Two Tauranga Lotto players win $18k

Sixteen Lotto players, including two from Tauranga, will have extra reason to celebrate this long weekend after each winning $18,220 with Lotto Second Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning Second Division tickets were sold at the following... Read More

FOX, Sylvia Lily

On 17 October 2017, peacefully at Tauranga Hospital, after a short illness, aged 74 years. Mother of Nicola, and the late Paula, cherished Nani to Megan and Georgia, and Nan nan to the late Jordan. A celebration of Sylvia's life will be held... Read More

Steamers grab Championship final berth

Bay of Plenty Steamers have made their first final since 2000 after a comprehensive 48-32 victory over Otago in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship semi-final played at Tauranga Domain today. The victory will see them face Wellington at Westpac Stadium next... Read More

BLAIR: Kathleen (Freda)

Peacefully on October 20, 2017. Wife of the late David. A loved aunty to her nieces and nephews. A service for Freda will be held at the Omokoroa Settlers' Hall on Tuesday 24th October at 11.30am. Special thanks to the staff of Acacia Park Rest... Read More

Sowing the seed of good deeds

A school community project started out as a seedling and grew into a forest- and now 300 native trees sit on the school's former librarian's land. Students from Welcome Bay School planted around 300 native trees yesterday to thank their former... Read More

Like father, like son

Speedway can be “a little bit addictive,” says Tauranga driver Dean Waddell. He's supposed to be retired, but with a stellar season coming up at Baypark Family Speedway this year, and the chance to race against his son, Dean is giving... Read More

Victim identified in SH41 crash

Police can now confirm the person who was killed in a crash on State Highway 41 near Tokaanu was a 47-year-old woman.   The woman was riding a motorcycle and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.  Police would like to thank those... Read More

Generous donation after Matamata robbery

A member of the Waikato community has offered to reimburse the Belgian tourist who was robbed at knife point. The tourist had cash stolen during the robbery in Matamata on October 15 when he was hitch hiking. Detective Sergeant William Loughrin... Read More

Plenty of cricket in the Bay

Transtasman pride is on the line at the Bay Indoor Centre at Mount Maunganui, with teams representing Australia and New Zealand coming to the end of the inaugural Trans-Tasman Masters Indoor Cricket series. The indoor cricket series got underway on Wednesday,... Read More

Historic racing cars on show

They lean heavily through the corners, lock brakes, slip and slide, and spend a lot of time going sideways, just as they did ‘back in the day'. Historic racing cars will be making an appearance at the annual Wheels on Mainstreet event at... Read More

One person dead following Sh41 crash

One person has died following a crash on State Highway 41 at Tokaanu, Police were called to the scene at 11.22am following the fatal crash near Turangi. Police say one person has died and no one else is injured. State Highway 41 has been closed at Tokaanu. Traffic... Read More

Backing the Bay against Otago

After winning a gruelling game against Waikato last week, the Bay of Plenty Steamers team are ready beat Otago once again at a home game.  Bay of Plenty Steamers last held a home Semi Final seventeen years ago with the side successfully defeated... Read More

Murder and mystique op shop style

It's a classic whodunit. An unpopular billionaire is murdered on the Orient Express and everyone on-board the train is a suspect. Fortunately, Detective Hercule Poirot is also a passenger. The New Zealand premiere of the new movie remake of ‘Murder... Read More

Early detection helps stop marine pest

A harbour surveillance programme on the Coromandel Peninsula has led to the quick identification of the marine pest fanworm, preventing its spread to other vessels. It's the second year Waikato Regional Council has used the Bay of Plenty Regional... Read More

Fists full of success at disabled Games

It had all the trappings of an Olympic Games – albeit on a much smaller scale. There was an authentic games village environment, three days of competitive events like swimming, athletics and triathlon, plus athletes from all over New Zealand. A... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

In today's weather, we should be seeing early rain, then becoming fine during the morning. Cloud will be returning in the evening, with increasing westerlies. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight... Read More

Labour Weekend festivities

The Strand will be closed, the streets will be cleared, and markets will pop unlike candles on a cake at a celebratory community day. The Tauranga Art Gallery are hosting a community day to celebrate their 10th anniversary, which was on October 20. The... Read More

Drivers urge to take care on roads

Police are urging motorists to drive safely this holiday weekend and avoid another tragic death on our roads. National Policing Manager Superintendent Steve Greally says there has been a high number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads this year. “So... Read More

The stories behind the crosses

There are 11 rows of 10 crosses. ‘59922 Pte. H.W.Kirk' read the inscription just below the image of a poppy on one cross. ‘419043 L/Cpl J.V.H. Bellars' read another. One hundred and ten crosses all told, and 110 young men who... Read More

Meteor shower tonight

The Orionid meteor show peaks tonight, for anyone looking for free outdoor entertainment in the early hours of Saturday morning. The show which will be visible on clear nights until November 7, is expected to peak tonight and early tomorrow morning as... Read More

Opinion Poll

Are you happy with a Labour/NZ First/Green coalition?

Yes, it’s good news for the country.
No, New Zealand is screwed.
Will have to wait and see what happens.

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The Lovely Mount Maunganui beach. Photo: Denis Player.

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