Truancy frustration ‘reaching a crescendo’

The principals' federation says the government must bring truant service workers inhouse to schools because teachers know their students better. This... Read More

The sun makes a brief but welcome return

The previous weeks have introduced winter to Aotearoa with large swells, gale southerlies and plenty of rain, but high pressure and sunshine is set to... Read More

Kiwi confirmed in Coromandel reserve

Conservation groups on the central east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula are marking a major success, with confirmation of a population kiwi in the... Read More

Minding her own beeswax

Sue MacDougall is sending a strong message about the importance of standing alone in her upcoming exhibition. The Tauranga artist’s series of... Read More

Auto extravaganza fundraises for ambulances

After St John’s annual appeal was cancelled because of COVID-19, the service has received a much needed funding boost from a bunch of car enthusiasts.... Read More

Rough sleeper belongings removed without warning

  A homeless man says he is angry after his personal belongings were taken and dumped near a skip bin by council cleaners.   The man, who... Read More

Fatal bus crash driver pleads guilty

The driver of a bus which crashed in the Bay of Plenty, killing five people including a child, has plead guilty to a total of 13 charges. Junwwei Zhang,... Read More

No new cases of COVID in managed isolation

There are no new cases of COVID-19 at New Zealand borders today. There remain 18 active cases in New Zealand. It is the third day this week that there... Read More

Brookfield School joins free lunches programme

Brookfield School students will enjoy free, healthy lunches from Term 4 this year. Principal Ngaere Durie took to Facebook earlier this week, announcing... Read More

Therapy dog provides lifeline for Tara

  A jovial girl leads a caramel labradoodle around the park, they run up the hill carefree like any other child and their pet.   But there... Read More

Acorn achieves financial self-sufficiency

By harnessing the generosity of people in our region, the Acorn Foundation is building a pool of funds that will allow current and future generations... Read More

‘Mushroom plume’ near Motiti concerning residents

A white mushroom shaped plume in the ocean near Otaiti Reef is concerning residents of Motiti Island, who fear it is pollution from the Rena Wreck. Motiti... Read More

Teen voices during troubled times in Tauranga

‘Black Lives Matter’ protests have been the centre of most Tauranga students' lives, yet the importance of teachers' roles in the... Read More

Bella Vista Home trial: plans submitted incomplete

  Homes in a botched Tauranga housing development were sold to clients before consented drawings were completed, providing inaccurate costs, the... Read More

Dan Carter kicking-off The Tauranga Gala Dinner

The world’s leading points-scorer and three-time World Player of the Year, Dan Carter, is lining up for a very special appearance at this year’s... Read More