New tarantula with massive ’horn’ discovered

To the everyday person, tarantulas are scary enough with their large legs, big eyes, fangs and furriness. Well, now they're even scarier. A new species of tarantula has been discovered with a large horn-like protuberance on its back. The tarantulas...... Read More

Biggest and brightest Supermoon for the year

There's a supersized Supermoon coming, and it could the biggest and brightest we see this year. February's Full Moon rises early on Wednesday February 20. It coincides with the moon being at its perigee, a point in the moon's orbit when...... Read More

Magical wonder of elegant dining

Two white fox faces swirl through a magically intimate tableau. Did you really see them? You glance back, but the Delphic duo have vanished again into the late summer hues, momentarily caught in an ethereal theatre of grace and elegance. Over there!...... Read More

Dingle Pedallers raising funds for youth

The Dingle Pedallers, made up of four gentlemen with an average age of 70, are cycling the length of the country to raise funds for the Graeme Dingle Foundation. The distance of 3000 km is expected to take them about 40 days. “They will be...... Read More

30 years of club cricket a rare feat for Murray

If you’ve spent 30 straight years at the sharp end of Bay of Plenty club cricket, you've probably come up against all the hotshots and got them out. That’s something Murray Jarvis - whose Greerton club has just held a function to mark...... Read More

Minister ‘disappointed’ at second fruit fly find

Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor says the second find of an unwanted fruit fly is disappointing and the Government is committed to ensuring it doesn’t establish here. “Getting rid of the fruit fly is New Zealand’s most...... Read More

Bus crashes into parked cars in Tauranga CBD

Multiple vehicles are involved in a crash with a bus on Willow Street in Tauranga this afternoon. The crash, which is located opposite the Tauranga Police Station, involved a bus and two parked cars. A reporter at the scene says the bus has run into...... Read More

Wintry temperatures this weekend for some

A colder change is expected to arrive for most of New Zealand on Friday. says it may be enhanced further over the weekend depending on what specifically unfolds in the New Zealand area. Either way, the data supports temperatures...... Read More

Man faces charges after Tauranga police chase

UPDATED 1.50PM: A male is facing multiple charges after fleeing police this afternoon. Police attempted to stop a vehicle, but failed to do so at around 12.25pm. A police spokesperson says it fled but was stopped after spikes were deployed. “A...... Read More

Discussions underway for Mauao Base Track repairs

Tauranga City Council staff have been working through a tender process with contractors as they seek a long-term solution to the slip that buried part of the Base Track in 2017. The preferred plan is to re-route a 250m section of the track along the...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?