a substantial margin, held today as part of the annual TSB Bank National Surf Life Saving Championships at New Brighton Beach in Christchurch. Omanu's neighbours from... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools change their policy to appease one student?

Yes, students have a right to stand up for what they believe in.
No, the student, and parents, agrees to the policy when they decide to go to that school.

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