Whanau to get active with Passport Challenge

Sport Bay of Plenty is encouraging families to get active together by taking the 2018 Whānau Passport Challenge. Recreation team leader Sonia Lynds says the emphasis of the challenge is on spending time together as a family while having fun and being...... Read More

A new beginning for breast cancer survivor

They say bad luck runs in threes. That was certainly the case for Papamoa’s Karen Kemp, with surgery for a hole in her heart followed by a hysterectomy in 2015 and a diagnosis of breast cancer the following year. “I turned 50 and it all...... Read More

Alcohol warning label to be mandatory

All alcoholic drinks in New Zealand will soon have to come with a label warning of the risks of drinking while pregnant. The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation has voted to make the health warnings mandatory. Food Safety...... Read More

2018 census to be reviewed following low turnout

Statistics New Zealand has asked two independent experts to review the low turnout for this year's census, which followed a 'digital first' model. Fewer New Zealanders than expected completed this year's census after the process was...... Read More

Car boot sale to help children in need

Stall holders at a car boot sale being held in Whakatane this weekend will be doing their part to help children in need. The car boot sale is being held at Whakatane Countdown on Saturday October 13 as part of the nationwide Countdown Kids Appeal. The...... Read More

A cardboard mural with a message

A cardboard mural spotted at the Willow Street bus stop this week, is sending an important message about homelessness and mental health to Tauranga residents. The mural was created by community members at the launch of local celebrations for Mental...... Read More

New drug to benefit residents with rare cancer

Bay of Plenty residents living with a rare form of cancer, where a chromosomal rearrangement causes the disease to mutate and spread throughout the body, are set to benefit from the Medsafe registration of a new medicine. According to the latest annual...... Read More

Thousands don pink for breast cancer walk

Thousands of people rocked up to turn Tauranga streets pink for the annual Hot Pink Walk. The aim of the event is to raise money and awareness of breast cancer. About 160 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the Bay of Plenty. Breast...... Read More

Hot Pink Walk CBD road closures

Tauranga CBD is gearing up for an event that is just as colourful as it is worthy, with the annual Hot Pink Walk. Thousands are expected to don pink in support of the event which is being held at Downtown Tauranga on Wednesday evening. As part of...... Read More

Pink pooches to join the parade

The colour pink is believed to be the colour of universal love of oneself and others, including our pets. Fitting, then, that Tauranga will be swathed in a sea of pink on October 10 for the annual HOT Pink Walk in support of breast cancer sufferers. A...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
Not enough opportunities to pass safely