Rain warning in place for Coromandel

A heavy rain warning is in place for the Coromandel Peninsula this afternoon. The MetService is forecasting heavy rain for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and northern parts of Taranaki. An active front lies slow-moving over the North... Read More

This day in history and today's weather

In today's weather we are expecting a cloudy day with occasional rain, becoming persistent during the afternoon. There will be a brisk northeasterly, easing towards the evening.  It's a one-clothing later day today with a predicted... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

In today's weather we are expecting a mostly cloudy day. A few showers will be becoming frequent in the evening with a northeasterly strengthening during the afternoon.  It's a one-clothing later day today with a predicted high of 23... Read More

Cloudy with a chance of showers

  In today's weather forecast we are expecting a mostly cloudy day, with a few showers. There should be afternoon fine breaks and a north easterly breeze picking up. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 23 and overnight... Read More

Texans take to Tauranga sky

Tauranga residents are promised an action teaser for this weekend's Classics of the Sky Tauranga City Airshow, with the early arrival of the RNZAF Black Falcons aerobatic team. Flying the Beech Texan T6C's, the team is expected to arrive... Read More

Plenty of summer activities in the Bay

Today was jam packed with activities to do for all ages, with many people getting involved in all of the action. First off at 12pm there was the Colour Splash where the public let loose spraying coloured dye all around Coronation Park. Grace Choi says... Read More

Snow falls in the Mount

A huge truckload of snow transformed part of Marine Parade, along Mount Maunganui's beachfront, into a white winter wonderland today. The edge of Mount Drury Reserve along the beachfront was covered in snow thanks to the Mt Ruapehu team and Whakapapa... Read More

Showering Saturday

Welcome to passengers from the Sea Princess, in the Port of Tauranga today until departing at 6.30pm. In today's weather forecast we are expecting cloudy periods. A few showers, mainly in the morning and at night. Also northeasterlies developing. It's... Read More

A perfect day for fishing

Welcome to passengers from the Sun Princess, which is due to sail out at 5.30pm. Today is a perfect day to go fishing off a local wharf. In today's weather forecast we are expecting morning and evening cloud with the chance of a shower, otherwise... Read More

Two arrested in police pursuit

UPDATED 4.30PM: Two people have been arrested following a lengthy police pursuit. A stolen vehicle was seen passing through Katikati heading south on State Highway 2 towards Tauranga at around 2.48pm, says a police spokesperson. "The driver failed to... Read More

One layer clothing day today

It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and an overnight low of 18 degrees. Humidity has dropped down to 77 per cent. In today's weather forecast we are expecting sunny spells and westerlies. Low tide is at 9am, high tide is... Read More

Orcas delight Papamoa community

Hundreds of people poured out of houses in Papamoa this evening to watch as a group of orca cruised past along the beach. Some ran in their pyjamas not wanting to miss seeing the three orca close up. About an hour before sunset Nikki Antonsen spotted... Read More

Another scorcher predicted for Tauranga

In today's weather forecast we are expecting cloudy periods with southwesterlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and an overnight low of 18 degrees. Humidity is 84 per cent.  Low tide is at 8am, high tide... Read More

High of 28 expected today

In today's weather forecast we are expecting a fine day with light winds and sea breezes.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and overnight low of 18 degrees.  High tide is at 1.30pm, low tide is at 7.50pm. Sea... Read More

Shark spends holiday at Pukehina Beach

Spotting a shark at Pukehina Beach turned into an opportunity to capture some moments by drone for Gareth Tipene and his friends. The shark stayed for a few days, providing adults and children with an unforgettable holiday experience. The shark spent... Read More

Woman killed in Matamata crash

One person is dead and three others have been injured following a single vehicle crash near Matamata. Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 27 around 2pm. Two children who were travelling in the car are critically injured, reports... Read More

One-flipper penguin survives storm

A little blue penguin has been found with only one flipper. The young adult was brought into Tauranga's ARRC Trust by the Western Bay Wildlife Trust after being found injured. “His flipper is broken off at the humerus,” says ARRC Trust... Read More

Car burns in Mount Maunganui

People off the street joined the fire service yesterday helping to put out a car that caught fire in Mount Maunganui. The stationary vehicle began burning at around 4pm on the corner of Tawa Street and Maunganui Road. Two members of the public attempted... Read More

Storm creates flood of baby chicks

It's been a busy time for the ARRC Trust during the storm this week with chicks from many species being brought in to the holistic vet practice after falling from a tree or being blown out of their nests. As well as tired little blue penguins being... Read More

The aftermath of the storm

Although there might not be severe slippages and flooding after the storm, many Tauranga beaches are looking a bit bare of sand. Quite a lot of the 500 cubic metres of sand that Tauranga City Council replenished on Pilot Bay beach before Christmas seems... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the Christmas/New Year school holidays be moved to February when the weather is typically better in NZ?

Yes, that is when I would take my holidays.
No, you never know when there is going to be bad weather.

Bay Today

Double take of Matapihi Bridge. Photo: Lynley Whitaker.

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