Power cut in Oropi due to vehicle crash

There are reports of a power cut in Oropi this evening.  A motorist crashed into a power box in Oropi about 10pm on Saturday... Read More

Enjoying more of the Easter moonlight

On Easter Friday night, the moon above the Bay of Plenty provided a stunning display of golden luminescence. Kerri-Anne Fraser made use of the opportunity... Read More

“Council should leave well alone”

“It is not a damned horse paddock. It should not be up for sale to private enterprise.” That’s the no-nonsense view of retired accountant,... Read More

Bringing in the good wood

Who ‘wood’ have thought? Around a decade ago, members of the Tauranga City Sunrise Lions Club were brainstorming fundraising ideas, and thought... Read More

Basketball tournament outgrown Tauranga capacity

The demand for more players to compete in NZ’s largest basketball tournament over the Easter weekend has strained Tauranga’s available capacity... Read More

Rain to come in Eastern Bay

Heavy rain is forecast for the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, Taranaki and western Nelson. An active front lying over central New Zealand... Read More

Two year old died at Lake Sullivan

Police report that a two-year-old boy has died in a potential drowning in Whakatane. Emergency services were alerted to the incident near Sullivan Lake... Read More

Police busy on Friday evening

While holidaymakers are out and about enjoying the tail end of summer over the Easter break, Police are kept busy. Responding to calls of help to find... Read More

Vintage jazz parade kicks off downtown carnival

The Downtown Tauranga Carnival launched on Easter Saturday with thousands of jazz lovers crowding into the Strand to enjoy an afternoon of sun and music. The... Read More

Two medals won in 49er at Genoa World Cup

New Zealand sailors collected two medals last night (NZ time) and have a chance of winning another tonight as the Hempel World Cup Series regatta in... Read More

Bunny runner escapes to church

Snowbelle the runaway bunny has found her forever home – just in time for Easter. After multiple escapes and a marathon 129 days in the care of... Read More

What‘s on - churches, sunshine and more jazz

Kia ora and welcome to Easter Sunday! We have a fine start to the day, but expecting a few showers from the afternoon, turning to rain overnight. It’s... Read More

Easter Sunday picnic at Mt Drury Park

The Easter story will be presented at an Easter Sunday picnic this morning at Mt Drury Park at Mount Maunganui.   This year a group of churches... Read More

Experiencing Easter with Gaz and Shaz

If you like a bit of Australia flavouring your Easter, then the place to experience Easter is at Bethlehem Baptist. Gaz (Garry) and Shaz (Sharon) find... Read More

Running is bringing a community together

Every Saturday morning at 8am runners, joggers, walkers, families, friends, kids and their dogs get together in Tauranga for a simple yet special event... Read More