Police warn of new phone scam targeting NZ

If you receive an angry call from someone seeking compensation for car damages, hang up. Police have identified a new telephone scam targeting New Zealanders. Calling from an international number that's then redirected through a local number,...... Read More

Fraud on the rise: customers on track to lose $70m

New Zealand customers are losing almost 15 per cent more to scammers than they did last year. Provisional data from the country’s banks suggests customers are on track to lose about $70 million in fraud-related scams this year, says Banking...... Read More

Tauranga photograph competition back for 2018

Downtown Tauranga has launched the Trustpower Photographic Competition and Exhibition for the third year in a row, and is now seeking entries with a prize pool of $10,000 up for grabs. Spokesperson Sally Cooke says this year, one theme sits across...... Read More

Tauranga City in one app

A new app is now available that allows you to see everything Tauranga has to offer, right in the palm of your hand. Launched by SunMedia today, the Tauranga City App has all your up-to-date local and national news, events, shops, and restaurants –...... Read More

Customers charged multiple times due to glitch

One in five Kiwibank card users have been impacted by a glitch where their cards were declined, then charged multiple times. Users with Visa debit cards who made purchases from about 1pm to 2.30pm on Thursday were declined and charged at...... Read More

Power company tells customers to find new supplier

A power start-up that sells electricity at wholesale prices has told customers to find new suppliers because prices are too high. Powerdirect.co.nz, which started in June, has told its 250 customers to switch to an electricity provider offering fixed...... Read More

Damaged cable causes Papamoa broadband outage

Papamoa residents are facing what has been described as a ‘large-scale’ outage to their internet services. According to the UltraFast Fibre Network website, the outage is a result of a damaged fibre cable in Papamoa. “The damage...... Read More

Sustainable fishing for Tauranga fishers

Tauranga fishers will be able to experience New Zealand’s only free recreational fishing app, Fish4All, at its showcase this weekend during the Tauranga Fishing and Boat Show. Developed by recreational fishers, for recreational fishers, Fish4All...... Read More

Schools face off in national robotics final

Whakatāne technology hub Robopā is gearing up to put 12 primary-intermediate school teams through the wringer to find the first National Robotics Scrimmage champions. A total of 24 schools battled it out in four regional challenges for a place in...... Read More

National grid fault causes widespread outages

About 22,000 Powerco customers in Tauranga lost supply for 30 minutes this morning after a fault on the national grid. Network Operations manager Phil Marsh says the fault affected Powerco’s Omanu, Papamoa, Matapihi, Te Maunga and Triton substations. “Supply...... Read More




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