NZ joins space race

New Zealand has finally entered the space age with the world-first successful launch of an orbital rocket from a private pad, but it didn't quite reach orbit. US-New Zealand aerospace company Rocket Lab announced on Thursday afternoon it had successfully... Read More

Free lesson on astrophotography

Ever wanted to learn how to take stunning, professional-looking photos of the night sky? A free astrophotography lesson at the Mount this Friday will be a must-attend event for aspiring photographers interested in capturing the heavens. Local photographers... Read More

Hospital cuts itself off from internet

Tauranga Hospital put itself in self-imposed isolation from the internet over the weekend, due to a cyber security threat. A global ransomware attack, which infected more than 230,000 computers across 150 countries in the past few days, was deemed too... Read More

Online district plan tool unveiled

A new online tool will make it easier for people to search the Thames-Coromandel District Plan to obtain property specific planning information using an address or a zone as a starting point. District Plan manager Leigh Robcke says Line of Enquiry online... Read More

Firefighters raising money to save lives

It's bingo night at the Mount Brewing Co on tonight for a cause dear to everybody's heart – an automated external defibrillator. The devices save lives, and St John Ambulance stats are pretty compelling. Every year more than 2000 New... Read More

Story behind the story of the S.E.5

It sits in a glass show case in the corner of the shop at Classic Flyers. It's treasured. It's a quarter scale model of the 200hp, 149kw, Wolseley Viper piston engine – the variant that powered what was arguably the best British built... Read More

Supporting digital growth in the Bay

Communications Minister Simon Bridges is welcoming the launch of the Tauranga City and Western Bay District councils Digital Enablement Project. The purpose of the project is to both support growth in the Bay of Plenty, and allow everyone in the region... Read More

Tauranga UFB uptake 2nd highest in NZ

With the rollout of ultra-fast broadband in Tauranga complete, more homes and businesses now have faster and more reliable internet access. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges says 41 per cent of homes and businesses are connected which is well above the national... Read More

New location system for mobile 111 calls

A new caller location system for 111 mobile phone calls is expected to improve public safety and help save lives. Police Minister Paula Bennett, Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne made the announcement today. “The... Read More

Sunrise photo wins People’s Choice

One of the Trustpower Photographic Exhibition's 20 finalists has received extra recognition for his work. Karl Tretheway won the People's Choice Award, decided by public vote, for his photo ‘Papamoa Log Sunrise'. The amateur photographer... Read More



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