New app to help stop sexual assault

The Vodafone Foundation has teamed up with Bay of Plenty Sexual Assault Support Services to develop an app for young people who find themselves in unsafe or uncomfortable situations. The app, based on the Easy Rescue App originally developed by Vodafone... Read More

Wired for the future

Robots are the way of the future and four students are getting into the nuts and bolts of it all for the national Vex Robotics competition. Around 12 weeks ago Tauranga Boys' College started up a robotics club for students to have fun and learn... Read More

Mount Maunganui teacher digital expert

A Mount Maunganui teacher has been recognised as a digital expert. Sandy Bornholdt from Mount Manganui's Te Kura o Matapihi has been recognised as the country's top digital teacher, winning the prestigious NEXT Expert Teacher Award at The... Read More

Mobile coverage for TECT Park

TECT All Terrain Park will receive funding for a cellphone tower under a $270 million rural broadband package announced by the Government. The Park, including the Adrenalin Forest adventure experience, has succeeded in its bid for funding through the... Read More

Funding to help wandering people

More than $7000 has been donated by Tauranga organisations to help fund a programme designed to assist families affected by dementia and autism. Wandersearch is a system which is used by the Tauranga LandSAR to help find patients with dementia-related... Read More

Hear hear, Simon Bridges!

Rest assured Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is hearing the concerns of locals, loud and clear. TeleAudiology is a world first in audiology, connecting audiology specialists with clients using advanced communications technology. The MP was the first to experience... Read More

Rolling out posties' new wheels

Tauranga residents will be the first to witness New Zealand Post's new electric delivery vehicles in operation, when driver training begins next week. The four-wheeled vehicles will be used for the combined delivery of parcels and mail in residential... Read More

Facebook malware scam warning

Facebook users are being targeted by a scam that tricks people into thinking they've received a video from a friend. Kiwis have been reporting receiving mail within the messenger app from a friend that has their first name, the word video, then... Read More

Spark broadband fault affecting services

Spark says a fault with its mobile broadband network is also having a "knock-on effect" on people trying to use their mobiles to call and text. Spokeswoman Michelle Baguley said the fault with its mobile network, which Spark... Read More

Faster browsing for rural Western Bay

Thirty four local residents in a rural cabinet in Western Bay of Plenty District can now access improved broadband, after a recent Chorus upgrade. Under the Government's Rural Broadband Initiative and Chorus' own separate cabinet upgrade... Read More



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