Tauranga hosts NZ film conference

The base of Mauao has been a busy hub of film professionals this week, as the Regional Film Offices of NZ – RFONZ – met for their annual... Read More

A different view of Coronation Park

Imagine a transport hub, information centre and accommodation provider all in one location in downtown Mount Maunganui. That’s the vision local... Read More

The America’s Cup is coming home

  Hundreds, if not thousands, of people crawled out of the warmth of their beds to show their support for Tauranga’s own Peter Burling, as he... Read More

Gold and silver for dragon boat crew

The Bay of Plenty dragon boat club are among the local winners of the recently-concluded World Masters Games. Their two teams – an over 50s women’s... Read More

Ron Spratt wins by-election in landslide

The results are now in and Ron Spratt has been elected as the new member for the Te Puke Community Board. Ron received 1098 votes while his sole opponent,... Read More

Six candidates for Mauao by-election

Six people have been nominated for Te Awanui Black’s former Mauao Maori Constituency seat on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The nominees are... Read More

WBOP to change how it does things

Using Katikati’s new library as an example, Western Bay of Plenty District Council mayor-elect Garry Webber says the council is going to change... Read More

Young gun bows out

Tauranga’s youngest councillor is stepping down after an unsuccessful re-election campaign. Matt Cowley was elected to his first term in 2013 at... Read More

Two issues on new mayor’s mind

Tauranga’s Mayor elect Greg Brownless says he has a bit of catching up to do before he’s sworn in at the end of the month. There’s two... Read More

Robson returns salary

Although he was unsuccessful in both his mayoral bid and re-election campaign for council, John Robson isn’t bitter. When he was elected in 2013... Read More

Two new Kawerau councillors

Two new people - David Sparks and Sela Kingi – are elected to Kawerau District Council in the 2016 local elections. Along with the six returning... Read More

Brownless wins our votes

Greg Brownless is the new mayor of Tauranga after receiving 8513 votes according to preliminary results. Greg was taking his mother out when he received... Read More

With seconds to spare

The clock ticked 11.58am and Richard Coles slipped the last vote into the ballot box at the council offices on Willow St. Richard Coles made his vote with... Read More

Counting the votes

Thames and Coromandel residents are rushing to ballot boxes today to cast their vote on who should represent their district as mayor, councillors or on... Read More

Last minute dash to ballot boxes

The final few voting papers of the 2016 Local Body Elections are coming in across Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty this morning, as residents make a... Read More