Car park improvements at Sulpur Point

Access to the Sulphur Point car park will be limited tomorrow. A Tauranga City Council spokesperson says works will be underway to improvement the roading. "Council... Read More

What‘s on - music, markets and giant rock hunt

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday. Me whai wa ki te noho tahi me to whanau me o hoa. Today we are expecting some cloudy periods with occasional showers... Read More

Free backyard rat traps for Mount residents

A free backyard rat trap for Mount Maunganui residents wishing to combat predators and help native species thrive is the goal of Tauranga’s wildlife... Read More

Rock on for charity

Tauranga's Great Rock Hunt will take place tomorrow in downtown Tauranga. Hundreds of prize rocks will be hidden around the city as part of a fundraiser... Read More

Kiwifruit celebrated in Te Puke Christmas parade

Tractors, marchers and even a Stupid Robot Fighting League contraption took to the main street of Te Puke today for the Seeka Te Puke Float Parade. The... Read More

Trustpower Christmas Parade draws record crowd

A crowd in excess of 25,000 lined the streets of Downtown Tauranga for the annual Trustpower Christmas Parade heralding the official start of the festive... Read More

Down in the dunes

Dune restoration specialist Greg Jenks says healthy dunes play a crucial role in preventing erosion of Tauranga beaches. Forest and Bird Tauranga is... Read More

An orange for Christmas please

The Weekend Sun tried to trip up Santa with some Christmas trivia and he gazumped us, came straight back with some of his own. “Santa, were you... Read More

Plug-in civil defence devices being piloted

A pilot project involving a plug-in device to alert people about civil defence emergencies will be trialled in 300 homes around Coromandel. The indoor... Read More

Council achieves climate change certification

Whakatāne District Council has reached a significant milestone in a project that aims to measure and reduce its greenhouse gas footprint. The Council... Read More

Building Consent Authority accreditation confirmed

  Tauranga City Council’s Building Authority accreditation has been renewed.   This follows a recent combined audit by the Ministry... Read More

Torched Tauranga slide closed until March 2020

  A popular Tauranga slide torched twice this year will not be open this Christmas.   The slide, which is part of the playground on The... Read More

Options for electoral legislation changes

Whakatane District Council representatives had the opportunity to meet with Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta last week to discuss the process... Read More

KiwiCamp arrives in Waihi Beach for summer

The KiwiCamp facility planned for Waihi Beach will be in action by Christmas, with installation about to start at the Bowentown Domain carpark on Seaforth... Read More

Shoppers fear Greerton will be a no go zone

An elderly lady says she will have to stop shopping in Greerton village if the begging ban is revoked. Joy and her husband returned to shopping in the... Read More