Crayfish quota changes welcomed

  The new measures to constrain recreational crayfish catch and help address illegal take in the CRA 2 fishery (Hauraki Gulf / Bay of Plenty) is... Read More

Mainstreets launch Buy Local video series

Tauranga businesses will now feature in a series of videos as part of the Buy Local Buy Tauranga campaign. The first of the ‘Buy Local. Buy Tauranga’... Read More

Tauranga locals hold onto lockdown positives

A new campaign urging Bay of Plenty residents to embrace ‘the best of lockdown life’ is underway to help people permanently adopt some great... Read More

Stroke survivor learns to walk again

Unable to walk or use his left side, Garry Hamnett’s stroke left him with difficult challenges to face. While at a friend’s house for dinner,... Read More

Driver in critical condition after hitting pole

One person is in critical condition after crashing their car into a pole in Mount Maunganui. A St John spokesperson says they have transported one patient... Read More

Normal recycling to resume in WBOP from June 2

From next week, all Western Bay recycling centres and greenwaste drop-off sites will be open for business again. Council’s four recycle and greenwaste... Read More

First step taken in Awatarariki legal fight

Awatarariki residents are feeling optimistic after taking the next step in the ongoing fight for their homes. Residents applied this week to the Environmental... Read More

Drought killing kiwifruit business

Watching the skies from his kiwifruit orchard in Waihī, Chris McHardy hopes for rain. There's no saving this season's crop, which has already... Read More

Queen’s Birthday Weekend looks wet in northern NZ

The weather is looking a tad wet in the north for New Zealand's first outdoors long weekend since Waitangi Day. It's great news for farmers... Read More

Beach warning ahead of long weekend

Surf Life Saving NZ is asking people making the most of the long weekend to stay safe if they are going to be in, on or around the water. As COVID-19... Read More

Smoking in car ban passes third reading

It will soon be illegal for people to smoke in their cars with children under the age of 18. The Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor... Read More

Cannabis could contribute $490m a year in taxes

The government's coffers could be winners if cannabis is legalised. Work by the NZ Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) shows a legal cannabis... Read More

Tauranga’s Anchor AIMS Games cancelled for 2020

Organisers of the Anchor AIMS Games have bowed to the inevitable and postponed this year's national intermediate-aged sports tournament until 2021. Tournament... Read More

Intermittent lane closure on Ngatai Road

From tomorrow there will be intermittent lane closures on Ngatai Road so work on the footpath can be carried out. Tauranga City Council will be carrying... Read More

Driver flees from police - damaging vehicles

A police car has been damaged after an agitated person fled during a routine patrol in Greerton. Police stopped a vehicle during a routine patrol at... Read More