Southwesterlies coming this week

The MetService report that a front is forecast to move north across the North Island on Tuesday, bringing a period of heavy rain and strong west to northwesterly... Read More

Tauranga is the winner in the Garmin Marathon

Tauranga turned on a perfect day on Saturday for the Garmin Tauranga Marathon. It was fine running weather with a light breeze for the hundreds of walkers,... Read More

Paul Smith - indoor bowls champion of champions

Tauranga’s Paul Smith is not just a champion at indoor bowls – he’s the champion of champions. Paul won two national indoor bowls... Read More

New Zealand off to perfect start in Suva

A hat-trick from Ben Waine has helped the New Zealand U-23 men get off to the perfect start at the OFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Fiji. Des Buckingham’s... Read More

Otumoetai Intermediate band members‘ national win

A band from Otumoetai Intermediate have won the best vocalist award at the Rockshop Bandquest 2019 national finals. Otumoetai Intermediate students... Read More

Rugby supporters cheer on local teams

The Bay of Plenty Under 18 Girls came away with a 65-10 win over North Harbour in Saturday’s Chiefs v Blues U18 Crossover Finals Tournament. It... Read More

Treasured Art 2019 is coming

Treasured Art is coming for 2019 and it’s going to be bigger and better, says organiser Kathy Webb.   “This year the proceeds will... Read More

What’s on – beach party, yachts and art

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday   Today we are expecting a fine day with light winds. It’s a two-clothing day with a high of 18 degrees expected... Read More

Jamie Harkins judging Waihi beach sand sculptures

Mount Maunganui’s 3-D sand art legend Jamie Harkins is heading to Waihi Beach this morning to judge marine-themed sand sculptures. The fun-packed... Read More

Claydons answer call of synchro

Ella Claydon had finished with dancing but loved the pool. Synchronised swimming was a perfect fit. “She went for a look-see,” says Mum... Read More

Rescue helicopter open day

The Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter will be on display today along with live demonstrations by emergency services.   A fun-filled family... Read More

Caring, giving and gunpowder

The pungent smell of nitrocellulose, the explosive component of the modern-day bullet, after it’s been fired, must be addictive. Allison Fursdon... Read More

Paddling to success

Tess Pateman reckons throwing herself down extreme river rapids regularly gives her the confidence to tackle just about anything in life. The Omokoroa... Read More

Survey’s disappointment and delight

“Disappointed,” says Peter Malcolm of the income equality group, Closing the Gaps after a mixed response to its survey of local body candidates. “What... Read More

Tauranga and Mount Lotto players win big

A lucky Mount Maunganui Lotto player has won $166,667 with Lotto First Division in Saturday night’s live Lotto draw. The ticket was sold at Mt... Read More