Elin Tawharu wins NZ surf competition

Mount Maunganui's Elin Tawharu claimed a maiden New Zealand Surf Series victory in the season-ending Backdoor Pro event at Fitzroy Beach, New Plymouth... Read More

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke win world champs

New Zealand yachting stars Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won a fifth world 49er title on a dramatic final day of the championships in Auckland on Sunday. The... Read More

Thunder and lightning - very frightening

New Zealand weather forecasters have been very busy over the first week of summer. “The weather pattern over Aotearoa has been more spring-like... Read More

Three Kiwi crews in top ten at 49er yacht finals

Three Kiwi crews are in the top ten as the final race of the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland gets underway this morning. Peter... Read More

Kiwi 49ers chasing medals on final day of champs

It's taken all week for Peter Burling and Blair Tuke to get there but they find themselves exactly where they want to be heading into the final day... Read More

What‘s on - art, greyhounds and Chelsea Winter

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Atua. Kia hari tatou. The MetService have issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Bay... Read More

Severe thunderstorm watch in force

The MetService have issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch which is valid until late this evening. The watch affects people in the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua,... Read More

Cousin remembers drowned man‘s ’big, bright eyes'

A cousin of a Tauranga man who drowned at a remote East Coast beach will always remember his "big, bright eyes". William John Marupo drowned... Read More

Desperate attempt to rescue Tauranga man

A dive in rough seas turned to tragedy as emergency services desperately tried to rescue a man, thought to be from Tauranga, who drowned at a remote... Read More

Beach goers begged to stay safe this summer

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is urging beach-goers to heed their safety advice this summer, otherwise it could be a tragic Christmas for their families. The... Read More

From Bay of Empty to Bay of Plenty again

It’s one of the critical things some people factor in when making major lifestyle decisions to move to Tauranga. Like Nick Dredge, president of... Read More

NEMA replaces Civil Defence emergency management

The new National Emergency Management Agency has become operational from today. All of the existing functions and staff of the Ministry of Civil Defence... Read More

Simon Bridges‘ office defaced

The electorate office of Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has been defaced by a group who state that they want the Government to take action to stop the last... Read More

More heatwaves on the way for summer

It kicks off with a windy start, as December is forecast to be blustery, particularly for the Western parts of the South Island which could get stormy. Niwa... Read More

What‘s on - music, markets and giant rock hunt

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday. Me whai wa ki te noho tahi me to whanau me o hoa. Today we are expecting some cloudy periods with occasional showers... Read More