Jubilant Jones claims canoe slalom double

She may have narrowly lost the side bet but Luuka Jones was otherwise completely dominant at the New Zealand canoe slalom championships in Kawerau over... Read More

Bluefin tuna recreational catch limit imposed

For the first time, catch limits are being introduced for recreational fishers targeting southern bluefin tuna. The recreational catch for the tuna... Read More

Tomorrow‘s Schools Review process needs improving

News last week that the Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce received over 5000 submissions and pieces of feedback shows the public and educators are very... Read More

Sustainable Paengaroa honey warehouse open

More than 150 people turned out to see NZX-listed Manuka honey exporter Comvita officially open its new sustainably-designed warehouse in Paengaroa on... Read More

Power cut to 335 Oropi properties due to crash

11.20pm Update: Power has now been restored to 335 properties in Oropi following a power cut on Sunday evening. The power outage was due to a vehicle... Read More

Enjoying more of the Easter moonlight

On Easter Friday night, the moon above the Bay of Plenty provided a stunning display of golden luminescence. Kerri-Anne Fraser made use of the opportunity... Read More

“Council should leave well alone”

“It is not a damned horse paddock. It should not be up for sale to private enterprise.” That’s the no-nonsense view of retired accountant,... Read More

Bringing in the good wood

Who ‘wood’ have thought? Around a decade ago, members of the Tauranga City Sunrise Lions Club were brainstorming fundraising ideas, and thought... Read More

Basketball tournament outgrown Tauranga capacity

The demand for more players to compete in NZ’s largest basketball tournament over the Easter weekend has strained Tauranga’s available capacity... Read More

Rain to come in Eastern Bay

Heavy rain is forecast for the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, Taranaki and western Nelson. An active front lying over central New Zealand... Read More

Two year old died at Lake Sullivan

Police report that a two-year-old boy has died in a potential drowning in Whakatane. Emergency services were alerted to the incident near Sullivan Lake... Read More

Police busy on Friday evening

While holidaymakers are out and about enjoying the tail end of summer over the Easter break, Police are kept busy. Responding to calls of help to find... Read More

Vintage jazz parade kicks off downtown carnival

The Downtown Tauranga Carnival launched on Easter Saturday with thousands of jazz lovers crowding into the Strand to enjoy an afternoon of sun and music. The... Read More

Two medals won in 49er at Genoa World Cup

New Zealand sailors collected two medals last night (NZ time) and have a chance of winning another tonight as the Hempel World Cup Series regatta in... Read More

Bunny runner escapes to church

Snowbelle the runaway bunny has found her forever home – just in time for Easter. After multiple escapes and a marathon 129 days in the care of... Read More