WARD: Donald Francis Conway

NZ432975 RNZAF/RAF Died at Somervale Resthome on Monday March 19, 2018 aged 93. Son of the late Edith and step-son of Syd Morris. Beloved husband of the late Pamela. Loved father of Clive (Spain), Stephanie (Tauranga) and grandad of Zane and Jade. Brother... Read More


Peacefully at home with family at her side, on March 19th 2018. Dearly loved wife of the late Wes. Loved partner of Jamie. Most beloved youngest daughter of Sylvia and John Ayling. Precious Mum of Maree, Travis, Katie-Jane, and David; and their partners... Read More

NORTON, Grant Keith

Passed away peacefully, in the presence of his beloved family, in Tauranga on 17 March, 2018 at 11:15pm. Grant's circle of family, friends and associates was extensive and he will be missed by them all immensely. Grant is survived by his wife Christine,... Read More

WILLS, Harold Oliver

Devoted husband of Beth for 69 years. Adored father of John and Graeme. Father-in-law of Finya and Trish. Much loved Grandad of Michael, Charlotte, Oliver, Jacque; Nick, Stephanie, and Luke. Loved and respected with affection by his nephew and nieces;... Read More

REDMOND Lorraine (Margaret)

On 16 March 2018 peacefully in Tauranga, aged 77 years. Dearly loved wife of Ron, loved and adored mum of Rochelle and Dean; the late Shayne and Deirdre and their partners, loved by Peter, Tony and Steve and their partners. Adored and cherished nana... Read More

ROWE, Ian Sherwood

(aged 83 years), passed into the presence of his Lord on 17th March 2018.  Dearly loved by all his family; husband and best friend of Gwynneth, father of Nicholas (stillborn), Louise, Neville, Philippa and Dean.  Grandad of Edward, Chelsea,... Read More

MILNE, Mark David (Spongey/Milney)

Passed away after a long, brave fight on Friday, March 16, 2018.  Son of the late Brian and Fay Milne.  Brother of the late Karen and Joanne.  Lived life to the fullest, great mate and good bugger to many.  A big thanks to the Tauranga... Read More

MCDONALD, Noeline Elizabeth

Passed away suddenly on 15 March 2018, aged 71, after a long illness. Loving wife of Angus. Mother of her four children, Rodney, Leonie, Brendon, and Lance, and mother-in-law to their spouses. Loving Grandmother to her ten grandchildren. A great friend... Read More

MOWLEM Dudley Ward

Born in Palmerston North on 28 September 1924, died peacefully, with close family present at Tauranga Hospital, on 16 March 2018, aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of Dorothy for nearly 63 years, wonderful father to Grant, Linda, Helen, David and Nigel... Read More

McKINNON, Alison Anne

On 14 March 2018, suddenly at her home, aged 68 years. Loved wife and best mate of Bill, much loved mum of Deanna and Rob, Carla, Heath and Marama, adored nana to Jordan, ‘Ali' to Anthony and Cherish, and William, ‘big nana' to... Read More

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Bottle rebellion in Bethlehem on the weekend.  Photo: Richard Turner.

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