Bomb scare at Whakatāne District Council

Police believe a disgruntled ratepayer may be behind a bomb scare that saw Whakatāne District Council offices evacuated and closed for the afternoon on Friday. A... Read More

New playground planned for Tauranga waterfront

A new playground, described as an inclusive fun zone for all children, is being planned for the Tauranga waterfront As part of the Waterfront transformation,... Read More

3D printed 'Wave' used in Mount skatepark

A new skatepark in Mount Maunganui is utilising the use of 3D printing. The new Destination Skatepark, which is expected to officially open this week,... Read More

'Mana Wave’ brings smiles amid traffic delays

In the middle of major disruptive roadworks causing significant and long-term traffic delays, one roadside worker is standing out as a beacon of cheer... Read More

Commuter ferry could set sail in Tauranga

A ferry service between Mount Maunganui and Tauranga could be on the way in 2025. Auckland water taxi company Hauraki Express is prepared to build two ferries... Read More

Te Puna Station Road may permanently close

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is considering closing Te Puna Station Road to vehicles permanently. Under the proposal, which is part of Council's... Read More

Kawerau poverty worst in 60 years, says principal

Kawerau school principal Ripeka Lessels says the town is suffering the highest levels of poverty she has seen in her lifetime. Lessels, who is founding principal... Read More

Mayoral contender plans to commute from Cambridge

If Olympian and financial adviser Mahé Drysdale is successful in Tauranga's election this year, he will become mayor of a city he does not live in. Drysdale,... Read More

Tauranga City Council election hopefuls confirmed

Tauranga will soon have its say on who will be running their city for the first time in nearly five years. Candidates for the Tauranga City Council election... Read More

School principal:Kawerau poverty worst in 60 years

Kawerau school principal Ripeka Lessels says the town is suffering the highest levels of poverty she has seen in her lifetime. Ripeka, who is founding principal... Read More

New hub coming for the Merivale community

With Tauranga City Council set to begin construction for a brand-new fit-for-purpose community centre in Merivale in September, the community is buzzing. The... Read More

Whakatāne: just 25 minutes to escape tsunami

Whakatāne needs to prepare for a megathrust earthquake and resulting tsunami similar in size and strength to the 2011 Japan event, says local GNS researcher... Read More