Big turnout for Women's Triathlon

Usually Sunday mornings for me at the Mount start with a quiet wander along to watch sunrise from a fairly deserted beach, followed by a coffee. This morning was different. Roads were closed. Zumba was in the air. Men were wearing tutus. It's... Read More

What’s On? Women’s Triathlon

Well, it's Sunday again. The eighth Sunday of the year, in fact. Think back to how you were feeling on that first Sunday of 2018… still feel the same? It's amazing how much can change in a few weeks. But what never changes is the fact... Read More

Changes to Mount bus timetables

Increased traffic congestion around Bayfair has resulted in some Schoolhopper services arriving late at Mount Maunganui Intermediate and Mount Maunganui College.  To fix this problem Baybus have made alterations to some routes and timings beginning... Read More

Millar to compete in Commonwealth Games

Sprinter Joseph Millar has been added to the athletics team for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April. The Tauranga runner will be entering in 200m event despite running outside the required B standard time of 20.44sec at the Australian national... Read More

Jan Tinetti reveals a little of herself

Tauranga Labour list MP Jan Tinetti has revealed a deeply personal tragedy while talking in support of her leader and Prime Minister. The MP had been asked by The Weekend Sun for a report card on her government's first 100 days in power, and was... Read More

BOP Tourism hits record high

Tourists spent a record $1 billion in the Coastal Bay of Plenty last a target that was not expected to be hit for another 12 years. According to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment figures, the region's tourism expenditure grew by $53... Read More

Programme promotes active family time

Bay of Plenty Rugby Union in partnership with Key Skills Recruitment hosted an open training today at Blake Park for the upcoming new initiative Little Steamers Rugby Programme.   Little Steamers Rugby is a pilot programme for 3 to 4-year-olds... Read More

Fatal collision delayed freight services

UPDATE 11.54am: The collision between a freight train and what is believed to be a quad bike delayed some freight services this morning. The incident where one person died after a quad bike and train collided between Apata Station Road and Whakamarama... Read More

Submarine facts and today's weather

In today's weather forecast we are expecting cloudy periods and a few showers. Also light winds and sea breezes. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 24 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. High tide is at 2.10pm and low tide... Read More

What's On: Farmers Market celebration

Good morning Sunners! And welcome to a day full of locally produced food and adrenaline rushing entertainment. One of two of the oldest Farmers Markets in New Zealand is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Tauranga Farmers' Market has been providing... Read More



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Hairy Maclary and his friends at dusk. Photo: Lynley Whitaker.

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