New wave buoy off Bowentown Bar

A new wave buoy has been set in place off the Bowentown Bar. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council announced this week that their new wave buoy has been... Read More

What‘s on - dirt racing, greyhounds and comedy

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday. He maha nga huihuinga e tupu ana i tenei ra. Me harikoa ki to whanau me o hoa. We are expecting a fine day today, with... Read More

Health warning for Okaro and Ohakuri lifted

The health warnings issued in December for Lake Okaro and Lake Ohakuri have now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. Results of water testing... Read More

Huge fun today at the Te Puke A&P Lifestyle Show

Who is Te Puke’s strongest man and woman? This will be decided today at the Te Puke A & P Lifestyle Show with the winners also qualifying for the... Read More

What‘s on - snooker, A&P show, beach volleyball

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. He ua matou i te po whakamutunga. He pai mo te kari. Some cloudy periods with a chance of a shower are expected today.... Read More

How the water flows

When you turn on your tap at any time day or night, you may take it for granted that water will always come out. When it doesn’t, people start... Read More

Whakatāne Harbour navigation channel dredging

Maintenance dredging is expected to be carried out in the Whakatāne River next week. Whakatāne District Council will undertake maintenance dredging... Read More

Water ban for Te Puke area

Dry weather has resulted in a water ban being put in place across the greater Te Puke area.  It includes a complete ban on hand-held hosing... Read More

Begging bylaw outcome looming over businesses

  Greerton businesses are playing the waiting game to see if the rough sleeping and begging bylaw will be revoked. The bylaw prohibits rough sleeping... Read More

Ambassadors help responsible free camping

  A team of six Thames-Coromandel District Council responsible camping ambassadors have been meeting and greeting freedom campers since mid-December.  They... Read More

Lack of wharf space leaves industry in hot water

Limited wharf access is crippling the marine industry in Tauranga say a local couple with a fishing vessel. Currently, there is one wharf with 5m of... Read More

Pedestrian crossings with a difference in Tauranga

Pedestrians and cyclists in Arataki will be able to use Tauranga’s first shared crossings from Monday. The new crossings are at the intersections... Read More

Council reports great response to trash survey

Tauranga City Council is reporting a great response to their Talking Trash Survey from the community. With more than 9000 responses, a significant majority... Read More

Water restrictions close for Central Western Bay

Water use in Omokoroa, Te Puna and Minden continues to soar putting the area on the brink of restrictions. Unless water use drops immediately in these... Read More

Tauranga carpark issues fester on

The Tauranga City Council says it doesn’t have a legal responsibility to mitigate the impact of the stalled Harington Street carpark project for... Read More