Occupational therapy award goes to Tauranga woman

The 2018 Occupational Therapy Whakaora Ngangahau Hazel Skilton Founder’s award winner for this year, is Tauranga resident Jane Wilson. This prestigious award is presented to occupational therapists who demonstrate the values shown by Hazel Skilton,...... Read More

Council debates pros and cons of begging ban

Begging and rough sleeping in Tauranga, Greerton and Mount Maunganui CBDs will be banned from next year. Tauranga City Council elected members voted 6-5 in favour of a bylaw which serves to enforce a ban on begging and rough sleeping, during...... Read More

Celebrating suffrage 125 with rose bush planting

On November 25, co-founder of the Te Puna Quarry Park, Jo Dawkins will be planting a rose bush to celebrate the work of Kate Sheppard. Bev Cain from Te Puna Quarry says they became aware that on one in the Bay of Plenty had actually planted anything...... Read More

Gas leak near Mount Maunganui

Firefighters are at the scene of a gas leak in Mount Maunganui. Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern communication shift manager Craig Daily says a gas main was reported as struck on Maunganui Road near Rata Street at about 2.48pm. “A contractor...... Read More

Four injured in SH29 crash

Four people have sustained moderate to minor injuries following a two car crash on State Highway 29. A SunLive photographer at the scene says the crash happened outside Gull Tauriko and involved a ute and a small hatchback. A police media spokesperson...... Read More

Putting the blame on our drinking culture

In a culture that often encourages people to drink their body weight in booze, it’s more important than ever to remember that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. Drinking alcohol while pregnant, even in small doses, increases the risk of miscarriage,...... Read More


Suddenly at home on November 20, 2018 in the presence of family. Remembered by her husband Marty, children Nadia, Lawrence, Nikki, Steph and Lee. A service for Deb will be held at the Te Puke Citizens RSA Club, Jellicoe St, Te Puke on Saturday 24th...... Read More

Two car crash on SH29

Update 12.50pm - Two cars have crashed on State Highway 29 in the Tauriko area. A photographer at the scene says the crash has happened outside Gull Tauriko. "Two cars, a ute and a hatchback have collided." One car is partially blocking...... Read More

More 111 callers to get help faster

111 calls made from all mobile phones in New Zealand will soon have their locations verified, enabling a faster response in an emergency. Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi says enhancements to the Emergency Caller...... Read More

Two level dining area for Tauranga Crossing

Developers of New Zealand-owned retail development, Tauranga Crossing, are delighted to announce a list of exciting new restaurants and eateries scheduled to open as part of the expanded centre in April 2019.  Located over two levels, the dining...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you support TCC’s decision to enforce a ban on begging and rough sleeping in Tauranga, Greerton and Mount Maunganui CBDs?

Only in some of the areas