$631m paid in benefits across BOP last year

More emergency housing special needs grants were paid out in Rotorua than the whole rest of the Bay of Plenty combined in the quarter ending September... Read More

Tauranga Council thanked for 12th Ave action

  No liquor ban will be placed in the 12th Ave area in the immediate future, with businesses and residents happy with work being done by Tauranga... Read More

Minister’s tribute to “true visionary”

  The Minister for Māori Development is paying tribute to Dr Kihi Ngatai OSM.   The kaumātua of Tauranga Moana passed away earlier this... Read More

Kerbside collections gaining momentum

­ After a month of kerbside rubbish and recycling collection service, great progress is being made across the Western Bay to divert waste from landfill. More... Read More

Tauranga mourns loss of ‘paramount chief’

Tauranga Moana is mourning the loss of its kaumātua today, with the news of Dr Kihi Ngatai’s passing. News of Kihi’s death was announced... Read More

A man with a digger and a can-do attitude

  A down to earth, caring man who gave hours of his time and wanted nothing in return is being fondly remembered by the Tauranga community.   Rex... Read More

Tauranga eight-year-old jumping for joy

    Tauranga eight-year-old Chloe Crump’s life revolves around physiotherapy and the constant battle to keep her lungs clear of mucus. Chloe... Read More

Tauranga‘s Blue Steamtember full steam ahead

Blue Steamtember in September is set to be a steampunk ‘Blue Do’ weekend like nothing Tauranga has seen before. On the Friday evening punkers... Read More

A kilometre of plastic saved from landfill

Small changes can add up to larger, collective action and Ōpōtiki Library has been considering its own plastic footprint over recent years. This Plastic... Read More

New chairperson needed for Te Puna community

Residents of Te Puna are encouraged to get involved in their community's events and activities by joining Te Puna Heartlands which has its annual... Read More

What‘s on - orchestra, Mahy magic, career expo

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 cloudy day... Read More

New home creating brighter futures

The sound of laughter fills the air as children bounce and play on the trampoline in the Homes of Hope backyard. More children can now join the fun... Read More

Rescue reunion 21 years on

Emotions are visibly on show as a special reunion at Tauranga’s Ian Pain Memorial Hangar, home of the TECT Rescue Helicopter, takes place. Lathan... Read More

A snapshot of early life in Tauranga

Tauranga’s The Strand has changed dramatically in 110 years. The majority of the street’s historical buildings have been replaced and the... Read More

Tauranga store moving after close to 60 years

Smiths Motorcycle Mania have been trading at their 153 Durham Street property since 1963. For nearly 60 years, it has been a regular stop for petrol... Read More