Help at the end of the rainbow

Coming out at 50 is no less terrifying than coming out as a teenager, says a Tauranga woman offering help and advice to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. With the support of Toi Ohomai, Kat Clark has established a Rainbow... Read More

Bill submitted to make English official

New Zealand First has submitted a member's bill for English to be recognised as an official language of New Zealand. Te Reo Maori was recognised in 1987 and New Zealand Sign Language in 2006, yet there is no legislation that recognises English. “The... Read More

If you love Tauranga, stand for council

Do you want to represent your community? Tauranga City Council is holding a by-election in April for one at large position on council. Nominations for candidates in the upcoming by-election are now open. Nominations close at noon on Monday, March 5.... Read More

Adams to take on Bridges for top job

Selwyn MP Amy Adams will be taking on Tauranga MP Simon Bridges and Papakura MP Judith Collins for the leadership of the National Party. She made the announcement outside parliament this afternoon, and is notably the only MP so far to be flanked by caucus... Read More

Simon ‘upbeat’ about leadership bid

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has today announced his intention to run for leader of the National Party. He joins Judith Collins, who has also thrown her hat in ring, following Bill English's surprise resignation on Tuesday. Simon says since Bill stepped... Read More

Bridges leadership bid likely

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges looks set to be the first National MP to announce a bid to replace Bill English as leader. English announced his resignation in two weeks on Tuesday, setting off a two week contest for leadership aspirants in his party to win... Read More

Bay MP acknowledges English’s service

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is today acknowledging the ‘enormous contribution' of Bill English, who has announced his retirement from politics. “Bill English has made a significant contribution to New Zealand, and he has certainly... Read More

Bill English steps down as Nats leader

National Party Leader Bill English has today announced he will resign as Leader of the National Party and leave parliament. Bill says his resignation as leader will take effect on February 27 and that he intends to deliver his valedictory speech on... Read More

Government pitches in to upgrade loos

The Government is committed to pitch in more than $200,000 towards toilet and wastewater improvements at Karangahake Reserve. Last year, the Council submitted an application to the MBIE Tourism Infrastructure Fund, which is designed to help local councils... Read More

A garden party for the National Party

Over 200 people attended a garden party hosted by Simon and Natalie Bridges on Saturday afternoon.  This year the annual event was held at one of Tauranga's hidden gems, the historic and privately owned Maungawhare homestead in Otumoetai. The... Read More



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