Crankworx World Tour in Rotorua

Starting off international competition season in commanding fashion, Casey Brown (CAN) took a big win on Saturday in the first event of Crankworx Rotorua, winning all six stages of the Giant Toa Enduro presented by CamelBak in the Pro Women's category. But... Read More

Mount lifeguards extend lead in champs

The 83-strong Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service team have extended their lead at Surf Life Saving New Zealand's pinnacle event of the year, the TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships taking place this weekend in Gisborne. Worsening weather... Read More

What’s On? Farm Day & French Films

It's a glorious morning, comrades. The sun is shining, the birds are singing their love songs to one another, and there's peace in our little corner of paradise. If you had a late night on St Patrick's Day you might not be feeling so... Read More

Council acts on flood review

Bay of Plenty Regional Council shows steady progress addressing the recommendations of the Rangitaiki River Scheme Review. On April 6, 2017, a breach of the Rangitaiki River stopbank at College Road in Edgecumbe resulted in widespread flooding of properties... Read More

Setting up for long-term success

Applications are open for subsidised business training programmes to help launch, grow and scale Rotorua businesses and non-profits. Central North Island business growth centre Firestation is looking for participants for three business training programmes... Read More

Harleys on tour for another year

The gathering of 700 Harley Davidson motorcycles and riders from around New Zealand in Whitianga for a weekend of organised events, live bands, markets and comradeship proved so popular, they've booked to return in 2019. This year's tour... Read More

Tourism BOP seeks funding increase

  Tourism Bay of Plenty is seeking an increase in funding of $621,000 in order to manage the region's exponential tourism growth, so that it doesn't impact negatively on the environment and local communities. The funding is being sought... Read More

Enquiries continue into boat collision

Police have resumed making enquiries into a boat collision which happened in the Tauranga harbour on Friday evening. A loud bang was heard in Pilot Bay at about 8.30pm when two boats collided near the Tangaroa statue. The noise was reportedly heard as... Read More

The mechanics of a surf club

He introduces himself as Mr Sausage – a name well-earned and well respected. “I barbecue sausages for 300 kids in just a couple of hours,” Mr Sausage says proudly. “I love it. The kids are just wonderful.” Three hundred... Read More

Reducing the ratepayer’s burden

Tauranga City Council is proposing a restructuring for how it collects the rates, so the impact of the big increases planned over the next three years don't all land on the lower end residential ratepayer as they do now. The rates increases for... Read More

Opinion Poll

What are your thoughts on the council’s proposal to increase rates 40 per cent over the next three years?

Good, it will help pay to revitilise the city
Not good, rates are high enough now
I’m ok with an increase, but maybe not such a big one

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Penumbra on Sunday. Photo: Joan King.

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