70 years of Ōmokoroa’s farming families

Fish leaping into boats, transporting cream by horse and cart, haymaking in the 40s, fancy dress parties, socials and dances - it all comes to life in... Read More

TECT Park vying for best park award again

Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Tauranga City Council are urging people to vote for TECT Park in the International People’s Choice Award... Read More

What‘s on - council open day, sport, art

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira. MetService are forecasting a mainly fine... Read More

Giant community garage sale today in Papamoa

If you’re going to hold a garage sale, why not rope in more than a dozen neighbours to do likewise and make a big day of it? That’s the... Read More

Tauranga water: calls to save more

Tauranga City Council is urging residents and visitors to follow the Water Watchers Plan and save more water. Despite the sprinkler ban already in... Read More

Tauranga‘s Humpty Dumpty on the mend

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men may not be able to put Humpty Dumpty back together again, but artists Sam Allen and Ally Drury... Read More

Annual food price increase the highest in a decade

Annual food prices were 4.5 per cent higher in December 2021 than they were in December 2020, Stats NZ says. This is the biggest annual increase since... Read More

Kiwis urged to pay off debts

Cutting your credit card might be the best financial resolution you make this year. While most New Year resolutions involved health and fitness goals,... Read More

Dug the spud to get DNA tested in Scotland

A sliver from what could be the world’s biggest potato has been sent to Scotland for DNA testing to see if he’s actually a spud. Dug​... Read More

Moon’s full glory captured on camera

Last night’s full moon spurred people to pick up their cameras and point them towards the night sky. Ben from Aongatete took a photo of the moon... Read More

How can I save water at home?

Tauranga’s seven day average water use sits at around 43.7 million litres per day. In previous summers that number has climbed to 58 million. After... Read More

Tongans in NZ pray family and friends are safe

New Zealanders with whānau and friends in Tonga are anxiously waiting for communication to be restored after the disastrous eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga... Read More

Newly graduated Waikato man has eyes on the sky

A passion for aviation has led to a career change for Pilot Officer Kiwi Walker (Ngati Maniapoto) who has recently graduated from the 17-week Royal New... Read More

Tauranga debates future of Crown reserve land

Lines are being drawn in the dirt over a large block of Crown reserve land in Tauranga, with several community groups strongly opposed to the idea that... Read More

Moturiki closed due to sea swells

Access to Moturiki, often known as Leisure Island, has been closed on Sunday afternoon due to significant sea swells and the high incoming tide. "This... Read More