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

One stop technology shop

Tauranga businesses will have the opportunity to discover the latest innovative technology to transform businesses and grow operations next week. It's the 2017 Technology for Smarter Business Expo at the Baycourt Exhibition Hall in Durham Street,... Read More

New SunLive app for android users

Keeping up with the latest news while on the run has become even more efficient for android users. Bay of Plenty-based SunMedia has launched a new android app for its news website SunLive – www.sunlive.co.nz The android mobile app has been rebuilt... Read More

Early morning sirens a false alarm

Papamoa residents who woke to the sound of sirens early this morning can rest assured they were not tsunami evacuation warnings. The low-lying coastal community does not have any public alert system of that nature. Rather, the sirens were in fact fire... Read More

Bayfair’s marvellous machine

Richard Parker has been busy building a marvellous machine to inspire active young minds over the school holidays. Commissioned for the Young Innovator Awards – YiA – it is currently on show at Bayfair. Made of recycled materials and about... Read More

Tauranga brothers Dropit like it’s hot

Tauranga brothers Peter and Brendan Howell have hit a home run with the successful launch of their innovative reverse auction website in the United States. They recently launched Dropit, a mass audience activation platform which turns shopping into... Read More

Teen charged for hoax bomb calls

An Israeli-American teenager has been indicted in Israel on allegations he made thousands of hoax bomb calls, including to a Jewish centre in New Zealand, and earned thousands by offering to phone in threats against schools, hospitals and planes. A number... Read More

Contractor severs cables in Otumoetai

Properties in Otumoetai have lost copper broadband and voice services after two cables were accidentally severed on Tuesday. A Chorus spokesperson says a third party contractor performing work on Otumoetai Road accidentally damaged a 1200x cable and... Read More



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