Weather delayed work to close road again

Tauranga motorists can expect further delays on State Highway 2 between Omokoroa Road and Esdaile Road, as tree felling and maintenance work continues this weekend. The road will be closed again this Saturday, August 18 between 7am and 5pm while the...... Read More

Rally championships descend on Coromandel

A 60-car field, including World Rally Championship star Hayden Paddon, is expected for the fifth round of the New Zealand Rally Championship around Whitianga and north of Coromandel Town this weekend. The Rally Headquarters will be based at the Mercury...... Read More

Drop-in day for feedback on Arataki bus proposals

People who live and travel through Arataki are being asked for their thoughts about trial bus lanes, new cycling facilities and improved pedestrian facilities. The first of two community drop-in days will be held this Saturday, from 2 to 4pm at the...... Read More

Supervolcanoes the topic of free ‘super tour’

With Taupo being one of the world’s supervolcanoes, Central North Island residents are being encouraged to attend a free talk on ‘The Life and Times of Supervolcanoes’ by 2017 Rutherford Medal recipient Professor Colin Wilson. Colin...... Read More

Tauranga buildings to go to make room for parking

  A row of buildings on Dive Crescent in Tauranga is set to be no more, after the Council has recommended they be levelled.   Council’s City Transformation Committee has recommended that the storage buildings on the landward side...... Read More

Slip clean up to close highway near Cape Runaway

State Highway 35 at Cape Runaway, about 115km east of Opotiki, will remain closed until early next week. NZTA Regional Transport Systems Manager Rob Campbell says contractors are working hard to clear around 4000m3 of material that has come down, so...... Read More

Waihi beach service moves to two days

The ‘Town Connector’ Waihi and Waihi Beach to Katikati van service will run two days a week from August 1. Following consultation with the community and stakeholders, Bay of Plenty Regional Council decided to increase the service which...... Read More

SH35 will remain closed until next week

The NZ Transport Agency is advising SH35 Cape Runaway, around 110km east of Opotiki, will remain closed until early next week due to a large slip. Bay of Plenty Systems manager Rob Campbell says contractors are on site working to clear the slip where...... Read More

Tauranga locals take on 700km enduro race

Tauranga locals Dyson Delahunty and Ben Thomasen traveled to Nelson to take on the 700km two-day endure race. Both Delahunty and Thomasen race in the ORANZ (Off-road Racing Association of New Zealand) S class, competing in turbo Polaris RZR’s. Racing...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.