Omokoroa honours ANZAC soldiers

From the age of nine, my sisters and I would explore the headland at Omokoroa. Our small bach was nearby, and after a day on the water, we'd go blackberry or raspberry-hunting up through the trees and bush area. It was mostly overgrown, and we... Read More

Father and children injured in crash

A father and his two children sustained minor to serious injuries when the vehicle they were in crashed with a truck near Ngatea. The accident happened at Mangatarata, south of the Coromandel roundabout on State Highway 2, on Saturday. The Auckland Rescue... Read More

Thames crash couple mourned

Anne and Ian Fielder were planning to travel to Europe and the UK in October with friends. But the overseas holiday will never happen.  The pair were killed in a crash in Thames on Thursday night. They leave a close-knit family, including son... Read More

Search continues for missing swimmer

The police national dive squad will arrive in Tauranga this morning as the search for a man missing at Omanawa Falls continues. Emergency services were called to the falls in the Western Bay of Plenty around 3pm on Sunday, following reports that a swimmer... Read More

Tauranga apprentice impresses

Tauranga building apprentice Cameron Diack has won the regional final of the New Zealand Certified Builders Carpentry Apprentice Challenge. Diack, who is apprenticed to Jones Builders, had eight hours to construct a 1.5-metre high children's castle... Read More

The ultimate throwing game

If throwing a frisbee on the beach or in the back yard appeals to your sense of fun, you might like to try ultimate frisbee. The sport was developed in the USA in the 1960s but has taken off in the past 10 years with a professional league formed in the... Read More

People’s history of the Bay published

About 100 local writers have had their names immortalised forever on the cover of a published book following the publication of ‘A People's History of The Bay of Plenty'. The book was launched at the Greerton Library last Sunday by... Read More

Morning Melodies

My phone rang. “Oh Rooosalieeee,” purred Alys Ingrid Wicksteed's velvet voice, “you simply must hear about what we have planned - it's going to be fabulous!” She mentioned Bob Addison, the city's Steinway grand... Read More

Helping tamariki on the go

Building better, stronger relationships – that's the goal of whanau ora co-ordinator for Ngati Ruahine Charitable Trust Alice Harihona Scott. And the Ngati Ruahine Charitable Trust will be helping to nurture these relationships in an upcoming... Read More

Tauranga once a ‘second California’

Tauranga specialist information librarian Stephanie Smith has been “longing” to share the little-known story of famous Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw's dip in the sea at Mount Maunganui in 1934. A new exhibition at Tauranga Central... Read More

Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
None of the above
All of the above

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Jack-o-lantern in the sunrise. Halloween’s come early this year! Photo: Nicholle Roberson.

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