Cloud clearing to make way for sun

In today's weather forecast we are expecting morning cloud clearing to a fine day and some westerlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Humidity is 84 per cent.  High tide... Read More

Green carpet premiere in Tauranga

Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson are thinking about having a green carpet instead of a red one at the premiere of their film. “We weren't going to have a red carpet,” says Antoinette. “But we could have a green one!” “Maybe... Read More

Former trustees differ on proposal

Former TECT trustees have come out both for and against the proposal to scrap the TECT cheque, while submissions on the proposal have exceeded 2000. In a letter distributed to TECT, Trustpower, and local media, former trustees Bruce Cronin, Michael Cooney,... Read More

Brothers selected for beach volleyball

Choosing the Mount Maunganui Main Beach for the announcement and interviews with the O'Dea brothers, the NZ men's beach volleyball team for the Commonwealth Games, didn't make allowance for the stiff breeze from ex tropical cyclone... Read More

A theatrical tour of Tauranga

Locals and visitors to Tauranga will have the chance to see seven outstanding and 100 per cent Kiwi-made shows staged across three venues in the city with the Arts On Tour programme. Baycourt Presents is proudly bringing seven diverse, high-quality and... Read More

Housing focus for statistics

Statistics New Zealand is about to look into housing in the country, by inspecting the age stage and characteristics of hundreds of New Zealand homes. In addition, this year's General Social Survey will ask participants in at least 400 homes to... Read More

Tauranga parking move goes to vote

A decision on whether to limit city parking to three hours goes to the vote in council today. It's a hang-over from the December 19 Council meeting, where Councillors resolved to consult the public about introducing maximum three hour time parking... Read More

A growing awareness on social media

A following is steadily growing for two Bay of Plenty Facebook groups devoted to bringing up-to-date traffic and weather information. Bay of Plenty Accidents and Bay of Plenty Weather and Natural Events are the names of two locally administrated groups. Each... Read More

Youth smoking is at an all-time low

Results from the 2016 ASH year 10 survey released this week show that only 2.2 per cent of year 10 students smoke daily. They are the lowest smoking rates recorded since 1999, when 15.2 per cent of students smoked daily. At the same time, the number... Read More

Tauranga Moana mourns loss of kaumatua

Tauranga Moana iwi are mourning the death of well-known Tauranga kaumatua Morehu Ngatoko Rahipere, aged 90 years. Morehu spent decades working for his people during his lifetime and has become widely regarded as an acknowledged leader, an exponent of... Read More



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