City Life

How Tauranga is bringing its CBD back to life

Tauranga's city centre is shedding its reputation as 'dying” as it undergoes a massive transformation. Like many CBDs, Tauranga has experienced issues... Read More

Tauranga Explorer Trail to keep kids on their toes

A free Explorer Trail in the CBD will offer families and children the chance to learn about interesting sites, and engage with fantastic experiences, services... Read More

Recharging faith with Ramadan

As her hunger builds with dusk approaching, her faith is fed and recharged as she celebrates being Muslim for the month of Ramadan. For the past month, in... Read More

Widow pleads for husband’s dream to be realised

The widow of a former Rotorua councillor is pleading with the council not to shelve her late husband's long fought-for dream of a new skatepark as it looks to... Read More

Kopurererua Valley realignment blessing

A blessing to mark the realignment of the northern stream in Kopurererua Valley signifies an important milestone in the partnership between Ngāi Tamarāwaho,... Read More

Maketu photographer wins NZ photo competition

Renowned Maketu photographer Andy Belcher has once again captured the essence of New Zealand's marine beauty, clinching the top prize in the LegaSea NZ ‘Our... Read More

Raw Sisters call for Pink Ribbon Breakfast hosts

Two Raw Sisters have teamed up with Breast Cancer Foundation NZ to urge Bay of Plenty locals to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. The best-selling cookbook... Read More

Differing opinions on boot camp proposal

The government's own advisers says the tougher its new boot camps are, the worse they will work. A trial of the Young Offender Military Academies was... Read More

Govt opening door for more foreigner buyers

The Labour Party says the government is opening the door to more foreigners buying land here - with changes made to the way applications are handled. Normally... Read More

Heavy rain warning in place for Rotorua

An orange heavy rain warning is in place for Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty tomorrow. MetService is forecasting 80 to 140mm of rain in parts of the region,... Read More

Winning ticket sold in farming community

A shop in the small farming community of Reporoa has sold a winning Lotto ticket. Thirty-two players nationwide each won $12,697 with Lotto Second Division... Read More

Lamb and duck snacks win BOP battle

A spiced lamb, salsa, and tapioca cracker snack, crafted by a Tauranga sous chef and a tertiary tutor mentor, has captured the tastebuds of one of the nation's... Read More